We all know what went down with the original EDGE game and Tim Langdell. Thankfully all that’s over (SPOILER: Mobigame won), and they deliver a fresh start.
“EDGE Extended introduces a brand new 3D graphics engine, 44 original levels, 23 unique tunes and new gameplay mechanics. Develop your telekinetic strength by pushing a Cube within a geometric universe.”
If you played the first Edge, you’re familiar with what you’re going to get. The most noticeable thing: a new engine. You probably won’t notice the difference at first, and that’s because of how good the original 2D engine was.
But with Extended, the 3D engine allows the game to switch perspectives in the game while you’re playing, adding a whole new dimension (I am so sorry) to gameplay. And, just like on the original game, the game features an epic soundtrack to go along with the game. Overall, there’s no complaining about the presentation of the game.
The controls haven’t changed from the original Edge, you simply drag in the direction you want your cube to move and it’ll go that way. Precision and timing are key as you try to land on a bridge under where you are, or trying to hang on to the edge of a surface.
If you played the first Edge game, you know what to expect with Extended. Extended includes 44 new levels. As I mentioned above, the new engine adds a new perspective to the game, with the levels getting a lot crazier.
You could almost compare each level to a maze. Just like before, you’ll be guiding your cube through the level, using an array of switches, moving walls, and other stuff that spice up the game. My favorite new twist in Extended is the “Dark Cube” that goes around on some levels.
The cube goes around and makes trouble for you by triggering traps, but it can also trigger changes to help you navigate through the level. It’s a love-hate relationship. Once you finish all 44 levels, you’ll have a chance to race against a “ghost” cube of yourself.
And finally, a small feature I personally enjoyed was device sync. I could play a couple levels on my iPhone, and as long as I was signed into Game Center, it would sync so I could play on my iPad from where I left off on the iPhone.
Edge Extended gets everything that was great from Edge, which was already a great game, and adds on to that. Let me be clear though, this is not Edge 2, as the title suggest, this is more of an extension. None the less though, Extended is even cheaper than the original Edge, and just as good. It’s definitely a must have on your iDevice.