Section of me is stunned that Inotia 3:Children of Carnia also exists. Think about it. The iOS has not beenabout like a platform for a terribly long time. And till yet here weare, reconsidering the third game in a series. Inotia 3: Children ofCarnia is the third proffering in the Chronicles of Inotia seriesfrom Korean developer Com2uS, and their hard work has resulted in aalright action-RPG that is certain to suck up your release time.
Inotia 3's lead protagonist is Lucio, a young man and one ofthe titular children from the small village of Carnia. He is camewith by the love of his life, a immature Charmer named Ameli, and the2 of them go rapidly from Lucio's adulthood ceremonial to saving theworld from a aboriginal God of Darkness. On the way, Lucio hasflashbacks of a powerful warrior who loses his sister to a Dark Elfinvasion and tries to create sense of these strange visions. Ofcourse, in true RPG fashion, Lucio and Ameli campaign across a hostof colorful characters who attach the party and assist to save theday from this world-endangering threat.
Though this story isnot as robust as the best console games, it is complex plenty to drawthe player in. In larger-scale iOS games such like this, there arefrequent cases where plot twists create little sense or leave gapingholes in the narrative. Luckily, Children of Carnia ignores theselarger pitfalls and holds the narrative moving also via a prettycomplex story and a pair of sub-plots.
Unluckily, plot is the driving force ofthe game, instead of character or themes. The best RPGs have strongover-arching ideas that provide context and depth to the plot, andInotia 3 simply does not. The characters in Inotia 3 areone-dimensional, and apart from Lucio, no one has a convincing storyarc. But everything of this plus up to a serviceable vehicle for gameplay, which was manifestly the developers focus.
Game play isvital to any action RPG, and Inotia 3 is no exclusion to this rule.At a glance, this game is extremely evocative of the SNES classicSecret of Mana. There is an angled top-down scene of the display, andthe player has control above a party of three characters that engageenemies and NPCs in a seamless interface. Although the player juststraightaway controls one character at a time, party fellows can beswitched on the fly by tapping within their portraits.
In fact, the controls for battle arevery touch-friendly, and in my aspect, few of the best for an iOSdevice. Other action RPGs could apply Inotia 3 like a model for howto do battle perfectly with a touchscreen. Touch an enemy, and yourparty will aggress it till yet it is dead, no button-squeezingneeded. Still, there are six hotkeys at the bottom of the display,and the player can designate these hotkeys to character abilities,spells, and items.
These hotkeys have a cool down time,too much of battle revolves about adjusting the characters to attacka foe or set of enemies, and then instigating specific abilities atthe right time to maximize damage and effectiveness. In everything,the battle system is easy, elegant, and simple to pick up, creatingcontrol one of the game is true forces.
In the end,Inotia 3 plays as Secret of Mana intermingled on a little bit ofDiablo, but without the crispness or fashion of either. While thegame was not put together lazily, Inotia 3 is however a bit of amixed bag. None of the faults are dramatic, but there is even nothingtruly fantastic about the game.. On a good 20 hours desire of contentin the storyline , Inotia 3 proffers significant bang for your buck.In all, it is solidly over-average, despite powerful separatingfeatures. For a portable action RPG below ten bucks, that is onlyalright by me.