Across Age ™ Review
- Unique puzzle and combat based around cooperative gameplay.
- Compelling story that's paced well.
- Perfect for casual and hardcore gamers.
- Controls are loose and occasionally stick on the game world.
- Combat isn't entirely in your control.
Across Age straddles the hardcore and casual line of gaming beautifully with its simplified controls and fun accessible gameplay.
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With so many different games in production for the App Store it's easy to see the experimentation that goes on, resulting in new or modified genres. Across Age is a fantasy Action-RPG from FDG Entertainment that's perfect for the platform and adds to the genre in an interesting way.
Initially there's nothing too new about the controls of Across Age as it uses the standard virtual analogue stick and button combinations, but the game quickly introduces a character swapping mechanic that adds new depth to the gameplay. Each of the two main characters has access to abilities that manipulate the world and combining their skills is necessary to complete puzzles throughout the world. Movement can be sticky or prone to sliding too much which makes the game feel a bit clunky, but ultimately doesn't make the game unplayable.
Across Age uses a fairly standard fantasy JRPG sprite-based world that's a throw-back to the classic 16-bit era. It's a clean style that's generally free of pixelation, but the generic art will give all but the most dedicated fans a sense of deja-vu. Gameplay mechanics that include time-travel and cooperative use of each character for puzzles keeps the game interesting.
The popularity of large-scale RPGs on the App Store shows just how much of a gaming platform it has become and makes a great change of pace from the endless casual games. Across Age is a game for classic action-RPG fans and a great introduction to the genre for casual gamers.
DescriptionRetina Display owners: Look for Across Age DX
Epic journey through time for your iPhone & iPod touch.
"close enough to Hyrule to make Zelda fans feel right at home" (www.appletell.com)
RPGFan: "Across Age is a throwback to classic Action RPGs of the Super Nintendo and Genesis era... see how gorgeous the game looks"
Touch Arcade: "A great combination of fun combat and good puzzle variation allows Across Age to swiftly avoid the problems that many RPGs run into"
GamePro Magazine: "Across Age is unique and well-crafted, making it an easy contender for the title of "best action RPG on the App Store."
Kotaku.com: "retro charm and intriguing time-travel puzzles"
Across Age rekindles the golden 16-bit era.Travel back through time and experience an all new oldschool 2D Action RPG! “Across Age” is the first Zelda like Action RPG to include real environmental puzzles, with the look of famous SNES and Genesis cartridge games.
The game offers 15 hours of classic 2D Action RPG gameplay, exciting story, anime cutscenes, a sweeping soundtrack and tons of diversified locations, monsters and riddles. Step into the role of 2 switchable characters: swordsman Ales and magician Ceska, each with own fighting and special skills that are needed to solve tricky puzzles and successfully battle fierce monsters. This cooperative element is one of the key features of the game. Another key feature is the possibility to travel through time and revisit places, enabling exciting events and riddles.
Find spike shoes to walk on ice, burn bushes to open new paths, find friends who help you on your journey.
Let the adventure begin!
What's New in Version 1.4.7- Fullscreen fix. Now compatible with iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless.
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