Let me say: I didn’t find anything epic about this game, despite what its name says. That’s right, Epic Raiders, you’re not that epic! You’re just another cute RPG game, yearning for much love from people.
Epic Raiders, as it is described, is a real-time RPG, which makes it different from most RPG games out there for the iOS. I haven’t encountered too many of them so I thought I would try this RPG out. Yes, it’s a cute RPG, but it starts out with a warrior (you), who is overlooking the castle, then you see the evil dragon come and kidnap the princess. Right…because apparently, you didn’t try to go and stop him. It’s not until the dragon leaves with the princess that you realize that, crap, you should’ve tried to save the princess right then and there. But nah, you go on a journey to save her. Because that is how most RPGs are born.
With a healer at your side, you embark on a perilous journey where you encounter evil creatures and monsters of the sort. But hey, the bright side is that through them, you gain experience and level up so that you may be so strong that you will defeat that pesky dragon in one blow (ah, we can just dream). Of course, that’s why you can add party members (by buying them - apparently, loyalty is worth money in this game) and you must go to each area and test your skills there. Oh, it’s so much fun. Not.
So you might be wondering, what is a real-time RPG? It’s basically this: everything happens in real-time when you’re battling. There’s no set line-up as to who goes first. All of you have to do is survive the wave of evil creatures that come your way and sometimes, it’s not really fun. Scratch that - most times, it’s not fun.
I mean, your healer is basically useless. All she does is heal…and you have to protect her, which is even made better thanks to the fact that it’s real-time so you’re constantly moving her around, you’re moving your party around to surround her so that she doesn’t die. I mean, come on: other RPGs I’ve played, the healer knows how to attack at least a little bit. That doesn’t make the game fun. The healer should know how to protect himself or herself. Game doesn’t understand that.
I’m not a huge fan of real-time RPGs because to me, it’s not all that classic. I like the traditional RPGs where you have an attack time and you attack based on how fast your character is and so forth. I suppose it is a good thing this game is free; otherwise, there may be issues. And no, it’s not the best free party play RPG that I’ve played…
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