With the recent release of Honkai Star Rail closed beta and upcoming launch, here are some fun games you can play while waiting for the actual global launch.
The story’s cool, but it’s not really my thing. But, it’s nice that when you skip it, the game gives you a summary of what you missed.
As you progress through the story battles, you’ll collect new party members through a gacha system using a “record player.” The battles use a weapon triangle system, similar to games like Pokémon or Fire Emblem, where characters of different types have strengths and weaknesses against each other. Even though most players will let the battles happen automatically, there’s still a lot of strategy involved in building out your party of 5.
You’ll be able to level up your characters, collect and equip gear sets (called “relics”), increase characters’ max level by sacrificing other characters of the same rarity, upgrade stat distribution between attack/defense/HP, and even check in-game reviews for the characters where other players vote on the best ways to use them.
The in-game character reviews range from pretty funny to disturbing. Beyond the robust system for customizing your party, there are also a ton of different ways to battle beyond the straight path of story mode. You can play through trials that offer branching pathways/rewards, there’s a bounty system with specific requirements to fulfill, a territory defense mode, and there’s even a fun little music rhythm game. Dislyte provides a lot of ways to play, but it does require you to navigate a ton of menu screens. But, in the end, the gameplay is still a grindy JRPG battler.
Overall, Dislyte has a lot of style and flair, so give it a go to see if you like it.
In Epic Seven, you’re the Heir of the Covenant, chosen by the Goddess of Creation, Diche, to take on the ultimate boss, the Archdemon. Diche’s been resetting the world every time the Archdemon destroys it, but she’s getting weaker and weaker, so it’s up to you to gather a squad of elite Heroes and take down the Archdemon for good.
The game’s got a sick anime vibe, with unique aesthetics and characters that are lit AF, with crazy attention to detail. The cinematics are off the chain and make you feel like you’re watching a high-budget anime. Combat’s like other gacha games, with turn-based battles and a Rock-Paper-Scissors element system.
When you’re not fighting, you’re chilling in the tavern, where you can access all the game’s content. As you progress, you can join guilds, enter the arena for PVP, and unlock more content. Epic Seven is fire, with a unique art style that’s straight out of an anime, highly detailed characters and cinematics, and a dope story. Get ready to save the world and become the ultimate Hero!
Yo, Genshin Impact is straight fire, even though it’s got lootboxes with whack drop rates and an energy system that’s a real obstacle when you’re tryna level up. And don’t even get me started on that annoying sidekick that’s always talking in third person.
But all that aside, the game is an epic RPG set in a sick open world that’s way more fun to explore than most full-priced games I’ve played this year. The real secret weapon of Genshin Impact is that it ain’t afraid to take features from other games, most notably The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Just like Nintendo’s classic hit, there’s an huge world to explore that’s packed with secrets, puzzles, and dope hidden loot.
There ain’t many icons on the map, so a lot of the exploration is self-guided. You gotta climb mountains, glide across canyons, and pay attention to your surroundings if you wanna discover it all. It might offend some Nintendo fans, but Genshin Impact ain’t just copying and pasting these ideas. It’s expanding on them and tweaking them to fit perfectly into a loot-obsessed RPG that’s – despite what its roots in mobile games might imply – incredibly fun to play.
Honkai Impact 3rd
Honkai Impact 3rd is a dope, action-packed anime-style mobile game that features killer graphics, epic battles, and waifu characters that’ll have you hooked in no time.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, players take on the role of valkyries – badass warrior chicks with dope weapons and sweet moves – fighting against the Honkai, a mysterious force that threatens to destroy humanity.
The gameplay is lit, with a variety of modes to choose from, including story mode, co-op mode, and PvP battles. The combat system is smooth, fast-paced, and satisfying, with tons of skills, combos, and special moves to master.
What really makes Honkai Impact 3rd stand out, though, is the waifu factor. The game features a ton of female characters, each with their own unique personality and backstory, and players can collect and upgrade them to build the ultimate waifu squad. Plus, the game is chock full of fan service, with sexy outfits, suggestive poses, and plenty of “plot” to keep players interested.
But don’t let the waifus fool you – Honkai Impact 3rd is a serious game that requires strategy and skill to succeed. Players need to carefully manage their resources, craft and upgrade weapons and gear, and coordinate with their teammates to take down tough bosses and enemies.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross is a dope, turn-based RPG mobile game that’s based on the hit anime and manga series. The game features killer graphics, engaging storylines, and tons of characters to collect and upgrade.
Players take on the role of a knight in the kingdom of Liones, tasked with saving the realm from the Seven Deadly Sins, a group of powerful warriors who were once the kingdom’s protectors. The game’s story mode is epic, with cutscenes and dialogue that stay true to the anime and manga, and plenty of twists and turns to keep players engaged.
Combat is where the game really shines, with a unique card-based system that lets players build up combos and unleash devastating attacks. Players can collect and upgrade characters from the Seven Deadly Sins and other popular characters from the series, each with their own skills and abilities to master.
But the real fun comes from building a team of characters that complement each other’s skills and can take on even the toughest enemies. The game also features co-op play, where players can team up with friends to take on difficult challenges and bosses together.
In addition to the main story mode, Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross also features a variety of other game modes, including PvP battles, boss raids, and even a cooking minigame. Plus, the game is always adding new characters and events to keep things fresh and exciting.
Fate: Grand Order is an epic, turn-based RPG mobile game that’s based on the popular Fate anime and visual novel series. The game features amazing graphics, engaging storylines, and a ton of waifu and husbando characters to collect and upgrade.
Players take on the role of a “Master,” tasked with summoning powerful “Servants” from throughout history and myth to save humanity from destruction. The game’s story mode is epic, with multiple chapters and events that stay true to the Fate series and offer plenty of twists and turns to keep players engaged.
Combat is where the game really shines, with a complex and strategic system that lets players build up powerful teams of Servants and unleash devastating attacks on their enemies. Each Servant has their own unique skills and abilities, and players can level them up and equip them with powerful gear to make them even stronger.
The game also features a gacha system, where players can spend in-game currency or real money to summon new Servants and build up their collection. It can be addictive and frustrating, but it’s also a big part of what makes the game so compelling.
In addition to the main story mode, Fate: Grand Order also features a variety of other game modes, including PvP battles, boss raids, and even a “Chaldea Gate” where players can earn valuable resources and materials.
If you’re into monster-collecting RPGs, this game is for you. You play as a summoner, summoning monsters from all over the world to fight for you.
The gameplay is sick, with turn-based battles that let you strategize and watch your monsters wreck shop. You’ve got tons of monsters to collect, each with unique abilities and stats. And, as you play, you can level up your monsters, making them even stronger. It’s like building your own dream team of beasts.
The graphics are fresh, with vibrant monster designs and cool special effects. And the game keeps getting better, with new content and events added regularly. It’s like a never-ending monster party, and I’m all in.
One of the best things about “Summoners War” is the player community. You can join a guild and take on massive boss battles together, or trade monsters with other players. It’s like having your own army of friends, ready to take on the world.
In short, “Summoners War” is a beast of a game. The monster-collecting, turn-based battles, and huge player community make it a real gem. So get ready to summon your way to the top, summoner! The world of monsters is waiting for you.