Mobile gamers are truly spoiled for choice nowadays. Simply opening up your platform’s digital store reveals a bevy of great games. And while they probably won’t replace console games anytime soon, they’re pretty neat additions to your pocket.
So with so much variety, it can be hard to sift through all the mess and find the real gems. We’ve spoken quite a bit before about some of the best mobile games, and today we’re going to explore another one.
Lord of Heroes is an anime-style JRPG, with some cool visuals and flashy character designs.
What is Lord of Heroes?
Happy to answer that question! This one is for the inner weeb in you that’s just waiting to come out.
Lord of Heroes is the thing you need to scratch that anime itch whenever it hits. It’s perfect for indulging your inner weeb on the go and can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.
The game pits you as a would-be hero, set against the stage of a global conflict. This framing device lets you meet various heroes from different cultures, and you’ll need to recruit them if you hope to stand a chance.
The story unfolds like a web-toon, or like a visual novel, complete with fully-rendered anime visuals and effects. It’s eye-popping fun, and while it borders on the absurd at times, it’s sure to keep you entertained for a good long while.
Combat plays out in strategic, turn-based form, so you’ll need to prioritize proper summoning and placement of your heroes. Despite this, though, thanks to the flashy visuals and animations, the combat still feels fast-paced.
At the very least, you won’t be yawning your way through hordes of enemies.
Overall, the game provides you with a pretty solid package. It’s not quite on the level of other, more mainstream JRPGs (like Final Fantasy or Persona), but it doesn’t really try to be either. Rather, it’s a meaningful, mobile alternative to those titles, and that’s enough for a game that you can play on a Samsung.
Who’s Going to Enjoy this Game the Most?
As we’ve already said, fans of anime will find this game appealing thanks to the visuals, and the distinctly anime-inspired story and setting. But beyond that, if you’re a new-comer to all things manga and anime, you may get a kick out of this title too.
But if you’re not a fan of all that “weeb trash”, then definitely steer clear of this one. You should also avoid it if you’re not a fan of strategic gameplay, or the “hero/monster-collection” sub-genre. Because there’s a lot of both here.
But if you fall into that perfect niche market that this game caters to, oh boy, are you in luck. While the strategy elements have a learning curve, it’s not so steep to keep it out of a child’s hands. They may not get it, but ooh, pretty colors!
Edgy teens need not apply.
How to Get Gems
Gems are a form of in-game currency in Lord of Heroes. They’re used for a variety of things, such as speeding up level-up times, but mostly, they’re used for unlocking new heroes. There are a few ways to earn them, and we’ll show you two of them.
Yeah, we’ve all been here before. We at least appreciate the developer’s attempts to keep the game from becoming a “pay-to-win” simulator, but man, the grind just doesn’t feel worth it at times.
You’ll get gems through standard gameplay, such as following the story, but you’ll receive even more through online matches. It’s pretty daunting, we know, but grinding is a tried and tested way of farming this invaluable resource.
Buying Gem Packs
If you’ve got some money to spare, you can always buy gems with real-world currency. It seems a little scummy, sure, but when the grind has you beat, what else can you do?
Luckily for those who can’t afford it, the gems you buy won’t impact your actual skill in gameplay. So if you’re a hard-working player, that’s sure to pay off quite well in the long run.
Hopefully, you can now consider yourself well-informed with regards to Lord of Heroes. It’s a fun, anime-flavored mobile distraction, and if you give it a try, you may find yourself enjoying it more than you thought.