When you come across The Executive in the App Store, you might immediately think that this is your ordinary game that would allow you to manage your own office. However, it is far from that premise. In this game, you will take control of a well-suited character that is reminiscent to James Bond. Instead of making him go to meetings, or go about town to meet some clients, in actuality, he’s out to fight crime.
The Executive Lets You Fight Crime in a Suit
Going beyond that premise, The Executive won’t just let you fight any crime as the character will scale rooftops and come blasting through floors, all to take on a batch of mutants. Said mutations have broken loose out of sheer frustration because of faulty vending machines. They have taken out their feelings of stress to the people of the city, in which case it is your job to stop them.
From this point, you would immediately think that this is not the most serious game in the App Store. However, it’s no throwaway experience, either. It offers a bunch of challenges and a fairly complex experienced which promotes a gameplay similar to poking and prodding with your Apple device.
Speaking of gameplay, The Executive (iOS) delivers a fairly simple one, but it’s not always that easy. It is a beat-em-up style wherein you will tap on the screen to punch, tap on the bottom to kick, and even do a combination of swipes to trigger one of two special moves. When it comes to defending, it is just a case of holding your ginger on either the top or bottom of your device’s screen. Holding your finger on the top of your iPhone’s display will allow you to block attacks from above, whereas holding your finger below will block low blows.
Each battle will only last a few seconds and are quite an enjoyable experience. However, herein lies the problem with this game – it becomes quite repetitive over time. Sure, you may be fighting a whole slew of mutants, may it be a half-bear, a bat-like creature, or something in between, you will always have to battle them out with the same fashion. While the dialogue and the narrative is crazy enough to keep you going, there’s not much replay value for this one.
But that doesn’t mean that The Executive is not a joy to play. If you’re going to play it for the first time, then you’re going to experience a blast playing this app.