Sorceria 1: The Mad Doctor
By Watermark RPG
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A traditional “4 Heroes save World” RPG: Select 4 heroes out of 8 different classes to go on a medium-length adventure.
****** The Story ******
Faira, a quiet farming province near the center of the Aiser Kingdom, enjoyed relative peace growing cabbage, grains, and fruit. Then one day a man calling himself the Doctor came and started turning villagers into the undead! A plea for help was sent to the Guild, the organization of adventurers spanning the continent of Sorceria. The Guild sent four heroes to resolve the crisis. And so, the adventure begins!
****** Game Highlights ******
*** All weapons, items, and monster stats are randomly generated every game. When you play, you may get goblins that are strong in physical defense but weak against fire, and your best weapon may be a Crystal Spear. While in your friend’s game he may get goblins weak against ice, and all his weapons are so horrible that he’ll have to rely on magic. It is up to you the player, to figure out the best strategy to beat the game with what you have.
*** “Final Fantasy Legend” (or Saga in JP) inspired combat system where nearly every item has limited uses. This way you have to think about what weapons/skills to use when. You can also use different weapons depending on the battle situation.
*** Abnormal states play a greater role. Many abnormal states remain after battle. So getting poisoned or confused is now a bigger deal that you can’t just shrug off with cheap remedies.
*** Variety of locations to explore. From simple caves to cellar dungeons to hospital ruins. Can you survive them all with wit and courage?
*** Every character class is unique. Will you pick the Fighter, who does uber damage in battle and has Godzilla HP? Will you pick the Rogue, who can pick locks and help you avoid trap damage? Or will you pick the Dancer, who is no warrior but can get you great bargains in stores and charm villagers into giving you more support? 8 different character classes, infinite combinations.
****** Reviews ******
"Tales of Sorceria 1: The Mad Doctor deserves a spot on any old school style role playing games lovers' iOS device for its adorable graphics and great game play." - Best10Apps.com
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What's New in Version 1.5
- Fixed skills equipment error.
- Fixed some collision and message errors.
- Updated icon.
Lost in Frustration
I am updating my review to state how frustrating this game is, even after all these updates. They may eventually fix it (like attacking air if you target dead enemies), but you will get lost and curse it out for old flaws in NES RPG's. They fixed the old flaw of attacking air if an enemy dies before the character attacks it (instead of hitting the next living enemy). However, the controls can slide characters for no reason (where they'll move diagonally against the way you are moving) and the limited inventory for unequipped characters at 8 is ridiculous; if you pick up a chest and are full, you will lose the item.
There's a class system which looks interesting, but I did not want to bother much because it's easy to get lost; you'll need a guide for this game. I got lost looking for remains in the 1st dungeon and I couldn't find anything to heal my poisoned/paralyzed characters. Lastly, auto-battle is a joke; you just do actions without being prompted every turn to move battle dialogue. You will still have to input the commands every turn (but at least it doesn't freeze any more).
Old school RPG
This game gives me nostalgia of very old RPG. If you ever played Ultima or Wizardry, you could get into this game. It is all about resource management. Everything has number of use. Only skill can be refilled the number of use. A thief is a must. A healer is also a must. Try to learn skill asap.
The down side is that the game gets more difficult real fast! Even the first dungeon is that way! This game needs balancing.
The UI is bad. Moving arrows are in the middle of the screen and you would miss hit when all of the sudden you encounter monsters. That's bad.
Even worse downside. Any monster hits you, you could be blind. Your characters miss attacking a lot already. It is worse when they are blind; especially with easily blind like this. As a result, you could be in a battle forever.
If you are patient enough, keep playing. Otherwise, this game is a PoS.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 16, 2012
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 54.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Shawn Wu Yen
- © 2012 Watermark RPG
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.