Having played the app since a month ago, I finally set down to write this review.
During the initial minutes of play, Chain Chronicle seems like those other games you’ve seen or played. Before you consider dismissing the game, spend a little more time on the story missions. There’s limited routes in the beginning, but more paths are unlocked as you progress.
New events and challenges are constantly introduced from time to time. I remember one where you’re encouraged to form a team of Knights. This causes you to review your strategy and forces you to mix up your seasoned and new characters.
The dialog between the unlocked characters developed my interest in the game as the plot drove me to explore new locations and paths, and meet new characters. I’m immediately attracted to the characters from their artwork. Most of them are very well hand drawn, with a certain flair adopted for some groups. I guess this is meant to invite the players to conjure various personality into the different characters. You will meet warriors, archers, knights, mages, soldiers, peasants and some that’s out of this world.
Here’s a sample of the characters I came across within the first day of play:
The border colours also indicate the level of rarity of the card. As you discover new and better characters, you may shift your focus on the new character so as to unlock its maximum potential. This is where it gets interesting and nitpicking for me. Often, I had to rank my choices according to rarity level, artwork and special skills of the character. Being a long-time fan of collectible card games, this process never fail to intrigue me, and I would constantly revising my party depending on their performance upon unlocking new characters or obtaining new enhancement cards.
The game rewards you for logging in daily. Choose from six chests and find out what you had …..as well as could have uncover.
The images for each character do not change, and there is no animation, albeit some light effects and transitions. Some dialogue scripts sounds cheesy, but it’s up to the player to imagine each character’s personality.
The trick to levelling up fast in Chain Chronicle is to constantly enhance your best characters with unlocked upgrades. The better they are, the more efficient they become during battles, hence the higher the chance to reap more and better rewards.
Chain Chronicle is addictive and having developed an interest in the game after 3 weeks of play, I decided to reward myself with one of the Prysma packs on special offer, worth s$18.
Game requires data connection and is suitable for squeezing some serious fights while commuting, especially when more train stations are equipped with Singtel Wifi.
Come check out the game, more info at: http://chainchronicle.gumi.sg/
Played on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Find me: ID: 140,336,153
Also available on iTunes.