Demon’s Rise appeared on the iStore with relatively little fanfare, which is a surprise because somebody over at Wave Light Games has obviously been putting a lot of love into it. For their first foray into the world of app development they’ve chosen an ambitious project.
Knights of Pen and Paper is a hard game to tag a genre onto, it’s turn based but the real drive of the game is the opportunity to tailor the campaign to suit your own play style, deciding the difficulty of any event. Because of this we’re going to go along the Steam and call it a ‘Strategy’ RPG (which shouldn’t be confused with a Tactical RPG) since your strategy decides how you experience the game.
The last game in the Wonder Boy series sees it dropping the ‘Boy’ and focussing instead on a female protagonist named Asha. Luckily the ‘Monster World’ title still very much applies and the game manages to pay fitting tribute to the legacy of the series whilst doing a few of its own things.
Star Wars makes its return to the RPG genre with this latest canon entry into the all-new Disney approved timeline, but is Uprising worth your time?
Lili isn’t a new game on the iStore, but it does manage to remain one of the most beautiful, using the Unreal Engine to knock the infamous Infinity Blade series off of the top-spot for most impressive 3D world. It’s a vivid and well realised experience from the moment you first start the game.
The Sega Megadrive didn’t have a massive amount of RPGs available to its users. In fact once you’d completed the Phantasy Star and Shining Force series you’d be hard pressed to find another genuinely brilliant franchise. This is where the Monster World series steps in, bringing with it a rarer take on the concept of an RPG, the RPG/Platformer fusion.
Super Robot Wars (also known as Taisen) is almost its own sub-genre of the Tactical RPG. There are very specific ways that this series looks and plays that aren’t really represented on the mobile market at this time. Except that is, for a little game called The War of Eustrath.
The first non-Kingturn RPG from Mangobile feels a lot like the previous titles but scratching the surface of the games narrative will reveal a very different world beneath the hood. Tactics Maiden sits in its own little niche that perfectly marries short sharp skirmishes and intense console-level battles that can absorb your attention for longer sessions.