by Peter Willington 18/10/2013
Product: Monster Adventures
Developer: Foursaken Media
Publisher: Foursaken Media
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Networking: wireless (adhoc), wireless (network)
The App Store description for Monster Adventures claims that the game contains, "the monster-catching of Pokemon with the adventure elements of Zelda".
One of the most commercially successful video game properties of all time combined with one of the most critically acclaimed series ever? "Holy moly" you might think, "this is going to be topping fun!"
Monster Adventures certainly will be fun to a certain crowd, but the comparisons with Link and Ash are tenuous at best. Gauntlet and Shiren the Wanderer would be far more accurate analogues for this action-RPG hack through randomly generated dungeons.
Running about smashing things with your creature is fun for a bit, and the experience grind loop is certainly powerful here, but otherwise it's a pretty standard dungeon-crawler
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