Today I want to give a review for a RPG – Idle Crusade. On November 4, it was released by Gnetop, a publisher located in China. This game ranked in top 16 free download section of Google Play at the end of last month. Since then, it has been in the top 100.
Players can only see the storyline when first enter the game. After that, no unfolding story will be advanced in game.
The story is about humanity regaining the control of the earth. The land was once strife with demons. God descended, sealed the demons underground, and humanity built their kingdom above them. With the demons gone peace prevailed for a thousand years. However, the demons began to stir, as they regained their power in slumber. The seal grew weaker with time, and eventually broke. The demons escaped, and fear and panic consumed the kingdom. Just when all hope seemed lost. The goddess Hera raised humanity’s last city into the skies. Since then, whe world has been split in two. Today, humanity hasn’t given up, and continues to battle under Hera’s watch. Fight and take back our homeland!
There are three races players can choose: Human, Tiefling, Fennec. And they will be all available when you reach level 15. A fairly brief tutorial help player advance at first login. Players equip the gears and start to adventure in endless stages. In battle system, players can see some statistic such as the duration time, the gear drop rate and the rewards you will get in an hour. Navigation in the middle shows the win rate of challenging the boss in this stage and victory will allow you to advance. But the rate has no much meaning as 100% can also lead to failure.
The battle is turn-based and automatic. Players can only watch up to three heroes fighting and hope that they will win. It is a feature that you will be always fighting in background and benefit. That means you can chat with others, upgrade the gears when combating. Even offline you can gain the rewards.
Levels become more complicated and difficult over time, with more enemies to defeat. In order to get through the stages easier, players need to upgrade their gears and add talents to the characters for powerful skills in Party system. The gears can be enhanced, embedded with Crystal, refitted and rune. Different improvement cost a variety of substances, which can be obtained by battle, Forge system. I suggest that players just enhance their gears at first in case they failed in the battle, as the gears should be changed frequently with the level growth.
Ultimately, the gameplay for this game is easy. Players can enjoy the game by following the tutorial and the quest list. The improvement for gears and the Forge system may confuse you. Just consider my suggestion or spend a little time to handle them.
The Guild Hall allows players to join a group and find some friends. Players will get extra rewards by challenging others in Arena or in Guild War. Any suggestions or questions, you can chat with others. Besides these, I could not find any more social features, no like, no sharing, no achievement of Google+. Even though they have notice that invites me to like their Facebook page when I log in, they don’t paste their link in it.
After two days, I reach LV 20. The time I spend on it amounts to 2 hours. This game satisfies me with the growth.
1. The entire game is accessible without the need to spend money. The hard currency in this game is Gem, which you can obtain from many ways, such as the quest, daily login, auto battle and more.
2. The auto battle system looks to stand out from crowd, also the auto button to change better gears and smelt. It makes sense.
3. The music is fairly soft and mysterious, especially the music where players choose severs.
1. Social features can have more improvement. It has no like, no sharing and no achievement of Google+.
2. Tutorial is too brief to understand the whole system. And the battle is not aligned with the storyline.
3. What’s the win rate for? The data should be along the same line as the current ability.
4. Gears system is too complicated.
5. Error in word.
Idle Crusade has the potential to be outstanding. There are still some improvements before that happen. Players can download this game in Google Play or App Store. If you’re wondering, you can check my overview in Youtube.
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.us.idlecrusade
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idle-crusade/id1048357535?mt=8