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Really good RPGS?

04-10-2013, 10:50 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
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Really good RPGS? (now all rpgs except 3d)

RPG's I love:
Zenonia 1
Mage Gauntlet
Inotia 2(why did they f*ck up)

Im looking for an RPG that isn't 3dl(like ravensword). I've played quite a few that i cannot remember atm. Graphics are important, fun and playability are even more important. Freemium can go die so please none of those.

Last edited by itouchbd; 04-14-2013 at 01:44 PM.
04-10-2013, 12:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
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Secret of Mana
bit Dungeon
TowelFight 2: The Monocile of Destiny
West Legends
Dungeon Heroes

As much as I share your dislike of the freemium model it's becoming a staple particularly with KRPGs so given it's unavoidable nature below are some action RPG games that are fun and have balanced freemium.

Dragon Knight IV
Master of Dungeon

Last edited by undeadcow; 04-10-2013 at 12:33 PM.

04-11-2013, 07:53 AM
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Location: Philippines
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I believe Master of Dungeon has a paid plus version.
04-11-2013, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
I believe Master of Dungeon has a paid plus version.
Nah, the plus version just mean buying some discounted IAP for premium currency.

Also, why..... Master of dungeon crash on me
I downloaded it awhile back, just tried again today. Still crashing when i try starting new game its look really cool
04-11-2013, 02:24 PM
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Wild Frontier is a really good KRPG that gets overlooked a lot. I think it's permanently free now.

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04-11-2013, 06:23 PM
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Meh, crimsonheart and wild frontier still don't do it for me. I need my krpgs to be more like secret of mana, less like zenonia.
04-12-2013, 06:44 AM
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Mighty Dungeons
04-12-2013, 10:37 AM
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Which rpgs are better: Square enix ones or Kemko ones?

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04-12-2013, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Youtopia View Post
Which rpgs are better: Square enix ones or Kemko ones?
Link to Final Fantasy Vs Kemco thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=178384

Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
I think of KemCo as the poor man's Final Fantasy. The KemCo games are fun and varied but not as polsihed or quality as the Square Enix golden days. Definitely pick up the KemCo games when you can if your are fond of JRPGs (and they have gone on $0.99 sale). Without KemCo the iOS JRPG marketplace would be nearly barren so they deserve support.

Story - Final Fantasy excells at story and plot; KemCo has serviceable offerings.
Controls - both are roughly equivilant on iOS.
Combat - both are roughly equivilant. Combat may be one way that KemCo has an edge because some of their games offer more variety than the Final Fantasy series. Each KemCo title seems to offer a unique twist (DarkGate's job system, one emphasizes items/loot, etc...) while Final Fantasy seems more general.
Graphics - I often find KemCo graphics to seem generic and derivative.
Customization -
Music - N/A (I play in silence)
Sound FX - N/A (I play in silence)
Fun Factor - For the value KemCo are mobile native games that are enjoyable; Final Fantasy is the bench mark of JRPG gaming and I consider them to be superior but KemCo makes a valient effort.

Last edited by undeadcow; 04-12-2013 at 12:23 PM.
04-12-2013, 11:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
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Originally Posted by Youtopia View Post
Which rpgs are better: Square enix ones or Kemko ones?
From my experience,

Square: Final Fantasy I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX (not all games completed)

Kemco: Alphadia 2, Symphony of the Origin

To me, the advantage of the Kemco games is the good pacing. Their segments are so short that I keep playing, just like eating fries and potato chips, once I start, I can't stop. Weakness is the story. I have only played two (not completed), but I already recognise recycled plot points etc. In a way, the Kemco games remind me of Final Fantasy I, the FF I like best for its straightforward RPG gameplay. The disadvantage is lousy story, either due to bad translation, note not transliteration. Also the installed file sizes are tiny compared to the Final Fantasies... Also Kemco RPGs have auto battle, which I think the Final Fantasies now have too. Very useful for taking care of the minions. They also have what seemed like clones of Limit Breaks...

For the Square RPGs, their advantage is in the storyline. If you enjoy stories, quickly pick up Final Fantasy IV and V. II and III's stories did nothing for me, and Final Fantasy Tactics' story seemed overly complex for my taste.

Currently for me, I have deleted all my Final Fantasy apps to save space. I started playing Alphadia 2, but after 9+ hours of enjoyable gameplay, the main plot still seemed like it hasn't gotten started, so I have just switched over to Symphony of the Origin for the time being as some say it ends after 7h.

Alphadia and Alphadia 2 was/is 99 temporarily, so you can quickly download it to see if you enjoy the gameplay. A1 is supposedly full of grinding like in KRPGs, but I had no need to grind at all in A2.

Last edited by iPadisGreat; 04-12-2013 at 11:11 AM.