It’s Not Saiyuki, It’s Soul Of Deva: The Saiyugi Fantasy

By Eugene . November 9, 2013 . 2:00pm

 

I was thrown for a second, too, when I saw the subtitle and thought it might be a Saiyuki game. But no, the latest game from Kemco is Soul of Deva: The Saiyugi Fantasy and is an all-original RPG.

 

Players are Shin, who works with Senia—a girl called the Messiah. Always a loaded term, that one. Can you guess what we’re doing then? Why, you’re journeying to the West to the land of Ragurisu! So well, yeah, kind of a Saiyuki, in the loosest possible way.

 

Along the way, you’ll encounter allies such as Gyoku, who’s sworn to protect Senia; Hagu, who’s Shin’s big brother in a way; and Jyou, who just looks so badass with that cross hanging from his hands. The game’s got a classic battle system, with the added depth of movable units during fights on a fixed grid.

 

This means skills that you unleash have specific target ranges and zones which can help to multi-hit more than one foe. It also means there are spells that can help stop up foes from moving – such as a summonable wall – or just place environmental hazards like that massive ticking time bomb. No mention if the bad guys can do this too, though it’s probably safe to assume some can for added tactical depth.

 

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Also, since it’s a mobile game and wants you coming back for more, it will actually offer a special “bonus encounter” every half-hour. You’ll get to pick from one of three chests to randomly get a bonus item. That’s pretty cool. Why look free in the mouth?

 

Soul of Deva: The Saiyugi Fantasy is available now on Android, and will be on iOS in 2014.


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  • Chaos_Knight

    Cool sprites.

  • Arcana Wiz

    Cause i played some kemco games i can see that they out more effort in this one, specially the sprites… but inb4 ahhh it’s mobile, it’s crap! comments.

    • AzureRyuujin

      Normally I’d roll my eyes at a mobile game (Mostly due to being bitten in the past, not for the usual reasons), but this does, indeed, look amazing!

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Guys grow up and end the stupidity on both sides of the mobile issue. If it is not your console, just move on and for the players of such games, we can stop pulling tails.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Yeah at this point I just said screw it. Probably gonna get an iPad soon. No use fighting this lol

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Considering there are also a few VNs and hybrid games only on mobile, I have been considering it myself.

    • Masa

      well maybe if siliconera started putting in the title what console the game is for people hoping its a game for a real console/handheld wouldn’t be so pissed off.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        If folks get pissed over the 5 seconds it takes to move to another page or hit the back button, it really isn’t the fault of the person writing the article title.

    • Joker

      I donno man, the game will play better in a larger screen, or if that not possible at least with proper control.

      I’ve play mobile game on mobile platform, and it do not work. Covering the screen, less responsive control, hard to navigate “analog”.. uggghhh.

      My last resort probably will be Ouya if I desperately want the game, and it turn out to be mobile only.

      • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

        You won’t desperately want any of these games, but they’re cheap and OK to play on the toilet if you don’t have a handheld console with you.

  • http://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?/topic/25050-farm-mapping-contest/#entry239430 Chaos17

    They’re getting better.

  • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

    Are any of these Kemco games worth playing? If some are really good, I’d love to play them, even if it’s on my ancient iPhone. I know one is coming to 3DS. Hope it’s a good one.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      I’ve got Machine Knight and End of Aspiration. They’re both pretty by-the-numbers–they don’t do anything special, essentially just slightly better than RPGMaker games. They’re also nearly identical

      The translations are pretty poor, too.

      I hear all the games are the same.

      • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

        Darn. I better wait for reviews and/or really really low prices then.

        • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

          The two games I mentioned above were free from the Google Play store–AFAIK they still are, if you’d like to check them out.

          • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

            Google Play says “You don’t have any devices.” :( Guess my PC won’t cut it. Maybe it’s time to get a cheap Android tablet.

  • Zonder88

    Maybe if they actually released these on 3DS/Vita or hell, PSN, I’d play them for a change!

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Grinsia is coming to 3DS soon, and Mystic Chronicles is available on PSN.

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