Kemco sales aren’t exactly rare, but they haven’t been doing their $0.99 sales quite as often as they once did. Why, one might only have two or three chances per year to get any given Kemco RPG for a dollar these days! Anyway, whenever there’s a Kemco sale I see the same question come up: Which, if any, of these are worth buying? That’s one of the reasons why I make sure to review each and every one of their releases, but I realize it’s not always easy to go fishing around for every single review. With that in mind, I’m going to include my recommendations in this very post, along with links to the full reviews for those interested in a heavier read. Here’s the line-up this time around.
RPG Soul of Deva, $4.99 [Review] One of Kemco’s more recent releases, Soul Of Deva is hitting the magical $0.99 price point for the very first time. Developed by Hit-Point, it’s a riff on the classic Chinese story Journey To The West. The graphics are surprisingly pretty and the battle system makes clever usage of positioning, giving the game a fresh feeling compared to many of its stablemates. I give this one a solid recommendation.
RPG Infinite Dunamis, $3.99 [Review] Infinite Dunamis comes by way of EXE-Create, my personal favorite of Kemco’s developers. This one tells the story of a mechanical genius named Luke and a rather unusual woman named Estelle who make their way through a rather plain story about evil empires and righteous kingdoms. I wasn’t quite as fond of this one as I’ve been of their other titles, but its strong characters, quality translation, and interesting interrupt-based combat system make it another one worth your time and dollar.
RPG Covenant of Solitude, $6.99 [Review] The very first Kemco game I reviewed at TouchArcade, Covenant Of Solitude has a fairly engaging plot, if nothing else. This one was developed by Magitec, and it follows the story of a young man named Fort who seeks to regain what he’s lost by any means possible. There are plenty of twists and turns, but the plot isn’t helped by an awkward translation and relatively weak characterization. On the gameplay side, terrible dungeon designs mar an otherwise mediocre effort, and there is important story content locked behind a dungeon you’ll either need to pay or grind your way into opening. I’d give this one a pass unless you’re really hard up for entertainment.
RPG Destiny Fantasia, $3.99 [Review] Last and definitely least is WorldWide Software’s Destiny Fantasia. It’s the shortest game of this bunch, coming in at under 10 hours, and features a generic plot with paper-thin characters. The battle system is extremely bland, the dungeons feature an annoying hot/cold mechanic that has you constantly digging into your inventory, and there’s a fair bit of story content stuck behind one of the hardest paywalls I’ve seen in a Kemco game. In my opinion, this one isn’t worth grabbing even on sale.
I hope that helps you come to some decisions before you just end up hitting the purchase button on all of them anyway because they’re only a dollar. Hey, at least you won’t be able to blame us when you find yourself playing Destiny Fantasia and wondering when exactly the universe went wrong. Happy adventuring, everyone!