Godfire 2

These days, game developers are trying harder than ever to push the boundaries of what is possible with mobile gaming. No, we still aren’t there yet, but every day brings us closer to console quality gaming in the palm of our hands.

Godfire: Rise of Prometheus is one of those games that maxes out the iPhone and iPad’s abilities by offering a graphically complex game with fast action gameplay in a fairly large world. Read our game review of Godfire below…

Design

This epic fantasy story is set in a world where gods and demons are fighting each other for supremacy. The detailed landscape is full of fire and brimstone, as well as fierce minions and brutal bosses. The story is split up into acts and your hero must fight his way through rounds of enemies to get to the big bad guy.

Players earn gold when defeating foes. They can also find loot in treasure chests and vases along the path. Some chests must be unlocked by solving puzzles. Kick over vases to destroy them.

Gold is used to upgrade a hero’s stats or purchase better gear. Gear changes are reflected in the character’s physical attributes. If you add a helmet, it will appear on your hero’s head in the game.

The graphics are pretty amazing, especially on the iPad. Close attention was paid to making sure the game feels immersive and expansive, even though it is on a mobile device. The characters have detailed faces and identifiable markings. Movement during battle is fluid and fast.

The game’s soundtrack fits perfectly with the world. Songs have a sense of urgency, which plays into the back-to-back fights that the hero must endure to get through each act. The voice acting is incredibly good here. I usually roll my eyes at the overacting of role-playing adventure games, but this has just the right amount of realism.

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Gameplay

The game is split into acts. At the beginning, you learn a bit about the hero, Prometheus, and his quest to find the Godfire Spark. He joins up with a masked goddess who claims to want the same thing as Prometheus; to bring the Spark to humankind so they can use it to better their world.

Prometheus ends up in the deepest depths of the human world, trying to track down the missing Godfire Spark while being attacked by all manner of demons. The Titan that Prometheus was fighting at the beginning of the game is pitting these enemies against him to try to stop his progress.

Players start by fighting groups of minions to learn how to move, attack, and block. The controls are based on a virtual stick controller and shield button on the left side of the screen, and two virtual attack buttons (quick attack and heavy attack) on the right.

Prometheus has a health and wrath bar that you must pay attention to. Wrath is used for heavy attack and runs out if you use it too often. You can earn both health and wrath points during battle. Special combo moves will generate points and killing an enemy gives larger amounts of points. Tap the quick attack one, two, or three times to trigger a variety of different combos to execute on enemies.

When the wrath meter is full, you can perform a special powerful attack that will send your enemies flying and even kill some of them with one blow.

When an enemy is week, a finisher button will appear. Use it at the exact right moment to perform a cinematic finishing move, like stabbing out a demon’s eyes. Finisher moves will reward you with health and wrath boosts.

Each act consists of a number of minion waves. Prometheus will move to a spot and it will automatically trigger the fight. He will draw his swords and the battle begins. Players must fight groups of minions, usually only three or four at a time, but new ones will appear as old ones are destroyed. After you’ve killed all minions in a round, you will be free to explore again until the next minion battle.

Eventually, you’ll get to the end boss of the act. Bosses are incredibly difficult to beat if you don’t know the trick. I’ll give you a hint. Tire them out before attacking. Otherwise, just stay out of their way.

After defeating a boss, you’ll earn experience points, special items, and gold. Head to the armory and upgrade your weapons and stats before heading into the next act. Then, the battle starts all over again, but in a new environment.

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The Good

I love the way the game looks. The campaign is deeply immersive. There are cut scenes throughout the game that unveil more of the story. Because the voice acting is so good, it almost makes it like an interactive movie.

It supports MFi controllers, which is awesome for this type of game. Since combat is based on movement, combo attacks, and blocking, a physical controller is a nice alternative.

The Bad

As much as I enjoyed this game, I have to say the battles feel a bit repetitive. You fight groups of minions, one after another. And then you fight a boss, which can be beaten using about the same strategy as previous bosses.

I’d like to see more variety in the end boss battles. Each boss should have its own power, as well as weakness, that are uncovered through trial and error.

Value

Godfire: Rise of Prometheus costs $6.99. Although it may seem steep on first impression, the price tag is about average for games of this caliber. The developers promise regular free content updates with new stories, arenas, weapons, and more in the future, so your money will be used for ongoing gameplay. Plus, if you beat the whole game, you can always try your skills in Survival mode for special power ups and increased ranks in Game Center.

Conclusion

This is definitely an amazing looking game that truly pushes the limits to which mobile gaming can go. If you are the type of gamer who is always looking for titles that take the next step in the advancement of technology, this is your bag. The graphics are detailed and the landscape feels expansive. The gameplay may be somewhat monotonous, but it did not deter from my enjoyment of the overall experience. The storyline is immersive and worth the price for fans of story-driven RPGs. This game is available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Download it in the App Store today.

Related Apps

The concept is similar to Infinity Blade III, and I don’t mean it has swipe-to-attack controls, but it has a similar battle wave style.

Are you planning on investing in Godfire? Have you played it yet? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Sooo…. God of war?

    • Manuel Molina

      The moment I read some of the article and saw the pictures, I said “watch there be a god of war comment somewhere”.

      Thankfully there was no disappointment in the thought that this game seems just like it.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Yes

      • Nate McKelvie

        It was my first thought too

  • Vijay Panjwani

    But, but how can such graphic intense games can run on that sucking peice of iShit!? It still has a gig of ram and a dual core processor from the stone age.
    /s

    • sosarozay300

      go back to india, iphones have the best processors/gpus without needing 4 cores or high clock speeds

      • Inseltraeumer

        I think the /s at the end usually hints at sarcasm. You’re roughly 247% cooler using such abbreviations.

    • Najeé Mosely

      One word….’Optimized’

    • The engineering of apple is best becuz they creates a software which to optimised to run on dual core and 1 gigs of ram thats makes a strategy to run high intense graphic you also might have noticed iPhone only have 1800mAh battery but its battery timing compete with the phones have 2600mAh battery , this is the cause of android which is not efficient and need 3 gigs of ram and octa core and still become unresponsive on many places and the ios never hangs

      This is Apple and the reason we love apple

      • Alberto Espinal

        Hi5 dude!!

      • anonymous

        while i do agree with some points, im not in total agreement, true that its capable of doing much more in its present state of dual core, but latest games do lag, even for 4s and above, i played a game called spiral episode on ipad mini, after trying it on 4s, it lags in frame rate, another game was spiderman 1 which was laggy, i wont be antagonistic as other games like shadowgun,mass effect, the dark knight rises and gangstar series runs smoothly, some games do need some fine tuning for speeding up their gameplay, or either the hardware can go an ante up, along with the battery, not that im complaining, but a little upgrade wont hurt, and possibly even match console quality games in its prime. its very much possible, many of my friends are shifting to mobile gaming from console, but they continuously have to go back, due to small cannon of hd games, or lacky visuals and story, they have finished like all hd games there is on ios, and hungry for more.

      • You are right some where but i dont know how you play iPad games on iphone and truely iPhone 4s processor is little slow but the phone with in the year of iPhone 4s compare these phones with iphone 4s many thing of engineering relay on many things like you increase something then increase the other thing that bcomes a chain of changes so thats the reason

    • regkilla

      Don’t talk stupid.

    • regkilla

      The iPhone 5s has only 1 GB of RAM and is dual-core but it beats any quad-core 2 GB or 3 GB Android in gaming and multitasking.

      • Vijay Panjwani

        You missed the sarcasm my friend.
        -.-

      • Your Mother

        you dont even know what you’re talking about. back that up with some facts otherwise you’re just another fanboy trying to make himself feel good.

    • Rowan09

      It has quad core graphics.

    • Alberto Espinal

      A7 Chip you ignorant troll!! And you said it, how can? There you have it!!

    • omrishtam

      am i the only one who understood you were sarcastic for the first time i read it?

    • Your Mother

      iDiot

  • Eni

    i wish they could make God of War for iOS =)

    does this game support controllers?

    • Nate McKelvie

      My dream iOS game

  • Saulo Benigno

    Hero of Sparta?

    • iPhone Gruru

      Thank you for saying this, Heroes of Sparta is a lot more comparable to this than Infinity Blade will ever be.

  • Isaac

    All these Indie games suck a$$. When are more console titled games coming to iOS? You play these Indie games for a week or two and forget about them. The only game that I felt had me sucked into it was, GTA: San Andreas. A classic.

    • iPhone Gruru

      if you like GTA try the Gangstar series or Gameloft’s 9mm, BTW there are a lot of console titles that ported nicely to ios.

      • ClaudieX X

        Gangstar series are great… but the engine fail where unreal engine not… the big example is that you are driving a car… no cars ahead and suddenly from nowhere the cars appear like magic… thats because they increase the quality of the graphics but they cut the distance of your sight. The last of the series is the worst of that problem… its almost funny…

  • ClaudieX X

    Infinity Blade clone?

    • Not really. It has significantly different gameplay and controls. It is not just a swipe-to-slash game.

  • momerathe

    1) will it run on the iPad 2?

    2) does it have any in app purchases?

    • The summary does not specify whether it is compatible with iPad 2, but I have a feeling it won’t run very well due to the nature of the graphics. It does include in-app purchases for special packs of gear or large sums of coins, which you can earn from boss drops and treasure chests through gameplay.