Feb 13th, 2013

With so many apps and games in the Play Store, it can be a little daunting trying to figure out which ones are worthy of spending your hard earned cash on. Thankfully you have us to go rummaging around Google’s vast app store, in hunt of the gems. What we found was a title by the name of QuestLord, a nostalgic first-person RPG created by developer Eric Kinkead.

As you can no doubt already see from the screenshots, QuestLord pays homage to RPG’s of yore — the ones played on ancient PC’s that allowed players to embark on epic quests, explore vast lands, and vanquish terrifying enemies — all from the comfort of their parent’s basement. We found QuestLord’s sprite based visuals endearing enough to give it a spin and watch our video below to see how that played out.

At a paltry $2, QuestLord gives oldschool RPG-ers a good enough time to warrant a purchase. What I initially expected was nothing more than another stale dungeon crawler, but what I found was a fun RPG that moves beyond the dungeon, allowing players to explore mountains, caves, forests, cities and yes — dungeons. Gameplay is non-linear, and players can embark on a number of side quests from the 100+ NPC (non-playable characters) in the game. Think of this as Skyrim Lite for mobile, and you’re somewhat on the right track.

QuestLord manages to provide players with enough depth to keep ’em hooked, while simultaneously keeping it casual enough for newcomers of the genre. It’s because of this I recommend QuestLord to anyone looking to level up while on the toilet, and save their land from an unspeakable evil in the process. You can download QuestLord right now in the Google Play Store for $2.

[Google Play: QuestLord]