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** AppAdvice - "If you enjoy the old Dungeon & Dragons, and Ultima games, as well as strategy titles like heroes of Might & Magic, then Izar may be your ..." **

Izar is an epic saga about a knight, a classical
role-playing game with turn-based combat!

You will travel through its magic world in real time,
fighting for ancient artifacts and collecting materials
for building your own castle.
During combat, the game switches to the tactical mode.
All combat takes place in restricted locations
in the turn-based mode.

Game features:
Tactical combat involving attack and control spells.
Building a castle to upgrade your troops.
Building a mages tower to unlock new spells.
Free navigation through the game world with dozens of
fantastic locations.

Artfoundry's comments:
So is this just a renamed King's Hero? Or did the dev take the engine and assets and make a new game?


05-17-2011, 07:59 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
Being that I've only played the Lite version of King's Hero, the UI definitely looks better as well as some of the graphics look sharper. I hope they have a lite version later to try out.

05-17-2011, 09:48 PM
#3
Izar is new game (Old name is Kings Hero 2), with alot of new features
P.S. Lite version still in Apple review
05-17-2011, 09:52 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by itx View Post
Izar is new game (Old name is Kings Hero 2), with alot of new features
P.S. Lite version still in Apple review
So what happens to people who bought "Kings Hero 2?"
05-17-2011, 09:55 PM
#5
Izar is new game.
Kings Hero still present in AppStore
Kings Hero iTunes link

Last edited by itx; 05-17-2011 at 09:58 PM.
05-17-2011, 10:03 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by itx View Post
Izar is new game.
Kings Hero still present in AppStore
Kings Hero iTunes link
So you're selling two almost identical looking games under two completely different names? The difference being that one of them has more features? Shouldn't it have been an update to the original game?

In the absolute BEST case here (and I doubt that that is the case) you're horribly confusing your potential market. Worst case, well, I really can't be bothered spelling it out. Suffice it to make a note of the dev's name for future reference and caution.
05-17-2011, 10:16 PM
#7
Izar absolute new game , new maps , new story , new graphics, new features.
Only battle sprites is old
05-17-2011, 10:18 PM
#8
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bay area, CA
Posts: 2,455
My guess is that the new game has a different story (as well as the new features), and that Kings Hero couldn't support multiple campaigns. So he could have either reworked KH to allow for multiple campaigns or make a new game and hopefully more money. There are tons of other devs that do this - take Dragon Age/Dragon Age 2 for example. Or Starcraft 2.

Of course, in this case, the question is whether the first one was good enough for people to buy another. I don't know - I only played the lite version of Kings Hero. It was decent, but I wasn't completely sold.

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05-17-2011, 10:25 PM
#9
Gabrien , i send you promocode for Izar
You can compare two games, i hope you change your opinion
05-17-2011, 11:36 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
Quote:
Originally Posted by itx View Post
Izar is new game (Old name is Kings Hero 2), with alot of new features
P.S. Lite version still in Apple review
Takes for making a lite version, just need to wait for the wonderful app store to approve it