Mobile phones have gotten more stylish over the years. First, the developers added cameras, the Internet, and now most smartphones can now play video games. They are not cheap games like Snake or Tetris either. Smartphones can play video games that are of the same quality as portable gaming devices.
One of the most recent smartphones released is Sony’s Xperia Play. Xperia Play has been rated the world’s first PlayStation certified phone. It is not only a phone, but it can also function as a portable gaming device. The controls are very similar to other Sony products, such as the PSP and the PS3 controller, just to name a few.
This means that you can finally play PlayStation-style video games with the convenience of a real control scheme. There is nothing more uncomfortable than playing games on your phone using the horrible number pad. The nice thing about Xperia Play is that some PlayStation Classic games will be making their way onto the system very soon.
Although there have not been any PlayStation RPG games available yet, it is more than likely that Square Enix will release some of its Final Fantasy games on the platform. Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX have been ported to Sony’s PlayStation Network. The idea of putting Final Fantasy VII (the most popular RPG ever made) on the Xperia Play could help Sony take over the market dominated primarily by Apple.
Zenonia 2 is an old-school Japanese RPG that looks a lot like the old Final Fantasy games from the early 90’s. The 2D graphics are cute and the game itself is one of the best RPGs available in the world. Android phones. Although the game is heavily inspired by Japanese RPGs, it is actually made in Korea. However, I am sure it is a game that RPG fans will love to play.
Gurk is a game that players who grew up in the 80s will like. It’s an old-school-style video game that only costs 100KB to download. Despite Gurk’s very old graphics style, it is still in color and fun to play. There are 24 levels in total and a total of 23 monsters for you to find and kill. Gurk won’t be a game for modern gamers, but if you grew up playing Nintendo’s original game system, you will fall in love with its old-school style of play.
Another RPG available on Android phones is Dungeon Defenders: First Wave. The game is an online cooperative action RPG much like Torchlight and Baldur’s Gate. The game is free to download for most phones. The graphics are in 3D and look impressive for a game that costs nothing to download. Up to four players can play together online. It can be cliché and borrows elements from most other RPGs, however its visuals and multiplayer are what make it quite fun.
Whether you have an Xperia Play or not, there are tons of RPGs to explore on Android phones. Many of them are free to download, so there is no excuse not to play any of the games on offer here. Hopefully Square Enix will bring more Final Fantasy games to the Android market, as that will undoubtedly increase the popularity of the genre.