Posts Tagged fantasy

Heroes Call Review

Heroes Call Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Heroes Call is a fun and accessible dungeon crawler that aims to turn the Freemium model on its head.

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Goblin Legion HD Review

Goblin Legion HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
This freemium RTS is its own worst enemy.

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Mail.Ru Games, developers of popular Legend: Legacy of Dragons and Allods Online, have released a new RPG, Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering. The game takes players through the world of Haradan to defeat the evil Sovering.

Mail.Ru Games is describing Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering as “an entirely new breed of RPG.” The combat in the game can be done in one of three different ways including tapping, swiping, and combo-hit controls. Players also occasionally experience in-fight minigames that include a memory game, “collect the mana,” and fighting the “evil eye.” Other mini-games (not in-fight) deal with finding treasure and lockpicking.

The game contains five heroes to choose from. Those champions have over 100 enemies to fight in 15 different locations. Spellcasting includes four different schools of magic with 12 different battle spells. Heroes, of course, can equip themselves with various types of armor and weapons.

Spellcasting looks a bit similar to Infinity Blade, where players draw the spells they’re trying to cast. The shapes the players draw even look similar (why change what works?).

The game is free. Even for those not interested in playing, please download the game and let me know in the comments if the warrior on the title screen looks familiar (Bruce Willis, anyone?)

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-05-10 :: Category: Games

Empire Defense 2 Review

Empire Defense 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Empire Defense 2 is a tower defense with long levels and a unique path system.

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Time of Heroes Review

Time of Heroes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Time of Heroes is a turn-based strategy game in a medieval fantasy world with 3D graphics.

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Just last month, Rob Rich here at 148Apps reviewed Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North. He described the freemium multiplayer strategy game as “surprisingly fresh thanks to a number of small gameplay elements” and “accessible but still complex and intricate.” Just yesterday (April 16th), developer Kabam released the fifth version of Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North.

The update is basically an expansion to the game. A second city is available for players to build up and fortify. There are even new buildings for seasoned players to add to their second cities including the Relief Station and the Round Tower. Also added in this update is a Might Leaderboard, High Stakes Merlin’s Gamble, and the addition of Mystery Chests to the shop. Some improvements were made to the bookmarking system, a search for alliances, more peacetime item choices, and in-chat notifications for finished items in players’ cities.

Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North is a freemium multiplayer strategy game where players build up a medieval city, train an army, and attack other players’ cities for riches and glory. Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North can be downloaded for free and gems can be purchased through in-app purchases to speed along building and upgrades.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-03-01 :: Category: Games

Five for Friday: Week of April 13

It’s the end of the week and there are all kinds of great-looking games and apps to give a shot over the weekend. Let’s call this a sci-fi/fantasy week because all of three of the games in this week’s five have either a sci-fi or fantasy theme. We also have some filter-applying photo apps.

DOFUS: Battles 2
This is the sequel of the tower defense I reviewed a little less than a year ago, DOFUS: Battles. DOFUS: Battles remains to be one of my favorite tower defense experiences on iOS. The games are based on the world from popular MMORPG, DOFUS. “Towers” are characters that can be leveled up and equipped and placed on the game board to defeat waves of enemies. DOFUS: Battles 2 is a reverse tower defense; the characters are attacking, not defending. I’ll definitely be playing this one over the weekend. DOFUS: Battles 2 is available in an HD version as well for the iPad (my preference).

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-04-12 :: Category: Games

$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-04-12 :: Category: Games

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 4
Those with a great memory may feel a bit of deja vu when looking at this app. Didn’t Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space already show up in Five for Friday recently? Yes it did. A little over a month ago, Telltale released Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Episode 2 this is Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Episode 4! Two months and three episodes! This is the same developer behind the Back to the Future and Jurassic Park games.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-12 :: Category: Games

iStriper
Camera apps that apply filters are getting popular. iStriper applies a unique filter to photos. The app takes a picture from the camera roll and “cuts” it into strips of varying sizes to create an artistic looking result. Distance, thickness, and color can be customized and photos can be exported via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-10 :: Category: Photography

B&W Lab
Another photography app that adds filters has been released this week, B&W Lab. While most of these filter apps provide a variety filters (like Instagram), B&W Lab focuses on black & white style filtering. There are twenty black & white presets in the app, but users can also customize the saturation, contrast, brightness, gamma, and more. Photos can be shared within the app via Twitter.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-09 :: Category: Photography

Hero Mages
Hero Mages is a mix between an RPG, strategy, and card game. Players command a party of three champions and fight in multiplayer or campaigns with various dice and cards to represent spells. Multiplayer can be played with up to 8 players all over the world in free-for-all, team, or cooperative games. Hero Mages was developed by D20Studios, a one-man development team.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-12 :: Category: Games

Fall of Angels Review

Fall of Angels Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Fall of Angels hearkens back to classic JRPGs.

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Heroes vs Monsters Review

Heroes vs Monsters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Guide a small party on an epic quest in this pocket sized RPG with some very familiar elements.

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Spellsword, a new title from Fire Fruit Forge, is set to be released soon. According to a release announcement and screenshots posted on the Touch Arcade Forums, it should be released sometime soon (possibly within the next month).

After watching the gameplay trailer, it looks to be quite the action-packed hack and slash game. The storyline is based on a “spellsword” with the ability to kill many minions at a time and the champion who picks up the sword. The game has a sort of retro look and the music even sounds 8-bit derived.

Apparently, the mission/quest system was somewhat inspired by Jetpack Joyride. There are quests in different areas but the game still contains an “endless gaming” sort of feel. There will be 60 missions at the release of the game.

Fire Fruit Forge is also the developer team behind hit title, Terra Noctis. Check out the gameplay trailer for Spellsword below.

The Minor Lords: Archibald & Remus Review

The Minor Lords: Archibald & Remus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This freemium tower defense game has some humor to go along with its strategy.

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This week at 148Apps.com, writer Carter Dotson reviewed one of the most anticipated iOS games in recent memory – Infinity Blade II. Dotson writes, “Most of what is new here is a modified and extended progression structure. Instead of one path leading to a final boss, where failure means starting over, there are now several of them, with more branching paths to explore. There are 3 different weapon types now: the traditional swords, slow and heavy axes that deal more damage, and speedy dual swords that deal less base damage, but can do double damage once combos are started. The story is more fleshed out, with actual speaking dialogue from characters besides the God King.”

Read the full review at 148Apps.com.

$6.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-01 :: Category: Games

Meanwhile, our attention was turned to more artistic matters at GiggleApps, as Amy Solomon reviewed Auryn – Van Gogh and the Sunflowers. Solomon says, “The look of this app is terrific, with illustrations evoking the style that Van Gogh is known for, complete with bold color choices and noticeable use of brush strokes, but maintains a childlike quality that fits well within this storybook. The jazzy music used is also wonderful, relaxing as well as engaging and very enjoyable to listen to even for long periods of time. The narration used here is also quite good. Parents will also like that each spoken word is highlighted red to aid the young children new to the world of reading.”

Read more about our take on Auryn – Van Gogh and the Sunflowers at GiggleApps.

Finally, 148Apps.biz site editor Rob Lefebvre reported on tablet users and their media consumption. LeFebvre writes, “In a study put out by comScore and reported by Fierce Mobile Content and the appside, interested parties can see that the number one use of tablet devices is games, with 67% of surveyed tablet users saying they’ve played a game at least once in the past month, as compared to 49% of smartphone users surveyed. 23% of those surveyed said they’d played a game on their tablet EVERY DAY. That’s a good number.”

Dig deeper into this study and read the full report on 148Apps.biz.

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Some princesses are content to sit around and wait to be rescued. They don’t mind sitting in their tower/castle/fancy chair until a prince shows up to rescue them or sweep them off their feet. Princess Punt isn’t that type of girl. She goes out and does the looking for herself.

Trajectory-based games are nothing new to iOS devices, be they medieval, automotive or avian in nature. The practice of knocking down ramshackle structures with an odd assortment of objects is a popular one, but not many of them involve giving armored soldiers the boot. Much less booting them into all manner of large (and vicious) beasts. Different “weapons” have different effects that can be triggered when the screen is tapped, while shot placement (trajectory, strength, point of impact, etc.) can mean the difference between “teh phat lewtz” and utter failure. It’s a weird concept that seems just insane enough to be awesome.

But don’t take my word for it. Anyone looking to dropkick noblemen into scaly monstrosities can check out Princess Punt in the App Store right now for absolutely free.



FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-11-03 :: Category: Games

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Majesty might be a little confusing for armchair generals who are used to a more hands-on approach, but that shouldn't discourage the rest of us.

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Guardian Saga Review

Guardian Saga Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Guardian Saga is nothing short of a glorious homage to the classic RPG games of yore.

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Fantastic Knight Review

Fantastic Knight Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This Action RPG has all the right stuff, able to sit next to the cream of the genre crop with pride.

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Orions 2: Deckmasters Review

Orions 2: Deckmasters Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Until Wizards of the Coast finally creates an official Magic the Gathering adaptation for iOS, Orions 2 is likely as close as it gets.

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Dofus: Battles HD Review

Dofus: Battles HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Dofus: Battles HD is an iPad (iPhone version available) tower defense/RTS/RPG. It’s NOT an app to play the popular MMORPG Dofus.

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Tehra Dark Warrior

Tehra Dark Warrior

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Tehra Dark Warrior is a fantasy-based RPG slasher set in the times of knights and dragons. While the game is immersive visually, I found gameplay to be quite stagnant and highly repetitive.

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Ravensword

Ravensword

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Ravensword doesn't quite live up to its hype. While it's definitely ambitious and has a lot of promise, I just couldn't get into this game. More complex combat and character customization as well as a more inventive story could boost this game to the next level.

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Star Radio Communicator

Star Radio Communicator

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
If you're a Trekkie and have to have something that's a little similar to their communicators, go for it and have a blast. If you want something useful to add to your iPhone apps, something worthy of the $200+ dollars you paid for your device, avoid it.

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3D Chess

3D Chess

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
3D Chess is a 3D chess app with a medieval theme. Who'd have guessed? While the graphics and animations are great, this is still just a chess app.

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