Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: iPad Air
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If there’s ever been a contest for the most puntastic episodic RPG, then Legend of Equip Pants certainly wins the category for the most random, bizarre, and flat-out entertaining of them all.
Sir Pantsalot is on a mission: to find some underwear. Yeah, that’s right. Designed to be played in fifteen or twenty minute chunks, Legend of Equip > Pants will send players on a wild pants chase for some underwear befitting for the character.
There are just two available episodes at the time of writing, with more promised to be on the way. What is available though is incredibly well-written dialogue, slightly reminiscent of the wonderful Monkey Island humor that we all know and miss. My heart aches in remembrance.
What Legend of Equip Pants manages to be is most definitely ‘moreish.' On the completion of each level, for example, players will receive a percentage covering how many hidden secrets were unlocked or how much ground they covered and so forth. This in turn offers players a chance to jump back in to the episode to replay and uncover 100 percent of the hidden items and conversations that may have been missed. This can be slightly repetitive after the second time however, especially since the story can be memorized with particular ease.
What’s clever is the way the game subtly encourages players to part with a dollar or two in order to contribute to the developer’s (who appears in-game) further projects. The good news is, this is completely optional. Though I did feel guilty when the poor blind man scolded me for stealing his gold coin.
This game is truly something else. There are no stats, no use of combat, and no further equipment besides the aforementioned pants. It simply is what it describes itself as; a few puzzles and a trouser-based humorous adventure.
I couldn’t end this review without persuading everyone to watch out for Sir Pantsalot’s true nemesis, Count Pantsula, who I hope to see more of in future episodes. There are no other words for just how remarkable this game truly is. The super-simple pixelated graphics aren’t half bad either. Just make sure to have a good sense of humor and jump right into a most enjoyable pantsventure.