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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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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Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

Chain of Memories

The first sequel to smash-success Kingdom Hearts wasn’t Kingdom Hearts 2, as many gamers were expecting. In fact that game was some time away from release when the Game Boy Advance received an ambitious bridging chapter in Sora’s story called Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.

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Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

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The arrival of an English translation for each Legend of Heroes game is something of a wait vs reward game. On the one hand we got this title after the East had already gotten their hands on its sequel, Cold Steel IV, but the game and indeed the series as a whole is of such quality that any Legend of Heroes title getting a Western release is a thing to appreciate.

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Fairy Knights

Fairy Knights

It’s often the case with mobile stores that great indies get swept under the rug in the wave of freemium efforts from AAA developers trying to break the market or the latest release from the big-boys of the mobile space. Fairy Knights is one of those games that’s managed to fall through the cracks for many, but manages to be a creative entry into the Puzzle-based RPG scene.
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