"Retroviews" are becoming all the rage on reviews sites nowadays, and while the iPhone is still a young platform, it feels like there's already a decade's worth of titles for gamers to choose from. Therefore we thought it would be neat to take a look back at Zenonia, the 2009 Gamevil release that put the Action RPG indelibly on the iOS map. Does it still have what it takes to compete in today's RPG-crowded Appstore?
This sidescrolling Action RPG brought to us by Spearhead Entertainment has a nice arcade style beat-em-up feel and its lack of fetch quests is a welcome rarity in the iPhone RPG library. Unfortunately consumers looking for deep gameplay mechanics and varied content should be forewarned that it suffers greatly from its heritage as a ported Java-enabled cell phone game.
Here's a game that shows it's always better to hunt in packs than to be a lone wolf. If you're looking for a well designed social gaming experience on your iPhone, this MMORPG brought to us courtesy of MovingPlayer and BulkyPix should totally be up your alley.
The Voxel Agents chug back into town with a superbly designed followup to their original "Train Conductor." As a standout traffic management game it oozes style and quality in equal amounts, but most who step aboard this train will wish the ride were longer.
Glu Games wants YOU to guide cute little 'bot LE0 through a game that gets a lot of mileage - in fact, infinite mileage - out of a simple and excellently polished gear jumping concept. Whether you want to sign up probably hinges on how much you enjoy OpenFeint enabled competition and exercises in progressive self challenge.
A videogame reviewer can experience no greater joy than bestowing upon a game the much-coveted mark of perfection. Corollary: a videogame reviewer can experience no greater anguish than having to withhold the adjective "perfect" on account of just a few flaws. See what they are inside, and if these issues don't dissuade you, prepare for one of the most thoroughly enjoyable iPhone RPGs to date!