iPad Arvale: Ocean of Time - RPG ($2.99) Lite is out

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  1. freedog

    freedog Well-Known Member

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    Arvale: Ocean of Time is another award-winning, epic
    Role Playing Game, just like the other Arvales!

    But THIS game contains over 40 hours of gameplay, 8 immense continents, more hyperboles, 325 maps, 445 monsters, 400 items (including more wheelbarrows!), more typos, and Two thousand laughs!

    If you enjoy games such as Zelda, Pokemon, Dragon Quest or the Final Fantasy games, you will love this game! Featuring humor and story-telling similar to the classic Lucasarts adventure games such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Sam & Max.

    Features:

    -Engage in an even more Epic Story involving Time Travel, Gods and Goddesses, and the Fate of the World

    -Explore even more of the vast World of Arvale by traveling to eight different continents, packed with villages, castles, forests, deserts, dungeons, swamps, jungles, rain-forests, and many more locales

    -Unlock more secrets of the past, by solving puzzles in Ancient Temples and Dungeons

    -Choose more of your own destiny on which paths to take in the story

    -Travel across the world even more with 4 different modes of transportation: by land, by sea, by air, and through time

    -Talk with any of over 500 colorful Non-player Characters you meet to learn about the world

    -Fight against over 445 different Monsters and Enemies
    Interact with even more tons of objects from gold-filled chests and cryptic doors, to antique books and mysterious wheelbarrows

    -Rescue more Fair Maidens, recover Lost Artifacts and Battle with Evil Villains

    -View more intriguing Cut-scenes that unveil the alluring story

    -Navigate more unknown territory with a brand new instant-map feature

    -Enjoy over 125 sound effects that accentuate battle hits and give ambiance to the environments.

    -Venture on more than a multitude of Side-Quests (for the Overachieving Heroes)

    -Vivid, more Colorful Graphics, consisting of over 3000 Beautiful Graphical Elements

    -Listen to even more of an Amazing original Musical Score with over 65 minutes in a total of 27 Soundtracks

    -Feel more ambiance of different environments with weather effects like rain, fog, snow, and more

    -Challenge yourself to more with three different difficulty levels

    -Multiple Endings determined by your decisions in the game

    -Completely overhauled UI and updated engine tailored to the iPhone

    Zelda and Pokemon are trademarks of Nintendo. Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy are trademarks of Square-Enix. Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Sam & Max are trademarks of Lucasarts. These trademark owners are not associated with PDAmill Game Studios or Nav N Go Kft.


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  2. pharmx

    pharmx Well-Known Member

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    lol, "more typos"
     
  3. Mahaa93

    Mahaa93 Well-Known Member

    Lol strenght
     
  4. jchampl

    jchampl Well-Known Member

    LMFAO good catch mahaa.....engrish anyone?
     
  5. starjimstar

    starjimstar Well-Known Member

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    With the Quest getting an expansion just yesterday, I will hold off on this. I still need to get around to playing the first Arvale anyway.
     
  6. Ravenblack

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    With Zenonia just about to be released, it seems like a bad time to release this now.

    I sort of lost interest in the first Arvale game half way -- no challenge and rather monotonous combat.
     
  7. don_k

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    I'd say it's a good time. How many people out there know Zenonia is about to be released? Not many I suppose. That's why they might purchase this game first. No one would buy this game after Zenonia is released :p
     
  8. Aurora

    Aurora Well-Known Member

    I didn't like the original Arvale for iPhone, I doubt this one will be better.
    Fighting no more than one enemy at a time, boring music, failed attempts at humor and a durability system makes it much less appealing than Zenonia or Vay. Seriously it's about the same price as Zenonia which will be released in a few days, I doubt the sales of this will be any good unless price is significantly lowered.
     
  9. krazyfingerzz

    krazyfingerzz Well-Known Member

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    I liked the first Arvale, but not how it ended. I didn't mind the typos (you even find them in FF) and I didn't mind the hokey humor, either. I also loved and finished Quest and so bought the expansion pack right away. However, since I have begun replaying all the FF (right now on FF IV, DS...really breaking in that DSi having just finished Grimoire of the Rift), I'm finding it hard to get back to any of the others until I've finished. I get controls and spells and abilities all confused. I've been playing too many games.

    But back to Arvale - I found the first a little hard to get into, for some reason. I also felt the same about The Quest at the start. However, when I got in a little bit, I was hooked and played each, obsessively, until I was done. That happens a lot to me, I think because I become so engrossed in whatever game I'm playing, I have to do some adjusting to get into the next one. I shouldn't, but I'll be buying this installment of Arvale when I have finally exhausted the current FF and then The Quest expansion, at which point, Arvale will have hopefully gone on sale! I think the graphics look a little more polished, which is nice, and I seem to recall that the story kind of picks up where the other left off (or is at least related to the other), which is always a plus. I got a ton of play time out of Arvale, and that goes a long way in countering the other games that I spent a few minutes on before forgetting I ever bought them!
     
  10. Myrobotwillneverdie

    Myrobotwillneverdie Well-Known Member

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    Same here!

    I got half way through, and was like, " what's the point of all this"
     
  11. PointOfLight

    PointOfLight Well-Known Member

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    I've played at least bits and pieces of all the Arvale games on the Pocket PC. I personally wish Ocean Of Time had been the first Arvale game, because I actually liked it better story-wise than part one, but by the time I got into part 2 I realized that I didn't care for the mechanics as much. Then Short Tales came out and at that point I had really lost my desire to delve into the universe of Arvale. Turn based combat one creature at a time just really doesn't have the same appeal any more as it used to in the Dragon Warrior days.
     
  12. Booch138

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    Are you kidding me? Is this a joke? lol anyone who has entered toucharcade.com in their address bar knows Zenonia is about to be released.
     
  13. guille22xt

    guille22xt Active Member

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    Looks amazing :D
     
  14. sticktron

    sticktron Well-Known Member

    @Booch: No he's not kidding. Out of all the millions of iPhone/iPod Touch users in the world, how many do you think are checking Touch Arcade everyday to keep up to date with what's coming out when?
     
  15. GatorDeb

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    Is this real-time or turn-based?
     
  16. krazyfingerzz

    krazyfingerzz Well-Known Member

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    It's turn-based. I'm convinced very few, like FF, are real-time.

    As for mechanics, every game on every platform does things slightly differently. To me, they're all quirky until I get used to them. That applied to Zelda (well, Twilight Princess on wii), lots of the FF games, and even Silent Hill if you count point of view. It seems that if I like the story and can play without feeling nauseous, I get over the mechanics. It just sucks having to learn things all over each time you switch. I tried getting into the Quest expansion but I think I have to wait because I'm in the middle of something else.

    where Zenonia is concerned, it still seems uncertain as to when it's coming out. I buy what's out as I need a new game and stopped buying immediately a long time ago, unless it's something like Peggle or The Quest expansion, that I'd played before and knew were what I wanted. There also seem to be a few other RPGs coming along. At the end of the day, I guess I'm just happy to have choices!

    btw I'm on the iPhone so my quote/reply at the start to answer Gatordeb's question might have gone awry...
     
  17. mash585

    mash585 New Member

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    Are there any other Turn-based RPG's that are worth buying in the app store right now?
     
  18. MrDark

    MrDark Well-Known Member

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    Vay

    I played the first version of Arvale... yes getting boring in the middle of game... try pretty hard to finish it, and never play again.
     
  19. krazyfingerzz

    krazyfingerzz Well-Known Member

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    The Quest is turn-based, had hours (like weeks, like a real game) of play time, AND they just released an expansion pack. I don't know if you played that one. I guess that would be my first recommendation, though I did like Arvale.

    I believe Chronicles of Inotia is also turn-based, but I may be wrong, as I haven't played it. I'm thinking I'm forgetting one or two but I'm sure someone else will fill in.
     
  20. MrDark

    MrDark Well-Known Member

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    are you sure The Quest is turn-base? I played the lite version and it is not.

    Chronicles of Inotia is not turn-base but real-time action RPG like ZENONIA
     

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