iOS RPG's

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  1. Human X

    Human X Well-Known Member

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    #1 Human X, Jul 14, 2012
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    What are some good 8-bit or 16-bit RPG's that aren't Korean? As much as I like Zenonia and Inotia, they got boring after hours of grinding. Games like Spellsword, Yipe!5 and Kyle's Quest are all good, entertaining and dont require heaps of grinding. Any other 3D RPG's like Swordigo or Nyx Quest are good as well. If you have any suggestions to add to the list, please do. Thanks.:)
     
  2. Royce

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    So you're looking for action RPGs?

    Swordigo and Mage Gauntlet would be a good place to start.
     
  3. illustranaut

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    #3 illustranaut, Jul 14, 2012
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    Ok, bear with me, here are some suggestions, it's hard to choose for other people, games that you might personally love might not be someone else's cup of tea/moccaccino/gravy/(insert your favourite beverage here)...

    So, for what it's worth here are some games that 'get my groove on' so to speak:

    8/16 bit rpgs/action adventure:
    Rimelands
    Squids
    Mage gauntlet
    Sword and Sworcery
    Legends of Lore
    Wild Frontier
    Solomon's Keep & Solomon's Boneyard (gauntletlike)
    Dungeon Hunter 1 & 2
    Wesnoth
    RPG Quest Minimae (can't remember much about this one, I think I enjoyed it)
    Across Age
    The Bard's Tale
    Braveheart (purely action, but fun)
    Illusia (not really got into this but judging by what you mentioned this could be one for you, it's a side-scrolling rpg)
    Aurum Blade (nice isometric action RPG)
    then there's the square enix titles which I personally love...
    Secret of Mana
    Final fantasy series
    FF tactics if you're into strategy battles

    Roguelikes:

    Cavern
    Rogue touch
    Fargoal
    Legends of Yore
    Mysterious Castle (my personal favourite roguelike, it's still not finished but is great fun with plenty of features to be added, it can also be quite hard if you just rush into every battle, strategically playing the encounters is key here)

    Wildcard suggestions:
    Undercroft (oldstyle Dungeon Master / Eye of the beholder RPG stylee)
    Galaxy on Fire 1 & Galaxy on Fire 2 (bit of a curveball but has some RPG elements like ship upgrades, side quests, main storyline and has humour by the shed-load, plus, if you get a kick out of showing the right end of a laser cannon to a pirate that's just insulted you, this is the game you need).


    Anyway, I hope you have fun with some of these, I know I have, and still do :)
    P.S. I don't actually drink gravy out of a mug, that would be so uncool...
    :)
     
  4. Blue145

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    Before I got my phone, the best RPG I'd played was FF3. Sure it didn't have great graphics, but the story was immersing, you fell in love with the characters, had a great deal of customisation. etc. There are in my opinion FF games with better story, but for me FF3 just had the whole package, and the retro style gameplay was perfect. I bought it on my phone yesterday, after debating it judging by the hefty price tag, but it's the best app ive ever bought on my phone to date.
     
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    My personal favourite is Mage Gauntlet

    Fun hack and slash rpg with really entertaining dialogs. And the ending is quite surprising

    Definitely definitely a must buy!
     
  7. FraggleJP

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    The ones that stay fun for me, no matter how much I play them are Solomons keep and Undercroft. To a lesser extent, The Quest.

    Also 2 semi-rpgs that never grow old for me are puzzle quest (1, not 2) and dungeon raid.

    You probably know about all these games already, so sorry :)

    Mage gauntlet was fun but didnt hold my attention for very long.
     
  8. Greyskull

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    If you like roguelikes (randomized dungeons and loot, turn-based, usually not very story driven), then try out 100 Trials (used to be called 100...ehh, I forgot, I'm tired).

    Also, grab Solomon's Keep. It's been one of my favorite iOS games since it was released years ago, and it's free!
     
  9. BirdBoy

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    Avernum and Avadon are both amazing, deep, full scale RPGs. I always wonder why I don't see them making peoples lists more maybe because they cost more than some games but well you get what you pay for. I would say grab avernum if you are into big open world strategy RPGs that you can sink 40+ hours into easily.
     
  10. GeekyDad

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    Well, Avadon is iPad only, isn't it? Not as many iPad users, I would think, as there are iPhone and iPod users.
     
  11. Oscar Streaker

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    Mage Gauntlet blows

    Not really an rpg IMO, and the "comedy" is lame at best. Steer clear.
     
  12. GeekyDad

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    :rolleyes:

    No...just no.

    I'll agree with you that Mage Gauntlet is as much an RPG as Zelda is, but I dare say there's nothing lame about the game. It can grow a bit samey, but it's still a great iOS game in its own right.
     
  13. Oscar Streaker

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    Well...

    Glad you enjoyed it. I guess we'll have to differ on what constitutes 'great'. Personally, I found it to be a pointless, repetitive, bore.
     
  14. GeekyDad

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    Fair enough. ;)
     
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    GeekyDad - I agree!

    Anyways... how about turn based? Guardian Saga is a GREAT Dragon Quest throwback. And personally, I absolutely adore Legends of Yore. But one (big) caveat - you have to love retro and rogue likes.

    Oh... and if you want an action rpg, Pocket Rpg is a great Diablo like experience. Hope this helps! :)
     
  16. undeadcow

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    #16 undeadcow, Jul 16, 2012
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    Check out my iOS RPG List thread for as comprehensive a list of iOS RPG games; also, I encourage recommendations there too.

    Fall of Angels, Knighturn, and The Quest Gold are great.
     
  17. picohero

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    Ragnorak violet is good.
     
  18. bigrand1

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    I dunno, dude. This doesn't look good to me at ALL! Not even going think about this one. PFFFTTT!
     

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