The amount of anime-style RPG games already on the AppStore (as well as those on their way) is simply startling. Among the scores of such titles, gems are rare and it is getting increasingly more difficult to get noticed. FDG Entertainment however thinks they have the key – cooperation and time-travelling. Is it enough to put Across Age ™ apart from the crowd? Let’s find out!
Light-hearted levelling RPGs like Zenonia and Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone have captured the App Store’s heart. Well, it doesn’t get much lighter than Golvellius – The Valley of Doom, a throwback to the bygone days of 8-bit console RPG games. In fact, it was a hit in the late 1980′s on Sega’s Master System and has been a classic ever since. Well, thanks to its benevolent dev, DotEmu, it gets the FREE treatment. 1.3 brings a number of improvements which have been requested by users since version 1.0 and is much better. It is time to RPG the 80′s way!
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The mobile RPG engine responsible for a lot of sleepless Nazi-hunters in Wolfenstein RPG has hell-rolled the D10 to the moon. Like the original Doom II, you and your stupid team will run back to the bright shining face to despatch baddies and answer a distress call. Unlike the original, you won’t be doing it in real-time – Doom II RPG is a turn-by-turn RPG ala its predecessor, Wolfenstein RPG. Tighten up your combat boots ladies and gents, hell is a sticky icky place with icky sticky humour.
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One of the best things about the AppStore is the fact that it really gives tiny indie teams their chance at the gold. Ryan Mitchell, one of the ambitious bunch has set off to bring a new era of gameplay to the iDevice in Necromancer Rising – a reimagined version of the Diablo Hack’n’Slash concept but seen from a first person perspective. Feel free to discuss Necromancer rising in our forums.
I will always have a special place in my heart for the Heroes of Might and Magic series. That’s why I couldn’t help but review Palm Heroes when it came out for the iDevice in August. It was, actually, on of my first ever reviews for TouchMyApps. Later, I was lucky enough to secure an interview with the Palm Heroes team and had quite an interesting conversation with them on all things iPhone. And one of the exclusive announcements they made was the fact they were working on adding cross-platform multiplayer to one of the iPhone’s best games.
I am happy to announce that the work on the multiplayer is coming to its final stages and the update will be submitted into the AppStore soon. And while waiting for it check out the exclusive video of it in play after the gap!
Palm Heroes Team, Palm Heroes – $5.99
Nothing can stop the juggernaut that is Final Fantasy. It is the RPG most perched on the top rung of anime RPG fans’ list of favourites. Not only does it play cute, it plays with incredible stories which laugh at the best creations of its rivals. Thankfully, we have a lot to look forward to as both Final Fantasy I and II are headed to the iDevice. Shall we sing collective fanfare now, or wait till after dindin? I am of the opinion that even Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars may find a shady spot to rest in till the Final Fantasy news cools down. UPDATE: FINAL FANTASY I & II have been released!
Let’s hope the legendary Square Enix outdoes itself.
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It’s now safe to say that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has made its debut on all three major portable gaming platforms: DS, PSP, and now the iDevice. Though it’s unexpected, we iDevice gamers are a happy, lucky lot. Hopefully, Rockstar won’t pull an Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery scenario and yank the game from the App Store after too few short hours.
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The Quest needs no introduction: it was the first real RPG on the iPhone, has already spawned 2 additions and remains among the App Store’s Best RPGs. Now, a fourth instalment to the series has sneaked onto the scene; and better than any blogging-praise is that for a limited time, it is FREE! The Quest isn’t just another mobile RPG, it is one of the best single player RPGs on any portable system. Maybe it is the best. Chillingo and Redshift have certainly stood by their product with frequent updates and many expansions. Mithril Horde can be added to your The Quest installation and played seamlessly; or it can be played on its own. Get it while its free, then get it since it continues the tradition of the App Store’s best RPG.
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Back in the late seventies, when a computer was something out of a sci-fi movie and RPG was associated with pen-and-paper geeky games like Dungeons & Dragons a couple of British writers got together and started one of the most famous series of interactive gamebooks ever – Fighting Fantasy. These gamebooks allowed the reader to take part in the story that affected the course of it. And now the first one of the series – The Warlock of Firetop Mountain – has found its way to the iDevice.
It’s indeed a rain of Xmas sales and giveaways.
Electronic Arts have dropped the prices on 8 (yes eight!) titles today including Command and Conquer along with other great games.
But the best is yet to come – Chillingo’s hit RPG SEED 1 – RISE OF DARKNESS is currently being marked to FREE at the App Store. You may be able to grab it now, but the App Store may take a little longer to update the app. Its original price was $2.99.
And not only game publishers get into the Christmas spirit – Shape Services have made massive discounts on their amazing IM+ (down to $2.99 from $9.99) and RDM+ (down to $3.99 from $19.99) along with a couple of other apps.
I don’t know for how long will this last, but it’s now or never!
Find the full updated list of today’s hot sales in our Xmas Sales Sticky!