Posted August 19, 2008 8:08pm


4 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $4.99
  • SOUND: 3
  • CONTROL: 4
  • FUN: 4
  • VALUE: 3
SUMMARY: The return of the 1994 cult classic RPG

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Being able to play a full out RPG on your iPhone is pretty nifty. Even if the game isn't something you've ever heard of or it's a remake/port of a 1994 RPG, Vay is still something that you should check out. The game starts you off with a video intro giving you just enough back story into the game to know why you're going to be taking part in this epic quest. From there it follows along with almost the the typical RPG elements.

The learning curve on moving your character around is something that may take you awhile. It isn't that it's done poorly, it's just that you haven't had a chance to experience a game like this on the iPhone yet. To a point, tapping on where you want to go will bring you there, but even if it doesn't, it's not going to kill you.

There are a good deal of video cut scenes within the game. In the first 30 minutes of playing there is at least one more past the intro. The voices all sound like they're done by the same person, but it's still pretty interesting. A lack of subtitles does mean that you can't really play this for the story unless you've got your headphones on or are alone.

The behind your team angle that they show you for the battles and the quality of the graphics for an older style of RPG are very sharp. The fighting system and the menus are easy to navigate, yet not simple enough to bore you. Vay may not be the game for everyone, and it's definitely not something new to the world of gaming, but if you're craving for an iPhone RPG, it's definitely worth the money.