I have been playing a great game I found on the app store called Bedlam.
I've played Everquest and World of Warcraft and when I got my iphone I started playing all those Storm8 games-Kingdoms. Vampire Wars, etc. I found them boring, tedious and frustrating because folks just bought there way through levels with real money. I tried Ragespace-it was a little primitive and abandoned by devs. Zenonia was a boring grind.
Bedlam absolutely rocks! I dont play any of my other games now-just Bedlam. Bedlam is a multi player online role playing game. You pick a class-mage/cleric/warrior/etc and a race and you go out and kill things for loot/experience/better equipment. It has a player vs. player arena. You can have guilds. You can group or you can play solo. The world is huge!!!! It is gigantic! I'm always stumbling into someplace I've never been before and never heard of.
There is usually a dev on. The players are fabulous and with the world wide talk channel you can always ask out for help or see if someone wants to group. I've seen players literally drop what they are doing to help a new person get the hang of things.
In Bedlam patience, strategy, and planning all count. It's not just a click and play mindless game. You have to pay attention to what you are doing and how you are outfitting your avatar. What equipment you are wearing can make the difference between life and death.
The only drawback is the STEEP learning curve of the user interface. That requires some patience and some reading. There is a help video that pops up when you first enter the game. By typing help there are guides that pop up that you should read at least twice before venturing out. There is a great forums section online full of useful tips. This user interface took me about a week to master completely (who knows maybe I'm stupid), but once I did I enjoy it. Especially since I can play one handed with the other handing holding my newborn!
The players will help new folks master the interface and walk them thru questions on the game or the devs will if you get lost.
This is a fantastic game-it is sooo worth the money. I've read through all the reviews online at the app store and the negative reviews seem to come from folks who were looking for a point and click mindless play kind of game who weren't willing to do anything that required patience or reading! LOL
I'd recommend the game to anyone who likes role playing games-if you played Dungeons and Dragons or Everquest or World of Warcraft you will appreciate this game!
All i hear is wow and I'm running to the app store.
Hey Zivyx, you beat me to it to post the first review :P
That's just a plain insolence to tell people this would be like WoW or consorts. If I had to guess I'd say we have ourselfs some shills here. I can only strongly discourage everyone from buying this.
Well nineswords, you don't have to buy it. The lite version is free.
Nine: Unfortunately, shilling isn't something anyone can properly police. I'd rather not accuse anyone of doing it here, but if we find out that shill reviews are going up, they will go down just as fast. TMA may have to take a special stance toward user reviews if they are abused. As it is, there seems to be a number of people at the App Store who agree this game is very cool.
Unfortunately, it is nothing like the games listed by the OP of this review. That may be a personal anecdote that the OP just had to include, but it WAS misleading as the game is nothing like those games other than having online portion. The dev might be smart by offering TMA to review it! ;)
I think the confusion and the misconception is that when ppl mention wow and eq those type of online mmorpg, ppl immediately thought of good graphics and 3D
ppl often forget the contents of it, bedlam is no where close to the graphic of those game, it is based on a MUD afterall, the app is simply a graphical user interface built for apple app. But let's not forget, since the game file are actually text based, the game content is gigantic but the game file sizes are small.
If anyone of you have questions or doubt about the game, read my other review. It includes screenshot and highlight of the game features.
Well, that would be great to mention in a reviewer didn't mention that it was a graphical MUD. I love muds, but if I was looking for a game like WOW and read the above review, I would be 100% mislead. In fact, personally, I prefer MUD's, but not when they are bandaged about as games other than what they are.
It is nice to get reviews here, but misleading information isn't fun at all.
In this review is nowhere the term MUD mentioned. What is mentioned is "if you played Dungeons and Dragons or Everquest or World of Warcraft you will appreciate this game!"
Let me tell you that I have accumulated a year of actual ingame playing time in WoW (that's a year I've actually spent logged into the game) and I sodding LOVE this game. And I must have spent even more time in UO. So when a review states the above quote I go running to the app store and I don't care much for lite versions. When I then find this to be just a frontend to a MUD, I really get angry because this was just plain misleading. And not in a simple and easily to misinterpret way. This was just the the OP throwing around with names of MMORPG's to attract buyers. Thats not something a reviewer does. This is something a shill does. And it didn't really did do a favor for the devs. He might get them (or rather himself) a few bucks from my purchase but it also got him a glowing review on the appstore. And I even I got something. I get to try out the ignore function. Yehaa...
^^ This too is well stated. The original post was made just to suck in users of other, unrelated games; a MUD is nothing at all like the games mentioned in the original review and that is the issue that I agree completely with. It would be great if Zivyx responded here.