Mitch - The Drunken Moogle

(Not)Review of Epic Game’s Zen Garden on iOS 8

Well that was certainly a pretty 5 minutes.

Score: 6/10

Jokes aside, Zen Garden is less of a game to review and more of a tech demo to enjoy. Showing the new Metal API when used alongside Unreal Engine 4, it’s impressive to think about mobile gaming graphics today and where it was 10 years ago (Bowling on my Nokia Brick). On the iPhone 5S, the hardware can handle Zen Garden displaying literally hundreds of moving objects on screen at once. As far as textures and whatnot, it looks very close to the Infinity Blade series. It’s exciting to think about what developers will do in the future.