Mage Gauntlet review (iPod/iPhone)October 31, 2011
♫ “You know me, you can’t resist
Devil’s grip, the Iron Fist”
10 word description: Classic style action-RPG, designed for iOS. 86 achievements. Pets.
10 word review: Wonderful, fun game. Great looking and perfect controls too. Recommended.
You will like this if you enjoy: Action RPGs, done brilliantly on iOS.
The good news: Everything, really. To start with, the controls (in default mode) are about as good as you could ever hope for. The classic pixel-art graphics are great, with plenty of detail and characters that have an instant personality just from the way they look. Loads of action, items, achievements, locations. Fun story and witty dialogue.
The bad news: Well, I could say that it’s linear but that’s like saying Kelly Brook sometimes wears clothes. It’s unimportant.
Arcadelife verdict: Excellent action RPG and all round excellent game. Blasting through levels is fun, going back to explore for a 3-star (level completely cleared) rating is also fun. The amount of stuff (of all descriptions) to see, slaughter and collect is very impressive and the achievements are interesting and often amusing. This is a great game that you really shouldn’t miss out on.
Arcadelife rating: 96/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.01
Mage Gauntlet website link
Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0)
I’ll tag a few more screens on at the end here, just because I can…