212137_5Gamevil's latest epic RPG got its own lite version today, Hybrid: Eternal Whisper Free [App Store] offers a brief look at the world of Hybrid through three included battle stages where you will be able to master nine different fighting skills.

Hybrid is an adventure roleplaying game with an extensive skill system all wrapped around a brawler-style fighting game. You play as Grey, a kid with a mysterious past protected by an equally mysterious guardian named Fairy through a quest that will take you numerous hours to complete that touches on a number of RPG cliches along the way.

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With every enemy you kill, you gain experience points and in-game currency which can be spent on an impressively deep character customization and upgrade system. The combat is the star of the show in Hybrid, and as you fight through each level you eventually gain more moves, techniques, and magical attacks to dispatch your enemies. These attacks can be chained together to form massive combos, and fighting entire gangs of baddies at once can be fairly satisfying.

Like Zenonia, there are a lot of people who love Hybrid, there's a thread on our forums filled with fans of the game. I do appreciate all the work Gamevil has put in to the game, and as you level up and gain more abilities, watching Grey fly around the screen killing enemies is fairly spectacular.


Video by AppBank

Where the game fell short for me, however, was in the seemingly endless amount of button mashing and thumb swiping required to kill all the enemies on a level only to watch a cut scene with tons of dialog, then get back to mashing the attack button. Regardless, I still recommend trying the free version, because opinions on this game seem divided, and you could find yourself amongst those who can't get enough of Hybrid.

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  • Thunder82

    This game is nothing but button mashing. I paid for the full version thinking it would be much more involved than it actually is. Lame.

  • Thunder82

    This game is nothing but button mashing. I paid for the full version thinking it would be much more involved than it actually is. Lame.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    This game is a high energy bomb and one of the best things, the App Store has got to offer! And no, with simple button smashing you won't reach far.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    This game is a high energy bomb and one of the best things, the App Store has got to offer! And no, with simple button smashing you won't reach far.

  • Eric

    Link to free version at this point only goes to paid version (at least on my iPhone), and searching for the free version yields nothing. Not up yet?

  • Eric

    Link to free version at this point only goes to paid version (at least on my iPhone), and searching for the free version yields nothing. Not up yet?

  • munkee

    Over-rated game. Glad I didn't follow the hype and buy the full version.

  • http://deleted munkee

    Over-rated game. Glad I didn't follow the hype and buy the full version.

  • MilesO'Toole

    Who did the artwork in that first image? It looks really good. Reminds me of Wendy Pini.

  • MilesO'Toole

    Who did the artwork in that first image? It looks really good. Reminds me of Wendy Pini.

  • Droidaphone

    Ugh. The controls on this thing are just annoying! It kept misreading my swipes, etc.

    Too bad, b/c this game is GORGEOUS.

  • Droidaphone

    Ugh. The controls on this thing are just annoying! It kept misreading my swipes, etc.

    Too bad, b/c this game is GORGEOUS.

  • http://1day1bar.com vinh!

    I agree with Droidaphone. Game could have been sooooo much more.

  • http://1day1bar.com vinh!

    I agree with Droidaphone. Game could have been sooooo much more.

  • john doe

    zenonia is still my fav game on the touch, but sadly hybrid absolutely not. way too monotone gameplay, so this game is really not my cup of tea

  • john doe

    zenonia is still my fav game on the touch, but sadly hybrid absolutely not. way too monotone gameplay, so this game is really not my cup of tea

  • Chad

    This one had a lot of potential, but unfortunately got stale with what *seemed* to be a deep combo system, ended up just being a slash, mash, pause, mash repeat cycle.

  • Chad

    This one had a lot of potential, but unfortunately got stale with what *seemed* to be a deep combo system, ended up just being a slash, mash, pause, mash repeat cycle.

  • RpgReviews

    Poor controls and generic story and character development kills this game! I fell asleep everytime i play this game!

  • RpgReviews

    Poor controls and generic story and character development kills this game! I fell asleep everytime i play this game!

  • NDN_Shadow

    The game is gorgeous. It's just kinda boring.

  • NDN_Shadow

    The game is gorgeous. It's just kinda boring.