Devilian Mobile Review- Hack and Slash Like Never Before!
A month ago I stumbled upon then newly released mobile game called Devilian. I have played this type of games previously, so on a first glance I thought this might be another by the numbers, mobile RPG and to be honest to some extent it is. Some aspects of Devilian are similar to other hack and slash RPGs available on mobile devices, but this game does enough innovations in some areas that I felt it deserved to be reviewed.
Devilian is 3D hack and slash RPG. It has pretty lame and basic story, but let’s face it, we won’t be getting any Final Fantasy-esque story for mobile games in a while. Graphics and animations in this game are top notch. I really can’t complain about anything in this department.
Developers really went all out on character creation, which resulted in amazing mob and boss designs. If you are looking for a beautiful game, then go no further and download Devilian. But for all of you who like some substance in your games, I will try to convey my thoughts and experience playing this game, so you know what you can expect.
Combat feels amazing
We all know that mobile devices are limited when it comes to the gameplay mechanics. There is not much you can do with touch screen control-wise and still have it feel intuitive and fluid. Developers have nailed down swiping and clicking, but they rarely manage to properly implement free movement systems. Devilian developers have done exactly that. In the past, I have reviewed a side scrolling RPG called Masquerade and they used a similar control system, but in Devilian camera perspective is different, giving it a completely different feel.
Here, you are watching your character from above, similar to Diablo games. This immediately makes combat a lot more interesting. You will be dodging enemy attacks left and right all that while throwing your abilities and attacks at them. Combat is pretty fast-paced and you will need to be laser focused especially at later stages and difficulties.
As far as I can tell the developers have balanced the game nicely. I mean there are some money grabbing features, but those didn’t really hinder my experience. I can’t speak for competitive part of this game, but if you are going in casually, like me, you won’t have any trouble going through the whole story.
On top of that, boss fights are fun as hell. They have reminded me of boss fights from PC and console games. Bosses attack in patterns and you will get prompts where they are striking. It is important to time your dodges, so you don’t end up destroyed by one of their powerful attacks. Early on they are easy and you will go through them with no sweat, but once you progress further down the storyline, they will become more complicated and you will need to evade their attacks and carefully manage your abilities.