So I recently purchased a shiny new Android tablet (Asus Eee Pad Transformer to be precise). I've been playing around with it and it's pretty cool, but naturally at some point I had to ask the questiion: are there any good RPGs for Android? Turns out that there are actually quite a few titles out there. More than I expected. Whether or not they are actually good is another question. So I thought I would list a few that caught my eye and ask if anyone else has had any experience with them. Keep in mind that most (maybe all...I don't know) of these are also available for iOS devices.
Of course there are user reviews for all of these games in the Android Marketplace but they don't seem to be terribly...discriminating. It seems like if the game runs everybody gives it 5 stars...
Zenonia and Zenonia II - I know RPGFan reviewed these for iOS. They sounded pretty grindy, though, and I don't like grindy. On the other hand they're only $.99 each right now, but I'm more worried about wasting my time than my money.
Battleheart - This is one of the most intriguing looking titles on this list. The combat looks sort of RTS-ish but with a small party of characters that have multiple moves available. And touch controls, of course, but that should work really well for that sort of thing. The graphics are cartoonish, reminds me of Castle Crashers. I think I will definitely check this one out at some point.
Illusia - By the same people who made the Zenonia games but it's a side-scrolling action RPG this time. I see a lot of people bitching about the controls, though.
Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires - This was one of the biggests WTFs for me. This appears to be a full port of the PSP SRPG by the same name. Which would be cool, except that game was such an obscure title that got pretty bad reviews. The guys who put this on the Android Marketplace don't appear to have ported any other SRPGs...of all the titles to start with, why this one?
The Symphony of the Eternity - Appears to be an original JRPG in the style of classic SNES titles. I don't know much about it, though.
History: Great Battles Medieval - I wan't sure whether to include this or not but at least one review described it as a strategy RPG. Definitely leans more towards the strategy side, but that's OK with me. Actually, the fact that this game runs on Android devices at all is seriously cool. It appears to be a straight port of the console game by the same name. On the downside that console game didn't really get glowing reviews, but from the screenshots I've seen this is certainly one of the most visually impressive Android games on the market.
OK, that's enough of a list. There are plenty more generic-looking titles but they all sort of blend together after a while. So has anyone here played any of these?