At the end of March, one thing can be said: it was a success. For several weeks the gaming industry was notably stormy, but at the end of the day we received solid projects, many of which are shareware. Among them there are MMORPGs of a new type, fun simulations, intense roguelikes, pixel zombie survival games and the belated but not forgotten CCGs. Check out a selection of the last month here. We send our suggestions in the comments.
Blade & Soul Revolution
Netmarble did not disappoint when they told us in an interview that the game will be innovative. Yes, it seems to be a mobile MMORPG, so there is equipment pumping and auto-farming, but somehow it was done with a soul and at a new level. Although I’m not a fan of Asian MMOs, I played this week and even managed to dash off the guides; by the way, they can be found here. First, Revolution has a storyline. It is not for show: well-choreographed cut-scenes, voice acting and Russian subtitles. At some point, you even worry about the characters you met 10-15 minutes ago.
Leveling is fast, there is something to do: global PvP battles, world bosses, dungeons and raids. Leveling up the character and items is clear: we give the blacksmith blueprints for cool armor, farm chests from bosses, and try to sharpen new equipment to a high level. In general, among all the new MMOs, I recommend staying on this one if you are fed up with faceless grinders. Again, I don’t know anything about the Blade & Soul universe, and I even despised Asian MMORPGs until Revolution, so my opinion is not “fanboy”.
Ninja arashi 2
If you like playing as a stealthy ninja who has to take revenge on someone, then this game is for you. This is the second part, so we should expect an increase in the bar compared to the first Ninja Arashi. We are offered 60 levels, which have become a little easier to complete. There are three bosses, they increase in difficulty. Many unique enemies, although in the beginning they are just samurai who will kill our ninja with one glance. Then the guys meet with explosives (remember Serious Sam). Then there are giants, guys with a double sword, crossbowmen and so on. Also in the second part there are artifacts; they give Arashi specials. abilities. For some reason, it was only in Ninja Arashi 2 that the developers guessed to add melee weapons that easily eliminate opponents. The camera constantly follows Arashi; this applies to jumps and falls. In general, the game is free, everyone can download it.
Kill it with fire
TinyBuild has its own place at the heart with its Hello Neighbor series. Now these guys have transferred Kill It With Fire to mobile phones. What should we do? Chase small spiders that have settled throughout the house. You can deal with them in any way: from improvised items to a revolver, flamethrower and dynamite. The theme of a burning house is so well described here that in the description the developers mention “realistic simulation of fire.” But before you get rid of the little arachnids, you need to find them. They hide behind pillows, books, shelves and closed cabinet doors. Objects break pliable, which helps to let off steam after a hard day. The game is not long, but it will have time to bring positive emotions. The project benefits from just one opportunity to overlay the toilet with dynamite and blow it up with a spider.
Gate of mobius
If miHoYo had thought of adding pistols to Genshin Impact, it would have turned out to be a Gate of Mobius. This is a third-person game about adventures, passing levels for a while and getting currency for it. The plot is divided into chapters, those – on a mission. They can be played both in co-op and solo. Chests are scattered across the locations. Touch control, the project mentioned above will help in understanding. We pump heroes, they have HP and MP, as well as specials. abilities. The soundtrack was not delivered, so we enjoy the exclamations of our hero and the sound of enemy spheres. For more fun, you can go to the clan. There are five specializations to choose from: hunter, knight, magician, archer and alchemist. After completing the mission, there is a chance to get cool equipment.
Dungeon of the Endless: Apogee
If bagels are cool and unusual, then Dungeon of the Endless is a direct confirmation of this. Imagine being driven in a spaceship as a criminal. As a result, the ship crashes on a planet where an ancient and advanced civilization used to flourish. Several other lawbreakers survived with you. You will have to get together in a group and look for a way out, as well as answers to your questions.
What’s the gameplay? The main task is to bring the crystal to the exit. But before that, you need to find this way out. We control the characters separately, tapping as needed. In unexplored rooms, we do not see enemies in advance, and lighting is only in those where there is electricity. Draw conclusions. Gradually, we collect resources and items. Enemies are sometimes not difficult, but their main disadvantage for us is that they run to the crystal and try to destroy it. In general, there are a lot of tactics, reflections and random events. Required if you haven’t played before.
Unruly Heroes is another platformer in our collection. Now we run in a colorful fantasy world that resembles Ori and the Will of the Wisps in style. Players will collect coins, solve puzzles, die, and switch between heroes. They are represented here by anthropomorphic creatures (monkey, pig, and so on). If you carry out combo attacks, then you quickly gain energy for the local ultimate. Sometimes there are traps like in Limbo. The game needs to be bought because of the graphics alone, especially if you have an AMOLED display.
Mini DayZ 2
Played DayZ? Then listen: this is a pixelated survival game with an isometric view. If you like faded locations, abandoned cars and campfire gatherings, then welcome to the perfect haven. You can change characters in the camp, as well as equip it. Along the way, we find various materials, ammunition, weapons, and so on. The Sim may be hungry or thirsty. The shooting is done in an interesting way: when shooting and running, there is a strong scatter, although while standing there is not always a chance to hit the walking dead. There is a field of view and a fog of war; the last moment is cool: a zombie can run around the corner and you immediately cease to see him. For fans.
Magic: The Gathering Arena
So, Magic: The Gathering Arena came out to smartphones. This is unlikely to surprise anyone in 2021, but Wizards of the Coast did their best. In general, they tried and it turned out something like The Elder Scrolls: Legends. The interface is clearly not for mobile phones, the table and the cards themselves look plain. Few “cool” events take place on the field: cards just beat each other, sometimes a spell flies. We’ve already seen this in Hearthstone. But if you are a fan of Dungeon & Dragons, and also play The Gathering Arena on PC, then I highly recommend: better late than never.
Project CARS GO
Welcome to the world of mobile racing: this is a real arcade game because you only need one finger to win the races. All you need to know: the car accelerates, brakes and changes gear. If you find the right moment for these actions, then victory is in your pocket. Gradually we are pumping cars, buying new ones. They differ in tiers, so you can not count on the highest without an infusion of hard-earned money.
The graphics look juicy, especially sports cars. The environment is a bit disappointing, but if the previous moments don’t push you away, then this one shouldn’t either. For missions, a reward is given, you must ideally complete the track for the maximum prize.
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run
Crash Bandicoot broke into smartphones as a runner. Everything was done wisely, although you will not find something new: Crash runs at the same speed, collects fruits, masks and fights bosses at the end. The main thing is to tap at the right time in order to get more materials for building the base. Crafting takes time and can be accelerated for premium currency. Most materials are collected from an endless wound. This moment looks cool: we run some distance and the game gives us two ways – “home” or continue. If you die ahead of time, then you have to watch ads, otherwise the progress will be lost. My advice: don’t expect Crash or Coco to break boxes with their bodies. Yes, they will break, but this counts as damage.