The original Battleheart was a game very much on the cutting edge of what touch-screens could do with combat systems but it felt like a technical demonstration of something greater yet to come. Marvel would rip off that system for its Guardians of the Galaxy app, but in the meantime Mika Mobile, Inc. would be working on that better title
Final Fantasy V spent a great deal of time in limbo, unreleased to the west whilst the series leap-frogged over it between FFIV and FFVI (renumbered as 1 and 2). This is a shame because although it doesn’t feature the strongest plot it certainly brought a lot of what we now consider to be classic Final Fantasy tropes to the table.
It’s possibly a little late to be mentioning Order of Souls since the developer has just pulled support for the title and announced that they don’t intend to run any more special events for the game, but as free to play iPhone RPGs go this one is something a little different. Continue reading
Final Fantasy VII was a watershed moment for JRPGs in the western world. For a long time they had been considered niche and unpopular as a genre outside of Japan, with SquareEnix choosing to stilt the releases of their flagship series because of it, leading to a renumbering of FF6 to FF3, and FF4 being turned into FF2. Final Fantasy VII would change all of that, and upon its release everybody began to ask where these other titles they’d missed had been hiding.
The debate on best Final Fantasy title rages to this day, but whenever the argument is made there’s always hefty debate over the sixth installment into the blockbuster franchise. Final Fantasy VI is a masterpiece on the SNES and one of the best RPGs ever made.
Straight out of the gate I have to admit that I am a life-long DC comics fan, which I try to not let get in the way of enjoying the recent insurgence in Marvel based products. Would the game be better if the focus was on the Justice League rather than the Avengers? Yep, but then there’s not a major motion picture driving interest in that material yet. That Avengers Alliance has appealed to me not just on Facebook but on my phone too should speak for its quality.