Forged Fantasy is looking set to be one of the most interesting midcore ARPGs that we've seen on the App Store. It's set to come out this week, so we thought it was a good idea to make sure you knew what to expect before the game hits the App Store.
We've already spent a good few hours on the game, so you can rest assured that we know what we're talking about. By the same token, if you've got some questions you want answering, we're in a good position to answer them, so make sure you chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
What sort of game is Forged Fantasy?
It's a free to play ARPG that sees you building up a team of warriors, ranged attackers, and magic users in order to take down waves of monsters. You can have a team of up to five different characters, and finding the right balance is key to success.
Alongside the campaign mode you've got raids, PvP, and events to keep you interested. And there are always numbers to make go up, whether it's the XP of characters, their power rating, or the overall potential of your team as a whole - whenever you play the game, you're going to see some progress.
How free to play is it?
There's an energy system that slows down your progress from time to time, as well as a bunch of other ideas that anyone who's played a midcore RPG before is going to understand pretty quickly.
So it's like those casual games where you don't do anything?
Sort of. There's a much bigger cinematic scope here - your characters run around the arena, taking cover and using their special moves. You can only control one of them at once, so the rest of your team will get on with their assignments - you can switch which character you're playing whenever you like though.
Eventually you'll unlock an auto mode, but it isn't necessary to use, and there's enough crunch to the violence that if you want to keep playing you're going to enjoy yourself. Don't expect Bayonetta-levels of skill, but there's some button-bashing fun to be had all the same.
Anything else I should know?
Well for one thing the game looks amazing. The action is slick and compulsive, and there's a great online system that makes being part of a clan super important. You can pay for VIP if you want, but it's not necessary. You can earn everything in the game just by playing, but it will take you an awfully long time.