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Game of the week – Star Trek: Legends, What The Dub?!, Black Legend and Wonderbox


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Star Trek: Legends. Picture: PA Photo/Handout
Star Trek: Legends. Picture: PA Photo/Handout

Star Trek: Legends

Platform: iOS

Genre: Turn-based RPG

Price: £4.99 per month with Apple Arcade

Age rating: 9+

One for the Trekkies

The fate of the universe is in your hands. Star Trek: Legends brings in a number of familiar faces from across the hit franchise. Coupled with a brand new story centred around the mysterious Nexus – as seen in the Generations era – there is plenty for fans to marvel over, in this turn-based combat RPG, not least of all, the references and deep dialogue. With more than 40 characters available to recruit, each has their own special abilities that can be used to defeat enemies standing in your way. There’s lots of variety to combat and some unique attacks too, such as the power to demoralise foes into giving up. Being an Apple Arcade exclusive mobile title, there are no annoying further paid elements within the game in your way, making it possible to just fully enjoy the experience.

Skip to the end: A great new story that will surely win over Trekkie fans, coupled with simple but effective gameplay.

Score: 7/10

What The Dub?! Picture: PA Photo/Handout
What The Dub?! Picture: PA Photo/Handout

What The Dub?!

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC

Genre: Party

Price: From £5.99

Age rating: 12+

The wittiest winner

What The Dub?! offers some cheap, light-hearted fun. The idea is simple: each round, a video from an old movie plays, with missing dialogue. Players must each enter their funniest, wittiest or goofiest replacement dub line, and at the end of each round, you vote for the best one. It will certainly bring about a laugh or two, but may not be a game you’ll be switching on too regularly. Each player will need their own internet-connected device to enter their results.

Skip to the end: A great way to bring people together for a laugh, especially when being physically together is still restricted.

Score: 6/10

Black Legend. Picture: PA Photo/Handout
Black Legend. Picture: PA Photo/Handout

Black Legend

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC

Genre: Turn-based strategy RPG

Price: £24.99

Age rating: 16+

Doom and gloom

Set in the 17th century, Black Legend sees you lead a group of mercenaries attempting to free the gloomy city of Grant from a madness-inducing fog, with the focus on battling a cult of fanatics commanded by Mephisto and dissipating the dangerous fog. You are able to roam around the city and the story is an engaging one, but gameplay mostly comes to life in combat scenes, which are turn-based. Though alchemy is a great leverage to combat, these scenes can be really complex to succeed at, and it’s not always entirely clear what you need to do. There are some very welcome side quests to embark on though.

Skip to the end: A tough turn-based title that is not always clear in direction, but the story and narrative holds up.

Score: 6/10

Wonderbox. Picture: PA Photo/Handout
Wonderbox. Picture: PA Photo/Handout

Wonderbox

Platform: iOS

Genre: Adventure

Price: £4.99 per month with Apple Arcade

Age rating: 9+

A wondrous adventure

Developers certainly thought outside the box when creating Wonderbox, an adventure title where you can take on a series of mini challenges, confronting enemies and puzzles along the way. While the main game is good, its real strength lies in the ability to create your own box-sized adventures and share them with others. This creates an endless cycle of games to enjoy, and it’s actually really fun to make your own, testing your creative skills too. You can even play together with friends online, which, all in all, is quite a lot to pack into a mobile game.

Skip to the end: A tightly packed mobile game brimming with creative potential.

Score: 7/10


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