Fantasy adventure ARPGs can be fun and exciting, especially when it is conveniently on your mobile device. Give me a good story with some hack and slash battles and I am entertained for the day. Looking for something new to keep my attention, I am testing Shadowblood, a brand new app releasing in January 2017 for Android and iOS. Here is some of the app’s description:
SHADOWBLOOD: Is a dark fantasy ARPG mobile game developed by UT+ Interactive, a Korean company. You will fight waves of monsters in this dungeon based game. Fight your way to the end of every level and defeat the bosses but beware, many deadly challenges await you. Pick one of the 3 classes the Archer, the Berserk, the Assassin. Collect equipment, souls of defeated enemies and fight against Epic Bosses with other players or against them in live PvP.
Dark fantasy, fast-paced action Diablo-like game:
- If you think you can just auto-play and win, you are wrong. Take control or die in the hands of your enemies
- Fight either hordes of enemies in Scenario Mode or face other players in Live Action PvP and dominate the arena
- Unite with your friends and defeat Bosses to acquire legendary equipment in Raid fights
- Round up a group of friends and fight together in the unique cooperative PVE dungeon
Customize & Upgrade:
- Tailor your SHADOWBLOOD Hero by deciding what skills to improve through its leveling (More than 20 skills)
- Customize your favorite characters with unique Skins, Weapon skins, Wings… the possibilities are endless.
- Upgrade your equipment and promote them to legendary grade to be worth of your heroes.
The opening scenes and menus for Shadowblood are very artistic and depict a wild and enchanted adventure. Create an account and select one of six heavily armed and uniquely designed characters to play. They fall into three classes; Assassin, Ranger and Berserker. You can play up to two characters for free and create a third using diamonds. There are two modes of gameplay to choose from, campaign and challenge mode. In campaign mode you will experience the full story of Shadowblood and earn gold and other items. In challenge mode, you can fight in different locations of the game, but these areas will have to be unlocked by meeting level conditions.
The art and images are simply beautiful with music that is pleasant and very complimentary with the theme of the app. What I really like is that the story is elaborate and detailed which is always a big plus for a good RPG. It really sucks you in and keeps you playing. The controls are simple with a virtual joystick for movement and buttons that can be assigned with attacks and abilities. I loved how my character moved and fought. Everything appeared very fluid and there was no lag in the controls. I will mention you will need to make sure you have enough space for the app as it is a bit large and some parts do take some loading time. The language is originally in Korean, and still has a ways to go on getting all of the buttons and menus translated when set in English. Aside from these few bugs to workout, Shadowblood is a fierce game that will keep you battling bosses until Narr is at peace. With the added benefit of inviting friends, chatting and playing against others live, the app has all you could want for this type of game.
The app is currently set to release January 19th, 2017 for Android and iOS. For updated news about the app, you can visit their Facebook page. If you would like to pre-register for Shadowblood, you can sign-up here.