For fans of the clan-based MMOs which have been so popular in recent years, there is a new offering from genre veterans Plarium on the market. Raid: Shadow Legends is a mobile strategy game with customization, cooperation, and various gameplay modes. With the app developer’s history for creating addictive, fun-to-play games which can keep users occupied for many hours, this fantasy offering is certainly worth checking out for people who love to play this style of game.
Some of Plarium’s best-known titles include Vikings: War of Clans, Sparta: War of Empires, and Stormfall: Age of War. The latter was released in 2012, and was one of the fastest-growing social games ever released on Facebook in terms of monthly active users. In 2014, the developer was named as one of Europe’s most promising start-ups by Wired UK journalist Madhumita Venkataramanan. The company’s reputation precedes it, and there is always a lot of hype surrounding new offerings.
While a lot of Plarium’s content uses historical themes and is in some ways factually accurate, Raid: Shadow Legends is a purely fictional fantasy offering. It is set in Teleria, where it is dark and dangerous. The sprawling landscape is riddled with ill omens, and players need to guide a band of champions to fight against the evil which is lurking around every corner.
As a champion collector RPG, players need to build up their forces by adding as many characters to their clan as possible. To progress in the game, there is a heavy focus on upgrading the champions and using skill customization to help improve their chances of prevailing in battle. There are over 300 characters to choose from, and selecting the right champions to rally together is key to success. Players need to choose from Approach Orcs, Undead Hordes, and Lizard Men from 16 different factions.
When players are ready to compete, there are two different game modes that they can select. One is the PVE mode which is similar to what has featured in many other Plarium games to date. The other exciting mode is the PVP Arena, which allows players to face off against each other in fierce battles. In doing so, there is the opportunity to climb up tiers and gain valuable rewards. Those who get further up the ranking not only earn the respect of their rivals, they also stand to win rarer prizes. Another unique feature of this title is the inclusion of boss battles. Players can go up against fearsome bosses to earn loot, XP, and special Champion drops.
With over one million possible builds which allow for varied and innovative strategies, along with numerous game modes, Raid: Shadow Legends has serious longevity potential. Players who have enjoyed other MMO titles from this genre will be able to bring their skills to this fantasy world and try their hand at a new style of play. There are endless possibilities when playing this game.
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