SEED 2 - Vortex of War Review
- Straight action-RPG gameplay.
- Three classes to explore.
- Lots of content to plow through.
- No auto-saving; entire hours of progress lost in the blink of an eye.
- Hyper-speed action.
SEED 2 - Vortex of War doesn't try to be anything more exciting than a standard action-RPG and while it gets the basic formula right, it'd be good to see more of an effort to make it a genuine iDevice title.
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'SEED 2 - Vortex of War' takes place five years after the events of the first game and you'll take control of Litta once again as he takes on the mantle of 'the hero' to save his country from destruction. We're long past the point where such simple stories are simply tiresome, but like so many other action titles what it lacks in narrative it tries to make up for in gameplay.
Getting to grips with the game's action gameplay can take some time and in fact it's hard not to feel a little on edge about the controls right through to the end. This has less to do with its simplified d-pad and quick-slot attack button control setup and more to do with the hyper-speed at which the game plays out. Monsters and NPCs alike look like they're having fits as they blitz their way around the screen, punishing players for not out-pacing their attacks by spamming buttons constantly.
The artwork is typically 16-bit and attempts to cash-in on the nostalgic link with classic RPGs, however a smoothing effect is applied to the game world and instead of giving it a modern feel the game just looks washed-out and blurry. That isn't to say the artwork isn't great, but when menu options are already so small having items blurred to the point of obscurity can get annoying.
However, many of SEED 2's short-comings are merely typical for the genre and those who enjoy the occasional action-RPG on their iDevice will be entertained by this sequel, but if you're after something a bit more refined there's no reason to jump in straight away.
DescriptionSEED 2 is an action RPG about war, love, and adventure. This epic sequel is one of the most engrossing and powerful gaming experiences on the App Store.
Five years have passed since Litta’s last adventure and he is now a teacher, one night however, a powerful dream encourages Litta to undertake another epic quest. They travel to the once bright and bustling city of Moizer, now almost completely destroyed through war; another crisis is approaching from distant lands. Join Litta and Gina in their dangerous adventure in Kalikuf!
IT’S YOUR HERO
Choose which character attributes to upgrade as you progress on your adventure. Mould your character to be the hero you desire; adjust your stats toward swordplay, firearms, or magic. Every item of equipment you wear changes your costume; customize your equipment to get the style you want!
High speed and seamless battles await you with over 160 kinds of monsters to overcome on over 200 battlefields! A variety of attack moves, including firearm attack plus a powerful dash attack, make for diverse and dynamic combat that never gets old.
No two missions are the same as your duties range from destroying vicious monsters, collecting treasures, delivering valuable goods, offering protection to those who need it, taking on whole enemy fortresses and much, much more! Explore the enormous continent, home to 24 colorful and characteristic villages and solve every quest.
In the huge continent of Kalikuf the monsters are not the only obstacles that stand in your way. The weather will affect the way you play the game. Best wrap up warm and be careful not to freeze in the cold!
LEADERBOARDS AND MORE
Compete on the integrated Crystal leaderboards against tons of other players!
What's New in Version 1.0.3NEW IN VERSION 1.0.3
- New Seed points available to buy
- New items & upgrades
- Maps of the infinite dungeon have been added. Available through the gatekeeper NPC at the sky land.
- The dungeon now has 100 floors. The higher the floor, the more experience points and dropping rates of rare items. Rewards are also given for every 10th floor completed.
- The price of Kanto’s feather has been reduced.
- Clearer text display
- The acquisition time of dropped items has been increased.