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Action RPG's (ARPGs)

02-12-2012, 12:55 AM
Action RPG's (ARPGs)

Hello everyone out there in T.A. land. I've been a lurker on this site for several months and have finally broken down to ask for some advice or suggestions.

First off, I love action rpg's with lots of loot. I'm speaking of games like zenonia series, Aurum Blade, Exitium (excellent btw) and Fantastic knight (also excellent). I love these sorts of games which have lots of loot, weapons, armor, gear, etc as well as the grade scale of normal, magic, epic, legendary, etc. Problem is, the ones I've listed above are all I've found, and I'm sure there are some other great arpg's out there,but damned if I can find any decent ones. I've even broken down to playing Chroisen in this latest drought of decent arpgs.

So long story short, can anyone of you kind gentlemen and ladies point me in the right direction as to games of this type that I've overlooked?

btw, I am also interested in side scrolling arpg's, so long as they have lots of upgradeable loot. The only one's I've tried so far have been less than stellar.

So having said all that, can you kind people please give me some suggestions as to decent loot-based arpgs?


02-12-2012, 02:05 AM
I have no idea how you managed to miss the big thread for Crimsonheart. Fluid and comfortable 360 degree movement (FINALLY), abundant loot - equipment, items, materials, monster cards for enhancement etc. The combat requires you to dodge enemy attacks (less button mashing). Fantastic graphics and animation too.

In short, it's the best action RPG game I know, even better than the ones you've named (yes I've played them all).

Side scrolling:
Demon Hunter by BiCore. Flexible classes, Castlevania style dungeon, lots of skills, equipment, loot and other stuff to do. Oh of course, there's IAP.
Still, it's a game that fits your requirements spot on.

Last edited by Red1; 02-12-2012 at 03:41 AM.

02-12-2012, 09:41 AM
Welcome to T.A GKAR.

Exitium and Fantastic Knight are both good, but definitely not the best ones on the platform.

If you are looking for a good action RPG Crimsonheart and Wild Frontier are must-have games. Just check out both threads of those games and you will know what I mean.

Other games that I would suggest checking out:

Mage Gauntlet
Aurum Blade – the closest Diablo-like dungeon crawler
Inotia 2: A Wanderer of Luone (also Inotia 3, but it’s not as good as the second one)
Illusia – side scrolling / platform rpg
Solomon’s Keep – fantastic dungeon crawler, great replayability
Solomon’s Boneyard – one, closed location. You + endless waves of enemies – survive as long as you can. Fantastic game for short sessions. Looting, upgrades etc. are there of course.
Itarus – this is my personal choice (you have been warned), most people don’t see anything interesting in this game, but for me it is one of the most enjoyable krpg’s I have played on iOS.
Zenonia series – first and second Zenonias are the only games worth checking out IMHO, Zenonia 3 and 4 tend to force you to buy iAP’s.

I don't know if Mission Europa would be something you are looking for – a mix of fps, RPG and dungeon crawling, with tons of equipment, looting. One of the best Rpg’s I have played (50+ hours actually) on the platform.

Those are my suggestions, I hope you'll enjoy any of those games as much as I did

Favorites: The Quest Gold + expansions, Mission Europa Collectors Edition, Ascension, Jet Car Stunts 2, Junk Jack X, King of Dragon Pass, Kingturn series, Mecho Wars HD, Mini Dash, Mos Speedrun, Ravenmark, Sonic series, Fall of Angels, Highborn, Solomon’s Keep / Boneyard, pixel art games, remakes and ports of classic games.
02-12-2012, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by GKAR View Post
Exitium (excellent btw)

thanks for the tip. Just downloaded this, it's great
02-14-2012, 05:39 PM
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. Crimson Heart is incredible, once I got the hang of it. Still have to look into Solomon's Keep and Ragnarok Violet. Thanks a bunch!!!

Last edited by GKAR; 02-14-2012 at 06:11 PM.
02-14-2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks for the awesome thread, you guys! I've been trying to find good Action RPGs but often got overwhelmed by how many there were. This narrows it down really nicely!
02-14-2012, 08:05 PM
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Hey guys, i usually don't play many rpgs like this, but i do enjoy one every once in awhile. I'm looking for a huge game, lots of equipment, loot, etc. (typical rpg stuff). So, what is the best of the best?

I'm just so sick of breathing!
02-15-2012, 07:49 PM
Exitium. For an IOS game, it is HUGE. Plus there are 4 different characters, each with their own unique story and quests. This one is a win-win. Tons of quests, LONG, 4 different campaigns, Lots of loot, including magic, rare, epic, unique, etc. I can't recommend this one enough.

btw, I just started Ragnarok Violet and let me say that I am highly impressed. The music is better than I've seen on most all ARPG's. No Engrish that I've seen. This game seems very promising, although, it does seem to level up quite quickly, like in Fantastic knight. I hope that it a longer game than it seems.

In sum, I believe the winner of best IOS arpg to be a very close race between Crimson Heart and Exitium. But, that's just like, my opinion, man.

Everyone reading this, if you know of a decent ARPG that we haven't mentioned, please add it to this thread to spead the word!

02-15-2012, 09:15 PM
Originally Posted by GKAR View Post
Exitium. For an IOS game, it is HUGE. Plus there are 4 different characters, each with their own unique story and quests. This one is a win-win. Tons of quests, LONG, 4 different campaigns, Lots of loot, including magic, rare, epic, unique, etc. I can't recommend this one enough.

I actually disliked Exitium. The combat is a boring exercise of button mashing (attack button or potion spam) and the quests are fetch quest on top of another fetch quest followed by more fetch quests and succeeded by more fetch quests of other fetch quests. It gets old and monotonous very fast.

Plus, the writing and dialogue sucked because they sound like juvenile conversations.

Oh the loot. Most of them aren't even useful. You don't get the satisfaction of selling loot because they give you so little value, unlike Crimsonheart.
04-06-2013, 12:33 PM
A year's gone. Right now, which arpg's are best?

Currently: Playing