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Dragon Quest II Review

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By Andrew Fisher on October 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: THINE QUEST CONTINUETH!
Dragon Quest 2 is another quality remake of one of the progenitors to the modern JRPG.
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There's a Big Sale on Kemco Games Going on Right Now

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 19th, 2014

KEMCO, the Japanese mobile game publisher, has announced that 3 of their mobile games are going on sale today. You can pick up Symphony of the Origin, Silver Nornir, and Chronus Arc for only $0.99 each.

The sale starts today and will run until June 25. Now is  great time to check out these 3 JRPG's.

Looks Like Record of Agarest War Snuck its Way onto the App Store While Nobody was Looking

Posted by Rob Rich on May 15th, 2014
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Popular tactical RPG Record of Agarest War started out on consoles, and was brought to Android, but now it's finally on iOS.

In a somewhat surprising move, the game was released to the App Store with very little fanfare. Still, it's here now so why not check it out? All the hours upon hours of gameplay, massive combos, monster capturing, giving birth to the next generation's hero (for up to 5 generations), and more are present and accounted for - it's just been shrunk down. Pretty cool, right? It's a wonder nobody's been talking about it.

You can grab Record of Agarest War off the App Store now for $14.99. Additional dungeon DLC and in-app purchases are available.

* Over 100 hours of gameplay
* 59 outstanding soundtracks
* Full 720p HD graphic assets
* 40 cut scene videos
* Fully voice acted with 16,000 character voices
* Over 400 different Magic spells and Battle skills
* Over 400 Enemies and Characters
* Capture monsters to join your army
* Story stretching 5 Generations of heroes
* Enhanced battle system including combo system, break and overkill
* Support for full touch interface, virtual on screen controller and iCade support
* Automatic save backup to iCloud.
* Support for Leaderboards and Achievements through Game Center.
* Language: English text with Japanese voices.
* Airplay support
* universal application

Final Fantasy VI Review

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By Jennifer Allen on February 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EXCEPTIONAL RPGING
One of the finest JRPGs comes to iOS and it's a sublime release, despite a few quibbles.
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Tales of Phantasia Review

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By Lucy Ingram on January 23rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: SOUL-CRUSHINGLY TERRIBLE
The storyline is excellent, and the voice-acting spot-on, but Tales of Phantasia is unbelievably let down by its free-to-play model and terrible controls.
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End Of Aspiration Review

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By Jennifer Allen on July 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: COMFORT JRPG
Playing it safe, End of Aspiration might lack inspiration at times, but it's still a kind of comfort gaming for JRPG fans.
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Symphony of the Origin Review

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By Rob Rich on April 9th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOOD GAME
It'll take more than a terrible script with horribly awkward dialog to derail this impressive JRPG.
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RPG Aeon Avenger Review

Posted by Rob Rich on February 25th, 2013
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Developer: Kemco
Price: $2.99
Version: 1.0.1
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar


I’m always a bit leery of starting up a “traditional” iOS RPG. It’s not that I dislike the subgenre; it’s just that the results are typically hit or miss. Usually miss. Sticking with the awkward baseball analogy, RPG Aeon Avenger is like one of those overly dramatic moments in a sports movie where the batter looks like they’re going to miss, but they tag the ball anyway. They don’t necessarily hit a home run but at least they aren’t out. Well it makes sense in my mind, anyway.

Aeon Avenger is a lot like playing an awkward RPG styled after Chrono Trigger. An unlikely hero gets swept up in an adventure spanning multiple time periods, never leaving his world, per se, but seeing it in several different states over the centuries. In Lake’s case (yes, his name is Lake) it all begins when his family is slain by a mysterious man who can control monsters. With the aid of a wandering swordsman and a time-traveling sorceress, he sets out to put an end to the mysterious Man in Black, time paradoxes be damned.

Despite a generally simple look and some fairly uninteresting maps, Aeon Avenger does have some pretty impressive sprite work both for the portraits and enemies. It also uses an interesting system that allows any character to equip any weapon type, but they’re also most effective with their preferred implement. Different enemies also have particular weaknesses to certain weapons so it can sometimes pay off to switch things up a bit. In addition to the weapon system there are a number of skills that can be equipped to a given item to grant its wielder additional abilities. Of course not all skills can be used with all weapons but it’s a nice way to really diversify the group.

As I’ve mentioned the maps are rather bland, but the overly sensitive movement controls (complete with overly restrictive hitboxes for the virtual stick) make them even more of a drag to navigate through. After a while I gave up on exploring because it was so bad, and I love exploring. It’s also a shame that the script is so awkward. I didn’t notice many actual errors in the dialog, but it just doesn’t read all that well and the overall story is rather hard to get invested in. And what’s up with having to go into the “Status” menu to equip things? Why not, I dunno, use the “Equip” tab in the “Tools” menu instead?

I can’t honestly call RPG Aeon Avenger the next big iOS RPG, but it’s certainly not a bad entry into the genre. The story isn’t exactly captivating and the combat is fairly standard, but it does make use of an interesting equipment system that’s worth experimenting with.

Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Review

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By Rob Rich on October 29th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FOLLOW THE MIMES
Penny Arcade and Zeboyd's latest and greatest RPG of Weirdness has made its way to the App Store, and it's quite fantastic, despite a rather overbearing interface.
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DarkGate Review

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By Blake Grundman on October 25th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: REFRESHINGLY RETRO
This retro-inspired role playing game represents everything that made Super Nintendo era JRPGs so much fun.
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Zenforms: Protectors Review

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By Rob Rich on October 9th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: GIVE IT TIME
This monster-training RPG has some very clever ideas but it's far from complete and could use more than a few adjustments.
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Lunar Silver Star Story Touch Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 28th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SILVER STAR
A classic RPG of old remade for iOS. Tt ticks all the right boxes for JRPG fans.
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Adventure of Terapets: The Crazy Scientist Review

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By Rob Rich on September 24th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH?
Things in Teraland could use a bit of polish - okay a lot of polish - but that doesn't keep it from scratching that monster-catching itch.
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Drakerider Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 13th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: EXPENSIVELY SAFE
Drakerider offers an interesting pricing structure but a fairly safe JRPG.
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RPG Symphony of Eternity Review

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By Rob Rich on September 10th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A GREAT PERSONALITY
It's not much of a looker, but this RPG has some interesting stuff going on under the hood.
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