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After a several-month-long stint on the Amazon Appstore (and an even longer one on iOS), epic open world RPG Aralon: Sword and Shadow is finally on the Play Store. The title is by Crescent Moon Games, the team also responsible for the decidedly less hack-and-slashy Paper Monsters.

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Aralon promises 30 hours of story-infused action, with four character classes and three races to choose from. Visually, it looks like a mashup of Neverwinter Nights and The Elder Scrolls, which certainly adds to the appeal.

Reviews of the actual content and gameplay from buyers on the Amazon Appstore have generally been quite positive (its rating is heavily marred by technical issues, sadly). And at $5, it's not reaching Square Enix levels of investment, either. I'm actually rather tempted to go buy it myself. Head to the Play Store link below to get it now.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • RedPandaAlex

    I don't know how a five-dollar game promising to be epic in scope only gives two screenshots and no videos on their promo page. Also, might want to read the description after you copy and paste it from the iPhone app store. Just doesn't inspire a lot of confidence.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      The Amazon Appstore page has 5 screenshots and a video. I'm not sure why they skimped so badly on the Play Store page. And yeah, the iPhone mention in the app description is a major facepalm.

      • Himmat Singh

        Lol that's classic (regarding the edit). As for having iOS related descriptions on Google Play, it happens all the time. Can't believe how many times I've come across the word Gamecentre on Google Play.

    • onpoint G

      RedPandaAlex I'll give you a +1

    • defred34

      You don't expect any more from devs who treat Android like 4th class citizens.

  • defred34

    Two years too late.

  • Román Rodríguez

    I'm playing this game and is really good, the graphics are amazing, it makes you feel like you are playing a zelda-inspired game on your phone. Also, the guys that made this game, are the creators of "Paper Monsters" another nice platform game that you should try sometime. :)

    • Falconator

      Fe! Fi! Fo! Fum! I smell the characters of a developer!!

    • rechiper

      I prefer play Zelda N64 on my android, thanks.

  • flosserelli

    Lots of complaints about tiny controls. I think I'll wait for an update before dropping $5

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

    Sick of all these medieval-fantasy RPG's. Time for something ELSE!

  • Me

    This is actually a pretty bad game. Played it on my iPad, was really disappointed - advertised as an epic rpg - in reality it's really dull with broken and annoying mechanics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Kehrl/54303073 Jason Kehrl

    seriously people. I am an avid RPG gamer and compared to other Android options this game is awesome. Granted the bar has been set quite low... but for the price I've been very happy. Not sure why Android police waited so long to post a review as it has been on the Amazon store (which anyone can install on their device) for quite a while. I've tried playing the gameloft RPGs, horn by Zynga etc and they're just garbage. Hell you have to pay the same amount for Horn and they still push the freemium model on you despite having flipping paid for the game. Some of the indie rogue style RPGs have been better, but I really do like quests more than random dungeons. This game allows you to be a mage (my fav and the only one I've played) or a paladin, and lots of other classes I dont recall off hand. There are lots of different regions (I keep going through a tunnel only to find an entirely new map with probably 10 caves/towns), a limited crafting system, and personally I haven't had any buggy problems that an occasional reboot wouldn't fix (after leaving my transformer prime on for days). In fact I've liked the game so much, and am dissapointed at the low download count compared to the total shit freemium stuff that gets half a million downloads that I'm going to write a real review instead of copy pasting what's available on the play store & ask that Android police post it. O and I've linked in my facebook so no one can pull some "you must be a developer BS" Find me a better quest based RPG (not a shooter game which I have no interest in) on android and I'll happily play it... but compared to most anything else this Rocks for when I'm traveling and cant play a PC based RPG. Also N64 or other emulators dont count because technically those games cost 50ish bucks if you acquired them legally (maybe they have dropped in price? but I always found console games to be overpriced) where as this game is an order of magnitude lower at 5 bucks.