Another Friday is upon us and we can all look forward to another weekend (unless you’re working of course!). For those of you with some spare time to try out a new game, Game Friday this week brings another top five roundup of the best Role Playing games for the iPhone.
In the article this week, we take a look at the fabulous Chaos Rings and Dungeon Hunter, among others. Like always, if you have a game you want reviewed, please let us know!
Square Enix are makes of arguably the best RPG ever in the Final Fantasy series and they have now brought their talents to a brand new game just for the iPhone/iPod. In Chaos Rings you must take part in a fighting tournament called the Ark Arena, controlling both a male and female character against other pairs of fighters.
As you progress through the game you uncover more details about your characters’ pasts and each pair of characters have their own storyline twists, leading to a unique experience each time you play through Chaos Rings. The graphics are some of the best on the iPhone and, as should be expected from Square Enix, there are hundreds of hours of gameplay to get through. Don’t be put off by the high price tag, this is a bargain!
For those of you who love classic looking RPGs, look no further than Undercroft. You control a group of adventurers who must take on a mysterious evil that has risen from a graveyard. Each character has unique abilities that will help you take on over 60 types of enemies and you head towards the graveyard to confront your fate.
Twenty hours of gameplay may seem short for an RPG but there is a lot of replay value and plenty of side quests to take on. Although the graphics look simple, there is a lot of depth and you can try out the free demo for free.
Coming from Gameloft, perhaps the most seasoned of iPhone developers, Dungeon Hunter is almost guaranteed to be a hit and, thankfully, it is. Creating your own character, you take them on an epic quest through a fantasy world, fighting many mythical beasts as you complete quests and missions across the kingdom of Gothicus.
There is plenty to do and the game looks fantastic, as do most of Gameloft’s titles. It does, unfortunately, hit problems with the lack of a decent save feature, only being able to save your progress when you reach certain milestones. This does let the game down, meaning you’ve got to invest in long stints in order to progress through the missions, but for RPG fans it is still a good buy.
A slightly different RPG is that of Tap Farm, part strategy game, part role playing game. You play a farmer who must decide what to grow in order to harvest, make money and build up your estate.The more you grow, the more you can sell and the more money you can make.
It’s a simple game executed well and you can visit your real-life neighbours to see how their farms have developed. However, while the base app is free, there are a number of upgrades that cost really money and this could put some people off. It costs nothing to try though, and you may find you want to pay for more.
Watson: The Beginning
A Japanese adaptation of an English classic is sure to raise eyebrows, especially as all my screenshots below are in Japanese. However, please be assured that this game has been translated to English! So, to the game… You play as Watson who has been accompanying Holmes on a trip to the country.
When Holmes is taken ill it is up to you to solve the case as Watson and so you must explore the crime scene, talk to suspects and suggest clues to characters. The manga graphics are beautiful, the controls are simple and it is a challenging game to complete. More episodes are in development and early reviews suggest this will be a winner.
What Have You Been Playing?
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