Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

The original Final Fantasy title was a major success for the floundering Squaresoft and went from being one man’s swan-song to the head of a major franchise. Does it hold up today however in a marketplace frequented by ever more inventive and technical entries into the genre? Reviewed under the standards of a modern RPG release for mobile, how does it fair?

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Deep Realms

Deep Realms

Sometimes reviews come too late. Deep Realms was a Facebook exclusive Social RPG that is now no longer available to play. The game has vanished and even the official Facebook page has been taken down. It’s a crying shame too because for a while there this was the pinnacle of RPGs on that medium.

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Steven Universe: Attack the Light

Attack the Light

Developed by Grumpy Face Studios to tie into the animated show ‘Steven Universe’ aired on Cartoon Network, Attack the Light somehow manages to expand beyond being a simple tie-in app and finds itself taking on the role of fully-fledged RPG.

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DC Universe Online

DCUOnline

DC Universe Online sets itself in the ‘old’ DCU as seen in the comics prior to Flashpoint and the advent of the New 52. If none of those things mean anything to you it summarises easily as ‘Superman wears his traditional costume and Wally West is still a red-headed Flash’. For people of my age that means a lot because ‘my’ DCU doesn’t exist anywhere else any more.

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Suikoden II

Suikoden II

Where the original Suikoden was a classic marred by a rough transition to the Playstation, its sequel is a masterclass of 2D gaming. Big beautiful sprites couple with outstanding storytelling to produce a game that manages to stand among the Final Fantasies and Dragon Quests of the time with pride.

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