Perilar is a Tactical Strategy game by Mark Damon Hughes. $4.99
I am a big fan of RPG's so I was interested to see how it matched up to my expectations. Perilar is a challenging old school RPG set in a magical kingdom. The goal in the game is to save the kingdom from the evil monsters that were set into the grounds. There is only one difficulty level but don't be fooled with that as if you stray too far without leveling up you will die and have to restart where you last saved, if you have before you can say Ouch!
The graphics give the old school feel with simple 2D graphics which we used to find on games in the 1980's. While my preference is great detailed graphics, I can put up with graphics like this when it is from the era the type of game was originally created in. The controls are simple but I believe that they could be better. You tap in the direction you want to go and tap in the direction of the enemy if they are right next to you to attack. I would prefer an attack button in a corner of the screen which would make it easier.
The sound in the game is alright. There is no in game music but the sound effects of fighting and the characters voice is alright. Personally there is nothing to get excited with, I would really like to see some type of music in the game though which will be getting added in the next update.
The gameplay provides quite a challenge. The game is basically a try to survive as long as possible game. As you win more fights and get more experience you get more health, strength and money to buy potions and such from the main town. When you die the game is over and your score goes onto the high scores list, unless you previously saved the game and you can then restart from where you saved. Starting the game is really hard as it is very easy to die and this may turn people off liking this game. I don't really know what to think about this game as it is different to other RPG's on the App Store such as Dungeon & Hero.
This game to me is more of an arcade game of survival. Not being around in the early 1980's means that I don't think I appreciate how fun this game is but I really got some enjoyment out of this at times. For those who may be turned off at the lite version from how hard it is and were wishing for something easier, once you level up a bit it will improve. This game is great for those who are looking for a RPG style challenge as no other games that I have seen are like this. For me I believe it should maybe have a lower price like $2.99 to get more sales with Dungeon & Hero at the same price as it currently is. I suggest testing out the lite version and if you enjoy it buy this game. Mark Damon Hughes is listening to what his buyers say and making the app as good as possible, with the price drop and some small things fixed would make this a far better game.
I would recommend this game if you enjoyed- Perilar Lite
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