iOS Universal •
With our limited time for posting these days, I usually don’t post about the same game twice unless there’s something special about it. You know what I mean, it’s a Playdek or CGE release or a AAA game that managed to make its way to the App Store. Your standard weekly App Store releases are usually a one-and-done here on the blog [and then only when Dave can get his fat butt to actually sit up and write about them -ed.]. We’re breaking this rule today to remind you of the imminent release of Grimvalor for iOS. Don’t like the added attention this action-RPG is getting? Blame Pitta.
If you’re unaware, Pitta is one of our readers that has been with us since the beginning. “Beginning” not being when SP opened its doors in 2016, no, I’m talking about being one of the founding members on Pocket Tactics back when the entire shebang was run by Owen and Owen alone. I wasn’t even a twinkle in Owen’s eye back then and, now that I typed that, it sounds pretty gross. Anyway, he’s been around forever and we can usually count on Pitta’s opinion matching up fairly well with ours. Thus, when Pitta is more excited about a game than I can ever remember, we take notice. Grimvalor is just such a game. Actually not a game, a “masterpiece”.
Apparenlty @DirelightGames GrimValor is already out and propagating worldwide. I had the privilege to help testing this masterpiece, don’t sit on this one. I’m envious of people experiencing it for the first time. It’s GLORIOUS (and plays gloriously on iPhone X).
— Pitta (@Pitta_twit) October 9, 2018
That should get you curious enough to seek out a download, pronto. If you’re still not sold, let’s take a look at what Grimvalor is bringing to the table. What we have here is an action-RPG with a gritty, gloomy Dark Souls vibe. What sets it apart from the get-go is its look. It’s fully 3D and uses Metal graphics, making it the most visually stunning game I’ve seen on an iPhone. It’s not all pretty graphics, though.
A malicious power stirs in the forgotten kingdom of Vallaris. Tasked with discovering the fate of its lost king, your quest quickly takes a sinister turn and you are cast into darkness. Surrounded and outnumbered, you must grab your sword, steel your temper and fight your way through a land that does not welcome you. Except for the friendly merchant – he’s grateful for your business.
- Thrilling action: Fast-paced hack-n-slash gameplay with dashes, dodges and special attacks.
- Dangerous bosses: Skill-based combat where learning enemy patterns is the key.
- A vast explorable world: Atmospheric environments from dark caves and ruined castles to snowy mountaintops.
- Character progression: RPG-based character progression incorporating character equipment and leveling up.
- Designed for mobile: Controls tailored for touch screens and with full MFi gamepad support.
- Story-driven premium game: Experience the full game with no additional costs.
Those of you who have been around since the good ol’ days are probably good with Pitta’s recommendation, but the rest of you should know that you get all this for $6 and there’s no IAP anywhere to be found. For skipping crappy monetezation schemes alone, Direlight Games should get a pat on the back (and, probably, your $6). Take a look at the trailer below to see it in action, then follow the link to the App Store where you’ll find a pre-order or, if you wait a few hours, an active link to start downloading.