Infinity Blade haters aren't going to be swayed by Chair Entertainment's
second instalment of the series, but the rest of us have plenty of
reasons to smile. Infinity Blade II is everything a sequel is meant to
be - bigger, better, shinier - without the diminishing returns usually
associated with glossy follow-ups.
You are Siris (no relation to
Siri), and have to take on the deathless tyrants left following the
demise of the God Kind - he of the first Infinity Blade. The swiping
mechanic works much as it did in the first game, but it has been
enriched with new strategies and roleplaying elements. You still swipe
against enemy attacks to parry, hoping for a break in their defences,
but now you can dual-wield weapons or ditch the shield and hold a single
weapon in two hands.