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Huge Wayward Souls Update Hits the App Store

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: CARRY ON :: Read Review »

Exceptional roguelike-inspired action-RPG Wayward Souls has been significantly updated.

The game now offers a new dungeon in the form of The Labyrinth, offering 20 floors of pain, the conclusion of the stories of the current six characters, plus a new boss. There are a bunch of new hats, a new Super Secret Area, some tweaks to the general game, and all-around fixes to anything else that needed correcting.

As is the way with Rocketcat Games's promised pricing structure, Wayward Souls has gone up in price by $1, increasing to $5.99. There'll be another price increase to $6.99 when the next update is released soon. Given, there's already some information about the next update, including MFI controller support and at least two new dungeon modes, it's the ideal time to dive into it and snap up Wayward Souls, before it rises in price once again.

Wayward Souls is available now on the App Store, priced at $5.99.

Update includes:

- Fixes for the zoom-in bug for iPad 1 and iOS 5.1.1.
- Control tweaks for iPad devices, you can set movement and swipe sensitivy separately.
- Health potions are no longer awful.
- Automatic screen flipping.
- Map now also shows your floor number.
- Try to charge up a power attack when low on energy will no longer prevent you from moving.
- You no longer get an energy regeneration bonus for charging up a power attack.
- Hats stay on your head instead of unequipping.
- Match Hat Color moved to the hatbox menu instead of options.
- A bunch of new hats.
- REPEAT STORY: ON/OFF toggle in options menu.
- Gauranteed rare chest after each boss.
- Chests can now be destroyed after being opened, to prevent weird situations where you could get stuck.
- Some fixes to level generation in the first three dungeons.
- Increased gold drop rate in the third and fourth dungeons.
- Rare chests now drop normal hats if you run out of rare hats to find.
- Guard Captains should no longer attack you immediately when they take damage.
- Flame traps should be a bit more forgiving now.
- Tapping during the retry/victory epitaphs now skips the text much faster.
- Reflection damage buffed to triple of what it was.
- Super Secret Area, will YOU survive its enigmatic horrors?
- Various other minor tweaks and fixes.
- Lots of character balance changes, with more coming in Update 2. For more details, check out this address:

http://www.rocketcatgames.com/wayward/WSupdate1.txt

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Second update plans:

- MFI Controller support
- Further character tweaks, especially to Rogue
- New Cheevos (achievements for the layman)
- At least two new dungeon modes, including Endless
- Saint Statue revamp, including a bugfix to make them actually appear on random floors.
- Boss healthbars
- Looking into some sort of save syncing, not necessarily iCloud
- Other stuff we didn't get to do in the first update

E3 2014 - Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard is a Super-Flashy Action RPG Worth Your Attention

Posted by Rob Rich on June 16th, 2014

One of the more surprising iOS surprises to come out of E3 last week was the seemingly out of nowhere online action RPG Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard.

I've seen my fair share of action RPGs on the App Store before, but Soul Guardians displays a cool mix of colorful style and ridiculously over-the-top attack animations that really stand out. You'll be able to collect monster cards, which can then be used as upgradeable special attacks. Seriously, there's a ton of action to shove in your face, and you'll be able to share it all with your friends or random strangers through online co-op.

Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard should be coming to the App Store within the next couple of weeks for free.

Warhammer 40,000: Carnage Review

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By Carter Dotson on May 13th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BRUTALITY
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is a very straightforward action game that knows it, and maximizes the strengths it has.
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Slingshot Braves Review

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By Jennifer Allen on April 28th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RPG BASED BILLIARDS
Changing around the action RPG motif works well for this fun if messy title.
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Wayward Souls Review

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By Carter Dotson on April 24th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: CARRY ON
Wayward Souls is a roguelike-inspired action-RPG that sets a high bar for other games to compare to.
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Wayward Souls Preview Stream Recap: See the Tower Area and Hats

Posted by Carter Dotson on April 21st, 2014

Rocketcat Games joined our Twitch channel late last week to stream Wayward Souls with us. For the first time, see the first boss of the game defeated, and see large chunks of the second area of the game, the Tower, with a couple of the game's characters. The game releases on April 24.

We've shared YouTube videos of some of the highlights, along with a recap of the entire stream, containing information on the process of the game's development and what players can expect when it releases.

See the first area of the game defeated with Renee the Rogue:

Renee the Rogue running through the Tower, the second area of the game:

As well, Blythe the Warrior makes a lengthy run through the Tower, but can it be successful? As well, check out some of Wayward Souls' hats that will be available, including some of the early adopter hats:

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Lightbringers: Saviors of Raia Review

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By Carter Dotson on April 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BETTER TOGETHER
This cross-platform online multiplayer RPG is technically ambitious, but it isn't a perfect play experience.
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Brain Seal Announces RPG Dark Quest 2: Castle of Doom, Due Out Later this Year

Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 24th, 2014

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.

Joystick Replay Brings PC/Console Favorite Darkstone to iOS

Posted by Tre Lawrence 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 Releases New Game Age of Warriors to Canadian App Store, Global Release Imminent

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

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

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By Carter Dotson on February 28th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DEMONOKAY
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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By Rob Rich on February 20th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: A SWARM WELCOME
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

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By Jennifer Allen on January 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHALLOW YET SATISFYING
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

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By Rob Rich on December 19th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ROUGH AND TUMBLE
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

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By Carter Dotson on November 19th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SET ADRIFT
Oceanhorn is a beautiful and ambitious game, but it's missing that special something to make it great.
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