March 19, 2012
As that popular quotation says, there are only two things that are certain in life: death and taxes. Just ask the citizens of the kingdom of Kameloot and they'll no doubt agree. The ruler of Kameloot has hit his poor subjects with unreasonably high taxes. However, he's giving them the chance to exempt themselves from the levies by joining a competition for the "Grand Gossip Notoriety Prize." And so the game of loots begins. Battleloot Adventure follows tried and tested RPG mechanics and uses simple touch controls to boot. After choosing a city to play for among the four available cities, you'll be tasked to assemble an army of warriors, Orcs and creatures of every size and color to represent your city in the competition. As in a typical RPG, a careful consideration of each character's strengths and weakness is critical in order to achieve a successful interplay between offense and defense. These actions and more rely on what Battleloot Adventure developer Digital Tales amusingly calls "troll-proof" touch control system. A particularly well-made teaser for the game can be viewed below. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. As can be seen from the video, Battleloot Adventure boasts comic-style graphics, which lend themselves well to the game's tendency towards fantasy mayhem. It should be noted, though, that Retina graphics are supported by Battleloot Adventure for iPhone, but not by Battleloot Adventure HD for iPad. Just as Battleloot Adventure for iPhone is available in the App Store for only $0.99, so is Battleloot Adventure HD for iPad. That seems a really low price for an apparently high-quality RPG, don't you think? Well, you can argue that there are only two things that are certain with this sort of pricing for this sort of game: a really low admission fee and a ton of in-app purchases.