RAID: Shadow Legends

MMORPG 2020 di eroi collezionabili - Crea la tua squadra di eroi. Allenali. Equipaggiali. Impara a conoscerne forze e debolezze... ed infine schierali nelle campagne PvE contro il mondo di gioco, o sfida altri giocatori nell'arena PvP per scalare la classifica.

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RAID: Shadow Legends è un gioco MMO fantasy free-to-play con forti elementi RPG.
Sviluppato da Plarium, pone i giocatori in controllo del loro party di eroi in combattimento.

Il cuore del gioco consiste nella progressione PvE, durante la quale prenderete parte a campagne, dungeon e guerre di fazione per livellare i vostri eroi e procurar loro un equipaggiamento migliore.
Il combattimento è a turni e si rivela sufficientemente complesso per renderlo stimolante sul lungo periodo, ma anche facile da padroneggiare nei rudimenti per la gioia dei novellini del genere.

Recluterete nuovi eroi nel corso del tempo (ve ne sono centinaia!), ognuno con i suoi punti di forza e debolezze che possono essere valorizzati\mitigate attraverso l'uso di artifatti, pozioni, glifi ed altri item.
Solo coloro che capiranno come massimizzare il potenziale dei loro campioni saranno in grado di scalare le classifiche nell'arena PvP, l'obiettivo ultimo per i player più avanzati.

RAID è dotato di una grafica veramente buona: in particolare, tutti gli artwork all'interno del gioco relativi a personaggi, ambientazioni ed oggetti sono carichi di fascino e ben dettagliati, e questo contribuisce enormemente al lore ed all'atmosfera del titolo.

Nel complesso, RAID è davvero un ottimo, divertente MMORPG.
Plarium era nota per creare ottimi, seppur molto tradizionali, browser-game strategici... con RAID, hanno decisamente innalzato le loro ambizioni.
Nonostante vi siano alcune delle meccaniche di gioco tipiche dei titoli browser-based della compagnia (come ad esempio la progressione della propria Roccaforte), il suo cuore consiste nei nuovi elementi RPG del combattimento a turni e della collezione di eroi, fasi nelle quali inizia il vero divertimento per gli amanti dei MMORPG.

➔ Punti principali:

  • Free to play party-based MMORPG that's fun and visually pleasing.
  • Hundreds of unique hero characters with individual skills and combat animations.
  • A combination of strategy and RPG turn-based combat mechanics.
  • Extremely popular title with active playerbase (also on mobile platforms).
  • Simple for beginners, but can become really tactical for hardcore gamers.

Recensione completa

About RAID

Your hero characters are the heart and soul of the game, so keep them leveled and geared!

Made by Plarium, RAID: Shadow Legends (RAID) is a PC and mobile fantasy MMO in which players control a squad of heroes, utilizing their skills and equipment to come out on top in PvE and PvP. The game is free to play with optional in-game purchases, and features gameplay features that are both familiar to players of other Plarium games from the strategy genre, plus new ones in the form of turn-based 3D RPG combat. The game starts of with a short and sweet tutorial that shows off its lore and world building, plus introduces you to the party turn-based combat mechanic, and at the end you will get to pick your first hero character from a rare pool of four. Make your choice wisely here.

Building A Winning Roster

In RAID, the core objective of the game is to grow your roster of characters. The game has over two hundred characters consisting of different races - each with unique skills, looks and combat animations - and that's pretty impressive. You'll start with a few free heroes given to you at the starting rank of level 1, and must play through the game's content in order to level them up, acquire equipment to bolster their stats, and ultimately max-rank them all to tackle the harder content like Dungeons and Arena PvP for the best rewards available.

Boss fights are brutal and you'll need to make sure your party is ready.

RAID consists of two main gameplay modes, which are the Bastion HUB mode and the party combat mode. In Bastion, you are in charge of building your main HUB or city, by unlocking beneficial buildings the more you play and level up your account. For example, at level 6, you'll get access to the Tavern which can be used to sacrifice unneeded hero characters to power up another. Bastion will feel familiar progression-wise if you've ever played any strategy games released by Plarium. On the other hand, any content that you participate in, from story campaigns to dungeons will put you in RAID's party combat mode. Here, you'll need to spend Stamina which replenishes over time to tackle increasing levels of difficulty against the AI hero characters, in which you can control your heroes in combat manually or use the auto-play function which isn't recommended if you want to be efficient. Story campaigns, dungeons and the PvP Arena are all important to build a winning roster of heroes as they drop crucial materials like Shards and gear that lets you recruit more heroes and power up your existing roster. This makes up 90% of the gameplay in RAID. Combat itself is fun up until you start getting into the higher difficulty content, which requires a full team of five heroes. If you haven't gone back to re-play early levels and using up precious Stamina, you'll find some heroes in your roster being very under-leveled which could cause repetitive gameplay due to the need to grind out levels and gear just to progress. PvP Arena and Faction Wars rounds up to the content, and while they are fun, it can be painful if you don't share the same spending power with your opponent, who has managed to get the highest rarity heroes and gear by spending real money in the cash shop. There's some imbalanced matchmaking to be had, but overall there's plenty to do in RAID which should keep you occupied.

Picking Your Battles Wisely

One aspect of gameplay that players need to take into consideration early on in the game for progression is where to spend your Stamina to get the most out of your hero characters. At the beginning only the story campaign mode is available, and you should run that as much as you can to ensure that your chosen roster are at a decent level of 10 and above before continuing. This is to make sure that if you do dabble in Dungeon content, your characters have enough stats and gear to tackle the final boss in dungeons. Boss fights are pretty hard and it's easy to die and miss out on the loot, wasting precious Stamina in the process. It's also good to know and remember RAID's primary combat mechanic which is the strength and weakness system known as Affinity. Each hero class comes in one of three Affinities. They are Magic, Spirit and Force. Magic is strong against Spirit, Spirit is strong against Force, and Force is strong against Magic. The fourth Affinity is Void, and it has no strength or weaknesses but they only appear on the rarest of heroes, meaning they'll be super hard to obtain. Otherwise, most of the content you'll do in RAID awards sufficient currency to upgrade gear and can occasionally drop Shards and Gems needed to obtain new heroes.

Look and Feel

Bastion is the main HUB and you'll unlock new features as you level.

Plarium is known for releasing strategy games that doesn't focus on graphics and looks, but RAID is the exception. The game does have nice visuals especially in hero character close-ups, and there is voice acting for the early story campaigns too which are well produced. Due to the nature of RAID being a multi-platform MMO that can run on both PC and smartphones, the system requirements isn't very high which means it's highly accessible to players across the board. The only downside is the combat music that unfortunately plays on loop, and it's the same one or two tracks that you'll feel like muting after hearing it for the hundreth time in a row. Where the visuals shine is in the combat department, where you get to watch your hero characters execute their skills and abilities in real time and that's satisfying.

Is It Pay to Win?

Frankly speaking, RAID's cash shop is a little heavy handed. Beyond the tutorial, the game lets you know immediately that there are super beneficial items like premium Shards, boosts and more in the cash shop that you'll need in order to be competitive if your end-game is to climb the ranks fast and be the best in PvP Arena. This can be ignored of course, if you don't fancy yourself as a PvP enthusiast, and RAID can be enjoyed primarily for the solo PvE content. However, the most unpleasant thing you'll encounter is that every once in awhile, the game pushes popups that fills the screen with cash store advertisements that come across as overbearing, and that's due to the frequency of how often these things happen. The fact of the matter is, items in there are definitely advantageous, but you can play the game perfectly fine without spending a single cent.

Is It Worth Playing?

RAID is Plarium's latest foray into the RPG world and the game is pretty popular right now, especially on the Google Playstore and iOS Appstore. The easy to grasp gameplay and addictive nature of watching your favorite hero characters grow in strength and perform well in combat over time are what makes it fun, and it's definitely worth a try if you enjoy party based RPGs that caters to both PvE and PvP modes. It's free to play model is generous enough to go far in due time, but the cash store can leave a sour taste in the mouth if you're easily aggrieved by things that offers gameplay advantages for money.

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Grafica: full 3D
PvP: gilde o fazioni match o duelli PvE PvP
Influenza cash shop: medio
Exp rate: medio

Un interessante mix fra le meccaniche tipiche dei browser game di Plarium, ed i MMORPG con combattimento a turni.

Cosa Ci È Piaciuto..

Fun gameplay and roster building

Good visuals

Plenty of content

.. e cosa no

Overzealous cash store

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Review summary

  1. About RAID
  2. Building A Winning Roster
  3. Picking Your Battles Wisely
  4. Look and Feel
  5. Is It Pay to Win?
  6. Is It Worth Playing?

Cosa ci è piaciuto..

Fun gameplay and roster building
Good visuals
Plenty of content

.. e cosa no

Overzealous cash store
Grafica - 80 / 100
Divertimento - 80 / 100
Longevità - 80 / 100
Originalità - 80 / 100
Community - 80 / 100

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