If you're looking for a text-based RPG with a fantasy setting, Locojoy Games' 2016 release Mystic Castle deserves a place on your radar. Initlally released back in March this year with iOS compatibility only, the title is now available for free on Android devices, with an exclusive week's release of a free iOS version (20th - 27th May). Straddling a number of genres, the game touches on city building, adventure and simulation; not forgetting its predominant lean towards RPG.
The game unfolds with players adopting the role of alchemist, navigating the endless catacombs of a dangerous dungeon. Aiming to create your own underground city, players will face a wealth of different scenarios throughout the game, appearing in the guise of 'events' - be them skill progression, or gambling prospects.
Perfect for gamers who want a fully immersive game without the excessive commitment, Mystic Castle allows for strategic thinking and deep progression paths, but doesn't bog players down with the need for consistent logging in or purchasing in-game add-ons. Game resources also restock whilst the app is out of use.
For those looking to expand their world within the game, there comes the prospect of purchasable expansion packs - over 500 areas spanning 10 maps - improving on what is already a complex environment. Players will encounter various strange creatures, be pitted against entire strongholds and, hopefully, watch their city flourish.
Those looking to purchase on an iOS device will benefit from a recent update which revolves around two new areas: the Eternal Arena and the Dark Rift. Eternal Arena has a trial tower that increases with reward and difficulty as you ascend its heights, whereas, the Dark Rift is a maze format, barraging players with enemies when they least expect it.
Now rated as 4.5+ on the App Store, check it out.
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