★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
App description: Welcome to the brutal dark fantasy world that is Ire - Blood Memory. Take on the role of an anonymous champion on a pilgrimage to piece together a broken realm, and to subdue the forces of nightmare. Higher powers are involved in your predicament, and your role is to slowly gain awareness , and ultimately come to terms with the powers that are responsible for your fate.

Ire is arguably the first tactical action RPG of its kind on mobile. Ire requires the learning and application of tactical skills to defeat enemies, who would otherwise brutally punish any gamer expecting easy casual battle.

A network connection is required.
For quality gameplay high-end or recently released devices are recommended

FEATURES
Quest: Campaign
Hunt: Player v Player phantoms
Raid: Pillage resources
World Boss: Quest main boss combat
Rift: Special area boss combat
05-13-2015, 10:15 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Wow, I'm really intrigued with this. Downloading now, hopefully it's as good as its potential suggests.

05-13-2015, 10:47 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
This really is the closest to Dark Souls I've ever played on iOS. I can't say too much about the quality of the game as I'm not very far in at all (just finished the tutorial) and also because I'm just pants at those games, but I'm hopeful so far.

The creature design is fantastic, the bosses are quite hideous and dark in nature. The combat is deliberate and strategic but not sluggish. You have to time your attacks with the slower weapons and always be prepared to dodge. The levels are much more basic and linear though, but I guess that's to be expected.

I'm going to play a lot more of this to give better impressions though.
05-13-2015, 11:20 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 632
I'll give it a go when it hits US, I'm a sucker for Hack n slash... Is this a norm weds nz release or soft launch?
05-13-2015, 11:23 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
This really is the closest to Dark Souls I've ever played on iOS. I can't say too much about the quality of the game as I'm not very far in at all (just finished the tutorial) and also because I'm just pants at those games, but I'm hopeful so far.

The creature design is fantastic, the bosses are quite hideous and dark in nature. The combat is deliberate and strategic but not sluggish. You have to time your attacks with the slower weapons and always be prepared to dodge. The levels are much more basic and linear though, but I guess that's to be expected.

I'm going to play a lot more of this to give better impressions though.
That... sounds just like the naive hopes the preview instilled.

I'm so buying this without buying it come midnight.

Vocalist of Earthbridge and Neverlast
Game Center/OpenFeint/Plus+/[insert arbitrary game network, online character or multiplayer account here]: Ayjona
05-13-2015, 11:25 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 5,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
This really is the closest to Dark Souls I've ever played on iOS. I can't say too much about the quality of the game as I'm not very far in at all (just finished the tutorial) and also because I'm just pants at those games, but I'm hopeful so far.

The creature design is fantastic, the bosses are quite hideous and dark in nature. The combat is deliberate and strategic but not sluggish. You have to time your attacks with the slower weapons and always be prepared to dodge. The levels are much more basic and linear though, but I guess that's to be expected.

I'm going to play a lot more of this to give better impressions though.
Wow.
05-13-2015, 11:27 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 1,964
I was just thinking nothing coming tonight that intrigues me and I am wrong as this
will be an instant download for me at 10pm my time when the new games show up!
If it lives up to the description of Old School ARPG that's difficult then I will be stoked.
05-13-2015, 11:29 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
I really suggest taking my opinion with a pinch of salt - like I said, I'm awful at the Souls series (though I enjoy them, I just can't succeed for long). I'd love to hear what a series fan thinks of this.

All I can really say is that it's still amazing, regardless of my skill and that it feels and looks incredibly authentic. Those creature designs though...some amazingly beautiful yet grotesque things in the darkness!
05-13-2015, 11:41 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
Posts: 845
Downloading now I'll give it a go.

Formerly: oooooomonkey.
Gamecentre: Sexy Pirate Arrr
Some Fav Games: ElementalWings, RoverCraftRacing, SaturdayMorningRPG, SpecialTacticsOnline, TheBikingDead, WrestlingRevolution.
05-13-2015, 01:39 PM
#10
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 564
WHOA

Where did this come from?!!
Amazing!

I hear people toss around the phrase "this game is like Dark Souls" a lot in these forums, but THIS IS IT.

For real- the combat has that same gritty deliberate feel,the visuals are awesome and a little Lovecraftian,
Weapon and skill upgrade systems, lock on target combat, MULTIPLAYER INVASIONS (yes seriously), co-op, gore, adjustable graphic settings, etc etc.
I mean WTF how did this game just fall out of the sky?

Indie devs so expect some bugs, no offense. Also, it won't run on my iPad mini so far, not sure why.

Really surprising title and I'd keep my eye on this one if your looking for that iOS Dark Souls experience.

Edit: the post above described the levels as "linear" and I just wanted to state they are NOT linear, you get dropped into an open map to explore and the maps get larger as you go. Just sayin.

Last edited by KeKhan; 05-13-2015 at 01:48 PM.