Rimelands: Hammer of Thor Review
- Easy to learn turn-based RPG system.
- Smooth difficulty scaling.
- Crafting system for unique and special items.
- Low character detail.
- Cluttered controls.
Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is an excellent turn-based RPG with an amazingly simple combat system that only gets better as you delve deeper in to your chosen character path.
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Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is a breath of fresh air for me, not only as a reviewer, but as a gamer that has been craving a good old turn-based RPG for a while now. In this title from Crescent Moon Games you'll get to follow Rose's exploits as she unravels family secrets and battles for treasure in the many vaults scattered around the Rimelands.
As you progress further in to the game you'll be given the opportunity to delve down the three typical classes of hero, choosing to dispatch enemies with brute strength, cunning or magic. In each case you'll need to spend your limited resource of mana to activate unique abilities and rolling dice against opponents to attack or defend yourself. The dice system is a surprisingly simple and effective method of determining combat and each class gains opportunities to exploit the system for their own benefit.
If Rimelands has any weakness it's in the cluttered feel of the world and interface, with buttons circling the entire screen and characters losing a lot of detail due to the zoomed out perspective. The world itself is quite beautiful and luscious, with rich colors and lighting giving a sense of depth to the environment, but the trade-off is generic looking humanoids distinguished almost entirely by just their color.
However this is mere nit-picking when compared to the game's fun RPG gameplay, interesting storyline and unique challenges that change depending on what character you choose to play. A definitely must try for fans of western RPGs.
DescriptionUnity Awards 2010: Best Mobile Game
Game of the Month September 2010 - SlideToPlay.com
"5 stars - EPIC" - 148apps.com
"4/4 Must Have" - SlideToPlay.com
"Rimelands is one of the best RPG experiences you can have on the iPhone." - TouchArcade.com
iPhone Quality Index Score: 8.9!!!
Silver Award - PocketGamer.com
Enter the frostbitten realm of Rimelands, where mankind with fantastic technology powered by
an enigmatic substance called Steam is forever at odds with the magical creatures of legend called the Fair Folk.
Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is an epic adventure full of mystery, intrigue and high adventure. Join Rose Cristo, a young and beautiful treasure hunter on her journey to unveil the plot that could tear the world apart. With both magic and Steam-techonology at her disposal, she'll have to overcome threats both human and supernatural.
Rimelands has the best parts of roleplaying games combined with intriguing story and puzzles to create a varied experience free of endless grinding.
"Rimelands throws in the stew an excellent storyline and setting, great graphics, a deep and varied RPG system and superb replayability to serve the iDevice gamers one of the best RPG games on the platform. " Touchmyapps.com
"Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is certainly shaping up to be a game that RPG fans will be spending many hours playing through." - Pocket Gamer
* Full-fledged RPG designed specifically for iPhone and iPod
* Simple but powerful game mechanics are easy to learn but hard to master
* Design for easy pick up and play with automatic saving
* A story of high adventure that's a world apart from traditional fantasy cliché
* Three paths and talent trees provide countless customization options and depth for several play-throughs
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What's New in Version 1.31* Fixed the Double Size GUI option
* Better performance on all devices
* Multiple minor bug fixes