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App description: Partia 2 is a SRPG (Strategy Role-playing) video game inspired by Fire Emblem and Tear Ring Saga series. In a high fantasy setting, the game will take players through an adventure where magic and sword collide and friendship and betrayal intertwine.

Partia 2 : The Pretenders War is a sequel to Partia: The Broken Lineage. The game packs 22 stages that could present challenges to any SRPG fan.

Partia 2 introduces many new features, including the choice of "Common turn" rule where all factions make moves alternatively (like Chess) instead of taking turns to move all his/her units. I believe this will bring a new nuance to gameplay if a player choose to do so. It can be toggled in intermission, and you can always play the game in the traditional FE way. (Common turn idea is from Berwick Saga) AI had improved a lot, and horse units now can move after attacking, if they have remaining move distances.

Regrettably, the game could not deliver large animation battle. If you felt the game looked bad in Partia 1, then you'll find this game look much the same, except we have much bigger and nicer character portraits. It is because original Partia was never profitable, making Partia 2 production running on fume. (It sold around 6000 copies in two years) The stress of not getting paid almost broke our team of two, but somehow sheer will allowed this game to be out here for you. So whether this game series is success or not, I am immensely proud of the results. How many five year projects can a person do in a life time? ;-) Many times I was tempted to include some IAP stuff into the game and get cheap dollar or two, but I decided against it. More than anything, I rather have this game to be remembered as good, than have that IAP distaste.

So you may refrain from purchasing this game if you didn't like Partia 1. But I promise you it will be a much better experience (and much more challenging) if you did enjoy the original Partia.

Thank you all, and please let us know what you think!
10-23-2014, 06:14 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
They made a sequel to Partia?!? Instabuy! The original was one of the greats despite being largely overlooked.

10-23-2014, 08:55 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
Hadn't discovered the original before today. This looks like something I would love (or at least my oldest son who is a big FE fan would). I'm more of an Advance Wars fan than Fire Emblem, but still turn based strategy like this is pretty rare on iOS and I may just make this my purchase of the week.

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10-23-2014, 10:21 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,761
I never did get around to picking up the first one. Now I'm wondering if I should just skip it and go straight for this sequel?

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10-23-2014, 10:44 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
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Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
I never did get around to picking up the first one. Now I'm wondering if I should just skip it and go straight for this sequel?
I don't think it'll matter either way. I think these are standalone titles enough that prior knowledge probably doesn't matter.

I'm reading through the thread for the first game. http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=167139

Now I see that I did discover the game before but then forgot about it while waiting for an update. Seems the TA review (3/5) didn't help my decision either. Still I may go back and buy the first game and this one since I am a fan of the genre and these are pure premium games.

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10-23-2014, 11:19 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
Despite my appreciation of a sequel the developers are forthcoming in stating this is a non-retina non-widescreen game. The gameplay is good but even Partia 2 does not have a polished modern presentation.
10-24-2014, 03:47 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posts: 9
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I do like the developer's story but want to see a gameplay vid to see if the dialogue and chess mode are worth twice the price of the original. Not sure who will take one for the team in this scenario.
10-24-2014, 05:15 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 792
Is Partia 2 going to be released on Android too?
10-24-2014, 05:25 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 904
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Is Partia 2 going to be released on Android too?
I think it's already out, isn't it?
10-24-2014, 05:42 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 167
Partia2?!?? Fangirl squee!

Seriously, though, excellent news. I was so disappointed when the devs made it sound like they'd never do a sequal.

And, quite frankly, I think the appstore has evolved to be more open to a game like this now. Very happy to see this.