After producing a truly entertaining third instalment into their growing Inotia franchise, Com2uS decided not to rock the boat and stuck with a formula that worked. Instead of the massive visual change between Inotia 2’s semi-serious feel and Inotia 3’s more anime inspired aesthetic, the fourth and currently final instalment in the series plays it safe on almost all fronts.
After an abysmal first instalment and a sequel that tried hard but failed to better the likes of ‘Zenonia’ on the early iStore, Com2uS returns with a third stab at the KRPG genre and proves that sometimes ‘third time lucky’ really is true.
The original ‘Chronicles of Inotia’ is possibly one of the worst cases of people buying any-old tat on the iStore simply because it was an RPG in a market starved for them at the time. Slow, lazy and an overall sour experience (we will not be reviewing it on MBU because nobody wants to put in the time to complete it), there were considerable concerns when a sequel was released. Luckily this second installment in the growing franchise of KRPGs outdoes its older brother on all fronts.
Heroes in Time, sometimes known as ‘SEED 3’, is part of a KRPG series from Chillingo Ltd that appeared relatively early in the mobile gaming boom. As such it mirrors a lot of the early promise that portable gaming of this type had to offer, and manages to fall into some of the same traps as other early titles.