Any other fans of the Avernum series from Spiderweb Software?
I just started playing the first title Escape from the Pit on iPad. In the late 90s, I played the game’s predecessor Exile on my PC and I’m loving the iPad port. This is an absolutely in-depth RPG and a great value at $9.99. Days of play.
It’s hard to describe what it’s similar to, but you build a party, level up your characters and explore a vast world solving mini-quests and working towards a large storyline on your own path.