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05-03-2012, 06:28 AM
#41
Replacement for Crimson Gem Saga?!?

My favorite RPG on iOS is Crimson Gem Saga. However, it's no longer playable on iOS 5.0+ so I'm looking for something with the same feel graphically, mechanically, and story-wise. Does this compare to CGS's gameplay and story at all? It looks almost as good as CGS, but the story seems weak as well as the action elements. I'm more of a story/turn-based RPGer. But I haven't seen a good graphic replacement for CGS until... Maybe now. But I doubt this will even come close to the awesome writing and voice acting of CGS.

Anyone else play them both and can do a comparison?

Thanks!
05-03-2012, 07:24 AM
#42
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
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Originally Posted by curtisrshideler View Post
My favorite RPG on iOS is Crimson Gem Saga. However, it's no longer playable on iOS 5.0+ so I'm looking for something with the same feel graphically, mechanically, and story-wise. Does this compare to CGS's gameplay and story at all? It looks almost as good as CGS, but the story seems weak as well as the action elements. I'm more of a story/turn-based RPGer. But I haven't seen a good graphic replacement for CGS until... Maybe now. But I doubt this will even come close to the awesome writing and voice acting of CGS.

Anyone else play them both and can do a comparison?

Thanks!

The biggest difference is the combat.
This is not a turn-based JRPG; it plays like Across Age, an Action RPG (means no seperate battle screens).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_role-playing_game

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05-03-2012, 12:34 PM
#43
Are there drops for weapons and armor and such? Does your appearance change as you equip different things?

-Greg
05-03-2012, 01:10 PM
#44
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 10,918
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Originally Posted by Greg G View Post
Are there drops for weapons and armor and such? Does your appearance change as you equip different things?

-Greg
So far no weapon or armor drops as such. You do find Spirit Stones that can be used to upgrade equipment, and you can craft your own weapons and armor from found materials (haven't gotten there yet). Weapons are shown on your character, armor doesn't seem to be. All in all this is more of a story and action driven game than a loot-fest. I'm only a couple hours in, though, and it feels like I've just dipped my toes into the game.

One interesting bit: early on you build a house in the wilderness as a base of operations. Seems that, as time goes by, NPC will be setting up near your house, basically building a town around you -- a bit like Bastion, but happening automatically.
05-04-2012, 11:33 PM
#45
anyone facing bug when hitting rat boss in clauveh mine?
05-05-2012, 01:16 AM
#46
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Originally Posted by rwkoh View Post
anyone facing bug when hitting rat boss in clauveh mine?
I beat him without experiencing any bugs, though it did take me a few tries -- the bosses in this game are no laughing matter...
05-05-2012, 03:19 AM
#47
Cos i hit it till its life has no more bar however it won't die lol.
05-05-2012, 10:11 AM
#48
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Originally Posted by rwkoh View Post
Cos i hit it till its life has no more bar however it won't die lol.
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
I beat him without experiencing any bugs, though it did take me a few tries -- the bosses in this game are no laughing matter...
Perhaps Kemco-style anti-piracy?

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05-05-2012, 10:18 AM
#49
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
Perhaps Kemco-style anti-piracy?
Possibly. He was tough, though, so it's possible that he didn't quite get him.
05-05-2012, 09:53 PM
#50
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Originally Posted by rwkoh View Post
anyone facing bug when hitting rat boss in clauveh mine?
im stuck there also -.- i can't finish off the boss. no life and still there, running and jumping like a big happy mother rat