At this point, we've all heard of Infinity Blade. It's the gorgeous sword fighting game that hit Apple devices in 2010 and blew people away with its effective use of touch controls. That series remains an iOS exclusive, so we've never seen it enter the Play Store.
Stormblade, from Kiloo—the makers of the insanely popular Subway Surfers, isn't the first Android title to draw inspiration from Infinity Blade. After all, nearly five years have passed since that title's release. Nevertheless, the inspiration is undeniable. You play a generic action hero who runs along a straight path, stopping to do battle with each foe that jumps in your way. You attack by swiping, block by moving your finger in the opposite direction of incoming attacks, and dodge by double tapping. The controls work, though I find dodging difficult. That may get easier with practice.
The game contains virtual currency that you can use to upgrade your weapon, with prices ranging from $4.99 to $49.99. Regardless, the experience is tasteful. I haven't played enough to see if any of the content is locked away further into the adventure, but so far so good.
The graphics I encountered on my 2013 Nexus 7 were hardly as crisp as those on the Play Store, but Stormblade was visually pleasing enough to enhance the experience. All in all, the game's worth a look if you've been craving another Infinity Blade-inspired title for Android.