As a mobile D&D game. This is overall average. As a gamebook though this is above average. I feel that this app would do much better if it focused more on storytelling and the RPG parts of building the characters. Custom made characters can only be warriors now which is a big limitation. Hope there are plans to diversify. Adding skills and spells would surely make the risk more worth taking. And would allow the choices to ramp up in difficulty.
I'm really enjoying it. It's definitely old school RPG stuff, so don't be surprised if you make a wrong move, and die. FIght something tougher than you, and die. Have a lousy roll of the dice, and die. The old school games didn't coddle the PCs, it was life on the line from round one, and this is no exception. And yet despite all that, they're fun. At least if you do die, you can just try again with the same character or a different one. And if you live, you'll feel like you've accomplished something, even if the only thing you can pin your success on was eating lucky charms for breakfast. ;)
Was very excited to try this out but feel ripped off when I purchased 50 jewels for $4.99 and was charged but never received my jewels in game. And like another reviewer mentioned so many of the choices are unforgiving and lead to instant death. A bug in Sword For Hire when you drink with the one eyed dwarf and you get a stat raised it does not show up in your attributes
Tunnels and Trolls (TnT) has been my goto rolegame since around 1976,and the guys have NAILED it. The look, the feel, even the gonzo Anything Can Happen attitude - they're all there. Somehow, they've captured the spirit of TnT where one can, even in programed solos, roleplay a character as if there are limitless options.
Good way of playing old-style T&T solo adventures. Still challenging, really grinding little games that are designed to kill your character odd. But it's rather limited. Most of the adventures are 'mini' games, we need more proper ones like 'City of Terrors' and 'Deathtrap Equalizer' converted over. And we need to talk about treasure and items - you can accumulate no end of gold but there's nothing to do with it. Part of the joy of T&T is the ludicrous weapons list, the poison list, etc. Things to buy with your gold. Why isn't there an in-game shop? Lastly, character classes. Why aren't there playable rogue or wizard classes?
Overall love it! But the download issue is really annoying... Sometimes it gets stuck, never ending, and then I realized I lost a heart and never played the adventure :/ Edit: metaarcade support was super helpful and helped me with my issue! So I raised it another star!
- Significant improvements made to performance and optimization regarding download, installation, scrolling, sound and speed.
- Fixed bugs that resulted in negative Adventure Points and gold.
- Many various bugs and fixes.
- Minimum device requirement for Android has been raised to 4.4.
See www.metaarcade.com/patch-notes for more information.
Roleplay a fantasy god - Decision maker - Text adventure - Chat stories sorcery
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