Champions of Avan

Mobile games tend to generate a lot of dislike, and of those Idle games seem to be the most universally despised by those who consider themselves hardcore gamers. But they have their place. We all love to dive into a deep and rich narrative and engage with every system a game has to offer, but we also have to work, and sometimes having a game run beside us while we do so is just what we need to break the monotony. Champions of Avan has taken some slack for not being the same kind of RPG as the last title produced by Early Morning Studio, but it produces a very cathartic experience dripping with a sense of character.

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Super Auto Pets

Super Auto Pets is the first game out of independent studio Team Wood Games, and is available both as a free browser title as well as a mobile app for Android and (soon at the time of writing) iOS. At the easy-going cost of FREE (click here to play now), and with a lightning fast pace, it’s certainly a game worth checking out.

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Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

After ‘Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories’ established the concept that there could be installments into the series around the main entries, and that appearances on handhelds were going to be equally plot-relevant to their main-line kin, Square Enix upped the game by taking advantage of the then-new Sony PlayStation Portable device.

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Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

It’s possible that no console experience has ever summed up the feeling of playing a pen and paper RPG quite as succinctly as Voice of Cards. Rather than a summary of every mechanic, it focuses in on the storyteller experience, with the Dungeon Master presenting every aspect of the games world to you through a personal narrative between his/herself and the group. It is this element that Voice of Cards absolutely nails.

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Shadow Quest

Another game that came and went from the mobile scene without drawing too much attention, Shadow Quest has been de-listed from both the Play and Apple stores and even appears to have had its official website removed some time ago. The game had a shaky start that saw the initial release plagued with login errors that prevented players from progressing properly, and saw a re-release in multiple countries with Magicindie Softworks getting support from Nova Games.

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Arc the Lad R

It’s been far too long since ‘Arc the Lad: End of Darkness’ effectively brought the franchise to a screeching halt on the PlayStation 2 in 2005, and although the Arc series as a whole has never brought the kind of mass acclaim that other venerable RPG franchises have, it’s been time wasted for those who got to experience its other entries. Now, a mere 16 years later for those in the west, the series is seeing an attempted resurgence on mobile.

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Gunspell 2

Gunspell 2

The endless tide of Match-3 RPG hybrid titles seems to have slowed down of late, and attempts to really dive into a blend of the two that goes beyond ‘Match-3 that resembles combat’ have become rare. The original Gunspell was released on mobile and Steam in 2014 and stood out in the crowd of anime-styled titles by have a strong WRPG vibe and modern supernatural fantasy setting. It’s sequel arrived early 2020 and looks to build on that formula. Continue reading

Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road

Dark Road

When SquareEnix announced that ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ was going to end the original story setup to date through the series, which at the time spanned 9 titles across consoles, portable systems and mobile, it was highly expected that we would see the end of Sora and his nemesis Xehanort. Little did we know that Dark Road would be releasing to flesh out the series’ antagonist’s younger days.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4

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Valkyria Chronicles 4

After two sequels on the PSP and a spinoff action title, the Valkyria Chronicles series finally finds its way back to console after interest peeked in the IP after a successful remaster of the original game for PS4 and on Steam.

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