iPhone: The Quest

02-20-2009, 12:09 AM
The Quest

http://appshopper.com/link/the-quest [$5.99]

The Quest is a graphically stunning, engaging and sinister world full of mystery, magic and provocative challenges.

Choose from five customizable races and an array of skills, attributes, weapons, armor and enchantments, then explore a huge non-linear realm of four different cities and a wilderness of mountains, caves, lakes and forests.

Play an absorbing card game, solve brain-teasing quests and clash with dangerous opponents in this turn- and skill-based Role Playing Game.

You will have many choices, including some that may place you against the law, along your way to the dramatic end of your own choosing. You will need all your gaming know-how to survive and discover your destiny!

The Quest features:

- fps-like view with continuously rendered 3D graphics
- ambient visual and sound effects
- day and night cycles with weather effects
- a huge, complex, living world with underground levels
- long and provocative main storyline
- dozens of interesting side missions
- optional undead race with different abilities
- complex magic, enchant and alchemy system
- primary and secondary skills
- advanced dialogue system
- readable books, pickable locks, repairable items
- race-, gender-, fame- and outfit-based relationships
- fantasy card game with three decks at the inns
- original soundtrack

The Quest is developed by Redshift and published by Chillingo Ltd

02-20-2009, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Phi6 View Post
This is pretty good.
For dated and grainy graphics, the feel of the game is surprisingly atmospheric. Nice touches like the rain and thunder/lightning effects really draw you into it. The music is great.

It seems like a deep game, one that will last for hours and hours.

Looking forward to playing this more.

The framerate is perfect, but its nothing the iPhone wouldn't be able to handle anyway.

I'm so glad this game is no slideshow, the transitions really make a difference.
All right but what about controls? Do you control yourself with those arrows? How satisfying are they?

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02-20-2009, 04:30 AM
Originally Posted by The Game Reaper View Post
All right but what about controls? Do you control yourself with those arrows? How satisfying are they?
You can swipe forward/backward and do sidesteps - haven't been able to swip for a turn left/right ... am I missing something or is this missing in the swipe controls.

But it's easy to control - I love it.

02-20-2009, 05:51 AM
$5.99 is too much. If they released it at something like $2.99 it would have shot up and made the top charts and made a killing.
02-20-2009, 06:09 AM
Originally Posted by stanny View Post
$5.99 is too much.
Given that it was originally released for $19.99 on PDAs, $5.99 hardly seems unfair. As I paid the former a couple of years ago, I'm more than happy to buy it again at the latter price just to play on my iPhone.
02-20-2009, 06:15 AM
As you know, the Itunes app store doesn't work like that. $19.99 may work somewhere else but not here. What works here is low price points which will give you big volume of sales. You gotta make the top 100 list to make your app visible and thats by selling more and then you'll make a killing.
02-20-2009, 06:22 AM
Well I nearly did [insert 'The Lonely Island' song title here] when i first saw screenshots of this game. I'm definitely gonna get this later on, just waiting if Zen Bound still comes today.

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02-20-2009, 06:28 AM
I wish the Devs would learn to release demos before or at the same time as the actual game. Particularly for the stuff that costs a bit more, like in this case. This sounds like something right up my alley (an old TES fan here), but I really can't justify buying it sight unseen.
02-20-2009, 07:16 AM
If they tried to release the demo at the same time, it might postpone the actual game for those who know they want to buy it.
02-20-2009, 07:20 AM
"Graphically stunning" haha good one, made me rofl!
Na serious is this any good? Looks like Daggerfall and Daggerfall was awesome.
02-20-2009, 07:35 AM
Looks and plays very good on iPhone, if you as me. If you'd play the PC version, it'd look like crap. Somehow it matters less when displayed on a small screen.

The game looks like it got plenty of polish for the iPhone. I haven't played much yet, but this game seems like a must-have for any serious RPG fan.