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Boy(RPG) - Hurry to School $1.99 -> FREE

07-27-2013, 11:42 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 144
Boy(RPG) - Hurry to School $1.99 -> FREE

07-27-2013, 12:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
This is worth a download if you can appreciate quirky JRPGs. There's mazelike dungeons, random enemy encounters, a unique card based combat system, and an interesting modern setting. If you can get past the graphics and some engrish it helps fill a void for modern JRPGs on App Store. IAP seems optional so far. Better than it looks.

07-27-2013, 02:32 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,494
Thanks. I luvs me some oddball games.
07-27-2013, 05:06 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,094
Reminded me of earthbound. Minus some polish.
I'll give it a go. Thanks.
07-27-2013, 07:49 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,332
Haha, this game is weird for sure. Not bad though.

Also, anyone notice the striking similarity between this piece of gold and another, more famous piece? just saying...
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07-27-2013, 08:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2
Long time lurker, first time post!

I played up until the battle with the rat-faced lady. The game held my attention for about an hour; but then became quite tedious. I feel sorry for the dev - he has apparently sunk a lot of money into this. (There is an unobtrusive in-game plea for you to download free sponsor apps, explaining that he is $80k in the hole.)

Some constructive feedback:
1) The grammar problems are not the biggest issue with the game. They actually make it more entertaining.

2) The speed of battles should be adjustable. The pace is good while learning how the game works, but it becomes too slow.

3) Navigating in the dungeons is more confusing than fun. I didn't enjoy the maze aspect, and in the "tent" dungeon, the teleporters all look the same. The mini-map is hard to find and too small to be of much use.

It seemed like there was a lot left (plot, levels) which I will not get to see because of the tedious pace and lack of mini-game/battle variety.
07-28-2013, 12:27 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 990
I played through the tutorial and a bit beyond that. I didn't go much farther because I don't need another RPG on my plate right now, but what I played was a lot of fun and I'll get back to it later.
07-28-2013, 12:52 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 230
Been playing for an hour. I'm liking it a lot. Love the quirkiness and card battle system. It's a good recomendation
07-28-2013, 01:47 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,332
It's quite depressing to see a dev put a lot of money into a game, only to see it sell 10 copies in a week. That's messed up.
07-28-2013, 10:23 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,595
Poor me. The game is not supported in iPad.

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