Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ravensword : Shadowlands
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $6.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released: Dec 20, 2012
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 516 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Crescent Moon Games LLC
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

My Thoughts
This game is a open world action rpg, very much feels like a combination of skyrim and kingdoms of amalur. You will spend your time running around, killing things, questing, looting, selling loot, buying new equipment, geming equipment, tossing spells, shooting arrows, leveling up, assigning attribute and talent points, improving your skills with various weapons and all on a handheld device. The game runs really smooth, has a few bugs here and there but nothing game stopping.

Audio feels very much skyrim like. Deep, relaxing, most npc conversations are voice acted.

Graphically this is one of the better titles. There are a few games that beat it but not many.

Controls, standard fare here. Bottom left movement analog stick. Bottom right, attack buttons. Middle area is for looking around. top center is the compass, tapping on it opens a minimap. Top left goes into the inventory/menu systems. Top right toggles first person, third person and stealth. The menu systems work smoothly, everything from settings, save, maps, journal, backpacks, stats and talent screens are at the ready.

My overall feeling is that this game just upped the bar all other rpgs on the iOS will strive to reach. The game plays great, the bugs aren't overly offensive, there's plenty to do and you can do and be all you want in the game. Skyrim in my pocket :)

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