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What's so great about Aralon?

12-14-2010, 02:40 AM
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What's so great about Aralon?

What's so great about Aralon? Ravensword wasn't anything special, Aralon looks alot like Ravensword. I'd like to be hyped about Aralon but I'd like to know why. How can Aralon be more fun than games like Infinity Blade or Eternal Legacy?
12-14-2010, 02:47 AM
#2
Lol you're fishing for some action aren't ya. While I don't quite get the fervent fansanity over the game here in the TA forums, basically it's a modern, fully featured western-style 3D RPG on the iPhone. There aren't too many of those. Plus, Crescent Moon has a good track record. Yea, Ravensword wasn't great but it was a big deal at the time. Then came Rimelands. Now, Aralon is rightfully expected to be fairly epic.

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12-14-2010, 02:54 AM
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Thanks for the quick response. I'm planning to copp, I just rather be more psyched than I am at the moment. Ravensword was neat but really, well not polished I guess is a good way to describe it. I hope Aralon lives up to the hype.
12-14-2010, 02:55 AM
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If you were around at the time Ravensword came out, you would know that it was something BIG and GREAT in every manner in that time frame. Quite some time later, Crescent Moon released Rimelands, which I find to be one of the most innovative and fun RPGs available on the appstore. Since many, many months ago, CM teamed up with the original creators of Aralon and have completely transformed it into something beautiful and amazing. Look around in the appstore and find me 5 3D RPGs that are half-playable. This project has seen so much work and effort and care that I believe it will be my favorite game of all time on the iOS even with my 500+ paid apps. I spend over $60 monthly purchasing games for just the iOS, and I can definitely say I don't think I could find a better way of spending the asking price for this game. This is the going to be the defining RPG of the iOS.
12-14-2010, 04:01 AM
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The hype is deserved for the reasons backtothis mentioned but I certainly think it's a little early for people to be calling this the best iOS game ever when 99% of the people making those claims haven't played it yet (there are a few beta testers on the forum). Definitely is an instabuy for me but I'm certainly scratching my head with the large number of people screaming from the mountaintops that this is the best game ever.

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12-14-2010, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by zman2100 View Post
The hype is deserved for the reasons backtothis mentioned but I certainly think it's a little early for people to be calling this the best iOS game ever when 99% of the people making those claims haven't played it yet (there are a few beta testers on the forum). Definitely is an instabuy for me but I'm certainly scratching my head with the large number of people screaming from the mountaintops that this is the best game ever.
Haha I hope this does not include me! If you read my post, more than half is not even about the game. The other half comments on my hopes for the game.
12-14-2010, 06:15 AM
#7
Rather than asking people to sell you on the hype, why don't you convince yourself that Aralon will be "just like Ravensword." Then pick it up on the 16th anyway. And be surprised.
12-14-2010, 07:16 AM
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Square, why don't you just gift me the app and save us both the trouble?
12-14-2010, 07:40 AM
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Square, why don't you just gift me the app and save us both the trouble?
All I'm saying is that it's better to pick up a game with low expectations and be blown away by it, rather than building up anticipation to ridiculous levels and end up disappointed.
12-14-2010, 07:44 AM
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The hype is deserved for the reasons backtothis mentioned but I certainly think it's a little early for people to be calling this the best iOS game ever when 99% of the people making those claims haven't played it yet (there are a few beta testers on the forum). Definitely is an instabuy for me but I'm certainly scratching my head with the large number of people screaming from the mountaintops that this is the best game ever.
I have played it, and it IS the best iOS game.

@squarezero: Meh, hype is good I think.