SEED 2 - Vortex of War Review

By , on September 20, 2010

SEED 2 - Vortex of War
Download on the AppStore
3 out of 5


  • 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.

  • Full Review
  • App Store Info

'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.


Screenshot 1 of 5 Screenshot 2 of 5 Screenshot 3 of 5 Screenshot 4 of 5 Screenshot 5 of 5