Indie turn-based RPG The Quest has crossed over from iOS to Steam

The Quest is an oldschool open world RPG in the vein of Daggerfall that features some rather lovely hand-drawn graphics, a turn based combat system and a grid-based world to explore. Back when it was first announced I was quite excited to try it, given that these sort of games defined my childhood, but unfortunately it was only for iOS.

However, it would appear it has recently sneaked on to Steam. I used sneak there because despite being someone that pays attention to indie RPG releases I somehow completely missed it and would've lived in an unfortunate state of ignorance if not for today's PC Gamer article

Here's a brief rundown on The Quest, from its Steam page:

"Choose from five customizable races and an array of skills, weapons, armor and enchantments, and explore a huge world of four cities and a wilderness of mountains, caves, lakes and forests – full of mystery, magic and intriguing challenges. Meet the many inhabitants, each with its own agenda and attitude towards your character. Some will be helpful, some greedy or lascivious or just plain mean.

You will have many choices, including some that may place you against the law, along your way to the dramatic ending of your own choosing."

If this is reminding you heavily of Legend of Grimrock you aren't wrong as both games are inspired by the same type of RPG games of old, a genre that is having a bit of a resurgence these days with a decent amount of games already out and more coming, mostly from various kickstarters such as the recent Ultima Underworld Ascendant.

The hallmark of these games and The Quest itself is a big focus on challenging combat, exploration and plenty of secrets to uncover. Unlike most games of the genre The Quest, unsurprisingly, features a large amount of in depth quests that promise multiple ways of solving them as well as a interesting story to wrap all of it up.

I haven't played The Quest yet, given that I literally just found about it being on Steam, but from everything I've seen and heard about it its a masterfully done homage to the turn based RPGs of old so if you're in to that sort of stuff you won't go wrong with The Quest.

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