I was pretty excited to get to review a new puzzle game named Flip Disc from Chillingo, after all they brought us The Quest and iDracula, among other quality games. The concept of the game is very simple, rotate the five discs and form a line of the same color of different colored gems that are constantly flowing from the outermost disc first to the center. If you form 10 lines, you move on the next level. Sound easy enough? Let’s see…
Gentle reader, let me impress upon you illumination I have discovered: Redshift’s The Quest is the RPG we have been waiting for in the App Store. In fact, in my long searches I have found it to be the best RPG I have yet played on any portable gaming system. My friends, it should be considered the benchmark for RPG makers to follow: classic and deep; methodical and detailed; it is a true role-playing experience among portable RPG’s that are nothing but shallow hack and slash weapon-building adventures.
RPGs have alway been a staple of the gaming environment. From the Final Fantasies and Dragon Quests to games such as Betrayal at Krondor and the newer Fable. These have helped in the satiation of the hack-n-slash, monster killing, hero building desires that permeate all virile men. The AppStore’s RPG library, while meager, is starting to fill out in the genre’s various forms. Dungeon & Hero, to this extent, stands as one of the few Diablo-esque games developers have yet to offer. Despite this link to the legendary game, Dungeon & Hero’s qualities does give it its own taste and flavor.
This may be my last review here at TouchMyApps. I don’t know if I need to play any other game again. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever been able to write as simple a review as this. Basically, all I’m going to tell you is that you must get this game, you need this game, there is no excuse to not get this game. It is BY FAR the best game on the iDevice to date. No questions in my humble opinion, and no competition. It may in fact be one of the best games I have ever played!!!
The Quest – 3D Fantasy RPG is a simply titled game from Redshift and published by Chillingo that looks to follow the classic formula for a PC RPG, not a console cartoon stat monger adventure like the myriad of Square/Enix knock offs. The Quest has been on Windows Mobile and Palm for some time but has finally made it to a superior platform and for only 5.99$. If you are fans of the Elder Scrolls, Ultima Underworld and of course Sierra’s genre defining, Betrayal at Krondor, this new RPG should appeal to you.
Notably however, its graphics are far richer than any of the classics listed above and you can play from the comfort of your iPhone or iPod touch. I know I have waited for a release of a real RPG since the App Store’s inception. Count me as one who is waiting for this game to be bloody amazing.
More Pickies and Chillingo’s video after the jump!
I will say this now. Stop reading this review and pick up the game now at the current $0.99 price before it increases. For goodness sakes, go!
For those who are unconvinced, I will hope to explain why I believe iDracula is currently one of the better games the App Store has to offer and why this should be on your “get quick” list.
I’ll be honest. I’ve never played card games on computers or consoles. Sure, I’ve played hearts on my PC, but that’s about it. I used to play Hearts, Euchre and Crazy Eights when I was younger, but I really haven’t played any card games since then.
After playing Orions: Legends of Wizards, I’m left wondering why I haven’t played card games in such a long time! I’ve spent a few sleepless nights and days at work dreaming about what my next move and/or strategy should be for my next battle. That my friends, is when you know you’re playing a great game.
First developed for the Atari in 1990, Krypton Egg has survived obscurity for almost 20 years by being arguably one of the best breakout clones out there. If looks alone could kill, the game could very well have been rejected by the App Store. Thankfully, Krypton Egg more than makes up for its cosmetic deficiencies with solid and engaging gameplay and a whack load of crazy fun power ups.
Update: Check out our iDracula review right here!
Just recently, TouchMyApps had the scoop on the soon to be released iDracula. Well the day has come and Chillingo has finally let loose this sweet looking action packed vampire game.
You are the hunter. Vampire hunter. Well, not quite. In fact, you are being bunted. Or you’re just trying to survive a little more against the horde of Vampires, Werewolves, Witches and Dracula himself…Can you stand the night? iDracula is an intense survival shooter – the most intense game in the App Store.
If you’re into ghouls n’ goblins and love survival shooters, grab yourself a copy of iDracula now for the low price of $0.99. The game definitely looks impressive and fun to boot. Stay tuned for impressions and a review as we go through the paces with Van Helsing himself. [iDracula, $0.99]
There was an old NBA Jam machine in my local deli. Word got around that if you pressed a certain combination of buttons and joystick directions, you would be able to access a small game called Battlezone. As the forefather of Vector Tanks, there is much that is taken from the game: The wireframe graphics, the feel of the controls, the smell of cheesesteaks on the grill (ok, maybe not that one). Yet, Vector Takes take the original formula and kicks it like its 2009… which it is.