Horn, by developer Zynga, is a third person point of view game where you take the role of helping Horn, a orphan from the village of Cuthbert from the land of Reynes. This app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. It also requires iOS 4.0 or later. It is one of the hottest new apps to hit the iOS market and has received a lot of positive press online. Is it worth? How does Horn stack up to its hype? Read on!
When the app initially loads, you will be prompted with a visually impressive intro, and eventually led to the main menu where you begin the first adventure. A story introduction will appear giving you a better background basis of what the game is about. Basic player controls include sliding your fingertips around the screen to move Horn in a particular direction, tapping on miscellaneous objects for Horn to pick up, and tapping on a particular direction for Horn to advance to, swiping actions to either fight with various weapons and cut down hindrances and/or climb upwards. The basic premise of the game is that Horn discovers that his land has been overrun by fantastical creatures that are citizens from your village that have been transformed into monsters by a curse. You alone are the only power to help break that curse. You will need to solve the mystery and break the curse by fighting, exploring, and solving enigmas. You will also have a sidekick creature that will accompany and assist you on your journey.
The game app costs a hefty $6.99, which is a price not many people would be jumping to fork out. However, with its superb visually appealing graphics and animation, and the in-tune idyllic background music and sound effects, any player will be immediately drawn in. Continuous game play with many puzzles to solve, the adventure never gets old, and maintains a suspenseful and mysterious effect that will encourage the player to adventure on. App navigation and game controls are relatively simple to figure out and use, and throughout the game, word prompts will guide you to perform the correct actions and lead you in the right direction. The only issues encountered with this app were some minor lag and delay in action of verbal sound effects, and the game did crash once during play, but it was not major enough to deter from continuing on. Overall, Horn is definitely one of the most impressive iOS games to be released recently and is certainly worth checking out