Best RPG selection in my App Store

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  1. Qordobo

    Qordobo Well-Known Member

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    I notice that in the games section of my App Store one of the selection by types are RPG. Funny, here the list:
    • Chaos Rings
    • Sword & Poker
    • Final Fantasy I&2
    • 100 Rogues
    • Aurora Feint II
    • Inotia 2
    • Doom II RPG
    • Fastar!
    • The World of Magic
    • Ravensword
    • Gamebook Adventure 2: The Siege of the Necromancer
    • The Isle of 8-Bit Treasures
    • Zenonia 2
    • Hybrid
    • Dungeon Scroll
    • Across Age
    • Dungeon Hunter
    • Zenonia
    • Crimson Gem Saga
    • Shining Force
    • Puzzle Quest
    • Underworlds
    • Sword of Fargoal
    • Seed 1 Gold

    My heart bleed a little of some missing RPG, but that's a refreshing selection anway.

    I regret the absence of:
    • Rimelands
    • Heroes Lore: Stigmata Of Gaia
    • Knights of the Phantom Castle
    • Undercroft
    • Orions: Legend of Wizards
    • Knightfall Death and Taxes (I know its IAP is abusing but well)
    • Seed 2
     
  2. Completely different from UK RPG store.
    I'll post it later.
     
  3. Qordobo

    Qordobo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah cool I'm curious to see. In fact this could be in my app store since a long time, I usually never connect in iphone section but only ipad section where it's a rather good strategy selection since a long time.

    Both also get the strange selection of "control your world" with a mix of sim, strategy, and resources management.
     
  4. RoadRunner123

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    Pheonix Wright is great also. It's actually the fav RPG I have on my ipod xD
     
  5. Kai555

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    PW is RPG? more like visual novel to me.
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    War of Eustrath is the best rpg and the best game currently in my ipod :)
     
  6. Cymrune

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    Just to let you know, the games that are not on the list are there because the "Best Role-playing Games" section of the Appstore was added prior to their release.

    But i do agree with most games you have there, especially Rimelands.. it's not getting much love at the moment
     
  7. Qordobo

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    Ha ok I didn't knew that selection was that old, the strategy selection in iPad store isn't that old.

    From those I played Rimelands is the more unique and it has the best fights which is quite an exploit because it is bringing a new system I haven't seen anywhere else. For sure a rpg fan could enjoy some other less casual (which is another point of its originality) but it's still very pleasant to play and certainly will be for most rpg fans. I wonder from what you get it isn't getting much love. Perhaps its TA iphone thread, I don't check on a regular base nor in deep that section, there's too many posts. :)
     
  8. Chocolate

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    If you think Phoenix Wright is an RPG, then maybe you think Street Fighter IV is a racing game, and Doodle Jump is a RTS game? :rolleyes:
     
  9. spacecowgoesmoo

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    #9 spacecowgoesmoo, Oct 25, 2010
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    No, visual novels are considered RPG's. 'RPG' originally stood for 'Role Playing Game', meaning that the emphasis is on playing the role of a single character. IE, Phoenix Wright, visual novels, and text adventures.

    The genre has evolved over time and the more common meaning of RPG today has become 'Game with a big epic storyline and/or lots of stats and numbers', but both are still valid.
     
  10. Chocolate

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    #10 Chocolate, Oct 25, 2010
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    Yeah... I know what an RPG is.

    I've been gaming since the days of Ultima on the Apple II, and played D&D at the Compleat Strategist in NYC back in the 80's. Assuming you know what those things are and why they matter.

    PW is not an RPG. You can call it a visual novel. You can call it a graphic adventure game. But it's not an RPG. Nor is it even a text adventure - I played REAL text adventures back in the Infocom days.

    Calling it an RPG is simply incorrect. It's not. Even if a million people call it an RPG, it's not.
     
  11. Stirolak26

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    Definitely picopicoquest and small wood, arvale deserves mention as well and Underworlds.
     
  12. backtothis

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    arvale and underworlds! weeee
     
  13. Stirolak26

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    Do you guys there are any RPGs better than elemental gimmick gear and record of lodes war for the dreamcast?
     
  14. spacecowgoesmoo

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    @Stirolak: Skies of Arcadia!

    @Chocolate: Sorry for sounding condescending a bit, I don't usually expect to get out-RPG'd by people :). From my experience, any game can be defined as 'Playing a role' and they're not called RPG's; it's just that the visual novel genre is the one genre that I've seen very often being called an RPG regardless. And on the other side of things there's also the whole 'How many stats can MW2 have before it's an RPG' issue. TBH it's really a massive gray area not worth arguing about.

    Anyway if it helps any, I've been working on studying my history lately :):

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  15. UK Top RPG Paid List:

    Infect Them All
    Cartoon Wars-Gunner
    Battle for Wesnoth (Gah 59p gotta pick up!)
    Cartoon Wars
    Dexter The Game
    Swords and Sandals
    Antrim Escape Full
    Solomon's Keep
    Hotel Tycoon
    Jean's Botique
    Metalwars 2
    Cartoon Defense
    Drag Racer: Pro Tuner
    Final Fantasy
    Zenonia 2
    COD Black Ops thing
    Air Tycoon
    Drag Racer Perfect whatever
    Crystal War
    Deep Dee Dungeon
    Chaos Rings
    HECTORL Badge of Carnage
    CSI Miami
    Women's Murder Club
    Bartender Dash

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    Sorry UK players, but you CLEARLY don't know what a good RPG is.
     
  16. riChchestMat

    riChchestMat Well-Known Member

    Don't blame the UK. Blame Apple for mis-categorising games.
     
  17. There are some games up there that are RPG's but not good ones.
     
  18. Qordobo

    Qordobo Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I'll check that in my store, the list I quoted was/is an Apple selection. :)
     
  19. Qordobo

    Qordobo Well-Known Member

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    In my store the list aint better and yes it's wrong categories, for the quote, the current top paid, for iphone (too few HD RPG):

    1. Cartoon Wars-Gunner
    2. Final Fantasy I
    3. Cartoon Wars
    4. Ystandia
    5. A Dice Hot Game (hard to translate)
    6. Cartoon Defense
    7. Crystal War
    8. Final Fantasy II
    9. Crimson Gem Saga
    10. Dungeon Hunter
    11. Solomon's Keep
    12. The Experts: Miami
    13. Chaos Ring
    14. AngerOfStick-Friend
    15. 1112 Episode 1
    16. Dexter The Game
    17. Deep Deep Dungeon
    18. Zenonia 2
    19. Battle For Wesnoth
    20. 1112 Episode 2
    21. WarShip
    22. Infect Them All
    23. Space Miner: Space Ore Bust
    24. UniWar
    25. Solomon's Boneyard
    Seems a little more RPG than in UK. Put in bold those I know are RPG but there's many I don't know. I wonder all those cartoon games in both countries.
     
  20. Qordobo

    Qordobo Well-Known Member

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    But the list in my store for top profit is a little more RPG:
    1. Final Fantasy I
    2. Final Fantasy II
    3. Yslandia
    4. Chaos Rings
    5. Cartoon Wars-Gunner
    6. Crimson Gem Saga
    7. Dungeon Hunter
    8. Dexter The Game
    9. The Expert: Miami
    10. 1112 Episode 1
    11. Zenonia 2
    12. 1112 Episode 2
    13. iMobsters
    14. Cartoon Wars
    15. Song Summoner
    16. Space Miner: Space Ore Bust
    17. A Dice Hot Game (hard to translate)
    18. Deep Deep Dungeon
    19. Cartoon Defense
    20. Crystal War
    21. Heroes Lore: Stigmata
    22. Egypt The Prophecy Part 2
    23. Galaxy On Fire 3D
    24. Across Age DX
    25. GraalOnline Classic+
     

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