Stickman RPG II (Free) by Goro Sato is an RPG that offers simple, straightforward gameplay and a user interface that’s easy to navigate. Usually, RPGs, or role playing games, are difficult to master because of all the options that are available to players. This is a great beginner’s game for those who want to start playing RPGs, and it’s entertaining enough for those of us who have a few games under our belt.
The storyline is very basic. There’s an evil clan of stickmen, and your job is to clear them out of the tower. There’s no complicated backstory to figure out or fantasy maps to navigate. You only need to make your way to the stairs that are leading up.
Unlike other RPGs where the bad guys pop up randomly, these enemies are marked by a big red dot on the map. However, most of the time, you can’t make it to the stairs without having to fight them. Marking them on the map allows you to prepare for battle.
During each battle, you earn experience points and coins. These items are what allow you to level up and buy things that you need. Instead of leveling up because you fought a certain number of monsters, you can increase your stats manually by purchasing upgrades with XP. This allows you to focus on the skills that matter most to you. Maybe you prefer a large amount of health over attack points. Perhaps you would rather focus on defense instead of special skills. It’s all a matter of personal preference.
You can also buy skills with your XP. Some of these skills deal damage or defend you, and some of these skills will heal you. These skills use specialty points during battle, and they all have a cool down period before you can use them again.
Unlike most RPGs that I’ve played, your health and specialty points are restored completely before you begin the next battle. So, if you leave your previous battle with only one health point left and begin another fight, your health will be back at its maximum capacity without having to use any items or skills to heal yourself.
There are several in-app purchases that are available. To remove the ads, the cost is $0.99. There are also coin packs that you can purchase. They range in price from $0.99 to $4.99. These packs can give you between 10,000 and 100,000 coins.
I loved playing Stickman RPG. Although I’m a veteran of several different types of RPGs, I still loved the simple gameplay. If anyone were to approach me and ask about what games they should start with if they wanted to get into RPGs, this game would definitely be in my top three.