By Scott MacDonald / August 6th, 2012
KEMCO recently announced that its latest RPG, Dark Gate, is available for download on Google Play. Dark Gate focuses on the journey of hero Leo and his quest to destroy the eponymous dark gates that have recently appeared throughout the land. These gates act as gateways to the underworld, which allow monsters access to the land.
Dark Gate uses an automated battle system based on command lists created by the user. Skills and spells can be used as skill orbs are charged over time. Each skill costs a skill orb, but it’s possible to chain multiple skills together by using multiple orbs.
The game features over 70 different job classes, multiple endings, and a story that develops based on which characters are in your party. Skills mastered in one job can be used in another job. Each town also has a guild where players can accept missions for specific rewards.
While the game seems to feature the standard good vs. evil plot line made famous during the early days of gaming, it also has a similar aesthetic to RPGs of the early 90s. Those who have enjoyed Final Fantasy IV or VI, or other RPGs of that era, should feel right at home.
KEMCO is most famously known for its Top Gear franchise of the 90s and early 2000s, but now primarily focuses on games for the mobile market.
The game is priced at $5.99, but is available for a limited time for $2.99.