ASH II: Shadows (GOLD Edition)
By Konami Digital Entertainment
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★★★★★ To celebrate the launch of Chapter 2, the Gold Edition is now $2.99! ★★★★★
★★★★★ Buy now and get ALL future chapters free! ★★★★★
"...Ash II retains that instant Chrono Trigger style of charm with its understated but beautiful retro visuals and more significantly within the writing." - 148Apps
"Overall, Ash II is a great RPG that's sure to satisfy fans of the genre..." - PadGadget - 4.5 out of 5
"Tried-and-true style of gameplay." - Slide to Play - 3 out of 4
"The sequel improves on the original in almost every way possible, with gorgeous redone graphics, a fun battle system, and the same top notch writing that made the original a hit among RPG fans." - Appolicious
"If you loved the first Ash, you'll want to grab this one..." - iFanzine
"SRRN Games and Konami did a great job of creating an original RPG that has influences from the past but stands alone." - GotGame
"With an original story...and simplistic gameplay Ash II: Shadows is a must for any iOS wielding RPG fan." - Capsule Computers
"Ash II: Shadows Chapter 1 is a solid and fun RPG." - Project Coe
"...Ash 2: Shadows is great fun." - DigitallyDownloaded.net
The long-awaited epic sequel to the award-winning RPG “Ash” is finally here!
• Heart pounding classic RPG gameplay with innovative touch-based controls!
• Dozens of skills and hundreds of potential equipment combinations!
• Beautifully re-drawn HD graphics optimized for your iPhone or iPad!
• Wonderfully orchestrated and enchanting score!
• New story, quests, and characters that expand on the world of Aghaus!
The world of Aghaus is once again in peril, and the heroes of old must heed the call to partake on another dangerous adventure. Join Nicholas and Damien as they pursue new quests, discover ancient mysteries, and find unexpected new allies. With a brilliantly original tale to experience and stunning HD hand-drawn graphics, Ash II: Shadows will once again capture your imagination and take it to new heights.
Download Ash II: Shadows today and discover a new world of possibilities within the Ash Universe!
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What's New in Version 1.0.4
Attention Ash fans! Chapter II is finally here!
• Brand new chapter with Nicholas at the helm, joined by new characters!
• More dungeons to explore and mysteries to uncover!
• New high-power loot waiting to be unearthed!
• And a special “Thank You” gift to Ash fans!
• Gameplay has been rebalanced for a much more enjoyably difficult experience.
• Improved D-Pad controls.
• Improved performance and load times across all devices.
• Screen now fade to black instead of white.
• GameCenter Achievements should now sync properly.
• Dramatically reduced size of application on device.
• Fixed bug that caused losing a boss battle to halt a player’s progress.
• Other various bug fixes.
I have been waiting for this game for a long long time!! I am so exited to beat it! However, I am disappointed at the random cheats DLC IAP approach and I liked the old art style better. I will change my rating later depending on whether the story meets my expectations after the conclusion of the last game (which was done really really well.). Also, the game is still too easy, but not as bad as before. I finished chapter 1. The story is ok, but doesn't nearly meet my standards set by the first game. Also, I am disappointed in the lack of secret treasures hidden everehere. Although there are some objects that can be investigated, the text is not as funny and there are no treasures, unlike in the first game. I would search everwhere and click on everything, and have fun while doing it.
Update: second chapter is better than first, however, most items are still glitched. Also, there is some sort of memory leak as the app gets weirdly, especially after going into the background.
For anyone reading this, I HIGHLY suggest you go play the first Ash. It was better then this sequel and was one of the best games I have found for the iPhone.
Ash II, has great potential however the game is riddled with bugs and sloppy QA work. Right from the start of chapter 2 you have an innkeeper who has lost his words. The weapon mastery system seems to randomly reset it self back to "Apprentice". During cut scenes Nicholas always walks faster than everyone else, even when he's being escorted as a prisoner (so much for being a prisoner, why not just run away?). Considering how long chapter 2 took to come out I would have expected a much more polished experience. SRRN, don't ruin your child because you're trying to rush your chapters out, a polished game is way better than what you're currently putting out. A game should be finished when it's finished and not a moment sooner. Please don't repeat the same mistakes with chapter 3.
5 star potential, 2 star game.(will update as necessary)
Update 1/6/13: ASH II is now officially dead. The developers refuse to talk about it as if they're afraid to admit the game is done for. It's really a shame since they promised more content. They should do the right thing and offer everyone who purchased gold a full refund.
TLDR: You'll probably never see chapters 3+. It's been 2 years since the game was released.
Many problems fixed, huge new problem introduced
Earlier I wrote about a Bug that crashes the game after every battle. It turns out this can be easily fixed by simply manually loading your most recent save file. I could not fight and win any battles if I loaded my auto save file. Just wanted to let everyone know.
The latest update finally adds chapter 2 as well as fixing a lot of annoyances with the previous version. Treasure chests that could not be opened now work fine, and battles are now moderately challenging as opposed to the total cake walks they used to be. I'm glad I can now continue my journey in Ash, as this is one of the best old school rpg's you can get on iOS along with a genuinely compelling story line. I've waited forever to see more of this game, but I suppose late is better than never. Now please release the remainder of the game in a timely manner, I don't want to see chapter 6 come out in mid or late 2013!
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 01, 2012
- Version: 1.0.4
- Size: 153 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Konami Digital Entertainment
- © 2012 Konami Digital Entertainment
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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