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11-21-2009, 02:36 PM
I'd love to pick up a good RPG for my iPod Touch, but I'm looking for something a bit more "old school" in feel -- I'm more of an Ultima, Wizardry, or Bard's Tale fan than I am a Zelda fan, for instance.
Can anyone recommend a fun game?
11-22-2009, 06:38 AM
I've been looking for the same thing. Lots of RPG-type games, but no real turn-based dungeon crawlers, which is odd because it would make so much sense on the platform. The two RPG-ish games I've played:
Dungeon Hunter is a hack-and-slash action/RPG like Phantasy Star Online. It's pretty well done, though.
mQuest is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book with a few light RPG elements, and it's pretty decent.
11-22-2009, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I am downloading the trial version of Dungeon Hunter right now at your suggestion, but I was unable to locate mQuest in the iTunes music store. :(
12-08-2009, 07:49 AM
Check out both Undercroft and The Quest. Also there are a couple of games Sorcery 1 & 2 that are wire frame RPGS like Wizardry.
12-18-2009, 05:55 PM
The two Sorcerer games are EXACTLY the sort of thing I was looking for! Thanks very much, Mike. (And I appreciated the shout-out on the last episode.)
I have also downloaded the (free) demo versions of both Quest and Undercroft. I've spent about an hour with Quest; it's pretty great from what I've seen. Undercroft has a steep learning curve, but a decent tutorial. I think I like Quest a little better, and may end up buying the full game.
02-20-2010, 09:07 PM
I am probably coming in here late on this, but whatever. I just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.
Rogue Touch is an EXCELLENT rendition of, well, Rogue. :)
And Sword of Fargoal is a beautiful port of the game. One can argue that they're basically the same games ... but there's a big difference in the fact that Sword of Fargoal isn't turn based like Rogue is. It's real time.
And if you wanna go really old school, there is a port of the Atari 2600 game Adventure on there that you can snag for free. I personally don't like it because it uses that goddamn tilt nonsense to control you square. I can't stand that.
Oh, and they're KINDA like RPGs ... Baseball Superstars 2009 and 2010. They are really fun and approachable baseball games with some RPG elements to them and well worth a try even if you don't like baseball. They have free trial versions to see how you like them. Definitely worth a shot, and they have a really oldschool feel to them while feeling modern at the same time.
And there is also Wolfenstein RPG and DooM II RPG. :)
02-21-2010, 08:57 AM
Almost forgot about this one, even though it isn't technically an iPhone RPG.
There's a web game that owes it's roots to the old BBS door game "Legend of the Red Dragon" at http://www.lotgd.net called, well, Legend of the Green Dragon. Kick ass game, open source, etc etc.
But there is a free app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that acts as kind of a front end to be able to play that game a bit easier on the small screen than it would be strictly using the browser and having to zoom in all the time and whatnot. Just do a search for Legend of the Green Dragon on the appstore.
02-24-2010, 07:10 AM
Kyles Quest is a cool one. The battle system is similar to Dragon Warrior games on the NES. It also has user made mods that come with it so it's like 10 games in one, and it's only 99 cents to download. The graphics are retro looking as well, they look like in between an nes and snes level graphics. Great pick for only a buck.
Also try myquest. It's a choose-your-own-adventure style book, but you find items in the story you can equip or not, and it also has dragon warrior style battles when you run into a baddie. It's hard to explain better, try out the trial version.
Socal, I'd love to hear your thoughts on these in your iPod segment.
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