Is it worth playing?
Are you a fan of Fantasy Anime? Do you enjoy Hero Collection Role Playing Games? Do you love looking at explosive animations of special abilities that obliterate your enemies from the face of the Earth? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you might want to check out Knights Chronicle.
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Knights Chronicle was published by a South Korean video game company, Netmarble. They are famous for releasing many successful titles…
Knights Chronicle was published by a South Korean video game company, Netmarble. They are famous for releasing many successful titles, such as Marvel Future Fight, BTS World, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, The King of Fighters ALLSTAR, and many others.
Knights Chronicle was released on June 13th, 2018. In a bit over two years, the game has been downloaded over 1 million times on the Google Play Store, where it currently holds 4.3 out of 5 stars rating with over 108 thousand user votes. On the iTunes App Store, Knight Chronicle currently sits on 4.4 out of 5 stars rating with more than 4.3 thousand user reviews. These numbers show that the game is still fairly popular among the gaming audience, so let’s dive in and see what it is all about.
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While playing Knights Chronicle, you will definitely feel like you are watching some high-fantasy anime…
While playing Knights Chronicle, you will definitely feel like you are watching some high-fantasy anime. All of the characters are drawn in a way highly reminiscent of anime, and that’s a good thing, especially if you are a fan. What’s even better is that most of the story dialogues are fully voiced-over, which immensely adds to the immersion and the overall anime feel. Other than that, some of the spells and abilities have remarkably “flashy” animations, which is also often seen in high fantasy animes.
As for the soundtrack, it rocks, especially during some of the cinematic parts. It will pump you up for the upcoming battles, and make you immerse yourself into this magical world. The composers really did their homework, and the soundtrack is on-par, if not even better than that of some popular animes. All in all, the overall atmosphere is probably the best aspect of Knights Chronicle, which will be the first thing to draw you into this magical game.
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During battles, you control up to five characters in turn-based combat and use their skills and abilities to defeat the enemies. Sounds pretty simple? Well, not exactly. Those are just the basics of the game…
From the base gameplay perspective, Knights Chronicle is a turn-based, hero collection role playing game, aka gacha. During battles, you control up to five characters in turn-based combat and use their skills and abilities to defeat the enemies. Sounds pretty simple? Well, not exactly. Those are just the basics of the game.
Since Knights Chronicle is gacha, one of the main goals is to collect a strong roster of heroes in order to defeat whatever challenge the game throws your way. In this game, there are hundreds of different heroes, each with their own skills and uses. Similar to most other gachas, there are different ways of obtaining the heroes. The most common way of acquiring them is via summoning. There are several different types of summons, each one granting you a random hero drawn from a summoning pool. However, the chances of obtaining heroes are disproportionate to their relative power. In other words, it is not very likely to get some of the most powerful heroes simply by using the summon option a few times. Thankfully, you can check the details about each specific summon and see the chances of obtaining each individual hero. Certain events will significantly increase the chances of summoning some specific heroes, which will make it much easier to obtain them.
As for the heroes themselves, each of them possesses several skills as well as one out of five elements. There are three basic elements, Fire, Wind, and Water, as well as Light and Dark. Like in most other gacha games, each element is good against one other element, while also being weak to another. Also, many heroes possess the leader ability, which can make a significant impact on your entire team. A lot of these abilities only provide bonuses to heroes of a specific element, and that is why you need to consider carefully which one of your heroes is most suited as a leader for a specific team. Some of these abilities are suitable for PvE aspect of the game, while others are better for PvP. It’s also worth noting that many of the skills have synergy with one another, which is why creating a team of heroes that complement each other is extremely important.
Another thing about heroes that all anime fans will find amazing is the inclusion of collaboration heroes. Yes, Knights Chronicle features some iconic characters from several popular animes, such as Rwby, Yo-Kai Watch, Fairy Tail, and Fullmetal Alchemist. While playing, you will be able to acquire some of these amazing characters and use them in your roster of heroes.
When it comes to gameplay, Knights Chronicle is separated into two major aspects, PvE (Player versus Environment) and PvP (Player versus Player). These two gameplay modes can be found at the Lobby. Adventure mode covers the majority of the PvE storyline, and it is divided into three difficulty levels, Easy, Normal, and Hard. Upon starting the Adventure, you will notice the world map, separated into dozen regions. Each of those regions consists of several stages, and you progress through them in a linear way. Clearing each stage will grant you some rewards that will help you progress and improve your heroes.
Other than Adventure, there are also Challenges available in the game. These are tasks you can complete to earn some special rewards. There are Boss Dungeon, Time-Space Void, Special Dungeons, Advent Dungeons, and etc. Completing each of these as often as possible is extremely important in order to optimize your progression and earn as many rewards and resources as you can.
As for the PvP aspect of the game, you will be able to compete in Arena against other players. Each week, the Arena resets, and rewards are given out based on the rankings. It is interesting to note that every week, certain heroes are banned from Arena, so you cannot simply create one team and stick to it. This is why having a large roster of heroes is imperative in order to be competitive in PvP in Knights Chronicle. Yes, there are some overpowered team compositions, but in order to form a team that is able to compete with those, you will need to play the game consistently for a long time.
It is also important to mention that the game features Town with several unique buildings such as Town Hall, Heroic Windmill, Goddess Falls, Secret Shop, and etc. Each of these buildings serves a specific purpose and some of them can be upgraded several times. For example, Mine will provide you with some gold every few hours, and the amount you’ll receive will depend on the upgrade level of your Mine.
All things considered, Knights Chronicle is fairly similar to most other hero collecting RPGs, and it has plenty of content to offer to its players.
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If you are an anime fan, you will instantly fall in love with the way this game looks…
The visuals of Knights Chronicle are pretty gorgeous. If you are an anime fan, you will instantly fall in love with the way this game looks. Every hero has a very detailed in-game model. Also, each of them has a unique artwork illustration. These look simply phenomenal and are worth every praise.
When it comes to skill effects, Knights Chronicle is very “explosive”. This means that some of the powerful skills have very “flashy” effects tied to them, and using them will trigger an animation in which the hero performs the special move, full of effects, explosions, and particles flying all over the screen. Understandably, some people may not like this, so there is an option to disable these animations.
Overall, Knights Chronicle looks very decent, and you will more than likely find its visuals eye-pleasing.
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For the most part, Knights Chronicle is fairly well optimized…
For the most part, Knights Chronicle is fairly well optimized. The minimum requirements for Android users involve having an Android 4.1 compatible device, which is fairly low by today’s standards. As for the iOS users, the bare minimum is iOS 9.0, which isn’t too high either. However, it is worth noting that playing on a device that is under minimum requirements will have its downsides. First of all, you will have to tone down the graphics, which will significantly decrease the quality of the visuals. Thankfully, you can play with the game settings and optimize them to your liking, which is a great move by the developers since many other gacha games don’t allow player to change graphic settings, and are poorly optimized for low-end devices. This pretty much has the best of both worlds – it allows players with older smartphones to experience the game while allowing those with powerful gaming smartphones to enjoy full spectrum of its explosive visuals.
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If you aim to progress through the story, and experience everything that the game has to offer, then you will be completely fine as a F2P player…
But is it friendly for F2P players? Well, that kind of depends on what kind of player you are. If you aim to progress through the story, and experience everything that the game has to offer, then you will be completely fine as a F2P player. The game is very generous to new players, and you will be able to earn an ample amount of crystals by progressing through the story, earning achievements, and completing your daily activities. So, as long as you don’t waste the resources you earn by playing, you will be fine for the most part.
Still, Knights Chronicle is gacha game in its core, so you can get very unlucky and it might take you a long time to obtain certain heroes. Also, each of the heroes has several aspects that can improve their power. You can level your heroes up, increase the level of their skills, evolve them, enhance them, equip them with various runes, get costumes, and much more. Each of those options will allow you to make your heroes more powerful, but they all require some sort of resource. Because of this, it is extremely difficult to max out any specific hero, especially if you are a F2P player. While this won’t limit your progression severely in PvE aspect of the game, it becomes noticeable in PvP. If you are a casual player who doesn’t care about the ranking too much, then you’ll be completely fine. However, if you want to compete with the top players, you will be at a disadvantage as a F2P player. Still, it is entirely possible to rank high in the Arena, but it requires a significant time investment. This means you will have to play the game on a daily basis for months, if not years in order to assemble a powerful PvP team that will be able to compete with top players.
So, to sum it up, yes, the game is completely playable for F2P players, but playing Arena on a competitive level requires either a significant time investment or purchasing packs via microtransactions.
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Knights Chronicle is a very decent hero collection RPG, especially for the fans of anime. Its gorgeous visuals and addictive gameplay will keep you staring at your phone until your battery runs dry…
When taking everything into consideration, Knights Chronicle is a very decent hero collection RPG, especially for the fans of anime. Its gorgeous visuals and addictive gameplay will keep you staring at your phone until your battery runs dry. Definitely a must-try for all anime lovers!
Knights Chronicle guides and TIPS
How to improve your gaming experience and gameplay…
Here is the part when we get a bit more in-depth. We compiled a list of useful guides, tips, and tricks that will help you throughout your gaming journey and hopefully make it more fun and easy! Enjoy!
Use links below to jump to the guide sections.
- How to get awakening essence?
- How to reroll?
- How to set helper?
- How to enhance a hero?
- How to delete an account?
- How to leave a guild?
- How to use enhancemon?
- How to get insignia?
- How to get evolvemon?
Awakening essences are used for awakening heroes. You can get awakening essences from the Arena shop every week. Other than that, awakening essences can be acquired from SSR Advent Dungeons.
Rerolling is a process of starting the game from scratch in order to use the free starting resources to summon some of the most powerful heroes. Since the summoning is random, it is not guaranteed you will get a powerful hero, which is why you sometimes want to “reroll” and try your luck again. In Knights Chronicle, rerolling is fairly easy. All you need to do is go to Settings > Account Info, and then unlink your account. Then, simply connect again with a different email, and the game will start from the beginning.
Helper is one of your characters your friends can use to assist them. Here is how you can set helper in Knights Chronicle. Simply make sure that the leader of the last party you used is the character you want as your helper. The game will always let your friends use the helper who is the leader of the last party you used.
Upon reaching level 60, you will be able to enhance your heroes. Each time you do so, your hero will receive one purple star, up to a maximum of six. To enhance a hero, you will need to provide some insignias as well as the advent heroes of appropriate quality. You can obtain advent heroes through the Laboratory or by doing Advent Dungeons. Each enhancement is more expensive than the previous one, so keep that in mind when enhancing your heroes.
Once you link Knights Chronicle to your google account, you cannot delete it. However, you can start anew by unlinking it in the Account Info tab under Settings, and linking another google account.
If you are unsatisfied with your current guild in Knights Chronicle, and wish to leave, here is how you can do it. From the Lobby, click to Town. After that, go to Guild, and then click on Manage Guild. From there, scroll all the way down, and you will notice Leave Guild option. Simply click on it, and you will be able to leave your current guild. Bear in mind that you will have to wait 24 hours before you can join another guild.
Enhancemons can be used in place of advent heroes in order to enhance your heroes. Bear in mind that in order to use your enhancemon, it needs to be the appropriate quality and it also needs to have 6 stars.
Insignias are valuable resources used for enhancing your heroes. You can get insignias by doing guild dungeons
There are several ways to get evolvemon in Knights Chronicle. You occasionally get evolvemon by completing Missions. You can also acquire them by doing dailies. Other than that, you can get evolvemon by competing in the Arena. Lastly, you can obtain evolvemon by completing all 15 floors of Time-Space.