Not counting the Final Fantasy 8 and 16-bit ports, great role playing games on the iOS platform (iPhone and iPad) are extremely rare – and by rare I mean they just do not exist. But then I came across Battleheart Legacy, a highly rated iOS RPG sequel from Mika Mobile that turned the downtime on my recent vacation into an amazing mobile gaming experience … until I got to the end of the game. While BH Legacy is a blast to play, and a pleasant surprise when compared against the rest of the iOS RPG library, there are just too many fatal flaws that sadly makes me never want to pick up this game again.
So while Tebo wanted a new Soulblazer (who doesn’t?), I did come across quite possibly the next best thing: Wayward Souls. If you’ve got an iPhone, have a borderline obsessive affinity for SNES-era action RPGs, and/or just looking for a great new iOS game, then look no further than Wayward Souls. Seriously. Direct your mouse to the link below for our full game review!
Earlier today, the fine folks from Blizzard’s Diablo III office published a gaming decision that once enacted – set to go in effect on March 18th, 2014 – will finally put a long-discussed, and highly controversial aspect of the game to rest: the gold and real money auction house, which was established this past June, will be shutting its doors and closing its operation for good. Blizzard made their reasoning behind this decision pretty clear, stating “it ultimately undermines Diablo’s core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot.” Hit the link below for more details, more intriguing quotes from the men and women behind the Diablo curtain, as well as our own, in-house, slightly qualified thoughts!
If you’ve never played a role playing game before, then you will likely not get the humor in this post. RPG’s over the years have enabled gamers to create their own characters, and then jump into a massive gaming experience that can span more than 100 hours of complex game play. Although each RPG allows gamers to select their character from a set selection of “classes”, some classes are more rare than others. The “Bard” in particular, is probably the rarest of them all, and in my opinion, for good reason. If you’ve never heard of bards before, much like my advice in the beginning of this post, it would probably behoove you to move on to some of our other, slightly qualified content, because this may be lost on you. Let me get to the point: why oh why would a gamer create a bard, whose primary weapon is a musical instrument, over say a warrior or a mage, who carry a sword or lethal doses of magic, respectively? Oh, what’s that you say? The bard is crucial to the team because he can boost morale? Excuse me while I step outside and attempt to recover my professionalism. If there has ever been a laughingstock class in RPG’s, it’s the bard. Sorry to all those who have posters of bards on their walls, but seriously, there can’t be many of you. So what’s this “proof” that I speak of, you ask? After all, it is the title of this post. Hit the link below, and prepare yourself for at least 10 minutes of genuine hilarity and satisfaction!
Demon’s Souls is the shit. Yes, I am aware that this game has been out for like three years now, but between the Marine Corps, a deployment, moving a few different times and getting my PS3 stolen, and getting engaged, gaming has sadly been put on the back burner. Demon’s Souls however has always been at the top of my list of games to play, because the insane challenge the game presents flat-out just lured me in. And lure you in is just what this crazy game does; the designers know how you think, and the way they have set this game up to f*ck you up is pretty genius.