App description: "The combination of a quality story, good combat, tough puzzles, and amazing production values make Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden well worth your time and money." - SlidetoPlay.com, 4/4.

Plunge into the most ambitious Action RPG ever released on iOS! Become Ayden, a young hero chosen by the god Uryah to save the kingdom of Lasgalen from the Apocalypse. Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden is an amazing adventure in a majestic world that will fascinate you for countless hours.

Take your first steps on this epic adventure for FREE. Then, if youre ready to take up the challenge, unlock the full game through in-app purchase.
** IMPORTANT: ONCE PURCHASED, THE GAME CAN BE DELETED AND REINSTALLED FREELY ON ANY COMPATIBLE DEVICE REGISTERED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

** Confirm that your device is compatible. This game is only compatible with 3rd and 4th generations of iPod touch (16/32/64GB) devices along with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad. Before downloading, please check the back of your device to make sure that it meets the system requirements.

A TIMELESS LEGEND
- The peace of the world is now being threatened. Reunite the 4 fragments of Uryahs Grail and gain supernatural powers to defeat Amonbane, the dark lord at the heart of Lasgalens suffering.
- The fight against the demonic Amonbane will mean difficult decisions for Ayden, and Princess Lyanora will help him throughout. But when the moment comes to save the world, will Ayden be ready to make the greatest sacrifice?

AN EPIC ADVENTURE IN A FANTASTIC OPEN WORLD
- Ride your horse, Miya, across the expansive plains of the kingdom and launch powerful sword strikes as you gallop through fields of enemies. Your journey will introduce you to many locations and foes.
- Defeat evil creatures in the Plains of Urvale, fend off enormous bosses in the icy Temple of Altemagus and the volcanic Firepitch Keep to ultimately face Amonbane himself in the royal halls of Kivira Castle.

ALL THE GREATNESS OF A TRUE ACTION/RPG
- Begin your journey with but a simple sword, acquiring new weapons and abilities along the way. Soon, you will wield the Sacred Shield, Locrian Hawk (boomerang), the Nagual Cobra (grappling hook) and even the platinum Gauntlet of Brakor.
- Each new piece of equipment will grant you access to new areas, new techniques and greater danger. They will even help you to overcome the many enigmas and challenges you face.

Certain apps allow you to purchase virtual items within the app and may contain third party advertisements that may redirect you to a third party site.

ImNoSuperMan's comments:

The IAP in this game works like most other games in that you buy it once, and can always unlock it later using your iTunes account information. Nothing is consumable at all. The game is free to download, but to play any more than the demo you need to pay the normal Gameloft price to access the rest of the game.

For further info and discussion about this hella confusing IAP use this thread instead please. Thanks!





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International version : http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/sacred-odyssey-rise-of-ayden/id414644949?mt=8
02-03-2011, 01:54 AM
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Guiding arrow goes away after you purchase it. Weird design choice by Gameloft. Okay... Impressions.

First, this game is okay looking. It is pretty, but it's bare and doesn't have dynamic shadows and great textures. But, graphics aren't everything!

Gameplay- Pretty good. It's kinda a mixture of dungeon hunter and spider man. Just a hack and slash with one attack and dodge. It's pretty entertaining and fun. Fast paced, but really easy unless you get rushed by like 10 guys. Everything else is like Zelda though. This is an open world game that has very small load times every once in a while. You also run around, break pots to get money, ride a horse, etc. It is like a very basic version of Zelda.

Sound- music and voice acting are very good. Huge step up for Gameloft. Kudos.

All in all, I can say this is pretty good. Most comparable game would be... Ravensword probably. If you want an iOS Zelda, this is an okay version. It would be a great version, but the only thing I can think of is how great Darksiders and the real Zelda games are.

But once again, it's the best we've got for now. Check out the demo at least. It opens up a lot more later and seems to have a lot of content. Just don't expect this to be as good as OoT. You'll be let down.

If I sound a little negative, it's because I compared it to the above mentioned games. But if you want an iOS openworld adventure game, look no further.
7.5/10

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02-03-2011, 02:10 AM
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Hey, at least they're stealing from movies now, rather than other games. (Keep in mind too that George Lucas stole a lot, too.)
O well, don't be so serious...every saga has a beginning.

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02-03-2011, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
O well, don't be so serious...every saga has a beginning.
And Most Beginnings are usually crammed down hollywood's throat.

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Originally Posted by "Orlandosan"
True, but when your downloading apps at the itunes store, your basically stealing without buying!
02-03-2011, 02:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitch View Post
Guiding arrow goes away after you purchase it. Weird design choice by Gameloft. Okay... Impressions.

First, this game is okay looking. It is pretty, but it's bare and doesn't have dynamic shadows and great textures. But, graphics aren't everything!

Gameplay- Pretty good. It's kinda a mixture of dungeon hunter and spider man. Just a hack and slash with one attack and dodge. It's pretty entertaining and fun. Fast paced, but really easy unless you get rushed by like 10 guys. Everything else is like Zelda though. This is an open world game that has very small load times every once in a while. You also run around, break pots to get money, ride a horse, etc. It is like a very basic version of Zelda.

Sound- music and voice acting are very good. Huge step up for Gameloft. Kudos.

All in all, I can say this is pretty good. Most comparable game would be... Ravensword probably. If you want an iOS Zelda, this is an okay version. It would be a great version, but the only thing I can think of is how great Darksiders and the real Zelda games are.

But once again, it's the best we've got for now. Check out the demo at least. It opens up a lot more later and seems to have a lot of content. Just don't expect this to be as good as OoT. You'll be let down.

If I sound a little negative, it's because I compared it to the above mentioned games. But if you want an iOS openworld adventure game, look no further.
7.5/10
dude, this review is spot-on. these are my *exact* thoughts

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02-03-2011, 03:16 AM
I can't find it in the german AppStore.. What's up gameloft?

Edit: ok, just found it. Was just the link from the TA mainpage that didn't work for me..

Last edited by Honkmonk; 02-03-2011 at 03:26 AM.
02-03-2011, 03:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: East Coast
Posts: 912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitch View Post
Guiding arrow goes away after you purchase it. Weird design choice by Gameloft. Okay... Impressions.

First, this game is okay looking. It is pretty, but it's bare and doesn't have dynamic shadows and great textures. But, graphics aren't everything!

Gameplay- Pretty good. It's kinda a mixture of dungeon hunter and spider man. Just a hack and slash with one attack and dodge. It's pretty entertaining and fun. Fast paced, but really easy unless you get rushed by like 10 guys. Everything else is like Zelda though. This is an open world game that has very small load times every once in a while. You also run around, break pots to get money, ride a horse, etc. It is like a very basic version of Zelda.

Sound- music and voice acting are very good. Huge step up for Gameloft. Kudos.

All in all, I can say this is pretty good. Most comparable game would be... Ravensword probably. If you want an iOS Zelda, this is an okay version. It would be a great version, but the only thing I can think of is how great Darksiders and the real Zelda games are.

But once again, it's the best we've got for now. Check out the demo at least. It opens up a lot more later and seems to have a lot of content. Just don't expect this to be as good as OoT. You'll be let down.

If I sound a little negative, it's because I compared it to the above mentioned games. But if you want an iOS openworld adventure game, look no further.
7.5/10
Sweet! Can't wait to play the iPad ver. Thanks for the constructive and honest impressions.

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02-03-2011, 03:52 AM
Brilliant game,demo seemed very short so had to buy full game,very good presentation cant see any glitching or annoying juddery camera angles
Back to playing

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02-03-2011, 06:18 AM
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Location: Barcelona
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So I'm a few hours in to this so far and it basically seems like Darksiders if you stripped out everything that made Darksiders cool... Kind of par for the course for most Gameloft games. I agree with Hitch in that the Gameloft engine is really starting to show its age. It will be interesting to see what they do in the future in the face of much better looking games as Gameloft's engine got leapfrogged in a big way by more recent releases.
02-03-2011, 07:50 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,288
I am seeing mixed answers,

The arrow stays after you unlocked the full version.
The arrow is gone after you unlocked the full version.

So... what is it?

I did playthe first part, and waiting for the Ipad version.
02-03-2011, 08:29 AM
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Location: Barcelona
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Is this game constantly asking for your guys' iTunes password, or is it just me?

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