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App description: Travel to the other side and beyond and find a way back home in a fantasy RPG!

- Finding oneself in an unknown world -
After awaking in some unfamiliar woods, Alex, an ordinary high schooler living an ordinary life, learns he has somehow ended up in Fernland, a world where peace and order have been replaced by conflict and destruction.
Fighting to defend himself from monsters, the ever-ominous threat of the Overlord, and one chaotic event after another as he tries to find his own place in this new world, Alex comes across a young woman by the name of Lita from a peaceful world like his own.
Hitting it off, they soon become friends and set out together, but what hidden truth awaits them as their adventure begins to unfold...?

Features
- Join forces with buddies and fight! You may even encounter some familiar faces!
- Take advantage of the Secret House and dispatch buddies to collect items or place them on stands to gain special-effects!
- Plant seeds to grow parameter-increasing fruit.
- Easy-to-use tap controls on classic turn-based battles!
- Upgrade and customize weapons!
- A variety of sub quests, monster guide to complete and much, much more!

* The game can be played in its entirety without the need for in-game transactions.

L.Lawliet's comments:

[Premium] RPG Fernz Gate

Kotobuki Solution Co., Ltd.
Genres: Games Adventure Role Playing
$4.99 USD


Quote:
Travel to the other side and beyond and find a way back home in a fantasy RPG!

- Finding oneself in an unknown world -
After awaking in some unfamiliar woods, Alex, an ordinary high schooler living an ordinary life, learns he has somehow ended up in Fernland, a world where peace and order have been replaced by conflict and destruction.
Fighting to defend himself from monsters, the ever-ominous threat of the Overlord, and one chaotic event after another as he tries to find his own place in this new world, Alex comes across a young woman by the name of Lita from a peaceful world like his own.
Hitting it off, they soon become friends and set out together, but what hidden truth awaits them as their adventure begins to unfold...?

Features
- Join forces with buddies and fight! You may even encounter some familiar faces!
- Take advantage of the Secret House and dispatch buddies to collect items or place them on stands to gain special-effects!
- Plant seeds to grow parameter-increasing fruit.
- Easy-to-use tap controls on classic turn-based battles!
- Upgrade and customize weapons!
- A variety of sub quests, monster guide to complete and much, much more!

* The game can be played in its entirety without the need for in-game transactions.












Supported Devices:
  • iPhone4-iPhone4
  • iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G-iPad23G
  • iPhone4S-iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5-iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini-iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c-iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s-iPhone5s
  • iPadAir-iPadAir
  • iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular
  • iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina
  • iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular
  • iPhone6-iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus
  • iPadAir2-iPadAir2
  • iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular
  • iPadMini3-iPadMini3
  • iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular
  • iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen
  • iPhone6s-iPhone6s
  • iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus
  • iPadMini4-iPadMini4
  • iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular
  • iPadPro-iPadPro
  • iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular
  • iPadPro97-iPadPro97
  • iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular
  • iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE
  • iPhone7-iPhone7
  • iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus
  • iPad611-iPad611
  • iPad612-iPad612
  • iPad71-iPad71
  • iPad72-iPad72
  • iPad73-iPad73
  • iPad74-iPad74

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 7.0

Download Size: 487.1MB

09-07-2017, 02:34 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Fate/Grand Order Singularity
Posts: 5,774
I've been waiting for this one for a long time! In fact, since last week I've been constantly checking the app store for this one to release (since iOS gets Android releases about a month after - which I still think is the stupidest thing ever). I'm a sucker for EXE and also this is hands-down, the best Kemco artist imo. I'm always excited when this artist draws since I personally think this artist is way way better than any of the other artists that work for Kemco. I'm surprised they don't hire new artists. In fact, you can probably hire some artists from pixiv as there are plenty of professional tier artists (who could be better than any current Kemco artist) who would probably not charge much if they could get featured in a mobile game. Anyhow...

I started it up and played about 30 minutes. Still fun! One big change is I noticed they swapped the awesome battle gauge mechanic for a cool down mechanic. This changes things up so you can't spam skills but on the bright side you can use any of those skills as long as the cool down is over. This is a welcome variety imo. This also applies to magic skills as well - one big upside is you don't have to manage mp or skill gauges and just spam what you have available. I'll keep playing but I love all the character designs so far. Also the character sprites in battle are on the left side now which seems more natural, but throws me off in a Kemco game since they're usually always on the right. Menu items are on the left but I customized them back to the right since that makes sense for right handed play.

The story seems like an isekai one, basically character transported to another world. It's a fun theme I like from anime but I do hope they can use that theme fully instead of falling back on generic "let's save the world and pretend the backstory didn't happen." Well I'm off to play!

Edit: With more play time it could be possible that this is my favorite battle system. It might seem "simplified" from the popular exe create battle systems of old however this new design I've noticed stops me from spamming and allows me to experiment different skills. In the other games once I found a deadly magic combo, I would just keep using it, then charge up my bp, then repeat. In Fernz Gate I'm more likely to look at different attacks while my skills are on cooldown and with no mp, I don't need to "save up" for my best skills. Hp is also restored after battle.

TOP5: Chaos Rings 3 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite / Iron Marines / Never Gone / Hero Emblems
My Artwork: http://pixiv.me/raidriar / SAO Memory Defrag NA / Fate Grand Order JPN / Arena of Valor NA: Altria

Last edited by L.Lawliet; 09-07-2017 at 02:54 AM.

09-08-2017, 10:15 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 3,383
This is the one we were waiting for L, nice write up above
downloaded it a minute ago
been beating FF1 again too so now I can rest and play this ha
09-08-2017, 10:44 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,294
You always see it with these types of games, just give us some large screenshots of the game but they always show small ones with large images of characters on top with often bad english showing.

Just want to see a few proper screenshots !
09-08-2017, 11:32 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: on the internet
Posts: 1,882
been waiting for this one forever holy. need to get a itunes card for this now since my crunchyroll subscription just took the rest of my money ;-;

im a rpg loving kind of guy
09-09-2017, 01:16 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 3,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
You always see it with these types of games, just give us some large screenshots of the game but they always show small ones with large images of characters on top with often bad english showing.

Just want to see a few proper screenshots !
It's been out on android for a I think about a month and it's been out in Japan about 3 months better than screenshots is a gameplay video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t3xsU1jEuwY
Check this out and you will get a better idea of whether you will like it or not
I pretty much don't buy any game until I see a
Video these days it helps doesn't mean it's 100% either though
While the screenshots are small the anime character spotlights are nice too
09-09-2017, 11:52 AM
#7
Thanks J for the impressions. From the video too it has my curiosity. It's been a while since I've gone for a kemco title, I didn't like the weapon system they were doing for a whilehaving to carry lots of equipment fot upgrades. Anything like that going on here?

It appears that the hero isn't an orphan so that's already a different story element! If the weapons aren't screwed up and the story is decent I think I'll bite.
09-09-2017, 12:25 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: on the internet
Posts: 1,882
Played for an hour before having to sleep (it was 3 am) really loving it. Best kemco game so far. the art style and characters in this just look so good. Just hope the romance in this game leads to something more. Unlike asdivine hearts where's it just teased from beginning until the end

im a rpg loving kind of guy
09-09-2017, 01:52 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Fate/Grand Order Singularity
Posts: 5,774
Rather enjoying the game so far. The afro guy's addition is pretty funny. I hope there's another party member to 5 as there are only 4 right now. The buddy system is underused without 5 because that means only 2 people can partner with each other and the other two will use minions. It kind of ruins the amount of variation you can have like in AH2.

AH2 gets an edge in gameplay design because of the equipment box mechanic. I almost forgot about that here. You will notice it immediately if you go back between the games. AH2 let me equip accessories and then magic/skill/extra items go into the equipment box for each character. However in every other exe RPG, magic is equipped like accessories which actually lowers the amount of skills and abilities you can use. It's unfortunate the only games that use that wonderful mechanic are AH1 and AH2.

And as usual, the newer Kemco games are annoyingly greedy with the price of IAP. They're pretty outrageous and the increase in costs of the EXP boost and the drop rate boost still upset me. The games a year ago let me buy them both and have a little left over. Right now I can only buy one and I won't have enough for the other. Plus, EXP boosts can be bought multiple times and there are slots to buy in the inventory. I really wish they'd go back but doesn't look like it. Luckily these aren't really necessary to enjoy the game but as a completionist this bugs me. I would love to have rare character buddies but the gacha cost is extremely steep which would be rather spent saving up for outfits.

TOP5: Chaos Rings 3 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite / Iron Marines / Never Gone / Hero Emblems
My Artwork: http://pixiv.me/raidriar / SAO Memory Defrag NA / Fate Grand Order JPN / Arena of Valor NA: Altria
09-09-2017, 03:56 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,603
Is this better than symphony of origin? That's then only kemco game I ever finished and liked.. I am no fan of kemco as I feel they always deliver the same game with the same mechanics.