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Only One / Mage Gauntlet

02-08-2014, 10:49 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 99
Only One / Mage Gauntlet

I have always been a big fan of RPG's, but not so much action RPG's. Well, I am 100% hooked on Only One. This game had instant classic written all over it. Action, humor, rpg elements. It's awesome

I would like to ask the forum how much better is Mage Gauntlet? I've heard good things about the game, but was also turned off to the action rpg aspect. Well, Only One has changed my perspective on action RPGs and I would love some input. Thanks!!!

Rob

Last edited by RLennon; 02-08-2014 at 10:52 AM.
02-08-2014, 03:04 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 990
Depends on what you're considering an action RPG aspect in Mage Gauntlet and what you wouldn't like about it.

02-08-2014, 03:07 PM
#3
Quote:
Originally Posted by RLennon View Post
I have always been a big fan of RPG's, but not so much action RPG's. Well, I am 100% hooked on Only One. This game had instant classic written all over it. Action, humor, rpg elements. It's awesome

I would like to ask the forum how much better is Mage Gauntlet? I've heard good things about the game, but was also turned off to the action rpg aspect. Well, Only One has changed my perspective on action RPGs and I would love some input. Thanks!!!

Rob
I think if you like Only One, you'd like Mage Gauntlet. It has the same kind of slower-paced combat, which rewards position and smart use of your abilities over fancy combos. It's more expansive and varied, with a greater focus on exploration and has more in-depth magic system.
02-08-2014, 11:39 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,611
but Mage Gauntlet doesn't have 4" display support that's why i refuse to buy it.
02-09-2014, 03:04 AM
#5
Does Mage Gauntlet have a story line that you follow like a Secret of Mana style action rpg or is it more like Only One/Slayin style constant fighting to progress?
02-09-2014, 03:16 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Quote:
Originally Posted by vii-Lucky View Post
but Mage Gauntlet doesn't have 4" display support that's why i refuse to buy it.
Still playable as anything. Yeah widescreen would be good but you can still play it well enough. It's a great game
02-09-2014, 03:27 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 310
You don't need widescreen to enjoy it, though I get your point. I won't play SD games on my iPad...
02-09-2014, 11:56 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,255
I enjoyed Only One a lot more than Mage Gauntlet. I did like the charm of Mage Gauntlet when it first came out, the hats, pets, and various abilities were pretty fun, however the enemies bored me to death about 3/4th of the way through and I was not compelled to finish it. Especially at 2.99, I would save my money and pick up something else like any of the Solomon games or Pocket RPG.
02-09-2014, 01:09 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 99
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Originally Posted by Cilo View Post
I enjoyed Only One a lot more than Mage Gauntlet. I did like the charm of Mage Gauntlet when it first came out, the hats, pets, and various abilities were pretty fun, however the enemies bored me to death about 3/4th of the way through and I was not compelled to finish it. Especially at 2.99, I would save my money and pick up something else like any of the Solomon games or Pocket RPG.
Please allow me the obvious question, what are Solomon games?
02-09-2014, 01:16 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: In a hole
Posts: 1,961
Mage Gauntlet is a great game. I was hesitant for a while too. But when I finally did, I was upset for waiting. There's much more exploration and story behind it though, unlike Only One. Wayward Souls is coming out soon, you might want to wait for that since its a spiritual successor with updated everything.

I felt the Soloman games were spam-fests and was much less impressed with those.