Crescent Moon’s Ravensword: Shadowlands finally arrives on Android

March 21, 2013
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Love the Elder Scrolls series, and looking for something similar for mobile devices? Many years ago Crescent Moon delivered just that with itsĀ ambitiousĀ Ravensword: The Fallen King, and now they are back with an even more impressive sequel, Ravensword: Shadowlands.

Shadowlands technically isn’t a new game, since it debuted in late 2012 on iOS devices, but this is the first time that Android users can snag the game from Google Play and Amazon’s AppStore.

So what makes this one so special? Honestly, it is one of the few mobile games out there that can compare with traditional console and PC games when it comes to the shear number of features, not to mention its rather impress graphics.

From horseback combat toĀ pick-pocketing, from a reputation system to a jail system, the world of Ravensword: Shadowlands is teeming with just about every feature you could ever dream of when it comes to any RPG, let alone a mobile game.

Just about every review for the game has pointed to an experience that is rich in content, has a reasonably decent story and hard-to-beat visuals. Some of the other more interesting features of the game include the ability to switch between 1st and 3rd person viewing and the existence of both land and air mounts. The game also seems to have decision based quests that help lend to the experience, and can bring your reputation up or down.

Despite tons of kick-ass features, the game isn’t all sunshine and rainbow.

Some critics say that the combat has a few issues that get in the way of the game’s enjoyment. Additionally, there have been complaints of optimization issues with some handsets, and even a reports of a bug that causes the game to crash after the first troll battle.

Flaws aside, the game is probably worth throwing down the $6.99 if you are a big fan of in-depth action RPGs like Skyrim, though it might need a few updates before it truly becomes of your cash. What do you think, willing to give this one a shot or not?

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