Foursaken Media tackled the deficiency in games inspired by Mega Man Battle Network last year with their action-RPG Phantom Rift ($0.99). Haven’t gotten a chance to check it out yet? Well, now’s as good a time as any, as the game is on sale for $0.99. The game combines deck-building with real-time combat, as you create decks of attacks, and draw them out in battles, which you use against enemies, but with an energy cost to equip. You also get to explore a world that is built before your eyes, Bastion-style ($4.99), and can get all manner of equipment to deck out your wizard.
If you read my initial review, you may note some criticisms that later updates addressed, like move speed being increased, which improve the experience. While this wasn’t my favorite game of 2014, I love the idea and can definitely recommend it for its sale price – if the game clicks with you, you’re bound to get an absurd dollars-per-hour-spent value out of the game.