In anticipation of Apple Arcade’s launch tomorrow, Apple has been kind enough to grant access to the platform to a selection of media outlets.
The reviews are in, and the consensus is that Apple is on the right track. Much of the praise centers on a strong lineup of exclusive games and a subscription that appears well worth the monthly cost.
A Lineup of Quirky Exclusives
Yes, most of them are indies that the average Apple device owner has likely never heard of, but the tech giant has done well to curate a catalog that features a broad range of titles that offer innovative takes on the mobile gaming genre while being easy to play.
Don’t get me wrong, these aren’t the titles that those accustomed to AAA games will flock to, but their uniqueness and charm are enough to warrant investigating.
Tactical survival game Overland, bizarre arcade-like racer-come-fighter Sayonara Wild Hearts, and odd stealth title Sneaky Sasquatch are but a sample of the oddities Apple is lining up for the service.
In many ways, these are games we wouldn’t see anywhere else thanks to the financial backing of Apple, who’s promised to support developers. This degree of security gives them the freedom to develop games with quirks and oddities usually sidelined in favor of monetization mechanics.
Apple Arcade Could Change Perceptions Within The Gaming Sphere
An oft-leveled criticism is that Apple is out of touch with the gaming world, but Apple Arcade’s selection does well to dispel that notion as one of the most-complete mobile packages available today.
For the cost of most standalone mobile games, $4.99 per month, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal. The subscription includes access to all the games in the library (100+ by the end of Fall) and supports play on up to six different devices,