Raid Shadow Legends was released in 2018 by Plarium. It is a freemium Android and iOS game. It is firmly within the RPG turn-based genre. Players can trade in-game currency for artifacts and characters to create champions of varying rarities.
Raid: Shadow Legends isn’t exactly innovative, but the execution is excellent. Although it is a traditional RPG, it does a great job. The graphics are stunning, the storylines are well-crafted, and the characters (and races) are captivating.
It’s highly recommended if you like these kinds of games. You will spend your time building your team and collecting champions, as well as gaining XP in “dungeon mode”. Other characters can be fought and you can also enjoy the story or campaign mode. You won’t have to spend a lot of money to progress through the game like some freemium titles.
Let’s start with the basics. There are many types of currency: silver, gems, and shards. You can exchange these currencies for a variety of in-game goods. To unlock champions of varying rarity, shards can be used to build your team.
The majority of gameplay can be found in three formats:
Campaign – This mode is “player vs. game”, in which you will be following a linear storyline to free Teleria, the fictional setting, from the main antagonist, “Shadow”. As you progress through different levels and environments, you will be confronted with a variety of bosses.
Arena You will be able to compete against other players as you build your champion team. This will take place in the “arena”.
Dungeons – The main environment to gain experience points (XP), find artefacts, potions and face difficult bosses is the Dungeons. The game’s most important component, dungeons are essential to developing champions.
You can also join forces to take on extra-difficult clan leaders, which may require multiple attempts. Plarium is also rumored to be introducing “Faction Wars”, a new mode of gaming that allows players to compete with champions or characters from one faction.
Overall, I found the game’s high-level design to be quite effective. It’s not complicated, and it has a good balance of story elements and team-based play.
“Champions” are a group of characters players can unlock to help them complete missions and fight against other players. The battle format is turn-based with an auto mode for players who want to concentrate more on collecting champions. The primary skill element involves creating teams with the right combination of skills, special capabilities, gear, and affinities. This gives you advantages over other champions.
Turn-based gameplay can become repetitive, especially if you are not facing a boss or other player who requires you to think strategically. There is also a dungeon mode where you can grind it out to earn enough experience and currency to advance through the game. The battle engine is simple and you don’t have to think too much about what your options are in more intense fights.
It would be remiss of me not to mention the graphics. Raid: Shadow Legends’s main selling point is its attention to detail in regards to the visuals. The environment and characters are well-designed and I found myself lost in the rich experience. The campaign mode has thirteen locations, each with a variety of bosses and environments as well as enemies.
One of the main raid tier list components of the game is the champions. These are unlocked using shards. The quality of the characters, as well as the variety of skills and abilities available impressed me greatly.
Over three hundred champions are total. All of them belong to one of several “factions”. High elves, barbarians and lizardmen are just a few examples of factions. Champions can also be divided into five categories according to rarity: rare, uncommon, rare and epic.
You can earn shards by playing the game. Each type has a different probability of unlocking difficult-to-get champions. For example, “Mystery” shards can unlock a common character with a 72% chance, while “sacred shards” have a 94% chance to unlock an epic character. To unlock rare champions, players can also embark on special quests.
Raid: Shadow Legends is a great RPG game for those who like to collect characters.
Raid: Shadow Legends was a great game. It perfectly executes the best aspects of turn-based role playing games. The rich collection of characters, the beautiful graphics and storyline, as well as the simple game structure (three main modes), were all things I loved. If you enjoy the RPG format, it’s worth a try. I’m sure you won’t mind the late nights ahead.