A solo fantasy role-playing adventure where you become the hero in an epic interactive story!
"There are a bunch of fun puzzles to solve, and the tricky nature of the treasure hunts will have you thirsty to check out every detail in every room. As I've already mentioned, there's a lot of action in the game, too. The last couple of battles are grand in their scope and challenge..." - Touch Arcade
"The quality of the writing here is superb. Like the first game the author manages to keep your interest held, with the vocabulary rich and the writing witty and descriptive, holding an element of tension throughout." - Games Uncovered
"The graphics are simply excellent, with selectable fonts and backgrounds available. The quality of the design is such that it’s easy to forget you’re holding a mere iPhone in your hands and not a real-live book." - TouchMyApps
** BACK COVER BLURB! **
Set in the coastal town of Myr, you have returned home after a long Summer in the mines of Durath Tor to find your hometown besieged by strange creatures. A dark presence has taken over the town and you are the only one who can rid the stronghold of Erid Buul, the mysterious new Lord and his ghastly cohorts.
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As a gamebook fan for over 20 years, I was very interested to see how they could be adapted to a mobile platform. I must say, I was not disappointed! The artwork is good and reminiscent of Fighting Fantasy books from times of yore, and the music is subtle and atmospheric. The story itself has a classic style - simple but interesting, and keeps you wanting to get all the way through to the end. It took me the best part of a week to manage this - partly because the combats are downright difficult (especially if you take certain routes) and partly due to the 'one true path' structure of the book - not strictly true, and there may be a way to finish the book which I haven't discovered yet, but to stand any kind of chance at the end there seems to be a specific route to take which is very easy to miss. Some may find this frustrating, while others will enjoy the process of working out the best route through, and feel all the more satisfied when they get to the end.
All in all, a very good adaptation of one of my favourite concepts, and I'll certainly be reading the rest of the series.
Solid gamebook app
Tin Man's follow up game book app to Assassin in Orlandes is fun to play but somehow lacks the punch and scope of the first one.
You are a miner returning from a year away, only to discover your home city has been sacked by a goblyn army and a Necromancer - you are then tasked with stopping them, which is easier said than done as there is not much help on the way.
The book is nicely written and contains a couple of good scenes and one fun recurring supporting character. The increasing world building is well done and develops some depth behind the story. This is a series which is enjoyable just to read.
However, this is not as good a game or story as the first book. The story is all in one location and feels less developed than the first. The wonky fighting mechanics are more brutal due to a lack of armour and there are too many sudden deaths for failing dice tests, especially if you are in a higher difficulty mode. As a game, therefore, it can be frustrating. The lowest difficulty mode does alleviate these problems and is recommended if you want to just read the story.
Oddly the latest version of this app is less polished than the latest version of the first one with a few minor bugs and typos affecting some achievements. It's s pity these haven't been ironed out yet. Nevertheless it is pretty well put together and provides a good challenge. A solid entry in the series.
I like this. I've been itching for a gamebook recently (Though I am skipping on the early Fighting Fantasy books and the Steve Jackson ones (I am not a fan of his writing style!))
This one is what I like a lot. It has bookmark features (essentially a save in 3 spaces when you want) and I'm glad I used the first 2 when I did!
The writing is atmospheric and easy to understand. While the book does not allow you to see how far you have left to go, I can assume I am around halfway as I have unlocked half of the pictures. This is good in the way that you cannot tell how far you would have to go if it were real life but is a hassle when choosing to place your bookmarks sometimes. Should you place it here in case you do not defeat these two strong people or after defeating them? Should you take the risk?
Better weapons and armor can be picked up throughout the adventure. Be wary of traps though, some equipment may be too appealing...
The achievement system gives the book replay value and the artwork gallery gives you a reason to look for the special art.
Worth it, especially when you can get one of these for... *checks* almost double the price in real life without these added features! ;)
- Tin Man Games Pty Ltd
- 149.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2010 Tin Man Games Pty Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.