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Toff July 18th, 2011 16:24

Gurk for Android
 
It advertises itself as an 8-bit RPG.

Very much reminds me of Ultima 3 which was the first Ultima game I played.

Gurk is free. Gurk 2 is much better and only 99 cents. I am liking it quite a bit for a phone game tho i could use a larger screen. No idea how it would look on a tablet as I don't have one yet.

Anyone else tried Gurk?

blatantninja July 18th, 2011 16:37

No, but I was looking to try out an RPG on my Galaxy S. Will check it out.

blatantninja July 18th, 2011 16:56

So, I guess you are stuck with the default party?

Toff July 18th, 2011 19:00

In Gurk 1 yes. In Gurk 2 you get to roll your stats and theres a few different people you can pick from.

blatantninja July 19th, 2011 16:20

Starting to get into it a bit, but a couple things:

1) The world seems extremely empty. I've explored quite a bit and found one dungeon (right outside the starting point) and two villages (neither of which had more than 3 stores). Also, I wandered around quite a bit before I finally ran into some monsters (then I kept getting attacked by them, which was fine).

2) Is there a story to this game? Any dialogue? Killing stuff and leveling is fun for a while, but I'm not going to be long for it if this is all their is.

Toff July 19th, 2011 21:10

I'm guessing you just have the free version which is rather limited but I liked the concept.

For a whole 99 cents you get quests and more detail in pretty much everything.

blatantninja July 20th, 2011 14:28

Yeah, just the free version. Author is not being smart though if there are no quests in the free version. He should put a couple in to give you a taste. Heck the only thing I even knew about Gurk II from the game is the small advert at the bottom. No verbage or anything about what you get that is better in it.

GhanBuriGhan July 20th, 2011 15:09

"Gurk"? I'll do the Alrik thing, and mention that "Gurke" is german for cucumber and "rumgurken" a slang word for "going slow and getting nowhere". In short, "Gurk" is a particularly unattractive name for a game to someone with a german speaking background :p

blatantninja July 20th, 2011 16:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by GhanBuriGhan (Post 1061081943)
"Gurk"? I'll do the Alrik thing, and mention that "Gurke" is german for cucumber and "rumgurken" a slang word for "going slow and getting nowhere". In short, "Gurk" is a particularly unattractive name for a game to someone with a german speaking background :p

Well, so far I have not really gone anywhere, and it does seem pretty slow during the battles….

Toff July 25th, 2011 14:47

I'm stuck on a quest at the moment. While the quest system is there its not very informative. I'm not quite sure where to go next. Still, its not bad for 99 cents.

blatantninja July 25th, 2011 14:59

On the free version, it doesn't seem to have an exit key! I keep having to use the task manager to exit. I'll probably buy the paid version this week. I've gotten more than 99 cents of value already from the free version.

Toff July 25th, 2011 16:03

Yeah theres no dedicated exit button. You can use the back button on your phone tho which closes the app. If you use the Home button instead it will just keep Gurk in the background still running.

Scrav July 26th, 2011 02:48

I tried the free version a while ago, but I couldn't really find a point or goal to the game.

blatantninja August 9th, 2011 16:36

I've been playing the free version now for a while (mainly because I got bored with chess). It's fun for short bursts and now that I somehow made it onto a boat to another continent, its at least a little interesting (no quests or dialogue, but a little flavor in the map). I've gotten far more than 99 cents of enjoyment out of it, so I'm going to buy Gurk II if for no other reason than to pay the dev a bit. I think with quests, it could be pretty fun.

Lucky Day August 10th, 2011 17:45

Just got my new Asus Transformer. So I shouldn't bother to check this out?

Toff August 11th, 2011 21:21

If it was $10 or even $5 I would say no but for 99 cents I say yes.

Toff February 14th, 2012 16:54

There was an update to this which fixed a quest bug I had plus other things I'm sure. I'm back to playing it.

I've got over 10 hours in it so far, still having fun. Not sure how much is left but I don't feel to near the end.

Wheres my Gurk III? :-p

Alrik Fassbauer February 14th, 2012 18:27

Funny name.

"Gurke" means "cucumber" in German language. ;)

Toff February 20th, 2012 14:21

1st game I have finished in over a year. Whew, I was in a game finishing funk. Now back to my other unfinished games …. I'm not buying Skyrim until I finish Bioshock and New Vegas. I think. Maybe.

Toff September 27th, 2013 14:15

Gurk 3 ($1.99) is out if you liked the previous ones. I just downloaded it but won't get a chance to play till after work. Apparently its on iOS also this time.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d…bs.gurk3&hl=en


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