iPhone gamers are going to have a hard time keeping up. A number of anticipated gaming releases are being released in the coming days/weeks. Tonight The Quest [App Store] was released.

We covered the game just a couple of days ago.

THE QUEST is a graphically stunning, engaging and sinister world full of magic, music and provocative challenges.

Choose from five customizable races and an array of skills, attributes, weapons, armor and enchantments, then explore a huge non-linear realm of four different cities and a wilderness of mountains, caves, lakes and forests.

Play an absorbing card game, solve brain-teasing quests and clash with dangerous opponents in this turn- and skill-based role playing game.

You will have many choices, including some that may place you against the law, along your way to the dramatic end of your own choosing. You will need all your gaming know-how to survive and discover your destiny!

Old-school adventure gamers in particular may find this title appealing. The game has previously been available for Palm and Windows platforms. Reviews of those versions are available online:

Palm Addicts: "All in all The Quest is a wonderful gaming experience in the core meaning of the word wonderful - it is full of awes and wonders and is endowed with that rare ability to keep you ever curious and delighted, serving you gifts of delight and pleasurable surprises time and again throughout your playing experience"

The PDF manual for the PocketPC version is still available here (PDF). However, it appears to also be an accurate representation of the iPhone version if you are interested in the details of character creation and gameplay mechanics.

We'll try to provide a closer look at it in the near future but in the meanwhile our discussion thread should capture reader impressions.

App Store Link: The Quest, $5.99

  • ilovemyfamily

    Anyone get and try this one? This was another i wanted to get :) If its gameplay is smooth and fun its a sealed deal i NEED a game like this

    • http://www.facebook.com/stuart.h.anderson Stuart Heath Anderson

      It truly is an impressive game, and WELL worth the money they ask for it.  First game i got from itunes and i still play it 8 months later.  Seriously for all the ppl that like role playing and gritty Rated R themed games this is right up your alley.  You can be good or truly evil, a nice change.

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  • ilovemyfamily

    Anyone get and try this one? This was another i wanted to get :) If its gameplay is smooth and fun its a sealed deal i NEED a game like this

  • http://www.dreikaisers.de Michael

    That's ugly. Incredible ugly.
    That's not iPhone style…

  • http://www.dreikaisers.de Michael

    That's ugly. Incredible ugly.
    That's not iPhone style…

  • aen

    the graphics may not be up to date but it is totally reminiscent of my teenagehood and thats why i am gonna buy this (just like rouge touch)...

  • Ricky

    Come on! Looks are not all, reminds me of the old ones like Daggerfall, Wizardry and Lands of Lore.

    I am going for it just have to sync now.

  • aen

    the graphics may not be up to date but it is totally reminiscent of my teenagehood and thats why i am gonna buy this (just like rouge touch)...

  • Ricky

    Come on! Looks are not all, reminds me of the old ones like Daggerfall, Wizardry and Lands of Lore.

    I am going for it just have to sync now.

  • Ricky

    Ok, I must say it looks better than on any screenshots or videos, I love it. But imho the direction pad takes to much space - swiping the screen works also (WASD ;-) - only turning doesn't work) so it could be downsized for turning your character

  • Ricky

    Ok, I must say it looks better than on any screenshots or videos, I love it. But imho the direction pad takes to much space - swiping the screen works also (WASD ;-) - only turning doesn't work) so it could be downsized for turning your character

  • Ataru

    "graphically stunning"? Really? Perhaps if we're talking games circa mid 1980s, then yes, stunning. In 2009 though, it looks laughably terrible.

  • Ataru

    "graphically stunning"? Really? Perhaps if we're talking games circa mid 1980s, then yes, stunning. In 2009 though, it looks laughably terrible.

  • Gee!

    Tell me, can you move the controls to the left side of the screen? This is a deal-breaker.

    Thanks.

  • Gee!

    Tell me, can you move the controls to the left side of the screen? This is a deal-breaker.

    Thanks.

  • Yagami Light

    Awesome. It looks just like Daggerfall (the best game in the Elder Scrolls series).

  • Yagami Light

    Awesome. It looks just like Daggerfall (the best game in the Elder Scrolls series).

  • Ricky

    @Gee!: Unfortunately of, but as mentioned before you can just steer anywhere on the scree, even figured out how to turn "Move finger up then lef or right). ;-)

    Regarding the graphics ... you people still realize that this is a mobile phone don't you?

  • Ricky

    @Gee!: Unfortunately of, but as mentioned before you can just steer anywhere on the scree, even figured out how to turn "Move finger up then lef or right). ;-)

    Regarding the graphics ... you people still realize that this is a mobile phone don't you?

  • Ricky

    Me again: @Gee!: Unfortunately not.

  • Ricky

    Me again: @Gee!: Unfortunately not.

  • Thaurin

    @Gee: You can play in both landscape and portrait, though, and moving around using the buttons isn't that awkward. As said, swiping works as well to move around. You shouldn't let this be a deal-breaker.

    @Ricky: I don't mind the graphics personally, but the iPhone *is* capable of more. It would have been awesome to see updated graphics on this. :)

  • Thaurin

    @Gee: You can play in both landscape and portrait, though, and moving around using the buttons isn't that awkward. As said, swiping works as well to move around. You shouldn't let this be a deal-breaker.

    @Ricky: I don't mind the graphics personally, but the iPhone *is* capable of more. It would have been awesome to see updated graphics on this. :)

  • Kyrue

    Man, Chillingo is on top of the gaming scene for iPhone/touch. I bought iDracula yesterday, looks like I'm buying this one today. STOP TAKING ALL MY MONEYS! lol

  • Kyrue

    Man, Chillingo is on top of the gaming scene for iPhone/touch. I bought iDracula yesterday, looks like I'm buying this one today. STOP TAKING ALL MY MONEYS! lol

  • Kia

    @ Ricky

    "Regarding the graphics … you people still realize that this is a mobile phone don’t you?"

    You do still realize this is a more powerful device than the PSP, don't you?

  • Kia

    @ Ricky

    "Regarding the graphics … you people still realize that this is a mobile phone don’t you?"

    You do still realize this is a more powerful device than the PSP, don't you?

  • Grx

    Kia:

    yes, maybe it's more powerful, but even if it is we will never see psp-like graphics on iPhone/iPod touch.

  • Grx

    Kia:

    yes, maybe it's more powerful, but even if it is we will never see psp-like graphics on iPhone/iPod touch.

  • vapourtrail

    this is by far, and i mean real far, the best RPG on the iphone. nothing out there is even close.
    5 base attributes (strength, dex, endurance, intelligence, personality)
    5 races, 6 classes.
    20 skills. almost all upgradable (dependent on race) via level-ups or paying to learn.
    almost endless variety of weaponary and armor due to enchantments.
    even your fashion comes into play.

    steal from people with their backs turned. enchant items in a slew of ways from skills, attributes, ac to resist magics, diseases, specific monster damage, etc. alchemy - get a mortar/pestle and make your own potions from probably 100 ingredients. the higher you're mercantile the cheaper things cost. even a snazzy little card game built in to win (or lose) money. great little game. Def worth the price. Wish the graphics were a little better but they're not horrible.

  • vapourtrail

    this is by far, and i mean real far, the best RPG on the iphone. nothing out there is even close.
    5 base attributes (strength, dex, endurance, intelligence, personality)
    5 races, 6 classes.
    20 skills. almost all upgradable (dependent on race) via level-ups or paying to learn.
    almost endless variety of weaponary and armor due to enchantments.
    even your fashion comes into play.

    steal from people with their backs turned. enchant items in a slew of ways from skills, attributes, ac to resist magics, diseases, specific monster damage, etc. alchemy - get a mortar/pestle and make your own potions from probably 100 ingredients. the higher you're mercantile the cheaper things cost. even a snazzy little card game built in to win (or lose) money. great little game. Def worth the price. Wish the graphics were a little better but they're not horrible.

  • spiffyone

    @Grx

    I think we've already seen PSP-like graphics in some games. High level PSP? No. But low to mid level? Sure. You do realize that there are absolutely god awful looking games on PSP too, don't you?

  • spiffyone

    @Grx

    I think we've already seen PSP-like graphics in some games. High level PSP? No. But low to mid level? Sure. You do realize that there are absolutely god awful looking games on PSP too, don't you?

  • Wabaam

    Oh come on, I love the graphics! Just because you're used to full 3d doesn't make this bad!

  • Wabaam

    Oh come on, I love the graphics! Just because you're used to full 3d doesn't make this bad!

  • http://www.sleestak.net bobcat

    looks and sounds just like Might and Might 3 and 4 for the PC. Great series.

  • http://www.sleestak.net bobcat

    looks and sounds just like Might and Might 3 and 4 for the PC. Great series.

  • TKO

    I was going to buy it. Looked to me like a good classic "Valour" or "Dungeon Master" type amalgamation. I was a bit worried about whether the graphics would be entirely jerky, but the video showed it to be smoother than I expected.

    Then it came up in iTunes .. and I saw the price ..

    I wasn't expecting it to be $1.00. But I can count on the fingers of one hand how many iPhone apps I've been willing to spend that much on. ..Namco have similarly managed to not sell me anything this way.

  • TKO

    I was going to buy it. Looked to me like a good classic "Valour" or "Dungeon Master" type amalgamation. I was a bit worried about whether the graphics would be entirely jerky, but the video showed it to be smoother than I expected.

    Then it came up in iTunes .. and I saw the price ..

    I wasn't expecting it to be $1.00. But I can count on the fingers of one hand how many iPhone apps I've been willing to spend that much on. ..Namco have similarly managed to not sell me anything this way.

  • Brad Newsom

    Awesome game! So far, its almost a perfect Daggerfall mobile game! From the character creation to movement controls, to the dialog system.

    This is so fun. The graphics are absolutely amazing too. Smooth and nostalgic.

  • Brad Newsom

    Awesome game! So far, its almost a perfect Daggerfall mobile game! From the character creation to movement controls, to the dialog system.

    This is so fun. The graphics are absolutely amazing too. Smooth and nostalgic.

  • aen

    lovin' this at the moment! (see vapourtrail's comment above)

  • aen

    lovin' this at the moment! (see vapourtrail's comment above)

  • rich_952000

    Redshift, has released a well designed, well developed game here. I love that the game is an open environment. YOU choose your "quests" and just about every other aspect of your characters existence.

    Of course, Chillingo published this game and as I say in my Appstore review; everything Chillingo touches lately seems to turn to gold!

    Here's hoping The Quest and Redshift are successful, they deserve it.

  • rich_952000

    Redshift, has released a well designed, well developed game here. I love that the game is an open environment. YOU choose your "quests" and just about every other aspect of your characters existence.

    Of course, Chillingo published this game and as I say in my Appstore review; everything Chillingo touches lately seems to turn to gold!

    Here's hoping The Quest and Redshift are successful, they deserve it.

  • tyler

    just got the game and im stuck in a cave under the lake of brendan, i fell through the hole and cant get out , i see a lever but cant get to it, what do i do?

  • tyler

    just got the game and im stuck in a cave under the lake of brendan, i fell through the hole and cant get out , i see a lever but cant get to it, what do i do?

  • http://www.youtube.co.uk ruff

    what are you talking about the games great who cares about the graffics there pretty dam good and the gameplay is fantastic, it's like a cross between elder scrolls oblivion and runescape its brilliant

  • http://www.youtube.co.uk ruff

    what are you talking about the games great who cares about the graffics there pretty dam good and the gameplay is fantastic, it's like a cross between elder scrolls oblivion and runescape its brilliant

  • http://www.youtube.co.uk ruff

    oh and have they made any walkthrough's for the quest because some of them are annoying.

  • http://www.youtube.co.uk ruff

    oh and have they made any walkthrough's for the quest because some of them are annoying.

  • Tyler

    I agree a walkthrough would be nice

  • Tyler

    I agree a walkthrough would be nice

  • PrimoBlaze

    UPDATE! New patch out, You can now change which side your movement controls are, there is now a D-pad, starting out there are less hardcore monsters(Remaining monsters give more exp). And the questbook is more detailed so you know where you're going!

    This game is top 5 of my 105 apps on my ipod, I love it to death, great game, great time waster, super duper fun. I advise it for any Oblivion-esque game lovers.

  • PrimoBlaze

    UPDATE! New patch out, You can now change which side your movement controls are, there is now a D-pad, starting out there are less hardcore monsters(Remaining monsters give more exp). And the questbook is more detailed so you know where you're going!

    This game is top 5 of my 105 apps on my ipod, I love it to death, great game, great time waster, super duper fun. I advise it for any Oblivion-esque game lovers.

  • Johnny Fa

    This game is SO good. The card game alone has kept me busy for days. Definitely like Oblivion and the like. Very pleased, and I'm not one for old skool rpgs.

    You CAN change the orientation from right to left.

  • Johnny Fa

    This game is SO good. The card game alone has kept me busy for days. Definitely like Oblivion and the like. Very pleased, and I'm not one for old skool rpgs.

    You CAN change the orientation from right to left.

  • blablabla

    this game is pretty good. its a lot like oblivion. The game does have pretty good graphics except for the fact that the enemies and plants are flat

  • blablabla

    this game is pretty good. its a lot like oblivion. The game does have pretty good graphics except for the fact that the enemies and plants are flat

  • Damien

    Alright, a couple things. For starters, to the older posts that say the iPhone is more powerful than a PSP and complain about graphics. The iPhone's processor is faster than that of the PSP and has more RAM, but the GPU isn't as good, which is a pretty important part of graphics. And the graphics aren't too bad considering the size of the world. There is no other iPhone game that has a world this large or so in depth gameplay, the graphics are also pretty charming and give some nostalgia. So it isn't something to get hung up on. It also helps to keep the file size and price down.

    For help with the quests, if you read the help file it'll give you a website which has a link to a website that gives you some hints for the game. To save you the searching the website is http://www.thequesthints.de/

  • Damien

    Alright, a couple things. For starters, to the older posts that say the iPhone is more powerful than a PSP and complain about graphics. The iPhone's processor is faster than that of the PSP and has more RAM, but the GPU isn't as good, which is a pretty important part of graphics. And the graphics aren't too bad considering the size of the world. There is no other iPhone game that has a world this large or so in depth gameplay, the graphics are also pretty charming and give some nostalgia. So it isn't something to get hung up on. It also helps to keep the file size and price down.

    For help with the quests, if you read the help file it'll give you a website which has a link to a website that gives you some hints for the game. To save you the searching the website is http://www.thequesthints.de/

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