You have been betrayed, sold out, and violated beyond comprehension, but things are looking up — now, it’s your turn to inflict some serious pain on those who’ve tried to take everything from you. BackStab (by Gameloft) for the Android is a classic “hack and slash” game that is mostly good, except for some occasional 3D weirdness where the graphics get mashed up or your character (Henry) gets stuck in mid-air or other similar oddity. These incidents are not the norm, but for a $6.99 game, you would hope they wouldn’t happen at all.
However, that was the worst of what I experienced on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus while playing this game (which you can see in the video below). The story is basic, guy gets betrayed horribly, fiance gets stolen/taken (to who knows where), but his enemies have dearly underestimated Henry Blake. Once you begin to play, you have a sword, which can be extra gruesome when used correctly (gut stabs), a pistol which is good at close range, and at times you will man cannons to blow up ships. There is quite a bit of adventure in this game from roof jumping to climbing up mountains, as well as fencing and the like.
While I like many of Gameloft’s games, BackStab is (to me) in the middle range, and a little steep at the $6.99 price point. Personally, I would wait for this one to go on sale during one of the upcoming holidays and wouldn’t recommend paying full-price, even though I did. I feel that for the price, they could have included a little more gameplay than is currently present in this game. Check out our other Android app reviews. Crazy Mike
BackStab Android App Details
Category: Arcade & Action
Size: 1.5 MB
Store: Android Market/Amazon App Store
BackStab Android App Download Link
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BackStab Android App Developers Description
When revenge is coming, watch your back!
“My name is Henry Blake, once a proud officer in England’s Royal Navy. Now I stand a shattered man. Betrayed, imprisoned, my fiancée taken away, I have now found my freedom – and soon I shall find my revenge.”
Take on the role of Henry Blake, a broken man whose life was stripped away, and help in his quest for justice and revenge. Climb, jump and sneak your way through diverse settings to reach your target and strike down adversaries. Use your deadly fighting skills and the combo-based combat system to defeat your nemesis and anyone else who gets in your way. Roam freely across a huge island and gaze upon its magnificent full-3D environments and experience the feeling of an immersive, realistic world around you thanks to impressive non-player character interactions with true-to-life voice effects.
An unprecedented and original blockbuster for smartphone gamers
• Discover a blockbuster production with the best graphics, an unprecedented story & endless content.
• Experience an action-packed adventure with open environments, deep combat, platforming and more.
Witness a dark and action-packed tale of treason and revenge
• Become a rogue killer with nothing left to live for but vengeance on those who betrayed him.
• Use agility, strength and cunning to get the drop on your target, eliminate them quickly and escape.
• Master the combo-based combat system to slay anyone standing between you and your prey.
For the 1st time on Android, explore a beautiful 18th century Caribbean island
• Experience an immersive world through impressive character interactions and lifelike voice effects.
• Roam across a vast island full of exotic 3D environments like jungles, beaches, a volcano and more.
• Investigate 4 unique cities to find new quests and secrets.