Axion in review – Who let the ultimate evil out again?

Having just finished up a review on Luna Story, I feel like I’m kind of in a “been there, done that” mode with Axion. However, I would consider Axion the “big brother” to the former. It has everything that Luna Story has (except that the story doesn’t seem quite as detailed), but it also has some nice additional features that weren’t present in Luna Story. The visuals are better, the controls are more user friendly, and the ability to create potions, advanced items and “super” pets through the act of compounding allows for a very detailed inventory system. It feels old school compared to a Dungeon Hunter or Chaos Rings, but there’s still a lot to be enjoyed here. Feel free to discuss Axion in our forums.

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Luna Story in review – Rough exterior with a heart of gold

Recently a certain high profile game came out that some were even touting as the first true RPG on the iPhone. Personally, I didn’t see it as much more than a glorified combat simulator. On the other hand, I look at a game like Luna Story, and while it may not have all the glitz and glam of games like the one above that shall remain nameless, it has more old school charm going for it instead. There are plenty of NPCs to talk to, a bunch of quests to solve, and a deep if ultimately clichéd plot to unravel. The height of technology it isn’t, but it manages to remind me why I loved playing RPGs on the various consoles I’ve owned over the years.

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Rimelands: Hammer of Thor’s got a website hammered together!

Rimelands: Hammer of Thor – a hotly anticipated turn-based RPG by Dicework Games in collaboration with Crescent Moon Games – has just launched a dedicated website with in-depth information both about the game mechanics and the world itself.  I have interviewed the developers at length about their upcoming title and was left hungry for the game itself.

The game is nearing the first phase of beta-testing so it’s about time to start reading up on the backstory in preparation. The video should also be out soon – so stay tuned for more teasing. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited!

You can check after the gap for some additional screens and artwork from the upcoming title.

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Solomon’s Keep in review – The Keep just keeps on going…

There are times where you are looking for a deep, rewarding experience that requires a lot of dedication and play time. Then, there are times where you just want to run around and kill things, but you still want to feel like you’ve accomplished something. Solomon’s Keep fits that bill. It’s rougelike-lite, and that’s in no way a put down. The game is challenging, fun, and has lots of replayability given the random level generation and user driven skill selection. Don’t let the good but cute graphics fool you – this is a game for dungeon crawlers of all ages.

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Too much free time? MMORPGs are storming the iPhone!

The one thing that iPhone users have been able to avoid thus far has been the enourmous time sucker known as MMORPG games. And don’t even think of mentioning iMobsters and the like – I think the creators of Mafia Wars should be impaled on the spot. Nevertheless, it seems the amount of free time you’ll have is soon going to decrease drastically. Two full-featured (well, almost) MMORPGs have just hit the AppStore and I’m talking, of course, about Pocket Legends (3D MMO) and the highly-anticipated IMO: The World of Magic. Both of the games are FREE, so there’s no need to think about it – just check them out! Or at least check out the descriptions and screens after the gap!

Pocket Legends (3D MMO) Spacetime Studios, LLC, Pocket Legends (3D MMO) – Free

IMO: The World of Magic Com2uS Inc., IMO: The World of Magic – Free

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ZENONIA™ 2 in Review – egads! Hurray for classy sequel monster-grinding!

When Zenonia appeared on the AppStore almost a year ago it was a breath of fresh air for all Action/RPG fans and has held the title of best RPG for quite some time, even despite its many MANY flaws. Thank goodness the world has moved on since then and we’ve been literally swarmed by many RPG releases the past 6 months or so, each striving to set a new benchmark for others to come. And now, the long awaited and anticipated sequel – ZENONIA™ 2 has finally been released. Can it take the crown back? Feel free to discuss this review of ZENONIA™ 2 in our forums.

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Zenonia 2 now available at App Store

Gamevil’s highly anticipated sequel Zenonia 2 has finally hit the App Store. Zenonia, arguably one of the best Action RPGs for the iDevice, makes its return with a bang and this follow up looks to improve upon its predecessor in every aspect.

ZENONIA 2: The Lost Memories has been highly enhanced in every aspect compared to the original. Full character and control customization, four characters following individual epic storylines, three different modes, asynchronous online PvP feature and an extended world of ZENONIA guarantee greater enjoyment!

Fans of Zenonia will undoubtedly be snapping up this extremely promising sequel in a heart beat. At $4.99, RPG gamers could be looking at another awesome bargain – one that’ll give ’em hours of button mashin’ gameplay. Be sure to look for our review in the coming days!

Gamevil, Zenonia 2: Lost Memories – $4.99

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Zenonia 2 for the iPhone Almost upon Us

If you loved Gamevil’s hit RPG Zenonia last year (and enjoy watching cute Asian girls on Youtube), you’ll definitely want to check out the preview video above. The Korean mobile games developer has announced that their highly anticipated sequel ZENONIA 2: The Lost Memories will be submitted to Apple for approval by the end of the week. With four playable characters and improved “Graphics, user interface, costume customization and skill effects”, Zenonia 2 is looking like another sure fire hit for Gamevil. Barring any delays, we should be seeing its release sometime next week.

Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon in Review – The best a gamebook can get?

Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon (FFDD) is the second in the long series of the Choose-your-own-adventure type gamebooks, released by Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone, that has been adapted to the iPhone by Big Blue Bubble. When I reviewed Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (TMA Review) a couple of months ago I found several areas the developers could improve on. Did they read my review? Did they take the problems into consideration? Let’s find out! Feel free to discuss this review of Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon in our forums.

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Dark Shrine in Review – Swipe, swipe, swipe… kill!

While the AppStore often seems to be swamped with Action/RPG titles a quick look through them quickly reveals that either there is very little RPG to talk about. That, or the games are jRPG. The few left are a rare exception, that contain quite a few gems. And it seems that the recent Dark Shrine may have all it takes to join the said elite guild of AppStore games. Feel free to discuss this review of Dark Shrine in our forums.

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