By SRRN Games
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Featured as one of Apple's "Great RPGs!"
RPGFan's Runner-Up iOS & Indie RPG of 2010!
Designed exclusively for the iPhone, Ash is a classic turn-based RPG, featuring an all-new, intuitive touch-based interface, a massive, fully-realized world with lush visuals, and a wonderfully compelling story.
Ash tells the story of two mercenaries on the fringes of the Empire of Aghaus, a once-great kingdom now fallen into ruin after the death of its king five years prior. When a routine contract takes an unexpected turn, the two men are gradually embroiled in a conflict that consumes the entire continent—and brings to light the mercenaries’ mysterious pasts.
IGN: "With great writing, clean 16-bit art, and a swift-moving battle system, Ash succeeds."
Wired: "This traditional RPG offers a far deeper experience than most iPhone/iPad games."
Macworld Australia: "Ash is nothing short of remarkable."
SlideToPlay: "Ash has a stand-out story and lots of old-school charm."
TUAW: "Ash will hit you right in the nostalgia bone."
TouchArcade: "Ash delivers an experience that shouldn't be missed by RPG fans."
PlatformNation: "This is the best iPhone game I have played, and easily in the top 5 iPhone games available."
Gizmodo: "Considerable love has been put into this $5 portable tribute to classic gaming."
These are strange days for Aghaus. By order of the Magistrate, the Royal Guard is to assemble for deployment in two days’ time. It has been years since I last left the capital, and further still that I can remember such a command being issued! But what need is there for a Royal Guard, when no King sits upon the throne? Though my oath binds me to his service, the Magistrate is not my liege. He rules in the absence of a rightful heir.
My men await their orders; they too are uneasy. It is for their sake that I stay my tongue, and place my faith in the Almighty that my fears are unfounded.
Tomorrow, we make for the East.
– Captain Creval of the Royal Guard, in the 895th year of the Aghausian Empire
What's New in Version 2.0.3
Lesser Dragon crash fix
Minor performance and stability improvements on armv6 devices
I am 30 years old and I don't play WoW. I like RPGs that make me care about the characters and their struggles, games that deliver the setting and story seamlessly within the characters' own experiences. Ash delivers. Easily worth the asking price.
There ARE combat issues - enemies make bizarre targeting choices. But the authenticity of the characters and the confidence and seriousness of the plot make up for any glitches. I'll be downloading chapter 2 today. :)
Very compelling story - every time I had to stop playing I couldn't wait to pick it up again to find out what happens next! Lots of good comic relief story wise and humorous easter eggs you can find through exploration.
The combat can be boring if you aren't fighting tough enemies where you need think tactically. But, that's my only complaint! I will be checking out the continuation of the story in Ash II right now. Hopefully it's as good!
A little buggy but otherwise worth downloading
I won't lie: I was a little disappointed with the ending but I get that it sets you up for Chapter II. I'm almost tempted to buy the next game—almost.
This chapter of Ash has its ish. For instance, the game crashes if you tap the upper right corner of the screen (in play mode) twice. And then there are times when you see a treasure chest that you cannot open.
These bugs aside, if you are a fan of old-school JRPGS, you should get this game.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 08, 2012
- Version: 2.0.3
- Size: 67.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SRRN Games, LLC
- © SRRN Games, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.