Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 14:54 UTC
Games It's already been out for iOS for a while, but today, Android users can join in on this piece of gaming history as well. Chrono Trigger, arguably one of the best - if not the best - games ever made has just been released for Android. Whether you ascribe to that position or not, this 1995 SNES classic from Square was revolutionary in many ways (oh the music...), and you owe it to yourself to give it a go. It's EUR 7.99, which isn't cheap, but trust me: it's worth it. My Nexus 7 just became even more useful.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 16:58 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Hum, time travel? Ultima ][ in 1982. And you could beat up Ronald McDonald!

The combat system sounds like Ultima VI (1990).

Even though I'm an Ultima fan the combat system used in SSI's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons games was more fun.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by gan17 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 17:20 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2008-06-03

I was an Ultima fan as well. Actually no, I was an Ultima Undrworld fan, to be precise. But anyway, Chrono Trigger was/is way more fun than Ultima, even if the latter involves more "role playing".

Both Chrono Trigger and the Ultima franchise were great, nonetheless. Back then, RPGs had actual gameplay, not some cutscene-fest like modern day Final Fantasy crap where you play for 60 minutes and end up watching B-movies for 60 hours.

As for the Android version, I'm not getting it. Already own the Nintendo DS version that got released a few years ago. Don't really have that much free time for such an engrossing game these days anyway.

Edited 2012-10-29 17:22 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 17:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It seems any game that features hit points and some magic can label itself an RPG. For example Infinity Blade is called a RPG while it's just a slice 'em up game.

I have been unable to find an Ultima-like RPG for iOS, even though it should be easy to do one.

A few days ago I started playing Ultima IV on my Mac, it runs in some DOS emulator.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by phoenix on Mon 29th Oct 2012 19:52 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-11

Even though I'm an Ultima fan the combat system used in SSI's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons games was more fun.


I would absolutely *LOVE*, and even PAY FOR, a modern-day RPG that included proper turn-based combat like the old AD&D/Forgotten Realms games. There's really no better way to handle combat for a party of 6 characters going up against dozens of enemies.

I hate the pseudo-realtime+pause that all the modern RPGs are moving toward.

Seems to me that touchscreen devices would be perfect for this style of game. Yet, no one has come out with one (that I can find, anyway).

Edited 2012-10-29 19:53 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 21:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

There are a few nethack kind of games, but nothing like AD&D or Ultima, which to me seem simpler to make than all those 3D and pseudo-3D games.

The AD&D combat system was very advanced and the battlegrounds were very large. Ultima VI's battle system was nice, but much more limited in attacks 'n' spells although I prefer Ultima's way of moving about (outside of battle) compared to AD&D's 3D dungeons (too lazy to make maps).

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