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.
Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars – $9.99
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.
Chillingo Ltd, The Quest – Mithril Horde – Free for a limited time!
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.
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 $19.99) along with a couple of other apps.
I don’t know for how long will this last, but it’s now or never!
Christmas is coming to the AppStore and a lot of publishers are going all-out to win over the hearts of gamers this holiday season. Chillingo have just released Seed 1– the competitor to Com2uS’ excellent Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone. And like its recent rival, it reaches high – to wrest the action/RPG crown into its own hands.
Since its grand opening, the AppStore has seen quite a number of Action/jRPG titles. Unfortunately, only a few are worth mentioning. Apart from Zenonia and more recently, Hybrid, only one other highly acclaimed title roamed App Store: the successful Chronicles of Inotia. So it’s no wonder Com2uS conjured up a sequel just in time for Christmas.
Chillingo are gunning for Zenonia this Christmas with Seed, a new anime/action RPG , which designated by the numeral “1″ may be followed up by sequels and sequels of sequels. And keeping with the holiday spirit, Chillingo have reduced the introductory price to only 2.99$ so that you can save your pennies for more holiday apps, or a pair of nice noise-cancelling headphones for your luvy. Of course, Chillingo have already published what in my opinion is the most complete RPG experience on the iDevice, The Quest. Seed may find a new hallowed spot among the App Store’s Best anime RPGs. We’ll be sure to tell you.
Chillingo, Seed 1 – Rise of Darkness, 2.99$ (limited time 40% price reduction), 22.7 MB
Update: Our review of Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone can be found here
Over the weekend, The Chronicles of Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone bust into the App Store to confirm its spot among the best RPGs in the App Store. TouchMyApps’ review is forthcoming and we have one of our best men on the job, but suffice it to say that among the oft’ short-lived, simple anime RPGs, Luone sheds some serious skin. One of its best features is incredibly long play time which busts through dozens of hours of story play and many more on side quests. But when you’ve sussed the entire thing, Online Match-up mode is sure to pique your interest. Thank you Com2uS for continuing to innovate!
Com2uS, The Chronicles of Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone, 7.99$, 55.1 MB
The Palm Heroes Team -whom we recently interviewed- have discounted the incredible game – Palm Heroes. It is the port of the one and only Heroes of Might and Magic and has just gotten slimmer; its price fell to $5.99 from $9.99 in celebration of the BlackApp Friday! Palm Heroes got Kissed back in late August and it’s even better now with new controls, graphics, maps and more!
Features of the latest 1.2 update:
better response to fingers. “quick tapping lag” solved!
manual zoom on “pinch in”
autoscroll in autozoom can be turned off now
Czech language support
minimap is scrollable now
new “hero” button when infobar is open
buttons “switch hero” and “menu” exchanged places for more convenient control
better description of controls in the help section
Chronicles of Inotia was a great game at its debut and remains a benchmark among anime RPGs for the iDevice. This Christmas, its sequel, A Wanderer of Luone, will open with a number of competitive key features including: 5 classes, party system, look system, and semi-networking.
Screenshots and more details after the gap. Look for our review of the A Wanderer of Luone after release and till then, keep up to date on App Store RPGs: