As our Pax East 2012 coverage continues, New Gamer Nation did not want to leave out the mobile gaming masses.  Joe and I were able to take some time with the dev team at SRRN Games.  If you are unfamiliar with SRRN Games, they have released various types of applications ranging from games to musical experience apps.  During our time with them at Pax East 2012 they gave us a firsthand look at their most popular games Ash and Ash II: Shadows.

RPG for iOS?

Yes, the team over at SRRN and Konami have done a fantastic job at creating a classic RPG game.  New Gamer Nation was informed that the original Ash takes an average gamer anywhere from 15 to 20 hours of continuous game play.  Additionally, the Gold edition of Ash II: Shadows takes those same gamers around 30 hours to complete the story.  That is an unbelievable amount of game play for a game available on your cell phone or tablet.

Is gold better than silver?

Ash is sold as a single package.  Gamers who download this game will be able to play in full without having to purchase any additional items.  Ash II: Shadows has two versions available for download.  If you are new to the mobile RPG genre, you can purchase the game by the episode and see if this game has everything you are looking for.  For the fans that played the original Ash, you might want to go ahead and purchase the Gold Edition of Ash II: Shadows which will provide you with all the episodes in one package.  Ash left players with a brutal cliff hanger until the follow up game was released, so keep that in mind when you make your purchases.

Overall Impressions

The original Ash was in development for over 18 months, and it really shows.  The graphics were crisp, the controls were tight and the story engaging. It has a distinct 8-bit feel that will bring gamers back to the Dragon Warrior days on the original Nintendo. The team over at SRRN has done a great job in staying true to all the elements that make a classic RPG fun.  Ash II: Shadows continues their run on RPG perfection. The ability to have such a deep game on a portable device makes it a must download.

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