It's easy to forget that the youngest millennials are now between 23 and 24 years old. They're well into adulthood, basically. And with the responsibilities of adulthood comes significantly less time to play video games.
So it's no surprise that many are now gravitating towards games designed for shorter play sessions. And this isn't just something we see on mobile – all you have to do is look to the overwhelming success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to see that console gamers are similarly drawn to titles that can be experienced in bite-sized chunks.
Within the world of mobile gaming, we're seeing giant RPG experiences and the most competitive of multiplayer games now take this into consideration. For example, idle mechanics have become a large part of mobile RPGs, from casual gacha games to the most ambitious of MMORPGs.
If we look to some recent releases, many attempt to offer a nostalgic throwback to the RPGs of yore while implementing these modern design sensibilities. Epic Odyssey does this incredibly well by knowing what to take from its biggest inspirations and what to leave behind.
The result is a game that should please RPG enthusiasts who perhaps don't have several hours a day to spend exploring virtual worlds. It provides the depth and scale of a traditional RPG experience, a cast of well-written and memorable characters, and all of the ease of use we now expect from modern releases.