Epic Seven is one of the most complete RPG available on mobile. With a good Anime theme and clever mechanics the game mark itself from other RPG on the market. Why is Epic Seven is considered to be one of the best of Anime RPG game? We shall look for the answer by simply playing the game and hope E7 will reveal all it’s secrets.
What is the Story of Epic Seven?
After watching this nice intro, you will understand that your going to follow the adventure of the Heir of the covenant known as “Ras”. I won’t reveal too much of the story to avoid too many spoiler and so that you can enjoy the story as i did during my play through.
How is the Game play of Epic Seven?
After the intro cinematic, you start in the middle of conversation between some characters who is fighting a war against the Archdemon. This is basically your tutorial, hidden in this intro story, you will notice while learning the basics. That the game is a Side Scroller where your character will run one side to another and enemy will always be the opposite side.
It’s a turn base game where speed determine who will get to go first. The next thing you will see is a Soul Bar and your hero skills. All character will have 3 skills and each skill you use, will charge up the Soul Bar. Defeat the enemies and you will have another nice cinematic animation.
At last, you will learn is how to use your Soul Bar, you can either summon a Guardian ability or use it to enhance your hero skill. The Guardian is like your summons similar to Final Fantasy, you call something big and strong to inflict massive damage to enemies. The final cinematic animation of those heroes fighting the Archdemon and congratulations you finished the tutorial.
Waking up in an Inn and having a funny conversation with the owners, you can start your adventure on the world map. Classic RPG always starts in an Inn where are alone at first, then start looking for your companions. You will have mini tutorial that will pop up when something new appears but now you have some freedom to check a bit around.
The main part of Epic Seven will be focus on combat, you will be fighting monster and boss everyday. So let’s get started, you can only bring 4 heroes on adventure. So basically you will have 4 slot available, this is a fix formation with two in front line will most of the time receive damage and two at the back line. Basically the game is teaching you positioning with Tanks/Warrior in front and Support/Mage at the back.
If one of your character dies during battle, a support character will automatically take his position. Support character can be a player or the computer itself which you can choose before combat. Also the character gets injured and will need healing by either waiting or paying a little amount gold. Another important thing the game is showing you the importance of having a healer aka Soul Weaver in your team.
Next you will notice is that you can continue to the next stage without having to go back on the world map. A very convenient method to just go through the story without a hassle. Stage have 3 requirements that if you complete them, you will be obtain Skystones(ingame currency). Completing all stages in a chapter will reward you even with more goodies, the rewards will varies between chapters.
Character & Summon
In the middle of chapter 1, you will be given the opportunity to get new heroes for free in a Selective Summon. This will allow you to pick 1 pull among 30 summon pulls, note that you can only obtain one 5 star character per pull. You should check guides and tutorials before deciding which pull should you keep and which one should you skip.
The summon rate are not that bad, they do have a pity system to help those unlucky people to get their favorite character. Or course this applies only if you have enough gems to reach the pity pull(around 120 summon). You will have other type of summon with different currency such as
- Specific Hero Banner Summon – 5 covenant bookmarks per summon, for the artifact and hero of the banner
- Mystic Summon – 50 mystic medals per summon, a group of selected hero and artifact including moonlight heroes.
- Moonlight Summon – 5 moonlight bookmarks, summon light and dark heroes only.
- Friendship Summon – 5 friendship bookmarks, summon for fodder
- Elemental Summon – 1 Elemental Connection, summon a hero of specific element
- Selective Summon – Free summon given to you after you complete the episodes
Don’t try to pull on every single banner to collect all heroes in the beginning. Avoid pulling on character that you don’t need, keep your Skystones and Bookmarks for heroes that will make your account progress. Again i strongly advice you read the ability of your heroes and focus growing them that spending your resources into multiple character that you won’t use. Summoning too much hero will make you lose focus and waste a lot of time.
Character in Epic Seven does have different class but is don’t need specific gear. The class are
- Soul Weaver – Healer and Support
- Warrior – Good Offense and Defense
- Tank – Meat shield
- Thief – Fast Single target
- Ranger – Debuffer and Support
- Mage – AOE skills or Support
While summoning you may come across those cards with a beautiful illustration known as Artifacts, they also have a star grade as heroes, that is star are between 1 to 5. Artifacts are very important as they can give you not only additional stats but also strong passive. A good example is the “Daydream Joker” Artifact will make your hero do % health damage on an enemy which will be very useful in Boss fights.
You can equip only 1 artifact per character and they do have class restriction on them. The best to obtain them is via summoning but you can also exchange them in some shop or during events. Don’t sleep on them as they maybe a game changer for your play through. Artifact can be enhanced and can limit break up to 5 times to increase it’s maximum level.
Gear are divided into 6 parts, the 3 parts on the left will always have same Main stats and the 3 parts on the right Main stats may vary. The amount of substats on a gear depends on the grade, the grade are:
- Common – No substats
- Uncommon – 1 substats
- Rare – 2 substats
- Epic – 3 substats
- Legendary – 4 substats
When you upgrade a gear, it will obtain a random stats upgrade at each 3 levels. As those upgrade are completely random, this could either make a gear even better or completely useless. So substats at the end of an upgrade is extremely important if you want to min max your gear. You can upgrade a gear up to +15, meaning you will have 5 times to upgrade a substats in total.
Now to avoid wasting gold, you should upgrade +3 each time and see how things are going. To upgrade you can either use charms or gear that you won’t be using as fodder. Note that the main stats will increase and this is why it’s important to know what main stats you will need on the right side. If you are completely lost go check some guides online so that you don’t mess up and end up wasting too much resources.
If you end up with bad RNG on your free gear and need a fresh pair of speed set. Then you need to start doing your Hunts to start collecting materials for crafting. Materials grade will determine what level of gear you can craft. Crafting does have rng but will always guaranty a rare gear at worst and a legendary gear at best. RNG can really mess you up sometime, specially when your looking specific substats on your gear. Substats can appear with min value or max value when crafting, adding even more complexity for gears.
So the whole process of crafting takes time but is rewarding once you obtain what you were looking for. The hardest parts to craft are the right side gears(necklace,ring and boot) as they add another layer of RNG in their main stats. That is why you always craft them last to avoid wasting too much gold and resources.
Later you will have access to Reforging that will let you increase the max level of your level 85 to level 90. Equipment will need to be +15 and level 85 in order to reforge. You will also need Reforging materials that drops between the Stage 11 to 13 in Hunts.
You can also craft charms, crafting materials, equipment conversion, catalyst, exclusive equipment and modification gems conversion. Those are advance crafting that you will touch much later in the game.
Epic Seven hero upgrade uses the pyramid system, meaning the lower tier unit will be sacrifice as fodder in order to upgrade a hero.
- 2 star
- 3 star – 2 Star + 2 Star
- 4 star – 3 Star + 3 Star + 3 Star
- 5 star – 4 Star + 4 Star + 4 Star + 4 Star
- 6 star – 5 Star + 5 Star + 5 Star +5 Star + 5 Star
So we will need a large amount of fodder to upgrade a unit to 6 star. And to add even more trouble to that you will need to max a unit before you can upgrade it. All that is troublesome but luckily the game does offer you units that are already maxed known as Phantasma and also Penguins can be used to level a unit quickly. Making the whole process much easier than before, thanks for this update Epic Seven.
You can also imprint your units if you have multiple copy of them. Imprinting give your hero a Team Buff, that is very useful making gearing your hero easier. The best imprint buffs are % one and only 4 and 5 star nats have those buffs.
Last thing you can awaken a hero if that hero has reach a certain level. Each 10 level you can awaken a hero, up to a maximum of 6 times. For that you will need a specific resources known as Runes that drops from Spirit Altar and Catalysts that drops on normal stages.
Pets are the latest addition in Epic Seven, they are here to help in your adventure or in the Lobby. They are divided in 2 category,
- Lobby Pets – Give you random gifts after a certain amount of time
- Battle Pets – Allow repeat battle option and give additional rewards
You can upgrade your pets and synthesize them for better pets later on. Pet can be adopt via the Pet House, you will need a Pet Adoption Ticket for that. You can display a certain number of pets in your pet House.
In the Sanctuary, you will find a mini city builder mode. The place is called Orbis and you are going to rebuild it to it’s former glory. In order to upgrade those buildings, you will need to obtain Breath Of Orbis from your adventures. Each building have 3 different upgrade section that you can upgrade 3 times, they give a different bonus to your buildings. Here is the list of buildings:
- Heart of Orbis – Free source of Gems and Gold
- Forest of Souls – Grow Molagora, Penguins and Phantasma
- High Command – Dispatch missions for different type of coins
- Steel Workshop – Craft and Reforge gear
- Alchemist’s Steeple – Crafting for charms, exclusive weapon and catalyst
If your not in a Guild yet, you missing out on a lot of thing. The guild is not only a place for a group of friends to meet but also let you collect specific currency only available in guilds. Those currency can be spend in the Guild Shop for strong artifacts, catalysts and other goodies. Your guild members can also contribute and help you obtain catalyst daily but abuse it by always asking for Epic Catalyst.
Weekly quest are also available for guilds which i strongly recommend you to complete, they are rather easy to do and give you a fair amount currencies. You can also donate gold and Proof of valor for more currencies. The rest of things that you can do in a guild is Guild wars, World Boss and Ancient Inheritance which i listed below.
The Arena is the PVP section of Epic Seven, if you want to test how strong your heroes are against other player. Well this is the place to climb ranks and reap weekly rewards but Epic Seven also give you a PVP training against NPC. Beating then will grant you Conquest points and gems, luckily you can fight them again when they are not on cool down but beware they become stronger each time you defeat them.
Other game modes
Epic Seven has many other game modes, i will only list them and put a small brief description of them.
- Side Story – Events or story of heroes
- Spirit Altar – Runes farming dungeon
- Abyss – A reverse challenge tower
- Hunt – Materials and gear farm dungeon
- Labyrinth – A maze where you battle to obtain specific currency
- Automaton Tower – Challenge tower for gear and charms
- Halls of Trials – Exclusive equipment dungeon
- Guild War – PVP between guilds
- World Boss – Boss Raid with guild members
- Ancient Inheritance – Real time dungeon with guild members
What kind of Graphic does Epic Seven use?
Epic Seven uses a 2D animation and transition between anime cut scene and 2D game play. The background is a static 2D background with some light animation on them. As you start the game, your normally waiting in the Inn. The Inn in Epic Seven is one of the best place to observe the amount of detail they have put into it. After you pleasure your eyes contemplating every single animation like character waiting for you, bartender cleaning a glass, connection character waiting for you and the light particles flying around.
Every single character is a piece of art, from elf, nuns, demons, school students, knights, idols and so much more. Epic seven have you covered and that’s not all, they did a great job on showing you a complete different version of the character in Moon Light version. Moon Light (ML) is a light and Dark version of a rainbow character(standard character). They are a stronger version with new animation and look.
Also let’s not forget about Specialty Change where a 3 star will become stronger and will also change in appearance after you complete some specific requests. Epic Seven even went a step further in the animation, you will notice the each of them will have a hair, clothes, face expression and some will have lots of fan service animation(bouncing and jiggling).
Story and Cut scenes
The whole story is shown in terms of Dialogues between characters, you can pause or skip any part of it. Story or dialogues which you can always replay in the Journal. Epic Seven offers the finest of cut scenes and animation in par with good Anime movies. Some are short and other a bit longer but they are always nice to watch. They also does an excellent transition between the character movement to the animation itself, specially when they are doing their skills.
How is the Controls in Epic Seven?
As a side scroller, Epic Seven doesn’t offer much in terms of control. Beside moving your character left or right and selecting a direction when playing labyrinth mode, you don’t have much control over your characters. The only part where some manual gameplay is required, will be the using the Burn on the soul bar before using a skill. Some hero may need a manual use of their skill specially in PVP where you don’t want to waste a cleanse when you only have 1 debuff on your team.
Sound & Music
The music is very good, you won’t be disappointed leaving the music on while playing.Voice acting in different language for all characters, voice line when they are using their skills, grunts when attacking or receiving hits. Good sound effects, a sword hit will sound like a sword slash, so no weird sound effect in here.
How is the Game Length of Epic Seven?
Epic Seven is the type of game that requires all your time and attention, it’s feel like a roller coaster going full speed all the time. The more time you give Epic Seven the more it rewards you in progression. As an objective game where you need to have certain character or gear in order to pass a blocking point, you can’t only do daily and call it a day or else your account will stay behind. Staying behind is not good as you will miss a large part of the weekly reward in PVP.
Sometime the game absorb me so much that i fail to notice i have been playing for more than 3 hours already. As energy is easily obtainable at least early on, you won’t stop because you run out of energy but more because your phone battery is down. Whether you grind or play the story, we must all agree that playing Epic Seven require a large amount of time daily.
Daily quests, this will take you around 40 min only, it’s not recommended unless you want to progress at a crawling speed. Events of side story is another time dump when you are doing it for the first time. So you have been warned about it, just be careful the game is highly addictive.
Is Epic Seven Free to play?
It’s F2P, everyone would agree on this. They are generous enough to give you free currency, character and gear to help you catch up. Multiple ways to obtain gems to summon frequently, you have access to all type of summon. All content are playable and you can easily get the strongest PVE characters with Specialty change of 3 star heroes.
The season pass can be upgraded with gems, no VIP or Paywall. Events are doable as F2P and gives very good rewards, gear are obtainable via farming. F2P will get a solid account if they dedicate enough time for the game daily. The only advantage of cash shop is having more summons and faster progression which is fair.
Is Epic Seven Pay to Win?
As for the P2W aspect of the game, it’s no surprise that is the PVP section of the game. With the current Meta, ML 5 star heroes rule arena and if your unlucky to have the right one in PVP as F2P. You will have a hard time beating the other team, so PVP is very unbalance for the moment and let’s hope for a fix soon.
The standard cash shop that includes packs like events packs, Rank up packs, Summon packs, new adventurer packs, skill packs, Moonlight Summon Packs, Monthly Packs, daily summon packs, Stamina packs, gold packs, charm packs and Skin Packs. They also sell gems separately and the price varies between $1 to $100. No VIP, No endgame gear packs and no Cash only Season Pass. The packs are a bit pricey and only gives you more opportunity to summon.
How long is the Life span of Epic Seven?
Epic Seven has a lot of content and by the time you will manage to catch up, new content will be already available. Also having RNG on summons and gear adds a lifeline for them, adding even more heroes and sets will make them last even longer. They deliver new heroes and content fast enough to keep the player on going in both F2P and Cash player. Collection of heroes and the lore of Epic Seven has already a fan base.
Fan Base for either the beautiful Anime character or even the lewd part of it is good. Making Epic Seven having a very solid player base and make it last for at least 3 to 5 years easily. So it’s like a sure bet that player can play the game without fearing of server shutdown or lack of content.
Epic Seven gives you a real taste of a full RPG game, you will learn to manage your team and gear if you want to get good at the game. You will seek information and try different strategy with a big hero pool. You will learn what is RNG, grinding, materials and collection. Learn about the lores and story of each character and maybe become a fan of a character. Careful about the amount of time your playing as a grindy game, Epic Seven will require lots of time. Don’t get addicted and spend all your money in summoning new heroes.
- Voice Over for the dialogues in story
- Skip animation button
- Battery saver mode or a Screen saver mode
- Auto Refill of Stamina when farming
- Add hero suggestion for early content in the tutorial(for example wyvern)
- Events that last a bit longer(at least 1 additional week)
- Inventory slots can be bought with gold
- Reduce the gold cost of switching equipment
- Reset unit and get back all resources back
Epic Seven updates almost every 2 weeks with new banners, events, balance patch and changes to the game. They notice you clearly before going in maintenance mode and put a patch notes to show you the changes made or event that are coming. You will also get Collabs from other game or anime and events on special days like valentine, Christmas and Halloween.
Should you play Epic Seven?
Yes, this game is a real piece of work. It’s one of the best game for multiple reasons, good story, good character design, good music, good mechanics and good community. It’s not a surprise to see people returning or starting to play Epic Seven today, many other game are sometimes a disappointment and a waste of time.
But that doesn’t make Epic Seven the perfect game, many player still complains about RNG or the amount of grinding to obtain catalyst and other hero balance issues. Epic Seven requires a lot of time and attention and not all people will have enough time to play it.
Too much content to do, burnouts or not enough time to play are reasons people quits the game, i noticed many inactive accounts in PVP. These account have 6 star max awaken heroes in the lowest league of arena which was quite a surprise for a beginner. Also it was very hard to find an active guild, maybe it was me but for it was the grey area of the game.
As stated above the game is very F2P, progression is not too slow, no real shortcut P2W to endgame. Overall Epic Seven is a very good game, i had some difficulty at the start to keep up with everything as so much things to assimilate as a beginner but i loved the character, the game play and even the Fan Service part of the game. Thank you for reading the whole article.
- Overall Rating : Positive
- Type : RPG, Collection
- Category : Free to Play
- Contains Ads : No
- Micro Transaction : Yes
- Country : Global
- Content Rating : Teen, Blood, Suggestive theme, Violence
- Mode : Single Player
- Published by: Smilegate Megaport