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5 best iOS games to play on a plane

Posted by Emily Sowden on August 24th, 2018

Some of you may absolutely leap at the chance to climb onboard an aeroplane. Some of you may not be too thrilled at the idea of flying, but will get on with it without much fuss. Some of you may be paralysed with fear, like me, from the moment you step in the airport.

However you handle flying, this is a handful of games you really shouldn't be without. I mean, it's not the end of the world if you don't have them, but they're good fun and a good distraction for those less tolerable of air travel – trust me.

Knights Chronicle guide - Everything you need to know about the August 9 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 8th, 2018

It seems like every two weeks, we can expect some new and exciting things to come to Knights Chronicle. In the last update, there were some nice quality of life features added to the game, but aside from a couple new heroes, not anything huge to shake the game up too much.

This upcoming update, which should hit within the next 24 hours, promises much more than that. Balance changes to heroes, a whole new game mode, and–of course–some more heroes to gush over. See below for more details:

Knights Chronicle guide - The best PvP characters

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 2nd, 2018

We’re continuing our pseudo-tier list for Knights Chronicle by listing our picks of the best heroes to have on your team in the Arena.

Again, because the criteria for what makes a hero so great in Knights Chronicle can be extremely situational, we’ve simply given our top three picks for best heroes by type that will generally serve you well in the Arena. See our picks below:

Knights Chronicle guide - Everything you need to know about the July 26 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 25th, 2018

It's only been about a month since Knights Chronicle released and we're about to see our third huge update. The 1.1 release brought us the top tier attacker Morrigan along with some much-requested moves to make the game friendlier for free players, and the update that dropped just a week later added things like Haspiel Assault and the Taiyo Advent dungeon.

This latest update isn't quite out at the time of this writing, but it promises quite a few more goodies for Knights Chronicle players. See below for what some of these things might be:

Knights Chronicle guide - The best PvE characters

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 23rd, 2018

Everyone loves a good tier list, but there aren’t any great ones out there for Knights Chronicle. This isn’t just because no one bothered to make one though. It’s actually because heroes in Knights Chronicle may be valuable in one aspect of the game when they aren’t in another.

In an effort to build some semblance of a quality tier list for Knights Chronicle, you’d have to break down top heroes for each aspect of the game as well as sort them by the kind of hero they are, which is exactly what this list (the first of many) sets out to do.

This list of heroes in Knights Chronicle ranks the top three characters of each type purely by how good they are in Advent and Multiplayer Dungeons (also known as PvE). In other words, don’t use this list to build your Arena team. Check out our picks for best PvE heroes below:

Knights Chronicle guide - Multiplayer dungeon guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 19th, 2018

We’ve talked quite a bit about building your best team for PvP in Knights Chronicle, but there always comes a time in the game where you need to turn to other players for help. Multiplayer dungeons can be some of the hardest missions in the entire game, but they don’t necessarily have to be.

You see, the reason why clearing bosses like Decain and even the lowly Flare can be so hard is that you have to depend on players who may or may not know what they’re doing. In order to be a good team player in Knights Chronicle generally, keep the following tips in mind and you’ll likely save yourself and others a lot of time and stamina.

Knights Chronicle guide - How to make the most of your knight selector ticket

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 16th, 2018

The best thing about Knights Chronicle is how friendly it is to players that don’t want to spend any money on it. Although it’s surface structure looks like a ton of stingy moves trying to squeeze money out of players, there are a ton of free perks Netmarble grants to players just for sticking with the game.

One of these perks is the Knight Selector Ticket, which grants players the option to choose any white or dark knight SSR units if they log into Knights Chronicle daily for 28 days. This provides an awesome opportunity for all players to fill key gaps in their current rosters with some really quality units, provided they make their choice carefully. If you’re wondering what units are best to pick for your 28 day Knight Selector Ticket, keep reading to learn how to best up your game with this sweet perk.

Who to avoid

Of the White and Dark Knights to select in Knights Chronicle, there isn’t one that stands head and shoulders above the rest as the best pick for all players. That said, there are a couple heroes that generally don’t provide a ton of utility that you should probably avoid.

Namely, Marduk, Damian, and Nemesis are pretty weak picks at the moment. Marduk struggles mostly because he only offers tons of defense without much damage output, prolonged taunting abilities, or useful hero talents. Damian, on the other hand, can become pretty great at deleting other characters, but getting him there takes a lot of investment in maxing him out, whereas Dark Knights like Ashley or Mary are pretty effective attackers almost immediately. Lastly, there’s Nemesis, who can be useful to counter teams that have a lot of reviving characters, but a lot of her damage output is dependent on generating Dark Orbs, which is a process that takes way too long at the moment.

Who to pick and why

If you pick any knights besides the three listed above, you’ll likely be a pretty happy camper, but let’s delve a little deeper into what each of these remaining characters have to offer:

    • Ramu - Despite being listed as a Hybrid-type fighter, Ramu is one of the best support characters in Knights Chroncile. This is mostly because she restores 10% of her party’s HP every turn and has the ability to revive two heroes at once with her ultimate ability. Her weakness is that she doesn’t really put out much damage at all, but all of her skills have utility outside of that that make Ramu one of the best picks you can make from this selector, both for PvP and PvE.
    • Mary - Mary is an offensive powerhouse. She has an extremely powerful ultimate ability that attacks all enemies at once and a chance to make three of her targets unable to revive. Mary is also interesting in that she gets more powerful as enemies die, making her a bigger threat the further into a fight you get. Out of all the knights available, Mary is a great pick, particularly if you want a great damage dealer for PvE missions.
    • Deimos - If Ramu sounds interesting, but you want a more traditional support character to add to your roster, Deimos is your best bet. Deimos not only provides healing, but also can remove buffs from enemies and grant Veil of Phantasm to your entire team, allowing you to avoid hard-hitting attacks right when you need to. Simply put, if you need a support hero and already have Ramu, or want someone more specialized for keeping your team alive, choose Deimos.
    • Ashley - The king of damage over time, Ashley is a great attacker to add to your party if you’re looking to build a team that excels at longer combat encounters. His kit involves an ability called Ebony Wound, which deals damage to heroes with it every turn and cannot be removed. On top of this, Ashley’s ultimate ability can do some amazing burst damage to a single target with the possibility to stunning for two turns as well. Of everyone in the selector, Ashley is probably best suited for people looking for a PvP damage dealer.

Make the best choice for your team

Ramu and Ashley are probably the best heroes to pick from this selector, but that doesn’t meant you should just blindly choose one of them. As mentioned in previous guides, Knights Chronicle is much more about having a team that works well together rather than just having a collection of powerful heroes.

At the end of the day, Mary might be just what you need to make your Dark/Water team be even more destructive, or you may want to take a chance on Marduk because you don’t have any defensive heroes at all and want to see if a future update buffs him a bit. No matter who you pick, just make sure it makes sense for your current hero box, and you can’t go wrong.

Want to get even better at Knights Chronicle? Check out our ultimate list of guides here.

Knights Chronicle guide - How to beat Haspiel Assault

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 13th, 2018

The updates for Knights Chronicle just keep rolling in. This second update to the game comes just six days after the huge 1.1 update and adds quite a few new goodies to contend with.

One of these new goodies is a new multiplayer dungeon known as Haspiel Assault. Although it’s a low-ranking mission, it can be pretty hard to take down at first, but with these few tips you’ll be able to ace this new dungeon easily. We’ll also go over why you should take on this new dungeon at all.

Knights Chronicle guide - Everything you need to know about the July 11 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 12th, 2018

Just when we thought Knights Chronicle couldn’t get any better, Netmarble released yet another content update, coming just six days after the huge 1.1 patch. While this update isn’t quite as significant as the one that came before it, there are still some neat things to dig into here.

The main focus of this update is heroes, but there’s also a new event that’s been added. Check out details on all of these things below.

Knights Chronicle guide - How the town works, and why you should upgrade it

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 11th, 2018

There’s a lot of stuff going on in Knights Chronicle, and perhaps the most out of place element in it is its town management layer. Here, instead of training heroes or fighting monsters, you’re just upgrading buildings, most of which can help you earn or purchase new materials.

Upgrading your town can be a long road, but it’s well worth investing in. See below for some more info about the town and how to upgrade it.

Knights Chronicle guide - Everything you need to know about the 1.1 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 11th, 2018

Last week, a huge new update dropped for Knights Chronicle that shook just about everything up. There’s new heroes, new missions, and all sorts of other goodies to sink your teeth into.

With all of these changes, it might be kind of difficult to know exactly what is better or worse just by looking at things on the surface, so let’s take a deep dive into the 1.1 update for Knights Chronicle, shall we?

What mobile games are we looking forward to in the second half of 2018? - Emily's picks

Posted by Emily Sowden on July 11th, 2018

2018 has been a bit of a mix in mobile gaming. We've had some real gems like Oddmar, Candleman, and Dandara, and we've had some disappointments, but what about the future?

These upcoming games have me excited for a number of different reasons, and some of them are a little – er – weird. Though it's easy to just focus on what we know is coming and what we know we're going to get, it's much more fun to look forward and speculate on what we don't know, eh?

No? Just me? Well, we'd best get to it then.

5 things you need to know to get started in Pokemon Quest

Posted by Emily Sowden on July 5th, 2018

Pokemon Quest iOS screenshot - A Bellsprout

After Pokemon Quest snuck out on Nintendo Switch, we had to wait a surprisingly short amoung of time before getting it on iOS and Android. I mean, we knew it was coming, but you'd never know if we'd only be waiting a month or six to get our hands on the game.

If you're looking for a full RPG you won't find it here, sorry chaps. This one's a free to play title that's not quite the style of Pokemon you'd recognise. It may have all of the fan-favourites from Red and Blue, but they're – er – blockier, so there are a few new things to learn.

Not to worry, though! Here's a handy ol' guide to walk you through the basics so you can command an epic team and collect all of the delicious, shiny loot.

Knights Chronicle guide - The ultimate rune guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 3rd, 2018

No matter what heroes you happen to summon in Knights Chronicle, you can customize them in a ton of different ways thanks to the game’s myriad upgrade systems. One of the deepest of these systems is the rune system, which allows you to equip up to six different items to characters to boost their stats.

On top of granting general stat boosts, runes can also be upgraded and equipped in sets to make your heroes even more powerful. See below for some handy things to keep in mind about runes.

Knights Chronicle guide - How to conquer the Timespace Void

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 2nd, 2018

There are a ton of different arenas for you to push your heroes to their limits in Knights Chronicle, but there’s one mode that stands out as particularly unique among the rest. The Timespace Void feels kind of like a mix between the game’s story mode and the multiplayer arena, but it’s also got some strange survival mechanics that make it feel like it’s own thing.

The Timespace Void is a great mode to play if you want to guarantee great rewards for each fight you get into, but beware, this mode can be hellishly difficult. With that in mind, check out these tips to help you conquer the Timespace Void.