Following its smash-hit performance in France and a thorough beta testing stint in Canada, Yslandia, BulkyPix and Moving Player’s ambitious stab at bringing a fully-featured MMORPG to iPhone, is at last available in the US App Store ($4.99).
Sean Koch, iFanzine’s go to guy for anything and everything RPG-related, recently spent some hands-on time with (or should that be in?) Yslandia, and declared the game to be “close to perfection ” and worthy of “being your introduction to the (MMORPG) genre if you’ve already developed a taste for single-player RPGs like Zenonia 2 or Chronicles of Inotia.”
Suffice to say he liked the game. Quite a bit.
You can read the rest of our detailed hands-on preview here, and rest assured we’ll have a full review of the game soon. In the meantime, check out the game’s plethora of impressive features and tantalizing teaser trailer below:
A VAST UNIVERSE: Roam Yslandia through hours of game play: many islands to explore with more than 200 entertaining and unusual quests, dynamic dungeons, 18 distinct classes to try, and loads of creatures to discover.
QUALITY GRAPHICS AND INTERFACES: Plunge into a graphic ambiance worthy of the greatest 2D MMORPGs, with finely detailed graphics and a revolutionary control interface with the first dynamic D-Pad.
CHOICE OF GAME MODE: Take part in duels, arena combat, battles, and trials, and explore Yslandia in PVP or PVE, alone or as a team. Find all of Yslandia’s features in the complete ingame manual translated into 5 languages! Fight for the glory of your faction with a system for controlling territories. Participate in events and competitions organized in real time. Discover new islands with new quests, characters and monsters. Enjoy new spells, items and weapons
A RICH AND DYNAMIC COMMUNITY:Take part in the first mobile multilingual MMPORG! Enjoy ingame public or private chat, a list of your friends, and your inbox. Collect, sell and trade items with no limitations! Discover an innovative system for managing guilds (teaching spells / controlling offline friends). Share your experience on OpenFeint. …Phew!