HYBRID 2: Saga of Nostalgia Review
- Fast paced action brawler gameplay.
- Easy to use RPG system.
- Item crafting and special App Store purchasable items.
- Special moves still difficult to pull off with accuracy.
- EXP loss on death without special items.
HYBRID 2 doesn't change too much from the original formula, but small tweaks keep this action RPG engaging even despite minor frustrations with the controls.
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It was a year ago when Gamevil released the first in their action brawler RPG series 'HYBRID' on to the App Store and now gamers can get their hands on the sequel, 'HYBRID 2: Saga of Nostalgia'. Once again you'll follow the adventures of Grey as he attempts to reunite with Fairy, a mysterious woman that has given him the power of the Gravity Orb.
The basic gameplay is not unlike your basic side-scrolling brawler, with Grey being maneuvered by an 8-way d-pad and initiating basic combination attacks with one of three additional buttons. Quick-bars also give access to special items without needing to go in to the menu. Thankfully the combo system has been tweaked from the original and players gradually gain access to powerful combos, however pulling them off is still a matter of split-second timing which is hard to do when the combat is so frantic. Also it's odd that that the soulblade skill button is placed so far away, making it hard to pull them off with accuracy.
Small improvements in the graphics are also great to see and the reduced interface clutter is certainly appreciated. Players can customize button size and positioning as well. Another interesting addition that worth checking out is an in game store linked to the App Store to purchase bonuses such as stat resets, experience boosters and even special items.
Despite the continuing control issues HYBRID 2 is an extremely engaging action RPG with smooth difficulty curve that keeps you on your toes to the end. Easily recommended for all action fans.
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STYLISH ACTION RPG to be eternally remembered.
The epic journey of our hero Grey continues in HYBRID 2: Saga of Nostalgia, where he starts on a new adventure in search of his beloved Fairy.
His encountering with the Apostle of God endangers her existence, and the spiritual companions scatter throughout the twisted dimensions.
Grey, the warrior of HYBRID! Travel through dimensions and restore the twisted realms!
Experience the visually impressive combo attacks, hundreds of unique items, revamped quest system and story development of our hero.
* Performance optimized for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G or above.
"A RPG gamer’s dream come true."
- AppSmile (5/5)
"Great graphics; action-RPG gameplay that's deep, but fast-paced and satisfying."
- Slide to Play (4/4)
"An extremely engaging action RPG with smooth difficulty curve that keeps you on your toes to the end." - - AppSpy (4/5)
"Hybrid 2 the kind of satisfaction you expect from the likes of Diablo and Torchlight"
"HYBRID 2 separates the Basic Hack-and-Slash games, with the Hack-and-Slash RPGs with its engaging storyline, and mind-awing graphics!"
"HYBRID 2 separates itself from the rest of the hack-n-slash pack with its stunning visuals, an all-new interface, gripping action and a truly engaging back-story that certainly is NOT in the back seat."
"HYBRID 2 brings back the same great arcade hack-n-slash gameplay of the first Hybrid, but revamps it with vivid and colorful new graphics, new environments, even greater replayability, and a great continuation to the original's storyline. This is a sequel that won't disappoint."
"HYBRID 2's innovative battle system and compelling story further prove the capability of the iPhone/iPod Touch to deliver deep, powerful RPGs on par with the best DS and PSP titles."
VISUALLY IMPRESSIVE SKILLS AND GRAPHICS
Dozens of skills displayed with fabulous visual effects
IMPROVED EPIC STORYLINE
Sentimental fantasy storyline that prolongs from the prequel
ENRICHED USER INTERFACES
Fully customizable controls and touch menus optimized specifically for iOS devices
INNOVATIVE COMBAT SYSTEM WITH INFINITE COMBO ATTACKS
Adjustable single attacks to extreme infinite combo attacks
Over 200 battlefields and quests with 2 different modes guaranteeing huge amount of playtime
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NEWS & EVENTS
What's New in Version 1.3.1- Minor fixes
Your 5 star rating keeps us motivated to produce upcoming updates to make HYBRID 2 even better!
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