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Echocalypse Review 2023

Echocalypse Review 2023

REVIEW Echocalypse First Released Oct 20, 2022 Android, IOS Echocalypse is a gacha collection RPG published by Yoozoo on mobile. Info Info Overall Rating : Positive Type : RPG Category : Free to Play Contains Ads : Yes Micro Transaction : Yes Country : SEA Content Rating : Teen,Violence, Fantasy, Suggestive Themes 

Idle Angels: Realm of Goddess Review 2023

Idle Angels: Realm of Goddess Review 2023

Idle Angels: Realm of Goddess REVIEW First Released Sep 21, 2019 Android, IOS Info Info Overall Rating : Negative Type : Idle, RPG Category : Free to Play Contains Ads : Yes Micro Transaction : Yes Country : Global Content Rating : Mature 17+,Violence, Blood, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity Mode : Single Player Published by: MUJOY GAMES 

Path to Nowhere Review

Path to Nowhere Review


Path of Nowhere - Sins Arise

First Released Oct 21, 2022

AISNOGames present a solid SRPG with Real-Time Tower Defense that rivals 'Arknights'.

I remember watching the trailer of path to nowhere , with cool beautiful looking characters in 2D illustrations which resembles the anime “Noblesse”. But what really catch my attention was when the eyes glowing a blue light like the vampires in the movie (underworld).

Path to Nowhere Story

Your story starts with a rather unusual wake up from a mysterious women. You seem to have memory problem as the only thing that you remember is only your name. After you write your name, the story goes on a roller coaster. MBCC (Minos bureau of crisis control) is under attack by your savior.

She took your appearance for an obvious reason, as you are the Chief of MBCC. Now she’s freeing every single prisoners including the Sinners. Sinners are dangerous prisoners with special abilities that you will discover during the tutorial. Sinners will be the units and enemies that you will encounter during your game play.

Path to Nowhere Tutorial

After some encounter that you probably can’t lose as it’s part of the tutorial teaching you the basics.  Discover later that you also have powers, the “Shackle“. A power that lets you control the Sinners, an ideal power for the Chief of MBCC. At the end of the tutorial you will be accompanied by 2 Sinners namely Hecate and Hela.

Sinners in Path to Nowhere

The fact that the voice actors does an excellent job to give more depth to those characters and contribute to an interesting story, each Sinner also reflect their class. I love how the game match both personality and class for example Hela is very straight forward and is a melee unit whereas Hecate is distant type and is a range unit.

The end of the Tutorial of Path to Nowhere

Finally this is end of your roller coaster ride, tutorial is over and you now have full control in the game. Of course the first thing everyone would do after collecting all the rewards given freely by the game which includes redeeming your codes to be able to pull(summon) for units. Depending on your luck, you may want Reroll to restart over again with better better units or continue enjoying the game with units given to you.

To be able to go forward in the story, the game will start to ask for a level requirement. By now, you should go clear different dungeons to obtain those resources to upgrade your Sinners. The game will give you a lot of energy(stamina) which you will have the sensation of playing the game endlessly. You will spend stamina on progressing through the chapters and try different units that match your play style.

Path to Nowhere Endgame

I have reach part of the game where in order to progress in the story, grinding of resources is required. By now you should already unlock all the features of the game including Crimebrand. This is where your units will be different from other people as crimebrand have different stats and abilities. Sinners will unlock them on stage 2 and 3, so equip and upgrade those crimebrand as soon as possible.

Crimebrand of Path to Nowhere

If you already cleared a stage before, you can raid it multiple of time which make grinding easy. A very good QOL(Quality of life) that pairs badly a low energy pool and few daily energy supplies. As for the endgame you will need to focus on a team of Sinners of different class if possible, raise them to stage 3, max their level and crimebrand. Follow this advice to avoid losing resources unnecessarily as your account will become stagnant and you will lose a hefty amount of time grinding.

“Later, you no longer obtain energy refill easily from leveling your account as leveling will take more time so say goodbye to unlimited energy unless you refill your energy with your precious hypercubes”

This is where many people will either stick with the game or quit. Managing your resources correctly will let you have powerful units which will let you clear the endgame stages. Fail to manage and your doom having a very slow pace grinding resources for characters for weeks, thus getting bored of the bottleneck of energy that game have.

Should you play Path to Nowhere?

It’s definitely a Yes, I was happy to see that the mechanics similar to “Arknights”, which is why I understand how so many people was associating both games. The game is fun and require some level of strategy if your planning on using units not in the Tier List. But Path of Nowhere has a flaw that I personally don’t like, low energy pool with high energy cost stages. 

Energy system in Path to Nowhere

Ultimately, Path to Nowhere shackle the players to a minimum amount of gameplay per day specially for free players(f2p). Yes the game is a must play but would transition from a main game to a side game later on. The experience was good but I felt detached every single day as playing a game for less than 5 min only to obtain some resources isn’t the definition of fun. As always i thank for reading till the end, i will see you in the next game review.


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Yes the game is very Free to Play(F2P), the game give you access to the whole game and also give enough to progress through the whole game. Although your progress will take more time as you lack energy to grind as cash players.

No it’s not Pay to Win(P2W), as the only advantage as cash player are skins, additional energy and hypercubes.

While there’s no official PC Client of Path to Nowhere, you can however use an emulator such as Bluestacks, Nox and LDPlayer to play the game.

Space Leaper Cocoon Review 2022: How good is the game?

Space Leaper Cocoon Review 2022: How good is the game?

Space Leaper Cocoon is a pixel art Idle RPG game which has unique art and game play. If you like Retro games and Monster Musume you will surely like the waifu in this game. Let’s dive in to find more about this particular idle game. 

Darkest Afk Review 2022: Is it a good game?

Darkest Afk Review 2022: Is it a good game?

Darkest Afk is an idle Rpg game inspired by the famous roguelike Rpg game Darkest Dungeon. Although they share similar art style the game is different from the original game. Let’s find out more about this mobile game. Story Strangely the game did not have 

Grimlight Review 2022: a waste of good potential?

Grimlight Review 2022: a waste of good potential?

Grimlight is an RPG on mobile platform that have characters inspired from fairy tales, with the help of the Dreamstone, summon them to fight the Dreamless and the corrupt memories. The game had a bad launch and was rated poorly for some reason that we will cover in this review. Grab your seat and read about a game who had good potential of being a top game but wasted it’s chance.

What is the Story of Grimlight?

The world of Phantasia is filled with mystery and wonder but has been eroded away by the Dreamless, shadowy entities that seek to corrupt all living things and consume the world into the endless void. Even the Dominion lords who once defended the realms were corrupted and soon lost their reason and sanity. They are now mere shells of their former selves engulfed in madness and destruction. Only you, the Dreamer, can banish the darkness by calling upon heroes of legend through fragments of their past memories to save the world from endless ruin…

How is the Game play of Grimlight?

After a simple tutorial which will explain you the basic of fighting monsters. You will immediately jump into the story, the game transition between narration and combat stages. The combat consist of placing your heroes on a grid which has 12 space. You will also notice that you have limited amount of memory. Memory is the limit of how many unit you can place on the grid. Units will have different cost depending on there rarity.

Once you finish placing your units. You can start the wave, your units will move and attack the enemy depending on their class. Once you’ve finish all the enemy in wave 1, you will be given more memory so that you can place another unit or replace your current team with another. Note that your squad can only have 10 heroes at a time, so to be careful and balance your team with a mix of every class.

The process will be repeated again until you’ve cleared all the waves. In Story mode, once you cleared the main boss on the map, you will unlock the challenge mode. Those challenge are similar to the normal mode but have harder condition. For example, you lost 1% of your HP every seconds or the enemy have a shield, etc. You will need to clear a stage on normal first to be able to do the challenge mode.


In this game heroes are the units that you summon with memories, those heroes have different stars and classes that differentiate them from each other. They also have an element which represent their strength and weakness. All units can equip gear and can awaken to level 70 if you have copies of that unit. Meaning all units are important in this game, the way of game play will largely depend on your play style and the heroes that you manage to obtain in your summon.

Here’s are the 6 classes currently available:

  • Guardian – Front line Tank
  • Mage – Aoe magic caster
  • Sage – Healer
  • Assassin – Flank and focus attacking the back line
  • Warrior – Bruiser, Off tank, Dps
  • Ranger – Range single target Dps

As mentioned above they will also have different element. So you will have the 5 elements, Light and Dark oppose each other. The other 3 elements are Fire, Water and Nature. Where Fire counter Nature, Nature counter Water and Water counter Fire.


Equipment is also important as they have stats that will help your hero perform better in combat. You only have 4 part of gear in Grimlight, the weapon, armor and 2 slot for accessories. They also come in different rarity from uncommon grey to golden legendary gear. The rarity are as follows, uncommon, rare, unique and legendary. Weird that they did not add a common gear which is normally the green one.

Gear can be upgraded in 2 different ways. First is level up which consist of feeding the gear with other gear to level up the gear to a higher level. Second is the refine, where you will need an exact copy of that gear to make the gear+1. You can refine a gear up to 5 times and you can limit break your gear to reach the next 10 level. Note that gear will have different set that give a specific bonus when you use them.

Decide what gear that you will need depending on what type of unit your going to use. For example don’t put stats like critical chance on your tank, instead try to put def% or Hp% as stats. Don’t forget to read what stats the units will be using before upgrading any gear. Resources are limited so don’t upgrade and maxed a rare gear, focus on unique and legendary if possible. As you will be using them during the whole game.

Other mode

As usual, here’s a brief description of thing that you will see in the game, that are important.

  • Story – Main campaign of Grimlight
  • Dungeons – Resource, equipment and Event Dungeons
  • Summons – Gacha where you obtain new units and equipment
  • Arena – PVP mode
  • Shop – Cash Shop
  • Adventurer’s Guild – A fail sim mode
  • Collection – All your heroes are listed here
  • Squad – Form a group of 10 hero before combat
  • Inventory – Every single item that you possess
  • Battle Pass – Self explanatory

How are the Graphic of Grimlight?

The game is entirely in 2D graphic, character are animated and background are static. The illustration of characters are very well drawn and it is one of the reason many people was attracted to this game. Each character looks cool and are unique to represent their fairy tale original in the classic story. The trailer was also breathtaking and this is why the game was having some hype. But sadly, it was another game that miniature everything during combat to a chibi version of the characters.

Yes, they do look cute but why change the art style to this? The adventurer’s guild also have the character in chibi version, they mindlessly walk in the room and can’t interact with any object. I didn’t find any purpose of putting character in the room as they don’t have an affection system. Anyway, in combat skill animation is meh! They don’t look great, so don’t expect anything spectacular as in other games.


The control are rather simple, you select a unit and place them on the 12 grid before combat. When combat start you will only need to tap the skill of the heroes when it’s ready and that’s about it. Repeat the same thing to complete the other waves. You can replace a unit during between the waves or change it’s position providing you have enough memory to use that unit. You heroes will automatically attack the enemies depending on their respective roles.

Sound & Music

It’s a nice instrumental music that you will hear for each section of the game. Each character does have multiple voice acting line and they do have a specific line when using their skills. They also have part of each chapter narrated in voice acting. However all the line are in Korean language and cannot be changed, so you will have to rely on the translation to understand unless you can understand Korean.

What is the Game Length of Grimlight?

Dailies takes only 5 min to complete and your out of the game. Seriously? Yes, as most of the time after completing the daily you will run out of stamina. How about the story? Well at the start of the game you will given a large amount of free stamina and will also level up your account quickly which will give you a free stamina refill. As combat only last 1 or 2 min, most of the time you will be reading the story between each stage. Of course you can skip and comeback later to read it. The game is rather short, you can complete it within 1 week or less if you have the stamina to grind the dungeons for resources.

Is Grimlight Free to play?

Although a good amount of freebies will be given to you early game, you will earn less and less in-game currency once you finish to clear the story. So you won’t be able to summon new units or get dupes easily later on. Stamina will be a real issue once you reach around Chapter 4 where you will need to start grinding resources to upgrade your units and equipment. Your account progression will slow down considerably.

Is Grimlight Pay to win?

Yes, Grimlight is P2W. The games encourage you to spend as it starve you with resources and stamina. There are limit way to obtain in-game currency which you need to summon. Summoning is a must as you will need copy of a unit to awaken the unit. Cash player will be able to buy skins, battle pass and many advantageous package compare to a F2P. Which means a much smoother account progression.


No ads.


The cash shop is the same as a typical mobile game. Monthly subscription, Battle Pass, in-game currency packages, daily, weekly, monthly packages and skins tickets. The price will vary between $0.99 to $99.99, although some packages price are a bit weird like the monthly card cost around $3.77. As usual be careful when spending as some packages are not worth.

What is the Life span of Grimlight?

At the current state of Grimlight, i don’t have a positive view of game making it through this year. They had a terrible launched which made many potential player leave the game without even trying. Having a too simple game play made even more player lose interest quickly and the stamina issue that you face later make the game even worst. Either the company decide to add more content or fix the stamina issue. Else this game will die.


Reading text conversation may help your English a bit. The strategy part of the game may help some beginners to understand different role and position of a unit.


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  • Stop the use of stamina for dungeons
  • Lower the cost of stamina for stages
  • Add other way to obtain in-game currency
  • Better way to obtain equipment
  • Let you reset a character to obtain resources
  • Revamp the daily reward
  • Lower the cost of summoning
  • Let you move a unit position during combat
  • Add more content in Adventurer’s guild
  • Let your heroes interact with objects in Adventurer’s guild
  • Lower the cost in the shop
  • Add more achievement to unlock story and obtain more resources
  • Put events on weekend that lower stamina cost for dungeons


So far I’ve seen they have been adding at least 2 heroes in 1 month and rotate banners every 2 week for summons.

Should you play Grimlight?

I honestly think it’s a No. Grimlight is a real disappointment for an RPG in 2022. The game is not fun as you will have most the time be waiting for stamina to refill to progress or grind resources to upgrade your characters. I felt like playing an idle game, maybe they would have better chance as an idle game as the game play was way too simple for an RPG. Progression is really slow and you get more and more frustrated as the power of the enemy spike around Chapter 4.

Only way to overcome this difficulty is to farm resources and upgrade your units and equipment but guess what!? You will run out of gold or experience crystal or hammer to make the upgrades. Too bad you can only do 6 runs of one of those dungeon per day as your stamina is so limited. Another annoying issue is that you can’t reset a character, once you invested in a unit your resources are gone forever. Oh No! Chapter 5 have the enemy now is the opposite element.

Which means you will have a really hard time in this chapter unless you can train some units that are strong against that element. Good luck farming resources to level up that unit to the same level as your current team. As you can see, i had a real bad experience with this game but this may be different for you. I think this game is for someone looking for a simple RPG game where you play only around 5 min per day. Thank you for reading till the end, i will see you in the next review.


General Information

  • Overall Rating : Mixed
  • Type : RPG
  • Category : Free to Play
  • Contains Ads : No
  • Micro Transaction : Yes
  • Country : Global
  • Content Rating : Everyone
  • Mode : Single Player
  • Published by: EIGHT STUDIO

Technical Information

  • Google Play Score: 3.7
  • Installation Size : 77 MB
  • Full Size : 1.16 GB
  • Platform :5.0 and up
  • Emulator friendly : Emulator friendly
  • Connection : Online
  • Available on : Google Play, App Store
Artery Gear Fusion Review 2022: Is it the best RPG?

Artery Gear Fusion Review 2022: Is it the best RPG?

Artery Gear Fusion is a turn based RPG on a mix of anime theme and kantai(mecha and girls together). Form a team of 4 units to battle against the enemy known as the puppets. The game is said to be as good as Epic Seven, 

Dark Nemesis: Infinite Quest Review: Is it good?

Dark Nemesis: Infinite Quest Review: Is it good?

Dark Nemesis Review of a game which is instance base MMORPG in a Dark Fantasy world. Where you will fight your way through horde of monster and equip yourself with the best gears and pets. The game trailer look very promising so let’s take a 

Call of Antia: The best and Latest Genuine Review

Call of Antia: The best and Latest Genuine Review

The Call of Antia review is finally here, after days of testing, let’s see how this hybrid game is all about.

What is Story in Call of Antia?

After 100 years of waiting, the Dragoneer(you) appears. The knights manage to summon you to solve a pressing issue, darkness is gathering and wreaking havoc. An old evil is trying to comeback to Antia, now you will journey to meet the five sages to complete an old prophesy.

How is Call of Antia game play?

No introduction! the game starts in a middle of a conversation between a group of heroes and you immediately enter in a very very long tutorial mode for 2 chapter of the game. Although their best effort in this tutorial, it’s a bit too long to give the player the freedom to check the game.

I notice that some important information are not available, for example : Buffs/Debuffs and enemy information including stats, skills, etc. Instead you will only get a power level of the whole group of enemy which is not an accurate information to start a battle.

3 Match

The core of Call of Antia is a 3 match game, in order to beat your enemy you will have to match 3 or more runes of the same color. The 3 match color will give your corresponding hero mana. Once the mana bar is full, your heroes can use a skill that will trigger a 3D animation.

Matching more than 3 will trigger additional effect :

  • 3 Match – Consume 3 runes vertically or horizontally
  • 4 Match – Consume 3 runes vertically or horizontally and 1 rune will be charge. You can trigger charge rune directly without matching, this will consume the surrounding 3×3 runes around the charge rune.
  • 5 Match – Consume 4 runes vertically or horizontally and 1 rune will be overcharge. You can also trigger the overcharge rune directly, this will consume all the runes with the same color on the whole board.
  • 6 Match – Same effect as the 5 Match
  • 7 Match – Same effect as the 5 Match and extremely difficult to do.

The main story has no time limit on a match but that does not mean you can let your guard down. As enemy will hit you on every turn and some boss will charge a devastating skill on your hero. If all your 5 hero dies, it’s game over.

Each color represent an element, Fire, Water, Earth, Light and Dark. Fire counter Earth, Earth counter Water, Water counter Fire, Light and Dark counter each other.

City Builder

You will have a little city builder mode in Call of Antia. As most of city builder your Castle is your main building and it’s level will unlock more buildings later on.

Here are the list of buildings available:

  • Castle – Allow to expand your plots and upgrade buildings further
  • Blacksmith – Allow to craft and upgrade both weapons and runes
  • Summon Gate – Allow to summon heroes
  • Museum – Allow to see all information on heroes and costumes
  • Shop – Allow to buy various in game items with different currency in different shops
  • Community – All the link to different social platform for Call of Antia
  • House – Allow to assign heroes to quests(expeditions) for additional rewards
  • Camp – Produce Experience Potion for heroes upgrade
  • Mine – Produce Gold use as common currency
  • Quarry – Produce Stones for construction of buildings
  • Dragon Nest – Allow to keep, feed and upgrade your dragons
  • Hall of Honor – Leaderboard of players who reach milestones first in the server and a way to get free gems

Collection RPG

It’s no surprise that Call of Antia is not a collection RPG. You can upgrade and ascend your Heroes, they are however split into 3 different class :

  • Offense – Warrior, Mage, Assassin, Archer, Pirate
  • Healer – Priest, Druid, Vampire
  • Support – Bard, Mage, Fairy, Paladin

All those heroes are part of different Factions, you can get a special buffs when using 2 or more heroes from the same Factions. As all RPG, you can equip your heroes with a piece of equipment. You are able to upgrade and ascend your equipment to give better stats to them.

Equipment is also split into different category Weapon of Strength, Intelligence and Agility.

The best weapon are exclusive weapons, you can craft them in the Blacksmith. However if you see how scarce the materials are, you better craft a normal weapon and ascend it to max level easily. Note that only 4 star exclusive weapon are available for crafting.

5 Star exclusive weapon is sadly lock behind a pay wall. Anyway you have notice that the game is a Star Rank system. Heroes and Weapons ranks depends on how many stars they have, currently minimum is 2 stars and max is 5 stars.

So awakening heroes will look like this :

  • 2 stars heroes – Max Awaken +3
  • 3 stars heroes – Max Awaken +3
  • 4 stars heroes – Max Awaken +4
  • 5 stars heroes – Max Awaken +5

Awaken is additional bonus stats and skill that the hero will acquire when you get a duplicate. Here’s a little tip, 2 stars awaken hero can be as powerful as a 5 stars non awaken in the early and mid game. So don’t be too sad if you did not get any 5 stars in the beginning.

What kind of graphic has Call of Antia?

The game is a mainly animated 2D with some aspect in 3D, I am disappointed that the game doesn’t look like the ad. The heroes skills, the city, dragon skill and the dragon itself are the only 3D that you will see in the entire game. The 2D look clean and beautiful with the right amount of detail. Each character does look unique and same goes for their skills.

The board in a classic 2D, not particularly interesting as many 3 Match game already doing the same thing. Weapons, Dragons and Heroes does not change appearance or glow when you ascend them. Overall they got a really clean interface, good art style and nice skins too.


The main control are tap and swipe, so I don’t think it’s applicable here. I did not encounter any issue when playing which mean everything is working fine.

Sound & Music

The background music are good enough to let it on when your playing. Part of the story has voice acting which is nice until they stop around chapter 4. Every hero has at least 3 lines of voice acting and they will say another line when using their skill in combat. The volume of the sound effect and background music are well balance, Good job!

What is the game length of Call of Antia?

Call of Antia has an energy system, so can’t really play all day long. Around 15 to 30 min to finish all your daily quests and empty your energy completely. Energy does take a long time to recharge, the game gives you 1 free energy refill per day. You can play the game 2 times per day and try to progress or grind as much as possible.

Is Call of Anita Free to play or Pay to win?

Another F2P game that is P2W, despite giving free stuffs with redeem code quite often. Everything seems to be encouraging you to spend to progress as you will face many walls. A limited amount of energy, a slow energy recharge rate, expensive summons, low gems income, season pass and exclusive 5 stars weapon lock behind a Gatcha with cash only.

The spike in difficulty doesn’t encourage free to player to continue to play, leaving you with grinding stages for day in an effort to ascend 1 hero after 2 days of grinding. PVP and Guild Wars are obviously P2W as i already saw people with team of full 5 stars heroes. The rate for 5 stars is low too, you won’t have a pity to help you get one or you won’t even have gems to summon enough.


No Ads.

How long is the life span of Call of Antia?

The game won’t last too long at this rate, player will not stay in a game with a crawling speed in progression. The shard system for ascending material is a very bad idea to extend a game life span. I saw that the developers are working on many issue of the game, I really hope they fix the game before everyone decide to leave.


Aside from having fun collecting heroes and dragon, the 3 Match games are a good way to exercise your brain. To play effectively, you will need think well before you move as a wrong move can be costly. Parents this is a good game to introduce your children to RPG games, they will learn and play at the same time.



  • Increase the max energy or energy recharge rate
  • Add more way to get free gems
  • Fix the difficulty spike in the Tower of Courage
  • Make exclusive 5 star weapon available
  • Add a pity system to obtain a 5 star hero
  • Lower the summon price on 1 or 2 banner
  • Do a tutorial on Factions and Weapon ascend
  • Change the ads please it’s fake advertisement


Call of Antia will always have different events with updates, Treacherous seas, Hero Trials and a Summoning event. Of course updates include fix of bugs and changes in heroes, weapons and the game modes.

Should you play Call of Antia?

Yes, you should try it. As you can see, Call of Antia is playable as free to play but is more oriented towards a Pay to win. However the Pay to win aspect only affect PVP and Guild Wars, the campaign and other PVE modes are not affected.

The game still have a long way to go, it has many things that will need a fix. If you like the game, don’t give up on it as the developers are listening in discord and fixing some of the big issue of the game.

Don’t lose your time on rerolling on different server unless you really desperate to get a 5 star hero. 5 star hero only outshine other hero when fully ascended and with max weapon which may not happen so soon.

General Information

  • Overall Rating : Positive
  • Type : RPG, 3 Match, City Builder
  • Category : Free to Play
  • Contains Ads : No
  • Micro Transaction : Yes
  • Country : Global 
  • Content Rating : Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood
  • Mode : Single Player
  • Published byFunPlus International AG

Technical Information

  • Google Play Score: 4.5
  • Installation Size : 551 MB
  • Full Size : 1.25 GB
  • Platform : Android Version 5.0 and up
  • Emulator friendly : Emulator friendly
  • Connection : Online
  • Available on : Google Play, App Store
Mythic Heroes: The one and only amazing Review

Mythic Heroes: The one and only amazing Review

Mythic Heroes is an idle game that caught many of us off guard. How did an idle game manage to do so, we will investigate this mystery together in this review. Mythic Heroes Story There is a long forgotten tree, like no other tree, it