Hello, from the other side (had to, haaaa)! I hope everyone’s been having a fantastic new year so far. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I disappeared for a couple of months around Thanksgiving time. Partly due to the holidays, partly due to moving! I am now living in Rhode Island and loving every second of it – hello, New England winter for this southern girl. I’m now settled and anxious to get back into my usual groove of things, and I’ve been gaming PLENTY these past couple of months. I’d love to share with you a new game… one that I’ve been playing nonstop for around two weeks now.
I know that ninety percent of the games I play are PC related, however, I have been diving deeper into the realm of mobile gaming lately and I must say, I am not at all disappointed in what I’ve come across so far. My most recent obsession? Com2Us’s Summoners War – think of it as a sort of… Pokemon collector’s game on speed. Times eleven.
The objective of the game is pretty simple. Collect monsters, level them up, soup them up with runes, raise their skills by “feeding” extra like-monsters to your higher level ones, etc etc etc. The game has an ENORMOUS following (it even has its own Wiki and a subreddit dedicated to the game as well as a ton of fan tip, tricks and hacks sites). If you’re a collector, like I am, you will LOVE this game.
The game is composed of MANY different monsters, from five different elements – wind, fire, water, dark and light. Logically, one element is either weaker or stronger against another and certain monsters are better at certain things (i.e. defense or attacking), so when it comes to dungeons or arena fights, there is a little logic involved when building your team and composing a strategy in order to win, but you do catch on pretty quickly. Not to mention, there is a ton of feedback and input from other fans of the game that you can refer to if you need help – everything from rune suggestions to fusion tips.
In order to get the super cool monsters in Summoners War, you sort of have to have either a magic touch or a sh*t ton of luck. You get monsters one of two ways really – random dungeon drops (generally low level monsters) or summoning. The most common monsters in game are one to three star monsters, where as the rarer one are four to five stars. These can all be summoned, but be aware… summoning a natural five star monster is ridiculously uncommon (unless you’re me… I got my first natural five star just a couple of nights ago after two weeks of play time – a fire Polar Queen!).
You do, naturally, have to level your characters up in order to make them stronger in not one, but TWO ways, throughout the game. One way is a star level which can be from one star to six star (for example, you can see in the first image on this post that the Ifrit is a 3 star monster).
As your monsters gain levels and star ratings, you can do what is called “awakening” them, which will change their stats, give them an extra skill or perk, and change their general appearance to something WAYYYY cooler. You can tell an awakened monster from a non-awakened one most easily by the color of their star level – awakened monsters have purple star levels whereas non-awakened ones have yellow stars. Check out the image below to see a general yellow-star monster (left) to an awakened monster (right). Same monster… very different stats/look/etc.
There is SO MUCH to do in Summoners War that I’m kind of worried how much time it’s going to take away from me (hah!) and I could EASILY go on and on and ON about it in this review, but instead – I just encourage everyone to check it out. Whether you’re an old Pokemon fan looking for a fun as hell and addicting game, or you’re just looking for a good time killer – this game will have you hooked within a day. I know it did me.
Check out Summoners War on iOS and Android or read more about it on the Com2Us website. And be sure to check out their other games – I have become a huge fan of Ace Fishing as well… but that is a review for another day!