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Demand for old-school RPGs on iPad?

10-14-2012, 05:14 PM
#1
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Location: Miami, FL
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Demand for old-school RPGs on iPad?

I'm working on one so I'm curious as to what you guys think? How many of you would be interested in an old-school turn-based rpg for the ipad?
10-14-2012, 05:21 PM
#2
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i would

but make unique back story like The Ice Company by G.-J. Arnaud for example not just another generic fantasy or post nuke war game

10-14-2012, 05:29 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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If its made well, I'm sure it will sell well.
I, for one would love it.

Come November, Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition is coming to the iPad, and I'm probably gonna go silent in this forum for at least a month or so while im playing the game...
It's not turn based, but it sure is old school... In the very best sense of the word.

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10-14-2012, 06:53 PM
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There will always be interest for unique, well polished games.

If I can offer you any advice, I don't think anyone wants or needs anything that looks like another final fantasy JRPG
10-14-2012, 07:37 PM
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Add me to the group of interested! I do agree though that the fantasy genre has been done to the point that it all blends together as uninteresting unless the writing is stellar. I say something cyberpunk, steampunk or even dare I say white wolf-esque modern horror inspired with vamps, werewolves and everything I between as playable. Truth be told, there are so many setting world genres left underused that just tackling an setting and doing even a competent job will make a product stand out.

By who am I o complain?... I will take just about any old school CRPG serving tossed at me. Then again we have been lucky enough that most of them have been very good!
10-15-2012, 12:26 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
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I want RPGs with Robots. I miss them.

Front Mission titles, Phantasy Star titles, Rogue Galaxy, Xenosaga Titles and Xenogears.

Maybe a new modern roguelike similar to Baroque, or Breath of Fire 5, or something as massive as Zettai Hero Project.

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10-15-2012, 03:28 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oprhic Software View Post
I'm working on one so I'm curious as to what you guys think? How many of you would be interested in an old-school turn-based rpg for the ipad?
Depends on what you mean by 'old school turn based'. I have seen many developers using that theme as an excuse to churn out sub par RPGs with dated technology, graphics coupled with bare bone plots. 8 bit graphics + turn based does not immediately equate old school JRPGs or RPGs.. those are just shallow aspects utilized to deal with the technological limitations from years ago.


Everyone here is getting excited by the prospect though and they are bringing up lots of great games...if the game you have in mind is similar to those I am all for it too. I highly doubt it though.. some of the reasons those games were great was because of the writing, plot(xenosaga) and the expansive lore infused worlds they had(sorry for being cynical!) and developers with tons of experience like Spiderweb Software can barely pull it off.

Last edited by violentv; 10-15-2012 at 03:39 AM.
10-15-2012, 05:16 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
I want RPGs with Robots. I miss them.

Front Mission titles, Phantasy Star titles, Rogue Galaxy, Xenosaga Titles and Xenogears.

Maybe a new modern roguelike similar to Baroque, or Breath of Fire 5, or something as massive as Zettai Hero Project.
I can second that! I like RPGs, but the run-of-the-mill fantasy setting gets a bit tiresome. There is no reason RPGs couldn't be set in a science fiction-like future setting.
10-15-2012, 05:36 AM
#9
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I love an RPG in a fantasy setting, but the setting isn't as important as story and gameplay. If it's done right, a turn based RPG will sell well. Problem is, that a well done RPG takes a huge amount of work, so it's a big risk for a developer to take on.

For me, though, JRPG's, KRPG's etc. doesn't do it for me. I need my RPG's to be of the western origin. The others doesn't count as cRPG's for me.. I know I'm very lonely on that position though, looking at the RPG's in the AppStore, western RPG's is in the minority.

J(K)RPG's is simply too childish in artwork and far too little customization for my protagonist to please me.

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10-15-2012, 06:07 AM
#10
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Location: Germany
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I would like to see
- a western RPG (turn based is great)
-group of heroes, not just a single one
-creation of the main character
-deep story

I don't care if it's fantasy or sciencefiction setting. Both are great!