Good Android RPG (Galaxy Tab 7 Plus)


Last Updated: 2012-12-18 01:20:21
  1. forensic fox

    forensic fox Member

    I like games like Baldur's Gate II / Diablo II / Morrowind on the PC. Also like most of the Final Fantasy series.

    I don't like the generic RPGs like Zenonia and Dungeon Hunter on android. I like RPG games that have a bit of depth (either in mechanics or in the world itself). Can someone suggest some android RPGs that I might like?

    I have a Galaxy Tab 7 Plus (1.2ghz). Price doesn't matter.

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  2. jmz

    jmz Well-Known Member

    Symphony of eternity. Amazing old school ff type of RPG. Free too on the market
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  3. Dark One

    Dark One Well-Known Member Contributor

    I second Symphony of Eternity. It is $3 though.
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  4. ktchong

    ktchong Well-Known Member

    I disagree on Symphony of Eternity. He is likely not going to like it.

    The original poster said he liked Baldur's Gate II, Diablo II and Morrowind. Those are Western-style RPG. He then added that he did not like Zenonia, which is a Japanese-style RPG. So I guess he is not into Japanese-style RPG. He may be one of them. Recommending Symphony of Eternity, a Japanese-style RPG, to him would be a mistake.

    There is a category of gamers who love Western RPG and even exclusively play WRPG, but at the same time they absolutely despise Japanese RPG with a passion. A sub-category of them are into the "old style" or "classic" Western RPG like Ultima, Fallout, Baldur's Gate and Planescape. Yet they hate "old style" or "classic" Japanese RPG like Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy Tactics and Chronic Trigger. Those diehard WRPG gamers often bemuse and antagonize JRPG fans and Japanophiles, but they exist.

    Also, all three games he liked were real-time or simulated real-time games. So it seems to me he may not be into turn-based RPG.

    I would recommend Deadly Dungeon to him, which is Western-style and has customizable skills, loots, and explorations of a grid-based underground world. It is a well-made RPG but not one of my favorites. Based on what he had revealed of his preferences, he may like it.

    Deadly Dungeon Gameplay Trailer
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  5. forensic fox

    forensic fox Member

    Nah, I like JRPGs as much as Western ones. They have great art / music and beautiful worlds to explore (even the 2d RPGs). I didn't like Zenonia (1-4) because the game had no depth in gameplay or in the world itself.

    I'll check out Symphony of Eternity. Deadly Dungeon looks great too
  6. ktchong

    ktchong Well-Known Member

    I've tried a lot of RPGs on Android, but so far none of them has had any sort of depth.

    If you were looking for RPG for a tablet instead of a phone, you would have more options:

    iOS is getting the remakes -- or an "enhanced" editions -- of the entire Baldur's Gate saga, with new cotents, made by the original crew members from BioWare: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for iPad. Baldur's Gate 2 is supposed to come out this summer. Android may also get them... if Android become relevant in the tablet market.

    iOS owners have also been getting treats with SpiderWeb RPGs: Avadon and Avernum. Those are some seriously heavy-duty, in-depth, story-driven RPGs that are very similar to Baldur's Gate. Avadon: The Black Fortress actually has an Android version for tablets!

    Avadon: The Black Fortress Trailer (for Android Tablets)

    Unfortunately, based on what I have been reading from the forums: so far the Android version has not sold as well as the iOS version, it is unlikely we will see Avernum or any future SpiderWeb games on Android. It is kinda like what had happened to Battleheart developer Mika Mobile. It kinda sucks seeing Android losing games and game developers -- especially of quality RPG games -- left and right, but it is what it is.
  7. forensic fox

    forensic fox Member

    Ah... I thought the game selection would be the same across all android devices. I have a Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (1.2ghz) tablet.
  8. ktchong

    ktchong Well-Known Member

    Here's a gameplay trailer for Avadon:

    Avadon: The Black Fortress Gameplay Trailer

    If you liked Baldur's Gate, then you should definitely get Avadon: The Black Fortress for Android tablets (only).

    Avadon was made by SpiderWeb, who has been making series of RPG that are very similar to Baldur's Gate and other Western RPG of the late 1990s. SpiderWeb RPG defintely have the depth the OP was looking for. SpiderWeb is a well-known independent RPG developer for the Mac and PC. They are still "testing the grounds" for Android as well as iOS, and will determine if they should continue to make games for Android based on the response (i.e., sales) of Avadon.
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  9. jmz

    jmz Well-Known Member

    Weird. I swore it was free a week ago when I got it. Sorry for ky mistake

    Also, final fantasy is now on android. It isn't in the market. You have to find it elsewhere and no I won't say where or provide link but that should give you a clue where to look
  10. Ramzes13

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  11. forensic fox

    forensic fox Member

    Thanks for the suggestions :)
  12. Kruncha

    Kruncha Well-Known Member

    I really liked Emissary of War, but it is really short. The game has some character.

    I also have GemRB so i can play baldurs gate 1 and 2, planescape:torment and icewind dale.

    both easily found on the market.
  13. ktchong

    ktchong Well-Known Member

    I've been shopping for a tablet. I am a very cautious shopper, and Android has not been able to convince me to adopt its tablet.

    I'm not going to buy an iPad, that's for sure, because I have always thought Apple products are overpriced. I'm waiting to see what Microsoft will offer with its upcoming Windows tablets, and then I'll make a decision from there. But Android tablets will lose market shares even if Windows tablets are not in the picture, and I agree after looking at and testing out some Android tablets for myself. I am not gonna invest in a product that I feel strongly will lose its market shares and relevance in the near future.
  14. Laurenellis

    Laurenellis New Member

    Symphony of Eternity looks awesome. Thanks for the suggestion!
  15. Wizidon

    Wizidon New Member

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  16. Penitel543

    Penitel543 Active Member

    go for Kemco's Symphony of Eternity... pretty good one... :)
  17. DeathMoJo

    DeathMoJo Well-Known Member

  18. ktchong

    ktchong Well-Known Member

    Is anyone old enough to remember Ultima?

    Bioware has just announced they ate working to reboot the Ultima series, starting from Ultima 4: The Quest of Avatar.

    And it will be for PC and iPad only. There is no plan for an Android version.

    Yet again. Android gaming has been getting worse all the time (compared to what are available on the iOS. )
  19. Nabraham

    Nabraham Well-Known Member

    Final Fantasy 3 is now in the market. I also recommend Symphony of Eternity.
  20. Rhone

    Rhone Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I grew up on Ultima games! 4-6 were my favorites. I was about to say it boggles my mind that something positive might actually come out of EA owning Bioware, but then I saw the part where you mention no Android version. Oh well, screw you EA/Bioware, but I'll stick with DOSBox+Exult for my Ultima fix if you guys want to leave Android out.

    To the Original Poster: I struggled with the search for a decent RPG on Android (Symphony of Eternity and the other Kemco JRPGs are okay, but... kind of boring and generic IMO), until recently. In addition to Avadon, which was already mentioned, I've found two other recent gems:

    Cthulhu Saves the World -- A retro style 2D RPG with great writing and humor

    Aralon: Sword and Shadow -- A 3D open-world RPG much like Morrowind, but I actually like it better than Morrowind since I prefer its distinct class and level system over Morrowind's skill-based system (and the boring skill grinding that goes with it). This is my favorite game on my phone and I can't say enough good things about it. Note that it's currently only available in Amazon's app store, not Google Play.
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  21. DeathMoJo

    DeathMoJo Well-Known Member

    Great games, i would for sure invest in these if they are re-released on Android.
  22. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    I have this on the PC and plan on getting it for my tablet. Haven't gotten very far in it but am really enjoying the game.
  23. adamjarrett

    adamjarrett New Member

    I am a big fan of Legends of Yore by Coke&Code. free to play to level 40 and $2 after that. Gameplay is something like diablo... hack and slash... potions... tp's.
  24. dakunclear

    dakunclear New Member

    I would recommend eve of genesis over symphony of eternity its made by the same company but i just found eve more polished and more like snes look and feel to it

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