Xenome Episode 1 Review
- Massive seamless open-world landscape.
- Strong variety of upgrades and skills to combine.
- Excellent, engaging storyline.
- Screen-flipped controls seem to be bugged.
- Choppy frame-rate.
Xenome Episode 1 is one of those rare opportunities to enjoy a fully-featured and wholly unique experience on your iDevice and is heartily recommended.
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If you're after the 'next best thing' then here it is; Xenome Episode 1 by Nine Pound Studios is simply stunning in so many ways that it begs the question of how you can manage to follow up after something this epic? Your adventurer in this open-world RPG will stroll, teleport and fight his way around the more than generously sized '5 square mile' desert landscape as you try unravel the mystery of why you're being so hotly pursued by mercenaries and mutants alike.
Xenome is played in a third-person perspective with twin analogue controls to move and look around your new home of Silica Flats. Gameplay will feel familiar to those used to recent MMORPGs, with your attacks firing/swinging automatically while you manage the various skills at your disposal; and there's a LOT of skills to maintain. Besides the usual selection of skills gained upon leveling up, players can harvest XNA from creatures and other humanoids to trade for new passive and active abilities.
It's easy to knock the washed out and low-resolution textures of Xenome, but it's a minor sacrifice that has resulted in a seamless open-world environment with little to no loading times once you're in. The vast distances can be cut short through the use of handy teleporters, but you'll still be clocking in a lot of leg-time in this mammoth RPG.
On top of all of this, the storyline is simply fascinating, with clever hooks and snippets of history that flesh out the world of Xenome for future releases. Xenome cranks everything out almost to 11 and is without a doubt a must play title.
Description*** In honor of our new Verizon users, Xenome is now on sale! ***
NEW! Support added for 2nd generation devices!
Welcome to Silica Flats. A wasteland ripe for exploration. That is, if you manage to stay alive long enough.
The land looks different from what you remember, but that's bound to happen to anyone who's been in cryo-stasis for the last 250 years. You've been reactivated during the advent of the Union-Prime war and both factions want your allegiance. More importantly, either faction would rather see you back on ice (in one way or another) than to be aligned with their enemy.
Welcome to your first immersion into the Xenome Universe. A 3D Action/Adventure RPG that will have you struggling for survival as you unravel the mystery of who you are and what your purpose is.
“Xenome, Episode 1 has the right stuff when it comes to role-playing” - Pocket Gamer 7/10
“With a rich storyline, about a dozen hours of gameplay, and a true feeling of freedom, there isn’t much not to like about this game. In fact, if this trend keeps up, the “iPhone’s WoW” may be coming sooner than we think. In other words, do yourself a favor and go buy Xenome now.” - SlideToPlay 4/4
“It's clear Nine Pound Studios spent a lot of time on the artwork, music, sounds and in-game graphics because they're as good as anything I've experienced in mobile gaming.” - TUAW
"It begs the question of how you can manage to follow up after something this epic?" - Appspy
"One of the most robust games in the App Store." - NoDPad
"An excellent adventure with an engaging storyline... [that] managed to take gaming on the platform an immense step further than anyone else" - Gamezebo
Open 3D environment using cutting edge technology, ready to be explored.
Realtime combat and powerful abilities. Gain new skills as you level, and steal XNA (alien DNA) to take on new passive and active abilities of native creatures.
ENORMOUS GAME WORLD
Over 5 square miles of seamless, immersive territory teeming with mutated creatures, dangerous aberrations of nature, and other hostiles.
Get powerful new items, skills and wealth while performing missions and killing monsters.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR CHARACTER
Choose from over 35 skills and abilities and build up your stats with over 500 items that best suit your play style.
Stylized, duel-stick control system, drop down map, quest and stats panes, tap to target, and customizable skill interface.
AN ENGAGING STORYLINE
Over 10 hours of deep plot lines to unravel as you make your way through the wastelands.
LOADED WITH SECRETS FOR THE ADVENTUROUS
Enough creatures, missions and areas to keep you playing long after the main plot has unfolded.
Please note - If you are experiencing crashing, you may need to close other background apps in iOS 4.0
What's New in Version 1.1.4164- Added support for 2nd Gen Devices!!
NOTE: Runs well on the 2nd gen iPod Touch family however performance on the iPhone 3g is still not where we want it
- Improved memory management
- Improved performance on all devices
- Fixed a thumb-stick control bug
- Added sound and video options
- Added multitasking support for supported devices running iOS 4.0 or greater
- Corrected mission text
- Updated map