Imaginary Range HD
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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Imaginary Range HD offers a new genre of entertainment: a hybrid comic and game experience.
As you read through Square Enix's latest new tale, you'll view story cutscenes between comic pages and play through a variety of game segments.
Finish the story once, and you'll unlock extra comic commentary and the ability to play the game portions separately.
The coins you collect in the comic and games can be used to unlock new entries in the app's Gallery mode.
English, French and Japanese text options available.
Flick right to left: Go to next page
Flick left to right: Go to previous page
Tap: Open menu
Double-tap: Switch between panel and page mode
Consult the in-app manual for other controls.
* This app works only in vertical mode.
What's New in Version 2.0.2
Adjusted amount of coins obtainable in COMIC mode.
Imaginary Range, the hybrid app that fuses games with comics, is back for its second chapter!
This app is distributed as a free update to the first chapter, allowing you to enjoy both chapters via the COMIC menu option.
* Due to the large size of the app, downloading via Wi-Fi is recommended.
○ You can now check and update Facebook and Twitter while reading the comic. Tap the icon to open and close the window.
○ The game is now compatible with Apple Game Center. Compete with players around the world for the top score!
○ New minigames
Two brand-new minigames, Chocobo Chaser and Sphere Bounce, are available for play.
Omega Blast, the popular game from Chapter 1, has been powered up and remade into Omega Burst.
○ The second episode is available in English and Japanese.
[Note: Chapter 2 features advertising inserted within the comic.]
No Updates. Seriously Read This.
This game is great and worth the download for the first two episodes but once you set all your high scores, find all the moogle shadows, and unlock all the concept art then the app needs to be deleted. Waiting this long for an update is intolerable and I know for a fact Square Enix has just moved on to something else. So this ones a quick download, play, then delete app kind of game right now. There will not be any updates ever. So don't try waiting it out. It has so much potential to be such a popular app but just like episode three it will never happen. Two stars. Low rating for neglect of updates but it deserves two because I did like it.
I scoffed at the idea of motion comics and the like until I tried Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel. Finding that to be quite enjoyable, and given the price of "free", I decided to give Imaginary Range a shot.
The art is quite good, and though I haven't started Episode II yet, the events of Episode I have me pretty interested. Unfortunately, the presence of the ads obscures some of the art and is generally off-putting. The update description seems to indicate hat this was introduced with Episode II, but they showed up in Episode I also.
The game and puzzle content is fairly light. Hunting for Moogle marks adds a bit of gameplay, but the app doesn't seem to indicate that they have any usage, nor does it inform you of how many are remaining. The music, what little of it there is, isn't bad, but frequently does not seem mood-appropriate. This may be different during Episode II.
I would be much happier if SE allowed me to opt out of the adverts, as the really do take away from what is chiefly an artistic experience.
Extraordinary game and comic, absolutely no regrets!
Amazing art, and interesting gameplay. Plot and storyline is dark and very enjoyable.
Indeed, the ads would prove to be a little too pesky, but these ads should not stop you from experiencing something truly worthwhile.
On top of it all, the fact that the creators were able to give out the game for free despite the time and effort it takes to make an episode in Imaginary Range is such a privilege that I cannot possibly find myself criticizing their work.
The ads? Trust me, soon enough you'll find that this game is worth the ads. I would definitely buy this game for what it is now, ads or no ads. With ads or without ads. Ads inclusive or ads exclusive. Ads in or ads out. Ads. (Ad infinitum).
Imaginary Range certainly lives up to the Square Enix name. Truly a work of art!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 02, 2012
- Version: 2.0.2
- Size: 320 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © (C)2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.