December 18, 2008Screenshots: LinkApple Store: Buy Now!Written By:
This is a new game brought to you from the Transgaming Inc. company for the Apple IPod Touch or the Apple IPhone 3G and is available from the App Store via ITunes. This game is the first in a continuing series and is currently priced at $9.99 on the App Store. It is a game based on the gem matching puzzle game like Bejeweled with a twist. This game has an RPG adventure story that is the backdrop to this puzzle battling game. The epic story keeps you enthralled as you battle via gem matching puzzles. In this game, however you battle against an enemy while trying to match up gems. Matching up skeletons attacks your opponent, while matching up gems can give you mana, which you can use to cast spells in your battle. This aids you in defeating your opponent there are also coins, which you can match up which give you money that you can purchase upgrades for your character.
You can choose from the Bard, Druid, Knight, Ranger, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior, and a Wizard. Then you have a choice of which image to use for your character, you can use the name they have for the character of input a name of your choice. This title also has instant battling which if you just have a few minutes to kill and do not want all the reading that comes in the quest mode then you can take a character and do a short battle puzzle. The battling against an opponent makes for a challenging game because while you are trying to defeat them they are trying to defeat you and the higher the difficulty setting the harder they fight to defeat you. I played the game on normal and some of the enemies killed me several times but the game is so addicting that you keep going back for more. Use of money and leveling up your characters will help you defeat the difficult enemies and advance in the story.
The sounds and the story narration that you hear and see when playing a quest is great, especially considering the size of the device your playing on. There are games on consoles that do not have a solid story or great music and sound design as this game does. There is a slight learning curve when it comes to playing this game. The touching of the gems and moving them to line them up will take a few minutes but once you get that down the game will be even more fun and fast paced. Also using the spells to keep your turn going helps big time, but you must read to see what the spell does, certain spells target certain gems so reading is huge in this game. Some people may tire of the narration but if your use to playing rpgs you will know that, it is not that bad and besides you can tap the screen to fast forward through what they say.
Transgaming Plans on releasing 2 other chapters to continue with this story and has said that the next chapters you will be allowed to use your leveled up character from this game into the next chapters, and that the pricing will drop as the other chapters are released. Therefore, this makes this game a great buy as it will be part of a trilogy and I for one cannot wait to see how the story will play out in subsequent chapters. If you like the game bejeweled, if you like playing role-playing games and you have an IPod Touch or IPhone then this is a must game to have from the App Store.8/
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