MMO “Legion of Heroes” from Nexon M is now available on Google Play. That means mobile gamers can now play a PC quality MMO on their Android devices. Interested in a more in-depth fantasy RPG game for your mobile device? Give “Legion of Heroes” a try.
Set in the mash-up of unique fiction and traditional legend that is the world of Britannica, the Sovereign of Darkness is scheming to sink the world into chaos. Elements of Arthurian legend mix with unique high-fantasy to flesh out the world and it’s story. As with most MMO’s the story is just enough to move the player along their quest line and the graphics and 3D world look really nice.
“Legion of Heroes” has a tactical, turn based combat system. Players lead teams of heroes with different skill sets in battle and can change their formations and turn orders to achieve the surest chance of victory. Each PVE battle consists of three rounds, 1st tier enemies, more difficult 2nd tier enemies and a final boss fight.
The tactical elements of LoH’s combat are great on a touch screen and the turn based combat makes playing on a mobile device (where you might need to put down your phone or divert your attention from the screen often) an ideal pairing. The prolonged combat systems make gaining loot and exp more convenient but also prone to tedium. PVP battles are far more fun and a core draw to the game.
Teaming up and making friends is simple with LoH. The game recommends friends for you and will connect you with your facebook friends. The game is cross-platform as well, allowing players to team up with those gaming on iOS when the apple version is released. The game is in current beta testing in Australia, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands and Canada. So although the game was launched Oct. 23 on Google Play in the US there is already a thriving community to play with.
LoH does a good job of streamlining the plethora of menus, items, command keys etc. that come with an MMO experience. Yet there is still plenty of strategy with over a hundred heroes to collect, 45 v. 45 PVP conflicts and epic dungeons to adventure through. Players can join guilds, improve their gear and farm/grind to their hearts content. They also will have a quick and easy prompted menu to equip and reinforce gear, or improve a heroes skill.
On a completely subjective note, there aren’t too many MMO’s on the mobile market and perhaps that’s because it isn’t the best platform for the genre. The draw for many to an MMO is the complete control and customization one has over their character. Whether it’s which path they take to get to the next village, the hue of their armor, or crafting said armor themselves a PC MMO has a player constantly making decisions while they sit at their computer for hours at a time. The mobile MMO experience lacks a bit of that complete autonomy and playing for hours will massively drain your devices battery. However, that’s a comment on the genre not “Legion of Heroes” as a game.
Players will enjoy LoH if they like turn based combat, PVP battles and the general fantasy MMO-RPG setting and story elements. “Legion of Heroes” would be recommended for players who have also enjoyed ‘Atlantica Online” and/or “Dragon Eternity”. Quick to get into with simple controls LoH has an addictive quality as players start to immerse themselves in the depth of strategy available in combat.
“Legion of Heroes” is available to download for free at Google Play. The game will be released for iOS soon.