The Seven Deadly Sins Grand Cross 2020 Review and Guides
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When The Seven Deadly Sins (aka Nanatsu no Taizai) anime was first released for the western audience in 2015, everyone lost their mind. It was (and still is) one of the best modern anime series, and its release was met with general praise from critics and audiences alike. It was only a matter of time until this popular anime got its video game adaptation, and now, The Seven Deadly Sins Grand Cross is here, much to the delight of all fans of the anime.
It literally ‘exploded’ on the western market, so let’s dig deeper and see what it has to offer…
TSDS GC was developed and published by the South Korean video games developer, Netmarble. It was released on March 2nd, 2020, for Android and iOS, and it was generally very well received by the gaming audience. TSDS GC currently has over 5 million installs on Google Play alone where it sits at 4.4 out of 5 stars rating with more than 170k user reviews. On the iTunes App Store, the game has 4.9 out of 5 stars user score with over 54k user reviews and it is rated #17 in the Adventure genre. It is evident that the game literally ‘exploded’ on the western market, so let’s dig deeper and see what it has to offer.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The story of the game follows the one from the anime, and it does so remarkably well…
Since TSDS GC is a video game adaptation of the popular anime, it’s only fair to go over this aspect first. The story of the game follows the one from the anime, and it does so remarkably well. Between every mission, you will be able to enjoy cinematics, and those are masterfully done and very faithful to the source material. While playing the game, you will really immerse yourself in the world of The Seven Deadly Sins. It is also worth noting that the game is fully voice acted, which greatly adds up to the overall atmosphere. Characters’ special moves are also neatly animated, which further increases the overall immersion. All in all, the developers hit the bullseye when it comes to the atmosphere, and hats off to them for making the game so reminiscent of the anime it was based on.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
It is quite a unique game by today’s standards…
This is where things get interesting. From the very start, you might think that this is just another gacha game with fancy characters from lovable anime. However, that’s (thankfully) not the case with this one. TSDS GC is quite a unique game by today’s standards. Yes, it does feature the hero collection element most gachas have, but it is far from being a generic one. During battles, you control up to four characters (you can actually only control three at once with the fourth one being a reserve). Each of the characters has their special skills, but unlike other gachas, these skills are usable as cards. When you start the fight, you are given several random cards belonging to your characters. Each of these cards is selected at random, and you can use up to three actions during each round. As an action, you can use one of your cards, or you can “move” some of the cards you’re currently holding. Why would you want to move the cards? Well, the answer is fairly simple. When two cards of the same type are held next to each other, they merge into the same card that is one rank higher. There are three ranks for each of the cards, and combining two same cards of rank 1 will produce one card of rank 2. Similarly, combining two cards of rank 2 will produce one card of rank 3. However, if you don’t want to use one of your actions for moving the cards, whenever you use any of the cards, the rest of the cards in your hand will simply get closer to one another. For example, if you have two same cards separated by one other card, you can use the card that’s between them, and the two same cards will get next to each other and merge into a card of higher rank. This opens up a lot of options and different strategies while playing, which makes the game way more fun and engaging.
But that’s not all. There are six different card types. Attack cards are generally for skills that deal damage. Buff cards are for skills that provide some positive effects for a number of turns. Stance cards will have an effect while assuming a stance. Debuff cards will place some negative effects on the enemy for a set number of turns. Debuff Attack cards will deal damage and put negative effects on the enemy. Recovery cards are the ones that provide healing. Each one of the heroes possesses several different skills, each one belonging to one of these six categories. Also, every hero has the Ultimate card that is much more powerful than normal cards.
When it comes to heroes, many of the iconic characters from Seven Deadly Sins anime are present in the game. You can collect them in a standard gacha manner, so in that regard, the game doesn’t differentiate much from other games of a similar genre. As for the heroes themselves, there are many different ways to improve them. You can increase their levels, equip them with various gear, awaken them, change their costumes, and etc. Each of these options will influence the overall power rating of the heroes. Another thing worth mentioning is that TSDS GC has a rock-paper-scissors attribute system. This means that certain hero types are strong against one while being weak against another. This is nothing new if you are a veteran of this genre since most of the gacha games utilize a similar system.
Other than the campaign, the game also features player versus player Arena for all those that are interested in being competitive. Also, there is a Death Match, a two-player real-time cooperative game mode. In this mode, two players have to cooperate and defeat the menacing demons and defend the kingdom before the time expires. Overall, the game is relatively new, and it might not have as much content as many other old-school gachas, but since it was recently released, and given its enormous success, the developers will more than likely add some additional game modes in some of the future updates.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
It is one of the best-looking gachas currently available on the market, and it is really worth every praise…
This is where TSDS GC really shines. The game looks very much like anime, and all of the characters are quite faithfully represented in it. The game’s protagonists, Meliodas, Elizabeth, Hawk, Diane, and many others all look and behave just like in anime. Their movement, animations, the level of detail are all completely on-spot. Other than that, even some of the minor characters look great, and it is evident that the developers did their best to make this game as faithful to the source material as possible. The level of detail in the environment is also impressive. The Boar Hat tavern looks amazing, and so do many other locations across the fictional world of Britannia. Without a doubt, it is one of the best-looking gachas currently available on the market, and it is really worth every praise.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
When it comes to hardware requirements, it’s not too high compared to some other titles…
When it comes to hardware requirements, this game isn’t too high compared to some other titles. If you’re an Android user, you will need to have a device that supports Android 4.4 or later. As for the iOS users, they need to have a device capable of running at least iOS 9.0. These are quite low when it comes to requirements. Also, the game runs very smoothly, even on mid-range smartphones, and is very well optimized. You will very rarely experience slowdowns or crashes, but they can happen sometimes. The only major downside is that the game will drain your battery very quickly, so be aware of that. After all, The Seven Deadly Sins does look beautiful, so this is somewhat understandable.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This game also features microtransactions. However, these aren’t mandatory in order to enjoy the game…
When it comes to the game being free to play friendly, this game is fairly generous. Yes, like with many other gacha games, this game also features microtransactions. However, these aren’t mandatory in order to enjoy the game. In fact, you can experience most of the game without paying a dime. Still, bear in mind that you will progress slower, but the content won’t be limited to you. So all in all, if you want to play this game as a F2P player, you can do it, as long as you are prepared to invest some time into it. The only major downside for F2P players will be PvP content since people who purchase packs via microtransactions will have the advantage. This is pretty much the case with most of the modern mobile games, so it is quite understandable.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
You will easily immerse yourself in the game world, and you will stay glued to your phone until your battery runs out…
TSDS GC is one of the most faithful game adaptations of anime. The characters, the animations, visuals, everything is done amazingly well. You will easily immerse yourself in the world of Seven Deadly Sins, and you will stay glued to your phone until your battery runs out.
How to improve your gaming experience and gameplay…
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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!
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- How to get Demon Meliodas?
- How to reroll?
- How to unlock PvP?
- How to transfer?
- How to open a chest?
- How to get SSR Coins?
- How to get your gear?
- How to get gems?
At the moment, there are two versions of Meliodas in the game, Tavern Master and Captain Meliodas. You automatically get Tavern Master Meliodas upon starting the game, and you can get Captain Meliodas via the Draw Hero option. However, in one of the future updates, Sin of Wrath Meliodas (aka Demon Meliodas) will also become available.
In order to reroll, you need to go to Menu, and then select the Player Info option. Once there, click on Reset Data. This will allow you to completely reset your account data and start from scratch. Bear in mind this will completely wipe any progress you made, so be careful with using this option. You can, however, transfer your data to another device prior to wiping it, in case you want to make a backup.
In TSDS GC, you can unlock PvP during Chapter 4 of the story. Simply keep playing the story, and eventually, you will be able to unlock PvP.
The game allows you to transfer your data to another device. In order to do so, first, open the Menu. Then select the Player Info option. There, you can find the Data Transfer icon. Clicking on it will open a window for data transfer. You will be able to set the sync password between the devices you are using, and you will receive the sync code. Another option is to sign up with Google Play, email, or Facebook. This will also allow you to transfer data to another device as long as your account is linked to one of these options. You can find these under the Player Info button in the Player Info option of the Menu.
Treasure chests in the game are simply the items you can sell and earn some gold in the process. You cannot really open these chests since their purpose is just to be sold. In order to do that, open the Menu, then select the Item Storage option. Afterward, click on the Misc. option and you will be able to see all of the treasure chests you possess. Simply by clicking on each one, you will be able to sell them and earn some gold while doing so.
In order to get SSR Coins, you need to obtain duplicates for SSR Heroes you already own. This means that using the Hero Draw option and receiving an SSR Hero you already have will award you with a number of SSR Coins. These are extremely useful, so be really mindful of how you spend them. In general, they are best used for getting some of the rarest heroes once they are available in the Coin Shop.
You can get gear in the game simply by completing quests. This will grant you some basic equipment. However, if you are looking to get some SSR gear, you can do so once your town friendship is at level 5. This will allow you to do quests for gear and you can also get it from the equipment shop. Bear in mind that SSR gear is quite expensive, so be mindful when purchasing some of these items. Also, there is always the option of Drawing Equipment, but for this, you will need a lot of gold, so keep that in mind.
Gems are the premium currency. This valuable resource can be obtained in several ways. Firstly, you will get a lot of these while you complete the main story. Other than that, look for the side quests and missions that award gems. This will significantly increase the number of gems you can earn, so always do these when you can. Next, you can also receive some gems from daily rewards. Also, the game features the achievement system. There are a lot of achievements you can do, and these often reward you gems upon completing them. Lastly, there is always the option of purchasing gems via microtransactions.