TBS Games (advice)

05-26-2013, 09:34 AM
#21
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
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This is a real iOS oldie from GameLoft, but as far as I remember not a bad one:

https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/rogue-planet/id337568038?mt=8

There's also a lite to try.

Just wanted to post it for the record.

And there's more, iirc:

Time of Heroes
Medieval Battlefields
Tactica
Hero Academy
Frontline Tactics
Outwitters

But you should really try:

Final Fantasy Tactics! That's the stuff you need, I guess. If you haven't played this: go for it.

There are two other good and huge SRPGs, but I can't remember the names at the moment. They are like Final Fantasy Tactics.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
05-26-2013, 09:43 AM
#22
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Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
But you should really try:

Final Fantasy Tactics!
Haha! I'm an old man here. Played FFT way back when on my old PlayStation when it first came out. Although, my love for Tactics games started with Shining Force (which I played on my Sega Genesis when THAT first came out

Very little out there has measured up to Shining Force for me. Nostalgia FTW.

05-26-2013, 09:45 AM
#23
Found Time of Heroes to be disappointing. It was too slow, even for a fan of slow games. The graphics were great, the story seemed good. It was just so slow as to be almost unplayable.

Unfortunate, really. There was a lot of polish there.
05-26-2013, 11:34 AM
#24
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
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World to Conquer is worth looking into; it's got a grand political plot and a good variety of unit classes. The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect is based on celtic lore but hinted subsequent intallments seem unlikely. There's also Trouble In Tin Town; which has a silly plot about toys fighting.
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Sounds so much like a fire emblem type, I almost had an instabuy, but I read the description, and it seemed like endless grinding for loot with random maps. When I tried to check the comments (all 2 of them... sigh. Why are there not more strategy fans out there?) the link was broken.

Long story short, is there a storyline, or is it just roguelike grinding for loot?
Mysterious Castle is mainly roguelike world exploration without a solid plot. The game mechanics are interesting but it likely does not match your preference for plot/character.

Last edited by undeadcow; 05-26-2013 at 11:40 AM.
05-26-2013, 11:59 AM
#25
Undeadcow. You are my hero. Thank you for all the great suggestions. Thanks to everyone else, too for posting suggestions. I'm playing Kingturn and Dungeon Crawlers right now. Will be looking at all other suggestions, too. Top of my list seems World to Conquer. Have a ton of research to do now! It's a nice problem to have.

Edit: any word on whether the makers of Partia have enough cash to work on a sequel?
05-26-2013, 12:02 PM
#26
Joined: Dec 2010
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Undeadcow. You are my hero. Thank you for all the great suggestions. Thanks to everyone else, too for posting suggestions. I'm playing Kingturn and Dungeon Crawlers right now. Will be looking at all other suggestions, too. Top of my list seems World to Conquor. Have a ton of research to do now! It's a nice problem to have.
If you enjoy Kingturn, Dungeon Crawlers, or any other games be sure to post in that game's discussion thread. I'll be curiois to hear your impressions. Unfortunately too often quality turn based strategy games (like World to Conquer) get overlooked.
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Edit: any word on whether the makers of Partia have enough cash to work on a sequel?
I doubt there will be more Partia; I think the developers have been publically cynical about low sales. ...But Partia was the result of a failed Kickstarter campaign and they carried on anyway so if that is a reflection of their passion for making games maybe they'll continue just for the sport of it. Hopefully we see more from the makers of Partia; talk about hidden gems, Partia is a great but too often ignored TBS.

Edit: The Partia app story description is pretty jaded; here's a quote:
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Partia 2 was planned for 25 stages that wraps up the story, but at 600 games sold, well, I wonder if I could ever get enough budget.

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05-26-2013, 04:37 PM
#27
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
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There are two other good and huge SRPGs, but I can't remember the names at the moment. They are like Final Fantasy Tactics.
Spectral Souls and Blazing Souls Accelate.

Those two might just hit the spot.