Azkend

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Azkend
Developer(s) 10tons Ltd
Platform(s) iOS
Release April 1, 2010
Genre(s) Match-3

Azkend is an iOS match-3 game developed by 10tons Ltd and released on April 1, 2010. A sequel entitled Azkend 2: The World Beneath was released on March 14, 2012.

Critical reception[edit]

Azkend[edit]

AppSpy gave Azkend an 80, writing "The original Azkend was beautifully simple and visually stunning and Azkend HD for the iPad has focused on these aspects while adding a bit more of a challenge for fans of the game."[1] NoDPad gave it 50, commenting "Azkend HD looks beautiful from an artist's standpoint, but beneath the outside beauty is a not-so-beautiful inside. I found the gameplay to be a bit repetitive, and I would have liked the audio to be a bit more in sync and not all over the place."[2]

Azkend 2: The World Beneath[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic(iOS HD) 84/100[3]
(XONE) 67/100[4]
(NS) 67/100[5]
Review score
PublicationScore
TouchArcade3/5 stars[6]

Azkend 2: The World Beneath received "mixed or average" reviews, and "generally favorable" reviews for its HD iOS version, according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[3][4][5]

Gamezebo wrote "Put simply, match-3 games don't reach higher quality than what you'll find in Azkend 2...Fans of "Bejeweled" and its ilk, and who own an iPhone or iPad, simply cannot miss Azkend 2. It sets the standard for its genre."[7] Pocketgamer said "An entertaining and enjoyable match-three puzzler with an interesting story woven around its parts, Azkend 2 - The World Beneath is sometimes let down by poor design, but it's still well worth checking out."[8] TouchArcade said "It's hard to recommend Azkend 2 in its current state. The board layouts are too frustrating, and the game never opens up enough to make the struggle worthwhile. It's a simple problem in a game that would otherwise be excellent, but it's also an insidious one."[6] Appspy said "Certainly aimed towards casual players, Azkend 2 combines an interesting spin on match three gameplay with an adventurous tale."[9] SlideToPlay said "Azkend 2 is a surprise on every level, combining puzzles and a great story for a memorable adventure."[10] AppSmile wrote "Infused with a fun storyline and collectible power-ups, Azkend 2 is not your ordinary Match-3 title."[11] 148apps said "The original Azkend was a twist and eye candy, but it was pretty easy to beat. Azkend 2 goes deeper. It's still a casual game, but the difficultly level increases much more dramatically even if it's so incremental it's hard to notice."[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nesvadba, Andrew (April 19, 2010). "Azkend HD iPad Review". AppSpy.com. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Daniel (April 13, 2010). "Azkend HD Review: Questionable beauty". NoDPad. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Azkend 2 HD - The World Beneath for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Azkend 2: The World Beneath for Xbox One Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Azkend 2: The World Beneath for Switch Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Campbell, Nissa (March 19, 2013). "'Azkend 2: The World Beneath' Review - No Moves Available, Shuffle This Sequel". TouchArcade. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ Lufkin, Bryan (March 19, 2012). "Azkend 2: The World Beneath Review". Gamezebo. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ Slater, Harry (March 20, 2012). "Azkend 2 - The World Beneath review - iPhone reviews". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ Flodine, Dave. "Azkend 2 - The World Beneath iPhone Game Review". AppSpy.com. Archived from the original on November 15, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Azkend 2 HD - The World Beneath Review". Slide to Play. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ Kevin (March 18, 2012). "Azkend 2 HD: The World Beneath Review". AppSmile. Archived from the original on June 13, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ Caplan, Lisa (March 19, 2012). "Azkend 2 HD - The World Beneath Review". 148Apps. Retrieved October 3, 2014.