Infinity Blade III is the latest installment of the series that revolutionized mobile gaming. After the first release, Infinity Blade amazed the world with the quality of its graphics and its unique gameplay, optimized for mobile devices. A few years later, the series returns to plunge us back into this epic fantasy world!
Several features miss the boat
As with the previous version, Infinity Blade III has added several features to enrich the already effective gameplay. Even though the game is unfortunately more linear than Infinity Blade II (with less choice of levels), you can now choose a character (which can be female), improve weapons using the blacksmith, and brew potions by mixing ingredients. While these are nice features, they don't really revolutionize the series, especially since they're far from essential. And Infinity Blade III makes us miss the open style of play of the previous version even more.
Spectacular but repetitive gameplay
Infinity Blade III is a sumptuous brawl: you battle many, often very impressive, opponents using a lot of special effects. The gameplay is designed to support this and adapt well to mobile device touchscreens. Few actions are required: attacking, blocking, and dodging enemy attacks are the essence of the game.
The Infinity Blade III gameplay is fun at first and the clashes are epic and nerve-wracking. But despite the ability for your character to earn experience points (as in role-playing games), Infinity Blade III is a bit repetitive. Once you understand the combat system, there's no challenge and you get bored very quickly with the attacks and dodges. Even though the game is well done, we would have liked the series to renew its approach of opening up new challenges as you progress.
The graphics are still gorgeous
True to the series' reputation, Infinity Blade III graphics are very high quality, even if we're disappointed in the somewhat repetitive design of the opponents. The Infinity Blade III textures, special effects, and overall look of the game are well above the average for mobile games, and make confrontations look great!
Our verdict: An epic game that will delight action fans
Infinity Blade III is a real success in terms of graphics, and the dynamic battles are a standout feature. Those who played the first two versions may feel a little frustrated with this latest version since innovative new features are few and far between and sometimes do the opposite of what they should do. The excitement around the first release of Infinity Blade isn't there with this latest version. Infinity Blade III will appeal to fans of action games and out-and-out brawls who don't mind repetitive gameplay.