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Dragon Quest III Review

Dragon Quest III Review

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A walk down memory lane isn't foolproof for Dragon Quest III, but it has its merits.

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Narborion Saga Review

Narborion Saga Review

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This choose-your-own adventure style gamebook has some plot holes, but is still enjoyable as a free game.

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Crusaders Quest Review

Crusaders Quest Review

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Hire as many heroes as possible in this fun at first but grind-heavy freemium RPG.

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DeNA has announced that Blood Brothers 2 is currently in development. It’s the sequel to Blood Brothers, obviously; the dark RPG where you must battle enemies across the world of Arnashia.

The game is set one century after the first installment. You’ll be building and recruiting your armies as you explore. Blood Brothers 2 will also feature ongoing weekly game events and strategic player vs. player (PvP). This time your friends will be able to join you in the quest to save the world.

Blood Brothers was massively popular, spending seven consecutive months as a top 10 app on US Google Play’s top grossing chart,” said Kaz Kondo, Head of DeNA Studios West. “Having worked on the original, we know what fans liked most about the game. We want to deliver again the fast-paced RPG battles and iconic characters fans enjoyed, but we’re also introducing new art style and spellbinding adventure that will be fun and fresh for everyone.”

Blood Brothers 2 will be coming to the iPhone and iPad in 2015.

via: Our Blood Brothers Review
Elune Saga Review

Elune Saga Review

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Elune Saga is a slightly unremarkable freemium-based RPG, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun.

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It Came From Canada: Heavenstrike Rivals

Over their long history, Square Enix has become synonymous with big, epic, blockbuster Japanese RPGs. But while mobile may be a great place for ports of classics like Chrono Trigger, when crafting a new game the company has to make something a little more modest than Final Fantasy XII 3. Heavenstrike Rivals is that new game, and we see how well it lives up to its pedigree in this edition of It Came From Canada!

While the game was made in collaboration with English studio Mediatonic, it’s hard not to notice the Final Fantasy style all over it. From the exciting but ultimately nonsensical name, to the plot involving brave youths rescuing a quaint and vaguely European world from a rising darkness, it’s pretty obvious where this game comes from. Fortunately it also has production values that rival its AAA cousins. The illustrated artwork is luscious and detailed, battle animations for the chibi characters are a delight, and the jaunty music sets the mood for adventure.

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And players will need to be in the mood because Heavenstrike Rivals‘ strategic gameplay will demand a lot of their time, even if it is broken up into chunks via energy meters. Using units they’ve gathered, players face off against opponents on a board game-like grid. The goal is to have their army reach the end and begin attacking the other player directly. However, this requires fighting through the enemy units coming after them. It’s a straightforward idea, and the compact arena limits more extravagant strategies, but the game does offer depth through its unit variety.

Players gain access to more of their forces over the course of the round, and knowing all their quirks is where the fun begins. From the fighters’ increasing strength, to the scouts’ multiple hits, to the defenders’ shields, to the gunners’ range, effectively combining these abilities is the key to an effective squad. Plus it’s just satisfying to watch an enemy fall for your carefully planned trap. Outside of battle players can improve their squad even more by leveling-up stats, modifying magic users, and recruiting special vanguards to lead the assault.

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A few years ago, Square Enix released a little strategy game for DSiWare called Dragon Quest Wars that entertained in a way similar to Heavenstrike Rivals. We’ll see if the larger App Store audience will be as receptive when the new game launches worldwide soon.

Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut Review

Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut Review

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Shadowrun: Dragonfall is one of the best turn-based RPGs to come to iOS in years.

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It Came From Canada – Moonrise

I think by now we all know that when pocket-sized elemental creatures with awesome powers are afoot, there’s really no other choice than to try and collect all of them. And in case that last sentence wasn’t clear enough, yes, Moonrise is a lot like Pokémon. But it does put its own spin on monster battling, and we find out just how original it is in this edition of It Came From Canada!

When a peaceful race of creatures known as the Solari is corrupted into bestial Lunari through “Moonrise,” it’s up to the player to tame and purify them. But Moonrise‘s world isn’t all dark and foreboding. The game opens with the player graduating into a Warden, and it feels like a friendly martial arts exam. Still, the mood is oddly dour for such a kid-friendly genre, and part of that is due to the aesthetic. Instead of the expressive and cutesy anime characters one might expect, people look weirdly old and realistic, wearing contemporary clothing while exploring ancient ruins. The monsters themselves are more stylized, which is a given considering names like Snaptrap and Buzzle, but they also have a strange, earthy edge that tips over into almost frightening. But style aside, when it comes to visuals, what the game should focus on before launch is fixing its erratic frame rate and overall sluggish feel.

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Players can take on quests and visit side towns, but monster battles are where it’s really at. In the wild, players encounter savage Lunari and can either defeat them outright or trap and train them with their limited Warden keys. Elemental match-ups follow the typical rock-paper-scissors formula where water beats fire, fire beats grass, and so on. Players can also challenge rival Wardens. Once the fighting starts, players launch their attacks in real-time. However, different attacks have different recharge periods, so players must juggle between different skills to keep up the offensive. They can use two Solari at a time and swap between them at will. Players can even use lengthy but powerful attacks of their own to give their team an extra push. It’s hard to say if this system is any better than a standard turn-based one, but at least it is different.

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History has shown that the only things people “gotta catch” all of are these monster battling games themselves. Players will get their chance to snag Moonrise when the game launches worldwide soon.

Tainted Keep Review

Tainted Keep Review

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A beautiful exploration of an ugly world.

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Creature Academy Review

Creature Academy Review

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Creature Academy is cute, but its gameplay might be too simplistic to appeal to RPG fans.

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Ossian Studios’ RPG, The Shadow Sun, is Now Available for $4.99

Posted by on November 26th, 2014
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Ossian Studios has permanently lowered the price of their western action RPG, The Shadow Sun.

The game brings together elements of Dungeons & Dragons and The Witcher to create a story-driven RPG with real-time combat and tons of characters to meet. You will explore the imperial city of Shar with its mysterious plague in this 10-hour adventure with over over 70 unique areas and 200+ unique items, hidden secrets, and ancient treasures.

Check out The Shadow Sun for $4.99 on the app store.

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VainGlory Review

VainGlory Review

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VainGlory is a really fun and accessible MOBA, but suffers from some slightly sexist elements.

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Tapventures Review

Tapventures Review

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Tapventures is an increasingly hands-off one-tap RPG, but expect it to hook you despite your better judgement.

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TOAST has announced that their real-time action-RPG match-3 game Crusaders Quest will release on iOS on December 4. The 8-bit stylized title features elements from the action, RPG, and matching genres, with players able to select from six classes and recruit from a pool of over 200 unique heroes.

If players so wish, they can also pre-register for the game. Players who do so will get special characters, items, and in-game currency upon launch, with more prizes being given out depending on the number of people who pre-register.

Crusaders Quest is set to match march its way into the App Store on December 4.

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Roll a D20 – Icewind Dale Has Been Released for iOS

Posted by on November 10th, 2014
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Overhaul Games has released Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition for iOS. The app is a port of the old Dungeons and Dragons classic PC game that explores the frozen tundra of Icewind Dale.

The enhanced edition comes complete with dozens of new spells and items, almost 40 new kits and classes, and a new interface to make playing on a touch screen easier. And now players can also invite their friends along as the game has integrated cooperative, cross-platform play.

As if all that wasn’t enough, a quest that was originally cut from the game is now playable, giving you even more content to check out.

You can download Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition for $9.99 right now.

It Came From Canada: Creature Academy

Creature Academy doesn’t have time for your slow-paced, grandparents’ RPGs. In the span of a few minutes, it has players slicing down monsters, toppling a boss, improving their party, and repeating the whole cycle all over again. But while role-playing this quickly may work during a bus ride, does it sacrifice depth in the process? Find out in this edition of It Came From Canada!

Structurally, Creature Academy is a fairly rote action-RPG. With their three-person party, players venture out into various environments, like meadows or volcanoes, looking for monsters to slay. They’ll encounter everything from Hackits, little burlap sack creatures that recall Dragon Quest’s iconic Slimes, to towering goblins and mushrooms that serve as the bosses of each area. Players can then customize their party between skirmishes by giving them better weapons and gear along with limited-use boosters like extra speed or strength. However, while party leaders will typically be heroic human characters, players can also recruit fallen foes to their squad like the trident-wielding, amphibious Fischenchips. Furthermore, players can evolve and combine captured monsters to create even more powerful allies. Beyond the main campaign, players can also test out their team in a wave-based survival mode.

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But what stands out so much about Creature Academy is how it takes those standard tropes and plays them at what feels like double speed, after a painfully, and ironically, slow initial install. The game is divided into dozens of separate levels and, at least initially, players will just cruise through them crushing monsters in seconds. This isn’t to say that the game is mindless. It’s good to know when to use a ranged weapon vs. a sword or when to swap out a weak character because one death equals game over. But the game just moves so freaking fast that everything kind of becomes a blur, especially once screen-clearing special attacks and overpowered online helpers enter the fray. It’s not bad, just chaotic, and at least the graphics keep up.

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Hyperactivity isn’t historically a hallmark of RPGs, but maybe that will give Creature Academy its own identity. Players can see if this whirlwind of level grinding and monster battling is right for them when the game fully launches soon.

Knights of Pen & Paper Haunted Fall Expansion Out Today

Posted by on November 7th, 2014
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Knights of Pen & Paper, by Paradox North, has gotten a Halloween-themed update called Haunted Fall.  While the holiday has already passed, the update includes plenty to keep you happy.

You’ll have access to a new Witch class, enemies, locations, and quests. The Witch joins your team as a healer and hexer, weakening your foes just when you need it. You’ll be able to explore the Corn Field Maze and the Abandoned Dwarven Mall.

Pick up Knights of Pen & Paper with its Haunted Fall update for $4.99 on the App Store.

via: Our Review

Summoners War Update Adds New Areas and Missions

Posted by on November 6th, 2014
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Com2uS has released a new update for their popular free-to-play RPG Summoners Warwhich also recently passed 20 million installs.

This update brings four new areas to the game, adding new missions and runes to the game as well. In addition to this, improvements to monster capabilities have also been made, with language support set to arrive for Spain, Portugal, Russia and South-East Asia soon.

Summoners War is available to download now for free.

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Terra Battle Review

Terra Battle Review

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With an excellent battle system and diverse character roster, Terra Battle is ever expanding and endlessly playable.

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Super Glyph Quest Review

Super Glyph Quest Review

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Improving upon the earlier Glyph Quest comes Super Glyph Quest, a compelling Match-3/RPG mashup.

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Loot Raiders Review

Loot Raiders Review

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This menu-based loot game is suitable to compel those with pretty extreme loot lust.

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It’s time to get excited because Square Enix has just released Chaos Rings III!

On the Japanese App Store.

Okay, okay, so it’s not out worldwide yet. But the fact that it’s out over there means it’s only a matter of time before it’s released everywhere else. And it looks like it might be something worth waiting for, besides.

For starters, it’s selling for ¥2,800, which ends up being about $26.00. So this is definitely a premium release. Based on the tiny screen shots it’s also looking good, possibly with a little bit of extra flair thrown in to the battles. And do my eyes deceive me or does it look like parties will contain more than the series’ usual (and measly) two this time?

We’ll know for certain one way or another once Chaos Rings III is inevitably released in the US.

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Adventure Xpress Review

Adventure Xpress Review

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Match three in your epic quest to deliver the mail across this quirky, fantasy landscape.

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Shadow Fight 2, by Nekki, is the popular sequel to Facebook-based game, Shadow Fight. Nekki reports that Shadow Fight 2 has reached the #1 position on the App Store and has received 35 million downloads to date over various platforms. The game combines RPG elements with martial arts action as you send your ninja against skilled fighters, demon bosses, and eventually try to close the Gate of Shadows.

“We are thrilled to see such an enthusiastic reception for Shadow Fight 2, allowing us to reach 35 million downloads in under four months,” said Nekki Co-founder and CEO Dmitry Terekhin. “Our goal is to always create games that we want to play, and we know we’ve gotten it right when our community of loyal and vocal fans use the power of word-of-mouth to propel our games to the top of the charts.”

Shadow Fight 2 is available for free on the App Store.

Introducin​g Kim Kardashian​: Hollywood 2.0

Posted by on October 3rd, 2014
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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, by Glu Games, has recently been updated. Now players can travel to romantic Italy and plan their dream wedding. Other additions include new clothing and items, such as wedding gowns, tuxedos, and (of course) wedding rings. And of course new clothing and other in-game items, new quests for you and your spouse, free gifts, and video messages from Kim Kardashian West herself.

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is also now available for Facebook users.

“I really enjoy engaging with my fans through Facebook and Instagram, that’s why I’m so excited that Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is now available on Facebook,” said Kim Kardashian West. “I continue to be so proud of this project and hope my fans enjoy the fun updates coming soon!”

You can download Kim Kardashian: Hollywood for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review
Epic Island Review

Epic Island Review

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Colorful and not without potential, Epic Island is too slow going when it comes to offering up its wonders.

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Fans of Glyph Quest, by Alex Trowers and Leanne Bayley, will be thrilled to hear that the sequel, Super Glyph Quest, is coming out soon. The match-3 role playing puzzler uses elemental glyphs to cast powerful spells and fight monsters.

The development team has been bustling to bring you an enormous amount of new stuff. Just check out this list of improvements:

• New Glyphs! The elements of Primal and Metal join Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Light and Dark.
• New Spells! Over 70 spells to master.
• Character Customization! Create your very own caster.
• More Quests! All new map with a host of new questing locations.
• New Story! Character interactions and conversations.
• More Monsters! All new fiends to save the world from.
• Crafting! Create new gear out of all those pelts and icky stuff.
• Leveling Up! Customize your play with new abilities and power ups.
• Multiple Enemy Encounters! More than one critter can show up in battle at once.

There is no official date for Super Glyph Quest‘s release, but in the mean time we will congratulate Alex and Leanne on their newest addition to the team: Willow Trowers. Good Job, folks.

via: Our Glyph Quest Review

Kobojo has announced details for their newest game, Zodiac – a 2D persistent online RPG.

Kobojo has put together a crack team of developers including composer Hitoshi Sakimoto and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, whose work includes many of the Final Fantasy games and the Kingdom Hearts series, as well as Basiscape who have done audio work for RPG’s such as Dragon’s Crown, Muramasa: the Demon Blade, and Valkyria Chronicles.

“Working with iconic developers such as Sakimoto-san and Nojima-san has pushed us to perfect every element of the RPG experience for mobile and handheld devices,” said Mario Rizzo, CEO, Kobojo, “The combination of their deep knowledge and history along with our company’s experience and artistic style is leading to the creation of Zodiac, our dream cross-platform RPG.”

You can check out the  gorgeous graphics in the trailer video below and whet your appetite for when Zodiac is released in 2015.

MUJO Review

MUJO Review

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This match-three game has collectible and role-playing elements that make it continually satisfying to play.

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Dragon Quest I Review

Dragon Quest I Review

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Its historical significance aside, Dragon Quest 1 is a fun, campy, difficult, thoroughly old-school RPG.

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