Pocket RPG is a twin sticker adventure released by Crescent Moon Games.
Straight off the bat I have to say that this a very basic RPG, if you are looking for Dungeons and Dragons or Warcraft, then this is not what you are going to get.
There is advancement in the game, but at an end of a dungeon this advancement is all rolled back and you are given points and money instead to buy skills and equipment. So when you start the next area you are a skilled level 0 again. Ah you think, that is to allow me to swap characters and have skills and cash I earnt with another character, however, if you decide to change characters any of the points and money are unavailable on the different character, only experience already earnt on that character in the past.
The idea of the game is that you select between one of three characters and enter a world that has been overrun by hordes of monsters.
- The Blade Master: A duel wielding melee specialist.
- The Dark Ranger: A deadly archer.
- The Battle Mage: A powerful, but fragile spell caster.
Depending on the selection of the character the game requires different tactics. Up close and personal with the blade master and more ranged combat with the mage and ranger.
The basics of the game as to fight your way through an area this take about 15-30 minutes each time, you will go up levels as you travel through. On the way you will encounter traps, hordes of monsters and of course boss battles. Some of the areas do feel like waves of attacks with doorways and gates blocked until the wave of monsters are killed.
The game is controlled by the standard twin joysticks for movement and combat. There are some on screen buttons to account the options and change the items you have equiped.
The graphics and sound are both excellent. The artwork is well drawn with some nice character artwork.
On the upside:
- Fun gameplay.
- Lots of Armour and Weapons to earn and buy.
On the downside:
- Repetitive gameplay, not additional side quests or real real “role play”.
- Archer and Mage will spend a lot of time running in circles around enemies firing into the group.
- Very much an arcade feel, with bonus power ups (like 2x damage)
Overall, I found this an enjoyable twin stick adventure. It is not really the RPG that the title suggests, but as long as you are ready for that the game does not disappoint. There is lot to do and explore, this game will keep you playing for some time.
Size: 90.7 MB
Price (at time of review): £1.99