Heir of Light is a social RPG game for mobile by developer Gamevil. At first glace, the game looks visually amazing. It could pass for a PC mmorpg with its visuals. But beyond the pomp and show, Heir of Light doesn’t really offer anything new to the genre.
Social RPGs are aplenty in the market today, so competition is tough. So if a developer wants a game to succeed in this market, they really need to give it their all. However, since there are so many offerings, it’s quite hard to stand out unless you’ve already got the weight of a popular brand on your back.
Gamevil has attempted to make social RPGs in the past and Heir of Light is their latest attempt at it. And compared to their previous releases, the game looks absolutely gorgeous, as we’ve already mentioned, the visuals are amazing. Also, the game is free to play, so there’s nothing stopping people from picking it and as an added bonus, the game’s story isn’t bad either. However, other than that, it doesn’t really offer anything new.
Gameplay features real-time 3D battles, where you have the option to let the battle flow automatically, or play it yourself manually. You’d think there’d be an advantage to doing things manually, but honestly, we saw no difference between the two and ended up playing with auto on all the time. However, boss fights might warrant switching back to manual controls.
It’s pretty much the same thing over and over again, and no matter how pretty or fantastic something looks, if you keep looking at it over and over again in a loop, you will tire of it. While the story is good, we can already see impatient gamers just skipping through text to get to the game and then eventually getting disappointed, which is kinda sad, but unfortunately true.
As a social RPG, the game features all the usual tropes you might expect from a game like this. Team building elements, skill point sinks, rune collection, character evolution etc. It might be overwhelming for some, but it’s quite normal in most game of this kind nowadays. Low tier summons can join your team free of cost, however, the best ones are obviously locked behind a premium, which is a given. There’s also a stamina metre, which we didn’t really pay mind to at the start, but eventually as you keep playing, it’ll catch up to you.
Anyway, Heir of Light looks great, and that’s pretty much all it has going for it. Oh, and it’s free, so you could try it out just to feast your eyes. If you decide to stay after that, well that’s up to you.
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Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh
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