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Champions Arena Review 2023

Champions Arena Review 2023

Champions Arena Review 2023 What is Champions Arena? Champions Arena is a 3D Turn-based RPG published by Gala Games Inc, with a new Play to Earn(P2E) system inside the game for Android and PC. The game revolves around collecting champions to fight using cards system 

Panilla Saga Review

Panilla Saga Review

Panilla Saga review What is Panilla Saga? Panilla Saga is a new mobile idle role-playing game developed and published by Ujoy Games. A hybrid Idle game that combine Active and Passive gameplay with a Retro fantasy 2D style. Overall Rating 3/5  3/5 OVERVIEW of 

Raid: Shadow Legends Review

Raid: Shadow Legends Review

Raid: Shadow Legends review

Raid shadow legends gameplay

What is Raid:Shadow Legends?

Raid: Shadow Legends is a popular mobile role-playing game developed and published by Plarium Games. Your mission is to save the world of Teleria with the help of heroes that you will recruit and form a team to fight against the Dark Forces.

Overall Rating

3/5
3/5

OVERVIEW of Raid: Shadow Legends

Are you looking for a game that will push your patience to the limit? Say hello to Raid: Shadow Legends, where progress comes to those who are willing to invest the time and effort. Brace yourself for a gameplay experience that requires dedication, perseverance, and a never-ending supply of determination. Get ready to grind one hard-earned champion at a time!

1. Graphics and Visual Design

Overall Visual Quality:
4/5
Character Design:
4/5
Environment Design:
4/5
Special Effects:
4/5

Despite some minor areas for improvement like re-used and recolored characters models, Raid: Shadow Legends undeniably delivers a visually captivating experience. The attention to detail, vibrant colors, and seamless animations contribute to a world that feels alive and dynamic.

2. Sound and Music

Music:
3/5
Sound Effects:
5/5
Voice Acting:
1/5

While Raid: Shadow Legends offers a satisfactory sound and music experience overall, diversification for music and voice acting for the characters is missing.

warmaiden in raid shadow legends

3. Gameplay Mechanics

Combat System:
4/5
Champion Variety:
5/5
Progression System:
4/5
Team-Building Mechanics:
5/5
Summoning Rate:
3/5
Game Modes:
5/5

Raid: Shadow Legends presents a compelling and immersive gameplay experience. With its strategic combat, extensive character customization, and challenging dungeons, the game offers a satisfying journey for players who enjoy tactical turn based RPGs. With the thrill of summoning new champions and expanding your roster further enhances the depth and strategic possibilities.

4. Story and Lore

World-Building:
3/5
Character Development:
3/5
Quest Line:
2/5

With very short story, Raid: Shadow Legends still manages to create a world that contribute to the immersive atmosphere even that some characters don’t have any lore. Quests given by the Arbiter doesn’t really relate to the story or lore of the game.

5. Progression System

Character Progression:
4/5
Equipment Upgrades:
4/5
Game Mode Progression:
4/5
Achievements and Rewards:
3/5

The character leveling, skill upgrades, and gear customization provide opportunities for players to shape their champions and progress through the game. However, a steep leveling curves and lucked based gear acquisition, may test the patience and dedication of some players. But Raid: Shadow Legends rewards you quite generously over time which make it worth staying to play.

Events in Raid Shadow Legends

6. Multiplayer and Competitive Gameplay

Community Interaction:
5/5
Balanced Matchmaking:
1/5
Reward System:
2/5

Beside the Clan boss, Raid: Shadow Legends does not offer much in terms of multiplayer gameplay. As for competition the Arena modes got you covered.

7. Events and Updates

Variety of Events:
3/5
Frequency of Updates:
5/5
Reward Quality:
4/5

The events are nearly everyday but they are difficult to compete with Cash player. As for updates Raid: Shadow Legends do update the game frequently with new events, champions and good stuff.

In-game purchases in Raid Shadow Legends

8. Monetization and In-Game Purchases

Value for Money:
4/5
Fairness of Pricing:
4/5
Balance Between Free and Paid Content:
1/5
Ads:
5/5

Everything that can ease your progression can be bought in the game except champions. The cash shop is one of the most dynamic shop which propose you very good deals with aggressive ads. Making Raid: Shadow Legends a very P2W game.

9. Community and Player Support

Social Media:
5/5
Website:
5/5
Customer Support:
3/5

Raid: Shadow Legends is very active on social media, it’s one of the reason for it’s popularity. As for customer support I’ve heard mix feelings about it.

10. Game Size and Compatibility

Game Size Rating:
3/5
Device Compatibility Rating:
4/5
Performance:
3/5

With a game size over 9GB, Raid: Shadow Legends is a big boy that requires a lot from your phone both in terms of space and requirement to run smoothly with it’s best graphic.

Should you play Raid: Shadow Legends?

Yes, If you enjoy strategic turn-based combat, team-building, and character progression, Raid: Shadow Legends offers those options to satisfy those interests. The diverse roster of champions, each with their unique abilities and playstyles, allows for strategic depth and customization.

However i find the game a bit too greedy on a bit of everything. It requires a lot of space and a good phone to run as it’s best. Demands a lot of your time and dedication to reach even the mid game. The ads of in-game purchases pops too much in your face for every simple achievement you accomplished.

Overall, if you enjoy RPGs, team-based gameplay, and are willing to play despite the potential monetization aspects, Raid: Shadow Legends can provide hours of enjoyment and a sense of progression. But requires a lot of patience and perseverance from a new player who going to play it without spending as a real challenge.

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 

Ultimate Bowmasters Review 2023

Ultimate Bowmasters Review 2023

REVIEW

Ultimate Bowmasters

First Released Aug 31, 2022

Playgendary Limited comes back with another wild and gruesome game from the Bowmasters series.

Each time i play a game published by Playgendary Limited, I immediately know something fun and gruesome going to happen. While their games may look childish and completely innocent for our young players, it’s actually the opposite as flying organs and blood in all direction are all that is waiting for an older audience.

It is clear to me that they were inspired by Mortal combat for the violence part and by Worms for the artillery shooting style. I know all of that sounds confusing for now but it will make sense soon enough as I will break this down for you below.

How is the gameplay of Ultimate Bowmasters?

In Ultimate Bowmasters, your goal is simple as the tutorial shows you. You starts on a 2D landscape map with slopes of different heights. This is where your selected character and the enemy will be placed random distance. All you have to do is to aim for the right angle and choose the amount of power to throw your weapon to your enemy.

Note that it is a turn base game where both will throw after each other each turn. Your goal is to inflict as much damage as possible to finish your opponent hp bar first. Once you successfully deplete the health bar, you will have another turn to finish your opponent in a mortal combat style for additional currency. Your opponent will also do the same to you if you lose.

Fatality in Ultimate Bowmasters.

Fatality plays an unique animation for each character that’s going to kill your opponent in some cool or unimpressive way. Hitting your opponent will hurt them and show the damage part of the body with blood and organs spilling out. Headshots deals critical damage, so be sure to take this to your advantage for a swift victory.

Fatality in ultimate bowmasters

Characters are inspired by famous cartoon, game, anime, popular shows and film. To avoid any copyright issue, they cleverly change their name but you would immediately recognize your favorite character in the famous show like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad.

game modes in ultimate bowmasters

Modes in Ultimate Bowmasters

The game does opens even more modes after achieving a number of victory. An example of a mode is the tournament where you fight against other players. You can also fight against your friend in a 1 vs 1 for some fun and do your own personal tournament. Lastly is the event section where you try to aim at birds or zombie waves.

Up to now, everything seem to show how cool and fun the Ultimate Bowmasters is. But the game has a very annoying flaw known as force ads. They are everywhere, each time you finish a match or change screen, you are force to watch an ads. Some character require you to watch 50 ads to unlock and those forced ads does not count.

Ads in Ultimate Bowmasters

While some ads can be voluntary watch to unlock characters and rewards which is fine. But forced ads is a no no for every mobile games. The worst part it’s selling package to remove those ads at $5.41. That’s a ripoff as they were the one inserting those ads at the first place, now they want you to pay them to remove it.

Pay to Remove ads in ultimate bowmasters

Beside the ads, despite a decent gameplay, i think things become boring after a couple of match as the map stays the same all the time. Changing background and opponents also become old quickly after some days. Some opponent have unfair ability that can kill you in 2 shot only. Those character are available for VIP meaning they are cash only characters.

Something I go offline to avoid losing time watching ads after each action.

Is it worth playing Ultimate Bowmasters?

No, I don’t think it’s worth watching ads after every single tap of your phone just to play a match. The gameplay is fun at the start but become quite boring after you watch your character doing a fatality for the 100 times. Ultimate Bowmasters is clearly a cash grab, VIP, characters locked behind a paywall and they are expensive too. Let’s not forget you have to pay to remove ads options that themselves inserted ads in their games. 

game of thrones characters in ultimate bowmasters

It’s sad to see how they handle such a nice little game into an horrible cash grab game with poor monetization . Sorry for the fans of Bowmaster Series but this game is a bad one despite that you can play indefinitely. I think there are better game beside Ultimate Bowmasters. Thank you for reading till the end i will see you in another review.

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Yes, the game is free to play, you can obtain free character and in game currency for free or by watching ads.

Yes, some characters have broken abilities that you can help you win easily. Those character are only available for cash players and let’s not forget about VIP system that reinforce the P2W even more.

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Fishdom Review 2023: Is it good?

Fishdom Review 2023: Is it good?

REVIEW Fishdom Review 2023 First Released Mars 02, 2016 Android, IOS Data Data Overall Rating : Negative Type : Puzzle, Match 3 Category : Free to Play Contains Ads : No Micro Transaction : Yes Country : Global Content Rating : Everyone Mode : Single Player Published by: Playrix Installation Size : 124 MB Full Size : 521 MB Platform : 4.4 and 

Land of Empires Review 2022: Is it good?

Land of Empires Review 2022: Is it good?

Land of Empires: Immortal is a brand new strategy game on mobile with promising graphic. The game seems to be a city builder primary and a side RPG as a secondary game at first sight, without wasting any more of your time, let’s check if 

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.

Units

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.

Gear

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.

Controls

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.

Ads

No ads.

Microtransaction

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.

Benefits

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.

Community

Official link

Twitter

Facebook

Suggestions

  • 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

Updates

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.

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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
Goddess Era Review 2022: Is it a good Idle game?

Goddess Era Review 2022: Is it a good Idle game?

Goddess Era is an idle game which features beautiful goddess fighting at your side to fight other goddess. While it doesn’t make too much sense, i doubt you downloaded the game to understand any part of it. Your clearly here for some obvious reasons!! Who