Card Monsters

Card Monsters

Edgebee turn their hand to the concept of a card battler and for the most part the product they deliver is a complete success. Card Monsters is something quite different to the usual ‘Pokemon’ or ‘Magic: The gathering’ clone.

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Five Card Quest

Five Card Quest

A RogueLight devised around the idea of randomly generated dungeons consisting of a series of three screens each before delving to a deeper layer may sound like a great match for mobile play, especially when coupled with an interesting visual style. Sadly Five Card Quest isn’t as interesting as its concept makes it sound.

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La Pucelle Tactics

La Pucelle Tactics

It’s hard to believe that the humble Tactics RPG wasn’t always as popular as it is today; with releases in its genre cooling after the Shining Force series abruptly stopped and Final Fantasy Tactics put a full stop on how they should be made. However the release of the Gameboy Advance brought a lot of such titles into the fold as a viable mobile genre and sparked interest again. On the PS2, a company called Nippon Ichi Software managed to create an art form out of such titles, carving out such brilliant examples of the genre as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and of course La Pucelle: Tactics.

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Knights of Pen and Paper 2 (+1 Fists of Fury Edition)

KnightsOPP2

Knights of Pen and Paper was a fun little jaunt through a fantasy world loosely based on the idea of parodying well-known tropes of the genre. The main hook however was that it simulated a pen and paper RPG, with the player simultaneously controlling the GM and the player party to keep the action going. Does its sequel (and subsequent expansion) build on these systems or rest on its laurels?

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