Posts Tagged action rpg

Lightbringers: Saviors of Raia Review

Lightbringers: Saviors of Raia Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This cross-platform online multiplayer RPG is technically ambitious, but it isn't a perfect play experience.

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Brain Seal Entertainment has announced its new game, Dark Quest 2: Castle of Doom. The 2D RPG action game is due out at the end of the year as a universal app.

According to information provided by Brain Seal, players will be able to control a party of three heroes that each have differing attributes, a story-based campaign that can be played with friends, survival elements, and randomly generated maps.

The game is forecasted to cost $4.99 and to not have any in-app purchases.

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via: Brain Seal Entertainment website

Joystick Replay Brings PC/Console Favorite Darkstone to iOS

Posted by on March 24th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Darkstone, the RPG thriller that has roots on PC and Playstation, is now available for iOS courtesy of Joystick Replay (via Microids). Thus, the evil Draak can be battled on Apple devices.

The gameplay should be familiar to folks who have played the other ports. The game itself features improvable heroes, localized subtitles, real-time play, plenty of weapons, and hundreds of enemies – among other things. Most importantly, the experience has been specifically tailored for touchscreens.

Darkstone is free (with optional in-app purchases) and available on the App Store.

Funcell123 has just released Age of Warriors, which is a 3D real-time RPG adventure, to the Canadian App Store; its release to the global App Store should follow shortly.

The free game features engaging graphics, several maps to explore, leaderboards, the ability to train characters, and hero classes. There are in-app purchases to help shape gameplay.

Demonrock: War of Ages Review

Demonrock: War of Ages Review

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Demonrock: War of Ages mashes together multiple RPG and strategy genres for its gameplay, but it just doesn't quite come together.

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Bug Heroes 2 Review

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Bug Heroes 2 doesn’t simply succeed in reaching the rather high bar Foursaken Media has already set for itself; it breezes past it almost effortlessly.

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Eternity Warriors 3 Review

Eternity Warriors 3 Review

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Eternity Warriors 3 might be shallow and very familiar, but that doesn't stop it from being a fun Diablo-style action RPG.

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The Shadow Sun Review

The Shadow Sun Review

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The Shadow Sun is a bit awkward to play and needs some polishing, but look beyond that and it’s actually an incredibly competent action-RPG.

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Oceanhorn Review

Oceanhorn Review

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Oceanhorn is a beautiful and ambitious game, but it's missing that special something to make it great.

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Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman

Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman

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Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman is a fun and engaging action RPG for phones and one of the best iPhone games I have played this year.

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Bravura – Quest Rush Review

Bravura – Quest Rush Review

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Rushing is the name of the game here, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy this action RPG.

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Smash Spin Rage Review

Smash Spin Rage Review

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Smash Spin Rage sure lives up to its title: the over-reliance on IAP caused me to smash, spin, and rage!

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Cross Horizon Review

Cross Horizon Review

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A little too much importance placed on premium currency drags down an otherwise perfectly enjoyable action RPG.

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Anodyne Mobile Review

Anodyne Mobile Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Anodyne Mobile is not the best PC-to-iOS port, but this Zelda homage with a mysterious world is still worth checking out in this form.

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Quadropus Rampage Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Quadropus Rampage is a crazy Roguelike action RPG that absolutely should not be missed.

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Gloomy Hollow Review

Gloomy Hollow Review

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Gloomy Hollow is a neat take on dungeon crawlers, but its controls are awfully clunky.

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9th Dawn Review

9th Dawn Review

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Combine a large open world from a modern RPG and the elegant simplicity of a classic, and we end up with something pretty freaking awesome called 9th Dawn.

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Deep Dungeons of Doom Review

Deep Dungeons of Doom Review

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Deep Dungeons of Doom is more than just a goofy title. It's also a surprisingly great distillation of action RPG elements.

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Dark Avenger Review

Dark Avenger Review

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Dark Avenger certainly isn't the deepest or most compelling action RPG on the App Store but it can be good fun in short bursts.

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Alien Zone Review

Alien Zone Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Alien Zone is an amateurish, futuristic dungeon crawler that's really worth a look.

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Dungeon Hunter 4 Review

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Aside from a few questionable decisions regarding real time clocks and internet connections, Dungeon Hunter 4 is probably the best dungeon crawler on iOS to date.

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Slayin’ Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Slayin is an endless action-RPG that is exceptionally retro, and just plain exceptionally good.

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Ark of the Ages Review

Ark of the Ages Review

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XSEED's third/first person dungeon crawler is both good and bad. At the same time, actually.

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Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Torching goblins, crushing trolls, and making harpies explode is just as much fun as it sounds.

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Dungeon Masters Review

Dungeon Masters Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
This retro homage to one of the Atari's earliest dungeon crawlers is a bit too retro for its own good.

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Wanderer: War Song Review

Wanderer: War Song Review

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Pretty and as enticing though Wanderer might be, it's still got a long way to go on the inside.

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I’ve only ever positively associated two franchises with the word “Avatar.” The first is the fantastic animated series on Nickelodean (watch it if you haven’t yet, seriously), and the second is Ultima. It was never quite as huge an RPG franchise as Final Fantasy, but it’s got more than enough die-hard fans to justify an iOS rekindling. Hence the upcoming Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar.

For those unfamiliar with the series it’s essentially a fantasy action RPG set in the same world (Britannia) but with ever changing threats. Each game also stars a legendary hero known as The Avatar. Hence the title. Ultima Foraver is set over twenty years after the events of Ultima IV with Lord British stepping down from the throne and his progeny, Lady British, taking over. The land is once again in peril and once again in need of The Avatar. A horrible disease referred to as “the Black Weep” is slowly consuming the land; turning people into monsters, ugly-ing up the countryside, and generally being a nuisance. Players must combat the Weep while also conditioning their character to become the next Avatar if Britannia is to have any hope of survival (Spoiler Alert: the series has currently already crossed into double-digits).

Ultima Forever is going to be an online RPG, but without all the rampant ganking found in Ultima Online (thank goodness). The focus this time is on co-op, with up to four players able to team up to take on an assortment of the game’s dungeons. Dungeons that scale in difficulty, depending on the number of participants of course. The number of players can also have an effect on what areas can be accessed as certain locks and other puzzles require a specific number of people present to interact with them. Combat itself is also a bit more involved with position playing a key role. Attacking from the sides and especially the back will typically do more damage, and many enemies incorporate attacks with specific hit zones that can be avoided with enough practice. And as one would expect there’s going to be loot aplenty. But this is looking to be more than a mere dungeon crawler, however.

As I’ve mentioned, there’s an emphasis on turning each player’s character into The Avatar, and to do that they need to master the Eight Virtues. Each Virtue has its own meter that fills up based on the dialog choices a player makes as well as some of the quests they complete. Once they’ve mastered all eight (no easy task as it requires building up a good reputation in all of Britannia’s many towns, among other things) they can throw their own little Avatar parade.

Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar is still a few months away with a predicted Spring release, but it’s already looking pretty sharp. And it’s going to be free-to-play, so I expect to see a lot of would-be Avatars running around Britannia when I load it up.

The Villain Review

The Villain Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It can be difficult to truly enjoy The Villain when it's full of so many small issues, but its heart is in the right place.

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Dungeon Lore Review

Dungeon Lore Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Dungeon Lore can be both comfortably typical and surprisingly different, but it's far too broken to appreciate either of those qualities.

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Heroes and Castles Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's hard *not* to have a good time with Foursaken Media's latest third-person castle defense extravaganza.

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