Life Is Magic ReviewFormat: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Developer: Red Robots Lab Inc

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

MMO and RPG games are really a dime a dozen these days. It seems like a week does not go by without a brand new one popping up promising to change the world and be the best MMO ever. Well here we have a game that offers a few nice touches to the MMO genre that makes it really stand out over the vast amount of competition. So read on my fellow gamers and I shall tell you why even people who are not into MMO and RPG’s may get a kick out of this game.

I love the art style of this game Red Robots Lab Inc have gone for a fantasy steam punk type of look and they have pulled it off really well. All the various in game locations look great, but the real surprise for me as the level of detail in the various monsters. It is not just how good these monsters look. It is just how many different ones that there are.

Now the thing that makes this game different from all the others is that in order to create the gaming world you need to have your location settings turned on. Now do not groan and moan about this (like I did at first if I am honest) you see Life Is Magic turns the real world into its amazing fantasy world. It can be really amusing if you have your iOS device out and about with you and when you get home a local business is now in your game. Of course in a cool steam punk fantasy style.

The game play in this game is fantastic it is just like a JRPG game. Think of a game like Final Fantasy VII.  The combat is all turn based strategy which I just fell in love with. You have three different classes of character to chose from these are machinist, monk and mage. Each then has a good level of different customization options for you to really make the character your own.

Now the game looks great and the game play is superb, but there is one other thing that makes this one of the most addicting MMO RPG games I have played in a very long time and that is the game world. Like I mentioned it takes your real location and makes that the game world, but there is just something so cool about fighting to claim control over your local bakery or whatever. There is a great amount of different quests for you to undertake. As of writing this there is around 100 quests, but I am sure that there will be more added in the future.

I love this game. And I get that the whole social aspect of it may not be for everyone. As a mater of fact when I found out I was going to review it I was not to thrilled as I am not that big into the whole social gaming thing. But I was dead wrong and this is one of the best MMO RPG’s I have played in a very long time.

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store