Gamevil's Zenonia 2 [App Store] was just released on the American App Store mere moments ago, and already since its initial release in New Zealand the thread on our forums has been going insane.

Zenonia 2 is the sequel to Gamevil's smash hit Zenonia, which still makes appearances in discussions on our forums where people are asking what RPG they should pick up. Zenonia 2 seems to have greatly improved on most aspects of the original game, and even comes with this amazing trailer narrated by a girl dressed as a butterfly:

We're in the process of powering through the game for an in-depth review, but so far, it's safe to say if you liked the original, Zenonia 2 won't disappoint.

App Store Link: Zenonia 2, $4.99

Gamevil is presently an advertiser on this site, but that does not influence our coverage or reviews. See our ad policies for details.

  • War Machine 390

    This game is already awesome! I have waited long for a sequel and it is finally here! Everything about it has improved :P

  • War Machine 390

    This game is already awesome! I have waited long for a sequel and it is finally here! Everything about it has improved :P

  • Shadowsfall

    This is probably one of the best games i've ever played so far, fairly interesting with a good storyline

  • Shadowsfall

    This is probably one of the best games i've ever played so far, fairly interesting with a good storyline

  • Acadiaa

    Just got it.

    I have a question: What happened at the end of Zenonia?

    Thanks.

    • Shadowsfall

      epic fail, you should beat it :P...

      *SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT*
      You kill the dragon/monster thing that appears at the beginning of Zenonia 2. Things will appear that you might recognize in the first game, etc. I really don't remember much because it's been awhile since i've played the first Zenonia

      • Acadiaa

        I wanted to beat it, but the last dungeon is so hard. >_> Plus it takes FOREVER to rank up.

      • Noman

        I know, I just could not grind enough to beat the last dungeon.

      • eric cartman

        it was the last dungeon that killed my iphone

  • Acadiaa

    Just got it.

    I have a question: What happened at the end of Zenonia?

    Thanks.

    • Shadowsfall

      epic fail, you should beat it :P...

      *SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT*
      You kill the dragon/monster thing that appears at the beginning of Zenonia 2. Things will appear that you might recognize in the first game, etc. I really don't remember much because it's been awhile since i've played the first Zenonia

      • Acadiaa

        I wanted to beat it, but the last dungeon is so hard. >_> Plus it takes FOREVER to rank up.

      • Noman

        I know, I just could not grind enough to beat the last dungeon.

      • eric cartman

        it was the last dungeon that killed my iphone

  • Huon

    Hows about a little disclosure you have a huge amount of Zenonia advertising on your site, how can I take anything you say at face value when you fail to mention that Zenonia's developers are paying you large sums of money.

    • arn

      Because the author didn't know the company was an advertiser when he wrote this. (the story was posted right before the ad went live)

      See: http://toucharcade.com/toucharcade-advertising-and-editorial-policies/ for our ad policies.

    • Deluxe

      That's not like if they were paid to do a good review without anything visible. You want them to disclose that Gamevil paid them for ads? After viewing those ads. What's left to disclose?

      By the way, I'm not paid by Gamevil and this game is awesome.

    • Dran

      If you are looking for brutally honest reviews you are coming to the wrong place, I love toucharcade for their in-depth coverage of all things app game related, but even the shittiest games get a positive spin at the end such as "if you really like X type of game....". Sometimes a shit spade is a shit spade, and TA will rarely say it as it is... thas why usually the comments are a good measure of what people really think of the game.

      That being said, Zenonia 2 really is a good game, and "if you really like ARPGS.." this is the game for you. :p

  • Huon

    Hows about a little disclosure you have a huge amount of Zenonia advertising on your site, how can I take anything you say at face value when you fail to mention that Zenonia's developers are paying you large sums of money.

    • arn

      Because the author didn't know the company was an advertiser when he wrote this. (the story was posted right before the ad went live)

      See: http://toucharcade.com/toucharcade-advertising-and-editorial-policies/ for our ad policies.

    • Deluxe

      That's not like if they were paid to do a good review without anything visible. You want them to disclose that Gamevil paid them for ads? After viewing those ads. What's left to disclose?

      By the way, I'm not paid by Gamevil and this game is awesome.

    • Dran

      If you are looking for brutally honest reviews you are coming to the wrong place, I love toucharcade for their in-depth coverage of all things app game related, but even the shittiest games get a positive spin at the end such as "if you really like X type of game....". Sometimes a shit spade is a shit spade, and TA will rarely say it as it is... thas why usually the comments are a good measure of what people really think of the game.

      That being said, Zenonia 2 really is a good game, and "if you really like ARPGS.." this is the game for you. :p

  • :o

    I didn't really like the first Zenonia, would I like this one?

    • Noman

      It would be hard to say since you didn't specify what you didn't like about the first one. The devs have promised less grinding, a better story, better graphics (those are obvious) and huge amounts of items. I think I am going to get this one even though I didn't love the first one either.

  • :o

    I didn't really like the first Zenonia, would I like this one?

    • Noman

      It would be hard to say since you didn't specify what you didn't like about the first one. The devs have promised less grinding, a better story, better graphics (those are obvious) and huge amounts of items. I think I am going to get this one even though I didn't love the first one either.

  • dumas1000

    RPGs, in general, like to rely on their stories, which tie into their characters. The AppStore is flooded with 8-bit, sprite-based, Action-RPGs created in the same vein as the original Zelda for the NES. I just don't feel anything or in anyway invest myself emotionally into sprite-based characters. A true 3-D rpg on the idevice has yet to happen. Ravensword attempted, but was weak on RPG elements, as well as general storytelling. Dungeon Hunter, although somewhat more of a hack n slash dungeon crawler is as close as the AppStore has come. I'vevbeen dabbling in a few DS RPGs recently and nothing on the AppStore compares. Other genres, like FPS and racing games do compare favorably to other handheld systems. In the RPG, however, the idevice is lagging far, far behind. Golden Sun is the closest thing to a retro-like RPG that can actually pull me into it's characters, universe, and story line. Everything else in this whole 8-bit RPG genre just falls flat.

  • dumas1000

    RPGs, in general, like to rely on their stories, which tie into their characters. The AppStore is flooded with 8-bit, sprite-based, Action-RPGs created in the same vein as the original Zelda for the NES. I just don\'t feel anything or in anyway invest myself emotionally into sprite-based characters. A true 3-D rpg on the idevice has yet to happen. Ravensword attempted, but was weak on RPG elements, as well as general storytelling. Dungeon Hunter, although somewhat more of a hack n slash dungeon crawler is as close as the AppStore has come. I'vevbeen dabbling in a few DS RPGs recently and nothing on the AppStore compares. Other genres, like FPS and racing games do compare favorably to other handheld systems. In the RPG, however, the idevice is lagging far, far behind. Golden Sun is the closest thing to a retro-like RPG that can actually pull me into it's characters, universe, and story line. Everything else in this whole 8-bit RPG genre just falls flat.

  • Dwayne

    I cant stop playing but Ecne is killer already. I would recommend anyone that is a fan of rpgs though.

  • Dwayne

    I cant stop playing but Ecne is killer already. I would recommend anyone that is a fan of rpgs though.

  • Mel Swelnergin

    Who the hell is that *AWFUL* spokesmodel?! She is an abomination, a cardboard atrocity. Listening to her and watching her inept hand gestures is like chewing aluminum foil soaked in bleach. Maybe more palatable with the sound turned off. She's pretty, but the noise coming from her face makes my ears want to crawl into a hole and die.

    Please find ANY other video than that one. Or better yet, get a TouchArcade video review up pronto.

  • Mel Swelnergin

    Who the hell is that *AWFUL* spokesmodel?! She is an abomination, a cardboard atrocity. Listening to her and watching her inept hand gestures is like chewing aluminum foil soaked in bleach. Maybe more palatable with the sound turned off. She's pretty, but the noise coming from her face makes my ears want to crawl into a hole and die.

    Please find ANY other video than that one. Or better yet, get a TouchArcade video review up pronto.

  • Mel Swelnergin

    She really needs to count to four with her fingers?

    Really, sweetheart?

    I watched the entire video. It was like running an ultramarathon. I wanted to stop about halfway through, but I held down my vomit and crawled across the finish line with a stabbing pain ripping across my eyes and forehead.

    That girl is probably the Worst Thing I Have Ever Seen on the Internet, and I've slogged a lot of brutal hours on this man's ARPANET. If anyone wants me, I am going to take off all of my clothes, hike deep into the desert, and sleep in a cave for two weeks just to wash the stink out of my soul from watching this crime against humanity.

    There is no god.

    • Gates

      Translation: "QQ I wish I had a girlfriend and I hate this girl because she isn't my girlfriend."

      • KliX

        First of all she is whack, and her teeth are quite misshapen as i noticed at the end. Not to mention that line "zenonina 2 is the most anticipated sequel of zenonia 1." ya...pretty mind-blowing.

  • Mel Swelnergin

    She really needs to count to four with her fingers?

    Really, sweetheart?

    I watched the entire video. It was like running an ultramarathon. I wanted to stop about halfway through, but I held down my vomit and crawled across the finish line with a stabbing pain ripping across my eyes and forehead.

    That girl is probably the Worst Thing I Have Ever Seen on the Internet, and I've slogged a lot of brutal hours on this man's ARPANET. If anyone wants me, I am going to take off all of my clothes, hike deep into the desert, and sleep in a cave for two weeks just to wash the stink out of my soul from watching this crime against humanity.

    There is no god.

    • Gates

      Translation: "QQ I wish I had a girlfriend and I hate this girl because she isn't my girlfriend."

      • KliX

        First of all she is whack, and her teeth are quite misshapen as i noticed at the end. Not to mention that line "zenonina 2 is the most anticipated sequel of zenonia 1." ya...pretty mind-blowing.

  • Mel Swelnergin

    And this is the last I will say on the matter.

    I can tell you exactly what happened -- and this is the thing with small dev studios -- they looked at her head shot and thought she'd be perfect. So they called her in, probably promising her the gig even before they heard her speak. Then she spoke, and: A) the dudes were too timid to hurt her feelings and just ashcan the whole debacle, B) were nerdstruck dumb by being in the same room as a hot chick, C) they couldn't afford to eat the cost of that failed effort and get another pretty girl to do the piece properly, or D) all of the above.

    I think they're hoping we don't notice, but if that half-assedness reflects in any way on the game itself, I'll pass. BTW, I did purchase the first Zenonia, and while I liked its art direction, I found the control much too awkward and so never played more than about ten minutes before deleting it.

    I'm interested in the second game, but I need to be reassured that it's a quality piece. Getting that inept fembot to stumble through her text does not start the marketing campaign off on a high note.

    • Deewin

      Game is great but yeah, the girl int he trailer is very off putting :-/ I just hope Gamevil doesn't do anything like this again because they make high quality games at impulse buy prices.

    • glon

      LOL dude, your comments are gold! Can you do a couple more? I especially liked the cave part :P

      She IS terrible!

    • Acidbottle

      i dont know if yer female or not but ya sound mighty jealous and feminist to me!

      if thats the worst thing ya seen on the internet then please stop using the internet. theres far worse within 2 clicks of a google search .. much much worse ....

      all i wanna know is has the stupid inventory screen been improved. really hated that in the first game, was painful to use and put me right off.

      • Mel Swelnergin

        I'm a fully functioning 100% heterosexual human male.

        She's pretty, but the sound part burns me like fire.

      • Acidbottle

        fair enuff then.

        i think she looks and sounds cute! tha costume looks a bit tacky tho, cant deny that :P

    • Mel Swelnergin

      >> And this is the last I will say on the matter.

      In retrospect, evidence seems to indicate that this remark was insincere or ill-considered.

  • Mel Swelnergin

    And this is the last I will say on the matter.

    I can tell you exactly what happened -- and this is the thing with small dev studios -- they looked at her head shot and thought she'd be perfect. So they called her in, probably promising her the gig even before they heard her speak. Then she spoke, and: A) the dudes were too timid to hurt her feelings and just ashcan the whole debacle, B) were nerdstruck dumb by being in the same room as a hot chick, C) they couldn't afford to eat the cost of that failed effort and get another pretty girl to do the piece properly, or D) all of the above.

    I think they're hoping we don't notice, but if that half-assedness reflects in any way on the game itself, I'll pass. BTW, I did purchase the first Zenonia, and while I liked its art direction, I found the control much too awkward and so never played more than about ten minutes before deleting it.

    I'm interested in the second game, but I need to be reassured that it's a quality piece. Getting that inept fembot to stumble through her text does not start the marketing campaign off on a high note.

    • Deewin

      Game is great but yeah, the girl int he trailer is very off putting :-/ I just hope Gamevil doesn't do anything like this again because they make high quality games at impulse buy prices.

    • glon

      LOL dude, your comments are gold! Can you do a couple more? I especially liked the cave part :P

      She IS terrible!

    • Acidbottle

      i dont know if yer female or not but ya sound mighty jealous and feminist to me!

      if thats the worst thing ya seen on the internet then please stop using the internet. theres far worse within 2 clicks of a google search .. much much worse ....

      all i wanna know is has the stupid inventory screen been improved. really hated that in the first game, was painful to use and put me right off.

      • Mel Swelnergin

        I'm a fully functioning 100% heterosexual human male.

        She's pretty, but the sound part burns me like fire.

      • Acidbottle

        fair enuff then.

        i think she looks and sounds cute! tha costume looks a bit tacky tho, cant deny that :P

    • Mel Swelnergin

      >> And this is the last I will say on the matter.

      In retrospect, evidence seems to indicate that this remark was insincere or ill-considered.

  • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

    Are you kidding me? Next time, please to put TWO of those dumb chicks in your PR vid! And have them count to 6 on their fingers this time! It will be epic.

  • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

    Are you kidding me? Next time, please to put TWO of those dumb chicks in your PR vid! And have them count to 6 on their fingers this time! It will be epic.

  • Nick

    Imagine if she's reading these harsh comments.

    • MrMuesli

      Just what I was thinking. Mel, I shudder to think what your reaction would be to something that actually matters. Personally, I find the video sort of parodies itself (unintentionally admittedly), which made me chuckle.

      • Mel Swelnergin

        I'm scarred.

        Before I saw this video I used to laugh, to run, to jump. Now I can't even scratch my neck for the crippling arthritis. My fingers are twisted into hideous claws from the repeated tapping-tapping-tapping to make that video STOP!

        I have already sent a registered letter to the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles requesting 10,000,000 Yen as compensation for my trauma. That's like... one billion American dollars, right?

        I can't feel the left side of my face. I think my spleen has ruptured and I'm pretty sure I caught a tapeworm from this video. I haven't left my tub all night. It's hard for me to type on my laptop from inside the tub curled up in a fetal position, but I think this is the only way to make it until dawn.

        I think the girl is outside my window.

        Shhh.

        She's counting. 1. 2. 3. Don't say 4! DON'T SAY 4!

        4.

        Somewhere a child cries for its mother.

        Quoth the raven: "Nevermore."

      • CodeRed

        Except.... the game is published by a Korean company, not a Japanese company.

  • Nick

    Imagine if she's reading these harsh comments.

    • MrMuesli

      Just what I was thinking. Mel, I shudder to think what your reaction would be to something that actually matters. Personally, I find the video sort of parodies itself (unintentionally admittedly), which made me chuckle.

      • Mel Swelnergin

        I'm scarred.

        Before I saw this video I used to laugh, to run, to jump. Now I can't even scratch my neck for the crippling arthritis. My fingers are twisted into hideous claws from the repeated tapping-tapping-tapping to make that video STOP!

        I have already sent a registered letter to the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles requesting 10,000,000 Yen as compensation for my trauma. That's like... one billion American dollars, right?

        I can't feel the left side of my face. I think my spleen has ruptured and I'm pretty sure I caught a tapeworm from this video. I haven't left my tub all night. It's hard for me to type on my laptop from inside the tub curled up in a fetal position, but I think this is the only way to make it until dawn.

        I think the girl is outside my window.

        Shhh.

        She's counting. 1. 2. 3. Don't say 4! DON'T SAY 4!

        4.

        Somewhere a child cries for its mother.

        Quoth the raven: "Nevermore."

      • CodeRed

        Except.... the game is published by a Korean company, not a Japanese company.

  • Web Man

    Gamevil is an advertiser on this site? Really Touch Arcade, thanks for pointing it out because I never would have guessed otherwise. That ad of theirs is really subtle and unobtrusive!

    I hope Gamevil are paying a lot of money because ceiling-to-floor adverts like that really don't do the site any favours.

  • Web Man

    Gamevil is an advertiser on this site? Really Touch Arcade, thanks for pointing it out because I never would have guessed otherwise. That ad of theirs is really subtle and unobtrusive!

    I hope Gamevil are paying a lot of money because ceiling-to-floor adverts like that really don't do the site any favours.

  • Mel Swelnergin

    Some of the highlights: At about :43 she pronounces "Ecne" as "Acne." Do skin blemishes test well in Japan as protagonist names?

    And why would I want to "Suh-MON" "Mor-piss" to "reduce enemy movement speed?" I need to summon more piss? I have enough already, thank you. I don't need to order out. And really now, we know this game is incredible, but is that particular method really the BEST way to slow enemy movement. It would slow me down, but I'm not a monster. Monsters are probably used to being peed on. They might even like it.

    Fact is, if you summon more piss, you might actually ATTRACT a certain type of monster. And since Japan IS the home of hentai, there's really no determining what kind of perverse and degenerate class of smarmy monsters you will be suh-mon-ing with your golden clarion beacon.

    • MrMuesli

      You might want to stop referring to Japan before letting loose on the keyboard yet again. Zenonia is a Korean franchise.

      • Mel Swelnergin

        That chick looks Japanese.

        Think she's Korean? Could be.

        But then I'd have to go back and edit some of my jokes and how would that look?

      • jon

        The game is Korean, so even if the girl is Japanese (unlikely) your jokes are wrong. Unfortunately, even if you had said Korean your comments wouldn't have been funny.

      • Lum-chan

        @Mel Swelnergin Wow, nice line in racism you have going there. She is clearly Korean, or do all Asians look the same to you?

      • tr

        @Lum-chan:
        I can't see racism. Just a weird taste of humour, probably overdone for most of the readers here.
        Note that for most non-asians it's in fact very difficult to tell where the asian people come from. I'm from Europe and although I have worked for several months in Tokyo I still cannot tell if a person is from, say, Japan, China or Korea. Hard to imagine? Maybe. But true.

        Just writing this to cool down the "discussion"...

      • Mel Swelnergin

        She looks Japanese to me. What can I say? I took a guess. That's a far cry from racist or suggesting that all Asians look alike. My ignorance of Japanese or Korean language prevents me from opining on her phonemes.

        Please be at peace with me, my beautiful rainbow family of diverse melanin ratio and phenotypic variation. BTW, race is a cultural distinction not recognized in biology. We are all Homo sapiens. See? Now you've learned something on the Internet despite yourself.

        And, yes, in my humble view, this video screams out for parody or high meme status. She's that bad.

      • Mel Swelnergin

        Also, in light of the revelation that this woman may well, in fact, be Korean, I think the best course of action is to send a separate registered letter to the South Korean consulate in Los Angeles (and North Korean too, just to be safe) to request 10,000,000 Yen in compensation.

        This seems prudent.

      • MrMuesli

        ...you might get further with 'won'. Not much yen floating round in Korea...

      • Mel Swelnergin

        You just have to know where to look. But that's not my problem. The consulates have to deal with that.

        I would like to add that I'm sure this young woman is very nice and very lovely in person and I wish her no ill. I'm just saying perhaps she should seek a career in an area that does not require voice or hand gesture. Or she needs to take some sort of seminar or class to hone her craft.

        It's better that she hear this from me now before she embarrasses herself by uploading a video to the Internet.

      • MrMuesli

        There, you see, I knew you could do it: )

  • Mel Swelnergin

    Some of the highlights: At about :43 she pronounces "Ecne" as "Acne." Do skin blemishes test well in Japan as protagonist names?

    And why would I want to "Suh-MON" "Mor-piss" to "reduce enemy movement speed?" I need to summon more piss? I have enough already, thank you. I don't need to order out. And really now, we know this game is incredible, but is that particular method really the BEST way to slow enemy movement. It would slow me down, but I'm not a monster. Monsters are probably used to being peed on. They might even like it.

    Fact is, if you summon more piss, you might actually ATTRACT a certain type of monster. And since Japan IS the home of hentai, there's really no determining what kind of perverse and degenerate class of smarmy monsters you will be suh-mon-ing with your golden clarion beacon.

    • MrMuesli

      You might want to stop referring to Japan before letting loose on the keyboard yet again. Zenonia is a Korean franchise.

      • Mel Swelnergin

        That chick looks Japanese.

        Think she's Korean? Could be.

        But then I'd have to go back and edit some of my jokes and how would that look?

      • jon

        The game is Korean, so even if the girl is Japanese (unlikely) your jokes are wrong. Unfortunately, even if you had said Korean your comments wouldn't have been funny.

      • Lum-chan

        @Mel Swelnergin Wow, nice line in racism you have going there. She is clearly Korean, or do all Asians look the same to you?

      • tr

        @Lum-chan:
        I can't see racism. Just a weird taste of humour, probably overdone for most of the readers here.
        Note that for most non-asians it's in fact very difficult to tell where the asian people come from. I'm from Europe and although I have worked for several months in Tokyo I still cannot tell if a person is from, say, Japan, China or Korea. Hard to imagine? Maybe. But true.

        Just writing this to cool down the "discussion"...

      • Mel Swelnergin

        She looks Japanese to me. What can I say? I took a guess. That's a far cry from racist or suggesting that all Asians look alike. My ignorance of Japanese or Korean language prevents me from opining on her phonemes.

        Please be at peace with me, my beautiful rainbow family of diverse melanin ratio and phenotypic variation. BTW, race is a cultural distinction not recognized in biology. We are all Homo sapiens. See? Now you've learned something on the Internet despite yourself.

        And, yes, in my humble view, this video screams out for parody or high meme status. She's that bad.

      • Mel Swelnergin

        Also, in light of the revelation that this woman may well, in fact, be Korean, I think the best course of action is to send a separate registered letter to the South Korean consulate in Los Angeles (and North Korean too, just to be safe) to request 10,000,000 Yen in compensation.

        This seems prudent.

      • MrMuesli

        ...you might get further with 'won'. Not much yen floating round in Korea...

      • Mel Swelnergin

        You just have to know where to look. But that's not my problem. The consulates have to deal with that.

        I would like to add that I'm sure this young woman is very nice and very lovely in person and I wish her no ill. I'm just saying perhaps she should seek a career in an area that does not require voice or hand gesture. Or she needs to take some sort of seminar or class to hone her craft.

        It's better that she hear this from me now before she embarrasses herself by uploading a video to the Internet.

      • MrMuesli

        There, you see, I knew you could do it: )

  • Mel Swelnergin

    That being said, I do distinctly remember that the way I finally ended up defeating Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII was repeatedly invoking Golden Shower until he just left in disgust, so maybe it will work in this game too.

    1, 2, 3, 4.

    Go!

  • Mel Swelnergin

    That being said, I do distinctly remember that the way I finally ended up defeating Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII was repeatedly invoking Golden Shower until he just left in disgust, so maybe it will work in this game too.

    1, 2, 3, 4.

    Go!

  • araczynski

    just had to watch the video after reading the comments.

    1) she doesn't look anything remotely japanese.
    2) the hand animations do look exaggerated, but the alternative was for her to stand there and do nothing, maybe they tried that route and it looked worse? ideal solution would have been to bring the game to the forefront and only use her voice, since i really only care about how the game looks, not some actress.
    3) couldn't tell anything by the tiny video inside a tiny video about the game, will put it on the wait list and see how the reviews look.

  • araczynski

    just had to watch the video after reading the comments.

    1) she doesn't look anything remotely japanese.
    2) the hand animations do look exaggerated, but the alternative was for her to stand there and do nothing, maybe they tried that route and it looked worse? ideal solution would have been to bring the game to the forefront and only use her voice, since i really only care about how the game looks, not some actress.
    3) couldn't tell anything by the tiny video inside a tiny video about the game, will put it on the wait list and see how the reviews look.

  • M1ch3l

    That trailer is so much win.

  • M1ch3l

    That trailer is so much win.

  • iPhone Gamer

    It's a little unnerving that half the comments on this game are some guy ranting about Gamevil's spokesmodel. Mel, step away from the computer for your own good.

    More to the actual point of the news post: the game is fun, very much in the same vein as the first. No surprise there. Sadly, the dialog is also just as bad as the first (NPCs say things like "OMG," the humor is rarely funny at all). Skippable text aside, the rest of the game so far is delivering 16-bit flavored sprite button mashing at least as well as the first. Equipment like helmets, weapons and such are visible in the characters, which is a touch I really appreciated.

    I was anticipating this one coming out, so for me this was a $5 no brainer. If you hated the first one, you won't like this any better. If you're antsy to kill a thousand cute monsters, then your wait is over.

  • iPhone Gamer

    It's a little unnerving that half the comments on this game are some guy ranting about Gamevil's spokesmodel. Mel, step away from the computer for your own good.

    More to the actual point of the news post: the game is fun, very much in the same vein as the first. No surprise there. Sadly, the dialog is also just as bad as the first (NPCs say things like "OMG," the humor is rarely funny at all). Skippable text aside, the rest of the game so far is delivering 16-bit flavored sprite button mashing at least as well as the first. Equipment like helmets, weapons and such are visible in the characters, which is a touch I really appreciated.

    I was anticipating this one coming out, so for me this was a $5 no brainer. If you hated the first one, you won't like this any better. If you're antsy to kill a thousand cute monsters, then your wait is over.

  • JMelrose

    I enjoyed the first 2 minutes of the game, after the 15 minutes of cutscene/dialog. Considering the game came out at 11, I didn't get it on my phone until around 11:30, and by the time it was done with the over-long opening stuff, I was bored, drowsy, and ready for bed. Hit save after taking out the first few guards and went to bed. I hope it picks up from there. If you're going to start your epic new game with a LOT of text, at least write about the 2nd grade level, please.

    THat being said, I love Zelda-likes and this one looks promising. Even Zelda doesn't drone on and on as much with backstory and setup, and the writing is a bit stronger.

  • JMelrose

    I enjoyed the first 2 minutes of the game, after the 15 minutes of cutscene/dialog. Considering the game came out at 11, I didn't get it on my phone until around 11:30, and by the time it was done with the over-long opening stuff, I was bored, drowsy, and ready for bed. Hit save after taking out the first few guards and went to bed. I hope it picks up from there. If you're going to start your epic new game with a LOT of text, at least write about the 2nd grade level, please.

    THat being said, I love Zelda-likes and this one looks promising. Even Zelda doesn't drone on and on as much with backstory and setup, and the writing is a bit stronger.

  • bg1

    have you guys ever watched an asian commercial? it could have been way worse. anyway, but as many fine inarticulate women as you want in the commercial gamevil. she can count to 4 with me anytime ...

  • bg1

    have you guys ever watched an asian commercial? it could have been way worse. anyway, but as many fine inarticulate women as you want in the commercial gamevil. she can count to 4 with me anytime ...

  • Twistedanimator

    who gives a shit about the commercial? I thought only women sat around bitching like this. Play the game, it's fun.

  • Twistedanimator

    who gives a shit about the commercial? I thought only women sat around bitching like this. Play the game, it's fun.

  • Shirokami

    For what it's worth, the model's articulation of certain phonemes leads me to believe she is probably Korean. I've been living in Japan for many years and even my Japanese friends with an excellent command of English don't speak it the same way that she does. My few Korean friends here who speak English well match her pronunciation of words much more closely. And that hand movement thing is much more akin to the gestures Korean race girls use at car expos.

    Just sayin'.

    Now can people get back to talking about how worthwhile the game is?

    • mike

      No one in JP speaks English.

      Did the fact that this company, Gamevil, is Korean tip you off?

      This girl has no Korean accent (one, too, suh-ree, poh, pai-buh), but obviously IS a Korean.

      Seriously, Phenomes? You're trying way too hard, man.

      If she was JP you would see very sharp teeth.

      • oftheheavens

        almost 3/4 of the people in japan speak english, and all of the write/read it. might wanna go to japan before you comment like that. PS i live in japan

  • Shirokami

    For what it's worth, the model's articulation of certain phonemes leads me to believe she is probably Korean. I've been living in Japan for many years and even my Japanese friends with an excellent command of English don't speak it the same way that she does. My few Korean friends here who speak English well match her pronunciation of words much more closely. And that hand movement thing is much more akin to the gestures Korean race girls use at car expos.

    Just sayin'.

    Now can people get back to talking about how worthwhile the game is?

    • mike

      No one in JP speaks English.

      Did the fact that this company, Gamevil, is Korean tip you off?

      This girl has no Korean accent (one, too, suh-ree, poh, pai-buh), but obviously IS a Korean.

      Seriously, Phenomes? You're trying way too hard, man.

      If she was JP you would see very sharp teeth.

      • oftheheavens

        almost 3/4 of the people in japan speak english, and all of the write/read it. might wanna go to japan before you comment like that. PS i live in japan

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    I think I just might make a parody video :x

    • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

      Didn't mean to put an angry face lol. *=D

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    I think I just might make a parody video :x

    • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

      Didn't mean to put an angry face lol. *=D

  • Haha

    haha, i think that girl in the video is supposed to be a fairy! not a butterfly!

  • Haha

    haha, i think that girl in the video is supposed to be a fairy! not a butterfly!

  • Rychiar

    i still kinda hated the first one. i dunno how i played thru the whole thing. wayyyy too much grinding. it actually killed my desire to buy another RPG for the time being. LOVED Arvale however

  • Rychiar

    i still kinda hated the first one. i dunno how i played thru the whole thing. wayyyy too much grinding. it actually killed my desire to buy another RPG for the time being. LOVED Arvale however

  • glon

    Mel, how is your post-trauma recovery going?

    • Mel Swelnergin

      I couldn't get a 3G signal in the cave, so I came back.

  • glon

    Mel, how is your post-trauma recovery going?

    • Mel Swelnergin

      I couldn't get a 3G signal in the cave, so I came back.

  • F3N4T!K

    Just great, I have $4. Anyone want a Google Wave invite? LOL.

  • F3N4T!K

    Just great, I have $4. Anyone want a Google Wave invite? LOL.

  • Unfrozen

    Beat it, very easy and only took 9 hours even with side quests.

  • Unfrozen

    Beat it, very easy and only took 9 hours even with side quests.

  • Zastro

    Against my better judgement (I didn't like the first Zenonia) I bought this. First impressions are the the visuals are upscaled and ugly, just as in Z1, and the frame rate (on an iPhone 3G) is dreadful.

    Not off to a good start.

  • Zastro

    Against my better judgement (I didn't like the first Zenonia) I bought this. First impressions are the the visuals are upscaled and ugly, just as in Z1, and the frame rate (on an iPhone 3G) is dreadful.

    Not off to a good start.

  • Simon

    amazing how many of these comments are about the crappy preview video. its not a big company, thats why it sucks and thats why shes not the prettiest girl in the world. so what, it's the game that counts.
    Enjoyed the last one, picking this up when I'm on wifi.. Cant wait!

    • glon

      If it's the game that counts, why clutter half the screen in your preview vid with an inept model?

  • Simon

    amazing how many of these comments are about the crappy preview video. its not a big company, thats why it sucks and thats why shes not the prettiest girl in the world. so what, it's the game that counts.
    Enjoyed the last one, picking this up when I'm on wifi.. Cant wait!

    • glon

      If it's the game that counts, why clutter half the screen in your preview vid with an inept model?

  • dk206

    GUYS JUST HERE TO LET YOU KNOW
    (honestly? just to show off ^0^)

    [game paused]

    This game is awesome stop flaming the stupid asian chic in the vid and play the god damn game!

    Don't think I'll be on TA for awhile except getting some advice and guides on pwnage items!
    GO PLAY THIS SHIT NOW

    ahhh my next 3 months of my life is ready and done for :D

  • dk206

    GUYS JUST HERE TO LET YOU KNOW
    (honestly? just to show off ^0^)

    [game paused]

    This game is awesome stop flaming the stupid asian chic in the vid and play the god damn game!

    Don't think I'll be on TA for awhile except getting some advice and guides on pwnage items!
    GO PLAY THIS SHIT NOW

    ahhh my next 3 months of my life is ready and done for :D

  • Lum-chan

    I've played this for a few hours now and I'll sum it up thus - if you didn't like Zenonia 1 for whatever reason, be it the upscaled/blurry visuals, the poor frame rate, the 2 second looping music, the controls, or anything else - then don't buy Zenonia 2 as NONE of that has been fixed.

    The best iPhone RPG for me is still, by a mile, Across Age. Although it's worth saying that even though Across Age is the best of the bunch, it's still not even 5% as good as a proper RPG on a PSP or DS.

  • Lum-chan

    I've played this for a few hours now and I'll sum it up thus - if you didn't like Zenonia 1 for whatever reason, be it the upscaled/blurry visuals, the poor frame rate, the 2 second looping music, the controls, or anything else - then don't buy Zenonia 2 as NONE of that has been fixed.

    The best iPhone RPG for me is still, by a mile, Across Age. Although it's worth saying that even though Across Age is the best of the bunch, it's still not even 5% as good as a proper RPG on a PSP or DS.

  • AppDude

    Great game! Just needs the ability to compare items that the first Zenonia had.

    It's just not as easy now to compare items in the store with items either equipped or in your inventory. Or is it a hidden feature?

    • oftheheavens

      it just shows you an up or down arrow, for if it is an upgrade or not

  • AppDude

    Great game! Just needs the ability to compare items that the first Zenonia had.

    It's just not as easy now to compare items in the store with items either equipped or in your inventory. Or is it a hidden feature?

    • oftheheavens

      it just shows you an up or down arrow, for if it is an upgrade or not

  • Bob

    I'm stuck at the town of Iris when trying to find snowflower. My hoe/axe is broken and that means I can't mine crystals for the snowflower! Does anyone know if you can buy a hoe/axe?

  • Bob

    I'm stuck at the town of Iris when trying to find snowflower. My hoe/axe is broken and that means I can't mine crystals for the snowflower! Does anyone know if you can buy a hoe/axe?

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Yes, at the item store, or you can get an unbreakable one (for a pretty penny) from the network lady.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Yes, at the item store, or you can get an unbreakable one (for a pretty penny) from the network lady.

  • Smartguy911

    I never played the first zenonia. Will this one make sense to me? if not can someone catch me up?

  • Smartguy911

    I never played the first zenonia. Will this one make sense to me? if not can someone catch me up?

  • bob

    thanks squarezero! You helped alot!

  • bob

    thanks squarezero! You helped alot!

  • legaity

    finished in 23:59 hours @ level 51. lol
    now my head aches.
    Boss levels are too easy. stock up 5 origins of life and whack till it dies. lol

  • legaity

    finished in 23:59 hours @ level 51. lol
    now my head aches.
    Boss levels are too easy. stock up 5 origins of life and whack till it dies. lol

  • legaity

    by the way, after beating the game, it said that there will be a sequel, hell mode or something, in the next update. :D

  • legaity

    by the way, after beating the game, it said that there will be a sequel, hell mode or something, in the next update. :D

  • Xylon

    What is the currency??US dollars or something else?

  • Xylon

    What is the currency??US dollars or something else?

  • dz warrior

    how can i get a hoe pickaxe for free in zenonia 2 in town of iris

  • dz warrior

    how can i get a hoe pickaxe for free in zenonia 2 in town of iris