Zenonia is widely accepted as one of the most successful RPGs on the AppStore and, as any successful game, it is bound to have followers. Well, Digital Chocolate, one of the better developers on the market, has recently released their view on the concept – Fantasy Warrior: A Tale of Good And Evil.
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Zenonia is a must-not-miss game that deserves a space on everyone’s iDevice front page. Gamevil surprised me at how much they can pack into one game in such a small device. I’ll say it here and now, Zenonia is definitely worth its price.
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If you are a fan of the hugely popular Zenonia, you will undoubtedly enjoy the 1.1 update which was just released yesterday. As testament to the RPG’s popularity, there is already a growing number of reviews for the update at the App Store that praise the game and its much-needed updates. Check out Young’s great review of Zenonia if you have not had a chance to play yet and our interview with a Gamevil assasin. Of course I am already tooling around the world listening to Armin van Buuren rather than the somewhat repetitive tunes of Zenonia’s world thanks to their BGM updates and iTunes playback, but some of the other updates are just as good.
- D-Pad Control updated (wider touch area and transparencies added)
- Inventory navigation improved
- Sound – optional BGM on/off and playback of iTunes content
- Balancing durability/hunger time adjusted
- Typos and minor glitches
Gamevil, Zenonia, 5.99$, 9.5MB
Gamevil, a virtual mogul in the Korean mobile gaming arena, service three Korean carriers and boast an award-winning library with over 50 games. Yet, despite their size and influence, the software company is at heart, a group of friends. They geek out at lunch with PS3 tourneys of Winning Eleven, strategise over Crispy Creme at work, and at the end of the day, enjoy pints at the pub. It’s no wonder Gamevil could carry off the successful introduction of two high-profile games: Zenonia and Baseball Superstars 2009 and so quickly establish firm grounding on the iPhone’s turf. Despite the near gobsmacking success, I was quickly assured that the best is yet to come.
These lads have at least two big reasons to smile: their company, are stomping all over the App Store with games like Zenonia and Baseball Superstars 2009 and have been stomping all over the Korean handset market for years with over 50 games. Dedicated to mobile gaming since inception, Gamevil have a unique, storied and urbane approach to the market which has garnished their corporate resume with top sellers and awards.
And today, I set foot into their Holy of Holies.
The heading of Zenonia’s App Store page hails it as the return of classic action RPG[s]. While this is a lofty statement to make, GAMEVIL put their money where their mouths are and brought us a game that fulfills this statement. After a few hours under my belt, I can safely say that there is nothing to adequately compare Zenonia with that is offered in Apple’s App Store.
While some developers like to churn out apps like there’s no tomorrow, Gamevil has taken the “quality over quantity” approach. Their first release was Baseball Superstars, a well made baseball game that was a blast to play. In the coming days, their second iDevice offering will finally arrive in the form of Zenonia, an action RPG that could very well trounce the competition. Gamevil has sent us word that Zenonia was submitted to Apple on the 15th, meaning that if there are no unexpected delays (though you never know nowadays with the App Store approval process), this fantastic RPG could make its debut as early as Friday. If you’ve missed Young’s excellent hands on preview, be sure to read it here. In the meantime, the developer’s video walkthrough detailing the game’s quests, items, battlefields, skills and more await you after the jump.
Zenonia, created and published by Gamevil, makes me proud to be a Korean. With their headquarters in Seoul, Korea, they helped solidify both the iPhone and iTouch as serious handheld gaming devices with their masterful port of Baseball Superstars 2009. They are seeking to set the standard of excellence in another fledgling iDevice genre: RPGs.