App of the Day: Crow

Every now and again, we get to see a truly beautiful and original game. Crow is one of them.

Welcome to CNET Australia's App of the Day, where you can see some of the coolest, silliest and most useful apps in action.

The premise of Crow goes like this: you're a crow flying over the land. As you explore each level, you find fragments of story — one voice telling you to seek out and curse the land's guardians, so that it can take their power for itself; and another voice petitioning you to show mercy and not be taken in by the temptation to do harm. When you find the guardians, you must fight, using attacks and blocks, all the while dodging their attacks. At each level's final boss, you have a choice: will you inflict the curse or show mercy? The smooth, one-touch controls are wonderfully responsive, the gameplay is intuitive and the story is both intriguing and thoughtful. It's stunningly beautiful and superbly built.

Crow for iOS (AU$1.99)

 

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