It doesn't get much more retro than this! "Guardian Saga" replicates the NES-era "Dragon Warrior" style almost to a tee, and whether that's good or bad depends entirely on whether you're looking for this kind of game in the first place. Before you flock to it in a nostalgia-driven frenzy, however, keep one thing in mind: your NES wasn't competing with your ability to take phone calls back in the day, so lack of an auto-save here stings more than the fangs of a Guardian Beast!
One, Two, Three, Four, we declare a Lion War! That's right, we're giving away up to four copies of "Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions" for iOS depending on how many Tweets we rake in. No, we're not crazy. We're iFanzine. All you iPod Touch and iPhone-owning Zodiac Braves, sally forth and see what you must do for your chance to win!
There's little doubt that a game of this pedigree has enough high quality content to merit the $15.99 price tag, but nevertheless, its surprise appearance has probably left a lot of iDevice owners thinking they might have to forego the Square Enix RPG goodness this time around. Well, that won't be true for one lucky iFanzine reader! Will it be you? Rev up that Twitter account of yours to find out!
While Korean devs have shown they really know how to put the "Action" in Action RPG, EXE Create and FDG Entertainment bring us back to an era when the genre wasn't so much about combat, and clever dungeon puzzles instead reigned supreme. Its gameplay style may be a bit of an adjustment for players used to the typical genre offerings on this platform, but Across Age DX is so well executed as to make it a must-play title for Action RPG fans equipped with appropriate iDevices.
Black Friday Sale at the App Store -- get Ash for free today only! If you're an RPG veteran who's been into the genre since the early 1990s, and you've also been starving for a great story to munch on lately, look no further than Ash. Some gamers will find its early challenge frustrating, but many more will appreciate its narrative scope and overall solidly executed - if strictly traditional - JRPG game mechanics.