Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan

Ku: Shroud if the Morrigan is an Action RPG set in Ireland, blending ancient Celtic mythology with a future Ireland "devastated by technomagical war and economic collapse". Featuring hand-drawn art and puzzles, the soundtrack has also been critically acclaimed, and the game reached No 1 on the App Store in Ireland. You can also play in Irish.

The graphics are original and very pretty. They're dynamic: leaves blow across the screen and clouds drift in the background, but there isn't that endless need-the-lavatory sprite jittering so characteristic of KRPGs. The writing has also been praised. Gameplay-wise it has been compared to "Zelda crossed with Bastion". It's more of an adventure game than a full RPG.

The devs say the game was inspired by classic adventure games such as Zelda and Chrono Trigger. They've also committed to no IAP, which will be a breath of fresh air for many gamers. There are about three hours gameplay, and more if you take your time to explore the levels.

Genre: Action Adventure RPG
Platform: iOS Universal
Character: Ku
Story: reimagining of the classic Irish epic, The Táin
Gear: GEAR
Sidequests: SIDEQUESTS
Treasure: health crystals
Features: puzzles
Grinding: GRINDING
Links: Appshopper
Official site
TouchArcade forum
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