I love RPG games. I can return time and time again to the tried and tested classics. And when you look through the screenshots and description of Tower of Souls, it seems like a dream come true. The classic RPG is finally on the iPhone and it’s here to stay. With stellar reviews for the Pocket PC version back in 2003, what could go wrong?
You know, when Diablo first came out on the PC in 1996 it not only started a revolution in the industry, but in many lives as well. I had to go to extreme, and I do mean EXTREME lengths to play it since my home computer bailed out, screaming something about video card incompatibility (yep, those were the days before DirectX was a standard). So I had to go to a nearby computer shack and cut a deal with them. I did some minor work and in return I was allowed to play the game on one of their demo machines. How’s that for a legendary game! Honestly, looking at the overall quality of games on the “Jesus” phone I never really expected to see even a decent incarnation of Diablo-style gameplay for at least a couple more years. But Dungeon Hunter swept away my doubt…
No, we are not full time a gaming site, but damn, there are so many hot looking gaming titles out there. One of the morst exciting current projects is Ravensword: The Fallen King, a game which takes gaming hints from greats such as the The Elder Scrolls and the Nintendo adventure, Zelda. Indeed, this action RPG which is slated for release this month is half platformer, half RPG and sure to be gobbled up at the App Store.
Let me state this up-front, I haven’t finished Mecho Wars. I’ve been playing it for many hours, stretched over many days, and have gotten a fantastic amount of enjoyment out of the game – but if I wait until I complete it to write this review, I don’t know if I’ll ever get the review done. But the bottom line is, if you’re at all interested in this type of game, Mecho Wars is a great example for your iDevice.
Vay’s story begins when Prince Heibelger (the main character) is about to marry a beautiful lady with a mysterious past, but during the wedding, the castle is stormed by the army of Danek (The staple bad guy) with technology too great for the defenses. A lot of people were killed that day, including some very close to Heibelger. But, his bride’s kidnapping seemingly was the entire purpose of the attack. Now what about the bride did the Danek want so badly? Heibelger vows to get her back, and take out vengeance on the Danek Empire.
EA have type-casted me as a sleaze and I will admit to liking it. But, let me straighten out one thing: prior to playing the Sims 3, I had no idea what a ‘woohoo’ was and why my sim should as a dying wish desire it 8 times in one day. Well, after at least 17 hours of play, I have not accomplished his goal, but I have learned how to be a true and proper sleaze in this beautiful game.
Nothing is perfect, but the Sims 3 for the iPhone is such a well-adapted game that I am ready to throw in the towel and confess my love. –This is not a review– The Sims has everything: mini-arcade action, strategy, time-management, resource management, role-playing and even romance. It has much much more too, but –This is not a review–
EA, The Sims 3, 9.99$, 63.7 MB
The face of the best yet…
I love RPG’s and fantasy adventure games. My first love was the simple, but action-riddled 8-bit Zelda. Later, my love for digital fantasy ( … ) grew to encompass games that more accurately reflected role playing: Ultima, Might and Magic and The Elder Scrolls. After completing several large games, I turned to the Super Nintendo (SNES) and some classic Japanese-style RPG’s: Final Fantasy, Gaia, Secret of Mana and Dragon Quest.
Which is best? Well, they all are good, but you have to be right for the game. For the light-hearted adventurer, we have a sub-genre headed up by Zenonia and for the seemy-action slayer, Raven Sword, Aralon, and Dungeon Hunter. For the more callous adventurer role-player, there is The Quest.
For those of you that smiled at the title of this review chances are you were either a fan of computer games in the mid to late 90’s, who logged a serious amount of hours with the RPG Diablo from Blizzard Entertainment or you shared a room with someone who did (Possibly going clinically insane in the process). I’m aware of a few individuals who had to replace their mouse on more than one occasion and know of one individual who had to drop an entire semester of classes in college due to the amount of time spent playing. So after seeing the first footage of Underworlds from developer Pixel Mine, Inc. creep onto the internet, I along with a number of gamers dared to ask, “Has Diablo come home to my iDevice.” Were we right? Read on to find out.
Update: We’re giving away 5 copies of CozyQuest. Be sure to check here for more info! (Contest runs May4th – May 8th)
Role Playing and Massively Multiplayer Online fans have consistently made up a large base of computer and console software sales in the last 10 years. Recently, the iDevice became home to a slew of so called “MMO” games infiltrating the App Store. These applications include iMob, Undead Live, Vampires Live, Dungeon Quest and iQuest. They all have one thing in common; they are not real MMOs. CozyQuest is the first actual evolving MMORPG that has redefined the MMO genre for the iDevice and one that has arrived not a moment too soon.