Version Reviewed: 1.5
App Reviewed on: iPhone 4S
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When it comes to iOS devices, adventure games such as this often come only with subtitles or poorly executed voiceovers. With Quest In Peace, things are a little different. The voice acting can’t exactly match that of games from the likes of TellTale, but considering that TellTale is an award-winning multi-platform game developer it wouldn’t be a very fair comparison. On its own merits, the developers at HeroCraft have done a great job.
Players take on the role of the dead king Simon after he’s been brought back to life by a friendly witch. In the century since the usurping queen had taken over his lands, things have changed. Now it’s the good king’s task to figure everything out and have his revenge. However, being dead for a century tends to create a few side effects, so the king must regain his speech and memory before he can succeed in his task.
Players will have to guide the main character across 6 different stages, where they will need to search for items and interact with characters in order to get closer to their objective. The controls work well (though they are not perfect), animations are smooth (which makes the game immersive), and the sounds are (overall) pretty good. Although the sound the game makes whenever players tap somewhere on the screen will likely become annoying at some point, as the game tends to require a lot of tapping. If one decides they’d like to switch off the sounds or music, they may do so from the options menu.
Since it’s a freemium app, the next big question would be how much does Quest In Peace depend on in-app purchases? The answer, unfortunately, is almost entirely. Players can only complete the first level before having to buy the rest of the package. The first level itself is little more than an introductory tutorial and can be finished in a matter of minutes. So players who want to get any kind of real play time out of this game will undoubtedly have to pay for the full version (which, right now, costs $4.99).
In the end, Quest In Peace is a good enough adventure game for fans of the genre to try out; if they’re willing to pay for the entire story.