TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘ATOM RPG’

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The concept behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that each Friday afternoon we submit the one sport that got here out this week that we expect is price giving a particular nod to. Now, earlier than anybody goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t essentially imply our Recreation of the Week decide is the best scoring sport in a evaluate, the sport with the perfect graphics, or actually every other quantifiable “finest” factor. As an alternative, it’s extra simply us choosing out the only sport out of the week’s releases that we expect is probably the most noteworthy, shocking, attention-grabbing, or actually every other laborious to explain high quality that makes it price having should you had been simply going to choose up one.

These picks is likely to be controversial, and that’s OK. In the event you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s attempt to use the feedback of those articles to have conversations about what sport is your sport of the week and why.

With out additional ado…

 

ATOM RPG

We’ve been saying for years that the unique Fallout video games could be an ideal match on cellular as a result of their top-down viewpoint and turn-based fight, and I can’t consider something that sounds extra interesting than kicking again on the sofa with my iPhone and iPad and exploring an unlimited nuclear wasteland whereas battling it out with a bunch of loopy mutants. Sadly Bethesda doesn’t appear to care about this assured license to print cash, however fortunately there are builders on the market who additionally liked the outdated Fallout video games and used them as inspiration to create their very own homages to the sequence and are far more prepared to deliver mentioned homages to the cellular platform. That’s the case with AtomTeam and their Fallout homage ATOM RPG ($7.99) which simply arrived on iOS this week.

ATOM RPG provides all of the belongings you’d need out of an old-school Fallout model of sport. An enormous, attention-grabbing world to take a look at. Tons of characters to run throughout and work together with. A predominant storyline to observe in addition to quite a few little aspect quests to get misplaced in. An enormous number of weapons. In depth talent development and character constructing. Tons and TONS of junk to gather that you may then craft into helpful gadgets. The checklist simply goes on. That is definitely a full-fledged submit apocalyptic RPG expertise, not something that has been dumbed down on your cellphone.

One of many issues that has impressed me about ATOM RPG to date is how touchscreen native it feels. I’ll be sincere, loads of the actions within the sport are on the clunky aspect, which isn’t shocking for this style. There’s loads of diving out and in of menus as you equip or unequip gadgets or do different character development duties. It’s truly not so dangerous when you get the cling of issues however feels a little bit daunting at first. Primary motion is dealt with with a digital management stick and interacting with gadgets or individuals is so simple as tapping proper on them. That is additionally true for fight the place you choose the weapon or motion you’d like to make use of and simply faucet proper on the enemy you need to assault or apply it to. It’s all fairly intuitive when you’ve spent a little bit time with the sport.

There simply isn’t an entire lot on the market like ATOM RPG on your cellular system, and particularly not in order for you a totally premium expertise and never a free to play grind fest. The iOS launch is the bottom model of ATOM RPG and doesn’t embrace the massive Trudograd enlargement that simply launched on desktop. Nonetheless, the bottom sport ought to hold you lots busy for dozens of hours, and if the cellular launch does effectively sufficient AtomTeam is eager on bringing the Trudograd enlargement to cellular sooner or later. The cellular model can also be simply shy of 50% the value of the desktop model at $7.99 and, once more, no free to play shenanigans. In the event you crave an old-school Fallout like expertise on your cellular system, I believe ATOM RPG will probably be proper up your alley.