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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Retro iPhone RPG Vay Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Touch Arcade recently posted a new review of Vay, an iPhone port of the SegaCD original. In the game players take the role of Heibelger, Prince of Lorath, in his quest to find his kidnapped bride and avenge his slain subjects. Touch Arcade recommended the game to fans of old school RPGs who aren't concerned with dated graphics.

From the review:

Gameplay in Vay is fairly straightforward and consistent with the typical top-down RPG of old.  The game involves trekking about a vast world consisting of castles, towns, caverns, and most every sort of terrain.  Several other characters found in the game world can join Heibelger (as he’s known in the iPhone version) on his quest and aid him in battle.  And battles, there are many.  Character leveling is achieved through victory in the game’s turn-based battle system in which characters can attack with weapons and spells or protect themselves with shields.  At times it seems that the hero’s party is attacked every five paces.  While I find this to be a bit excessive, character leveling is important when it comes time to battle the various bosses encountered in the game world.  Die-hard RPG hounds, however, may take the frequent skirmishes as par for the course.

The various towns strewn about the land are full of characters who can be engaged in conversation in which helpful information may be found to aid Heibelger in his quest.  Weapons, armor, and other items may be purchased with gold found in treasure chests or obtained in battle. The high level of character-to-character dialog ads a nice degree of depth to the game.

One of the particularly nice points of this title is its soundtrack.  The music is wonderful.  Every setting seems to have its own score and the sound quality is superb, thanks to the original title featuring CD-based audio tracks.  The music adds a great deal of atmosphere to the overall Vay gameplay experience.
Click over to the site below to read the full review.

Touch Arcade: Retro RPG Vay Arrives For iPhone

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