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« on: May 12, 2014, 08:26:15 pm »
Not the usual topic of discussion, but I like browsing the Google play store sometimes and came across this really nice little CRPG called 9th Dawn.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.valorware.ninthdawn

It's very much in the flavor of the early "Ultima" series of computer games that came out on the Spectrum, commodore 64 etc.

This particular game is really well done (for what it is). Quite a detailed world for the platform really.
If you like this sort of thing, I highly recommend it.
 
What other decent CRPGs are there out there on Android/IOS ?

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 10:51:39 pm »
I believe both Baldurs Gates are available for IOS and Android now.

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http://www.baldursgate.com/

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 11:39:53 pm »
I remember playing BG many years ago, great fun.

The mobile version seems to have reports of it being quite buggy, I'll check out some Youtube reviews later in more detail before deciding.

I recently got the PC enhanced edition though, so it might be overkill to get it on a mobile platform as well.

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 05:40:28 pm »
There are a whole stack of good RPGs available for the iPad. Final Fantasy 1-6 for a start. Cold Fire Keep is an homage to Dungeon Master from the 16-bit era. The Dungeon Hunter series is a nice action-rpg in the same vein as a single player Diablo. The modern remake of Bard's Tale.

There are also some cracking point-n-click adventures, and tactical combat game like a Final Fantasy Tactics.

Then there are the augmented 'adventure game books' including the first two books from the Sorcery! series and Lone Wolf.  

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 05:55:44 pm »
Knights of the Old Republic on iOS.

I'll tell you what I wish they would port to the iPad: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command. I really enjoyed that game. Great Little War Game is good an' all but there's nothing quite like smiting some Emperor-damned heretics.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 06:01:53 pm »
Warhammer Quest is great, if you want a dungeon crawl.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 06:57:01 pm »
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Then there are the augmented 'adventure game books' including the first two books from the Sorcery! series and Lone Wolf.  
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Oh yes I remember those books from the 80s. I played them a LOT, in fact they were what got me into RPGs in the first place.
I will definitely invest in some of those android apps soonish.

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 06:58:12 pm »
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Warhammer Quest is great, if you want a dungeon crawl.


That sounds like fun and will check it out thanks.

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2014, 07:00:24 pm »
It would be really cool if Neverwinter Nights could be converted to a mobile app.
Perhaps that's too complex for a Mobile platform though.

I think I still have it installed on my PC with all the expansions and lots of fan made adddons as well. I played NWN a LOT. IMO probably the computer game that came the closest to the tabletop RPG experience, what with persistent worlds etc.

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 01:49:39 pm »
I've tried Baldur's Gate on the iPad and they haven't ported it well in my opinion. It's really hard to click on many items with the touch screen, unfortunately.

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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 07:20:29 pm »
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I've tried Baldur's Gate on the iPad and they haven't ported it well in my opinion. It's really hard to click on many items with the touch screen, unfortunately.


Yeah I read some of the reviews saying that, a shame

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 07:44:16 pm »
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I've tried Baldur's Gate on the iPad and they haven't ported it well in my opinion. It's really hard to click on many items with the touch screen, unfortunately.


Using a stylus minimizes this problem.
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2014, 03:24:14 am »
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Using a stylus minimizes this problem.


Good idea - I'll give that a go.

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 04:42:59 am »
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