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Underrated/ unknown gems of August? List them here.

09-01-2011, 12:56 PM
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Underrated/ unknown gems of August? List them here.

I figure I'd start this thread at the beginning of each new month to round up little stragglers from the previous month that we might have missed. The weekly threads catch a lot of indie greats but it's hard not to miss stuff in the heat of releases.

Feel free to post more than once if you've forgotten something.

For example, I missed Puddle Puzzles, and only found out about it from Appspy's review.


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09-01-2011, 12:59 PM
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iAdmiral just updated their game with new ships and more realistic mechanics. It's one of my favorite underrated strategy games ever!

09-01-2011, 01:04 PM
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Really nice thread arta, thank you
09-01-2011, 01:44 PM
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Aurum Blade.

Definitely the best Diablo clone so far in the AppStore.

-solid controls
-great fps, not like the recent krpg titles which all suffer from hyper speed syndrome
-great and detailed loot that is really addictive
-free

Arum blade and Inotia 2 are the best ones in this category to date.
09-01-2011, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by vibliribland View Post
Aurum Blade.

Definitely the best Diablo clone so far in the AppStore.

-solid controls
-great fps, not like the recent krpg titles which all suffer from hyper speed syndrome
-great and detailed loot that is really addictive
-free

Arum blade and Inotia 2 are the best ones in this category to date.
Not a fan of Inotia 2, but I otherwise concur 100%. Aurum Blade is pretty much awesome.
09-01-2011, 07:05 PM
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Riot Rings by Cervo Media-best Zuma clone there is. Smooth running, varied gameplay, humor, and great graphics.

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09-01-2011, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
Aurum Blade is pretty much awesome.
Agreed, I was expecting some crappy mobile KRPG port so I didn't even bother downloading it when it came out. Just got it this morning, and the game is pretty darn good, especially for free. I thought Inotia 2 was pretty good, except the game just took way too damn long. I liked how there was actually some strategy in the combat though since you had 2 other team members. Zenonia 3 and Wild Frontier are still my favorite KRPGs though. I thought Inotia 3 was excellent as well and better than the second.

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Last edited by backtothis; 09-01-2011 at 07:12 PM.
09-01-2011, 08:25 PM
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Dragon of the Three Kingdoms isn't revolutionary but it's a decent Golden Axe clone with a retro Sega feel.

Some games I don't think have gotten the fanfare they deserve are Secret of Chateau De Moreau, Dragon Fantasy, and Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

Wow... iAdmiral and Aurum Blade look amazing. How did I miss these? ...and how is Aurum Blade really free?
09-01-2011, 08:49 PM
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8 bit vs. 16 bit was a really fun, albeit simple game...
Then the best week included Pigs in Trees, Pickpawcket, and Bouncy Mouse (that week also had more widely known mega mall story, flick soccer, anomaly warzone earth, and nyxquest). Best week of august by far!

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09-01-2011, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Dragon of the Three Kingdoms isn't revolutionary but it's a decent Golden Axe clone with a retro Sega feel.

Some games I don't think have gotten the fanfare they deserve are Secret of Chateau De Moreau, Dragon Fantasy, and Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

Wow... iAdmiral and Aurum Blade look amazing. How did I miss these? ...and how is Aurum Blade really free?
Yes, Aurum Blade is free. There are IAPs (gems that you can use to buy immediate revival, respect, etc.) but they're not necessary to play through the game. As I wrote on the thread, it's basically a mashup of Diablo and a KRPG, weighted towards Diablo. The controls are good, the graphics are actually closer to SNES than to Java, and the combat is fast and actually fun. What's more, there's quite a bit of depth to the leveling system, with upgradable attributes, a variety of active and passive skills, and golem-like system that has a separate upgrade/boss fight path.

Dang it, I feel like I'm shilling this game . But I really do feel that RPG fans will really enjoy it, especially for free.