Nimian Legends: BrightRidge HD

Nimian Legends: BrightRidge HD is just insanely beautiful. It’s a primarily a glorious, hand-crafted open world wilderness to explore and discover the secrets of. There are also some adventure/story scenarios you can play, which are fascinating and beautifully written.

If you love the exploration aspect of a game like Skyrim, checking out views and sunsets and immersing yourself in a fantasy world, then this is for you. As the developer puts it: BrightRidge all about freedom – to fly and swim and really go anywhere.”

It’s feature-rich, with masses to discover (most of which I haven’t even discovered yet):

  • two story modes: The Ballad of BrightRidge, Love & Tin
  • shape change powers to become an animal or bird, and fly
  • photo mode to take screenshots
  • legends and lore: NPCs who reveal more about the world

The dev is still highly engaged with the game, and there’s an active community (see this vast discussion thread on TouchArcade). More updates are being put out all the time, and the dev hopes to eventually be able to work on it full-time (though it’s already a complete experience).

The game has endless graphics setting options: it played fine on my 7+ and plays perfectly on my X, but should also work on older iPhone models. You can also turn on Watercolour mode to “experience a living painting”.


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3 thoughts on “Nimian Legends: BrightRidge HD”

  1. I think you mentioned BrightRidge on Reddit too:) Thank you so much. I was really nice to wake up and see this write up. Being one person it os hard to reach people, and it means a lot to me that you shared this and also that you think the game is beautiful. I really enjoy exploring and the outdoors in life and in games, and i try my best to make a world that feels kind of real. There are some great suggestions on this site too – i just picked up Jade empire – i played it when it came out on the original Xbox and at the time it was some of the most beautiful visuals, and a great story. It was actually one of the games that inspired me. In fact, there is a debate scene in the game that always stuck with me, and i have a debate mechanic coming in the BrightRidge sequel Vandgels. Anyways thanks again for your support:)

    1. I did, yes! That was also my review on iTunes that you gave a very kind response to.

      I’ve barely explored any of BrightRidge compared to what there seems to be – it’s so huge!

      Did you ever play Morrowind? If not I envy you so much, as you get to experience it for the first time if you can get your hands on a copy! I believe there are mods that bring its graphics up to the definition of later Elder Scrolls games.

      1. I heard about the Morrowwind fan update. Ill take a look because i absolutely loved Oblivion – when it came out being able to see so far was an amazing experience – and Skyrim is one of my all time favorite games, and a huge inspiration, along with Fable 2 and Shadow of the Colossus (and now the Last Guardian). I really love playing games, and making them:)

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