Version Reviewed: 1.1.7
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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You’ve probably played a game like East Legend before. That game might well be Summoners War, but there are plenty of similar alternatives. East Legend is another in a steady trend of free to play action RPGs - the kind that are heavy on grinding and micro transactions, but are still quite appealing.
I have no clue what the storyline behind East Legend is and I doubt that many will care. What is important is that you have a team of fighters that you can develop into even stronger fighters. Combat is of the action RPG kind with you using a virtual d-pad to run around before tapping on specific action buttons to inflict damage. Each of your team has a special attack, meaning there’s a hint of strategy as you figure out when best to use these attacks. It’s simple stuff though, with each arena being very linear and quite basically laid out.
Where East Legend’s depth shines is outside of combat. There’s quite a lot of opportunities for you to upgrade stuff. You can recruit new heroes, use growth packages to make them stronger, equip new items for extra bonuses, and so forth. It’s formulaic stuff but it’s that grind that keeps you chipping away at East Legend.
East Legend works well on a mobile device because it’s so easy to jump into for a little while and still achieve something. Levels are laid out in a straight forward fashion, so there’s no risk of losing track of what’s going on. The only downside is that East Legend is kind of slow loading, meaning it’s not quite as instant as you’d like.
Despite that though, East Legend scratches that progression itch. You’ve played such things before, but you’ll enjoy what’s here. You won’t have to worry about paying up to get anywhere either, with grinding fulfilling most roles.