iPad Any good RPGs out there?

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  1. Flopper

    Flopper Active Member

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    Hello there!

    I'm not sure if a game of this caliber exists for the Ipod Touch/Iphone yet, but I'm going to try and ask nonetheless :)

    I've always been a fan of RPG games. On handheld devices my old favorites were the Pokemon and Zelda series and on consoles it's the Final Fantasy series. What I'm looking for is an RPG similar to these. Do games of this size even exist yet?

    I've looked at "Chronicles of Inotia", but I've heard there's no real story and the gameplay is very repetitive. I've downloaded the lite version of PuzzleQuest and it looks quite interesting so far, but I don't like how the buyable version only has two chapters.

    So my question is: Does anyone know an epic RPG I can buy?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Xgamer1224

    Xgamer1224 Well-Known Member

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    puzzle quest is pretty fun but it is not a pure rpg cuz it has a puzzle element to it. i picked up chronicles of inotia and it was pretty fun but kinda shallow on the gameplay end of it.
     
  3. GatorDeb

    GatorDeb Well-Known Member

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    You know the two chapters of Puzzle Quest take about 40 hours to complete with one character and there's a bunch of character types with different abilities to choose from...
     
  4. Xgamer1224

    Xgamer1224 Well-Known Member

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    each chapter of puzzle quest has over 20 hours of gameplay so it is unlikely that you will get bored. i havent played it all yet but that is what i have heard.
     
  5. BadYeti

    BadYeti Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like you primarily enjoy JRPGs. There aren't any epic, high-quality JRPGs for the iPhone yet. Vay and Arvale are the closest currently available, so you might want to look up those two and see what you think. Personally, I think Arvale is the better of the two, but I'm not really a fan of either.

    The Quest is the "most epic" RPG currently on the iPhone. It's gotten great reviews, and I think it's the best game available today on the iPhone. But it's definitely a western-derived RPG rather than a Japanese-derived one. It would be most similar to games like Daggerfall, Morrowind, Lands of Lore, Eye of the Beholder and the like.

    Puzzle Quest is the other big option, as you've already mentioned. It obviously offers the anime style, which it sounds like you enjoy, given your mention of previous games. It's very different from typical RPGs, but very well done. It's probably my second favorite game currently available on the iPhone (though iDracula might give it a fair fight).

    Good luck!
     
  6. Ztakk

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    Vay isn't bad at all if you're looking for that old school feel. It just gets a bit repetitive IMO.
     
  7. Flopper

    Flopper Active Member

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    Thanks for the fast replies, people! Especially yours, BadYeti ;)

    Yeah, I prefer the so called JRPGs. I've downloaded the lite verson of Arvale and seeing there's no lite for Vay, I'll try to check reviews for it. The video preview of Vay reminds me of an old favorite, Dragon Warrior Monsters :)

    Ok, I might take a further look at PuzzleQuest after playing the lite version som more.
     
  8. Jorlen

    Jorlen Well-Known Member

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    #8 Jorlen, Feb 26, 2009
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    Puzzle quest is your best bet if you like the gem matching puzzle element. Only 2 out of 3 chapters but it's $8 and has over 40 hours of gameplay, plus tons of replay because of all the stuff you can do and 8 classes.

    Otherwise, JRPG Vay and Arvale are your best bets. Chronicles of Inotia is mainly grinding with little to no interaction between town and NPCs. It's a good game and I've finished it, but it's not for everyone. Dungeon & Hero isn't all that JPRGish but is a fairly decent action/rpg in its own right.
     
  9. Flopper

    Flopper Active Member

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    Ok, thanks, I'll look for Dugeon & Hero too.
     
  10. dalurkersteve

    dalurkersteve Member

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    Puzzle quest is by far the best rpg I've tried... It's got deep gameplay, an interesting story and great RPG aspects.. Lots of classes and 40 hours of gameplay per quest make it a steal at 8 bucks
     
  11. Isilel

    Isilel Well-Known Member

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    As far as I understand it, it is the complete game as it came out on the DS. There was later an expansion for the PC and XBLA, which had to be bought separately - that's what "chapter 3" alludes to. However, the iTouch game already has all the improvements from the expansion, such as new classes, etc. and the story is complete, or at least as complete as game stories usually are.

    Now, personally I am totally addicted to PQ and yes, it is easily 40 hours of entertainiment. If you enjoyed the Lite version, you'll enjoy the full one.
     
  12. crishnak

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    Get Vay. Even if it isn´t amazing it will keep your fingers busy for a while, especially if you like games with story.
    Dungeon & Hero and Chronicles of Inotia are true grinder - less story, more action. If you have to play one of them, definiatly buy Dungeon & Hero. There is a storyline (although only very basic) and some sidequests. There is a typical ARPG character development with 5 attributes to level up and of course there are cool looking attack skills and a lot of monsters.
    Chronicles of Inotia isn´t much more than a RPG-style Beat´em Up. Almost no story, no character development (besides leveling attack skills), and, worst of all, bad balancing. You will be tapping on monsters for hours before you can survive on the next map. I really tried to like the game but if you are looking for a RPG, Chronicles of Inotia will most likely dissappoint you.
     
  13. D.Sync

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    There are quite a lot of downside for Vay:
    - No transparent (virtual) d-pad to move your character. I hate the tap-to-move option.
    - When set to Hard Mode, the frequency of random encounter seems to increased by threshold. Would you want to have a random encounter for every 2~5 steps you took? I think they should make the frequency of random encounter as the same as Normal mode, just increasing the enemies attributes and exp/gold gain by 1.x should be enough.

    Good side about Vay:
    - Good storyline.
    - Formal playing just like other great title console RPG game out there. There was no humor jokes as you would seen in Arvale.
    - Retro!
     
  14. Trevor

    Trevor Well-Known Member

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    Loved the RPG aspects of Puzzle Quest, but I'm not a big fan of the puzzle parts.
     
  15. dashzed

    dashzed Well-Known Member

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    Arvale is pretty good, if you're into the classic Zelda type games.
     
  16. rhcpdrummer

    rhcpdrummer Well-Known Member

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    Omg i thot i was the only one playin that game
    Dragon warriors monsters is tje best game played to this day it tops fallout and halo amd all them
    Id pay 20 bucks for them to make a port of it
     
  17. Need

    Need Well-Known Member

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    I gave Puzzle Quest a try, but I just cannot stand the puzzle part. I finished the Free Version 5 times on different classes, and decided the game is not for me. I do appreciate that they have a free version out there for people to try.

    Right now, the best RGP for me on iPhone is still Inotia, but the Quest seems interesting. I am still waiting for the ultimate MMORPG coming out for iPhone.
     
  18. plaidman

    plaidman Well-Known Member

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    We can't have an RPG suggestion thread without mentioning Rogue Touch. Not really a JRPG but it's classic oldschool goodness.
     
  19. Jaytee

    Jaytee Well-Known Member

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    to give you some kind of idea about vay:
    it's essentially a final fantasy clone. gameplay is nearly identical. the story isn't as good and the gameplay isn't as balanced, but other than that, pretty much the same.

    arvale, i haven't finished yet, but so far it seems to be better than vay. a little more unique, a little better suited for ipod. then again, i am noticing tons of typos and stuff, which is a big turn off.
     
  20. Flopper

    Flopper Active Member

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    Didn't even notice this thread caught a page 2.

    Anyway, I bought PQ1&2 and I love it. Even though the playstyle is roughly the same, A LOT of opportunities arise with the full version.

    I'll probably take a look at the other RPGs you mentioned if they don't release a truly epic game before I'm done with PQ ;)
     

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