Welcome delicious friends! For a while now we’ve been meaning to get around to reviewing Fallen London here at MBU, but the recent release of its mobile app edition finally gave us an excuse to jump it to the top of the pile and have us reviewing another honest-to-goodness text based RPG.
Standing out in mobile stores not for its premise but for its hand-drawn, watercolor art style, Creature Chaos is a game based on the popular ‘monster collection’ sub-genre of the JRPG and fuses this with elements of RogueLikes.
The curious element of mobile gaming lies in its ability to strip down a genre to a single element and put a unique focus on it. In the case of RPGs this is normally grinding and levelling through combat, as seen in ‘Avengers Alliance’ and other popular titles. Where Rune Raider is different is in that it takes the concept of moving through a dungeon corridor to the exit and turns this into the whole game.
Released digitally onto PlayStation Network for PS3 and Vita here in the UK, Trails of Cold Steel is the start of a third trilogy in a series that’s had a spotty release schedule for western audiences but is finally starting to get the love it deserves through Steam and Sony’s various systems.
The curse of mobile gaming is that some titles don’t make it over the long-term, they’ll appear and generate a loyal user base before disappearing and becoming unsupported when sales slow or reviews are less than impressive. Dragon Seekers has been around a little while, but not that long in terms of the iStore, but will be cancelling its services this month.