Summoners War: Lost Centuria is a remastered version of the popular Monster Collector game Summoners War that main focus is Real-Time PVP. It just launched today!!!
I remember playing Summoners War years and years back, however, it really did not age well in time.
Not only did the graphics looks super outdated, the game experience really bad lag during gameplay and on your own island area.
However, Summoners War: Lost Centuria feels like a big improvement, the optimization and graphics was a big update however the core gameplay did change quite a bit.
While Summoners War was Turn-Based Combat, Lost Centuria is more Real-Time Combat instead. While it’s main focus is Real-Time PVP fights. In fact, you don’t even unlock story-mode until you are a certain rank in PVP fights.
Further, Lost Centuria is an shard based gacha game where you open chests for heroes or their shards to upgrade them further.
The combat is pretty smooth, while I may not be use to the combat, it feels like there are quite a bit depth to it. It’s not a complete mindless auto-fight stimulator where there are counters and combos to do. There is also no Auto-Play feature in game what I have come across so far.
F2P Friendly ★★☆☆☆
While the game did launch today, this may not hold true a few months/years down the line, but so far, I feel that whales have a huge advantage due to having access to not just high level heroes but higher rank heroes right from the bat. While F2P players are slowly collecting them via story-mode and PVP. However, in due time, I strongly believe the advantage will not be as high as eventually, everyone should get all heroes at max level as long as their RNG isn’t complete trash right? But at the same time, this is a PVP focused game, and it’s only good for F2P players who started from day one, all newcomers would just be left in the dust.
Cash Shop ★★★★☆
The cash shop is just like all gacha mobile games out there, you have package and you have gacha. Very P2W style marketing. While when you gacha summon, it does feel much more expensive summoning than another mobile game like Monster Super League. Cash Shop does also prompt you with lots of pop-ups and prompts asking you to buy certain packages with $$ too. Another very mobile thing to do.
The artwork in this game is just like it’s predecessor, Summoners Wars however updated. It’s not a style I piratically enjoy but that doesn’t mean it’s not good, it’s still beautiful in it’s own right.
This is a pretty fun game for a few matches, but then it kind of takes a toll on you. It’s not fast-paced gameplay and it’s very mentally draining as well. A few matches here and here is fun enough but as a gacha game to play half your day when you are procrastinating with your studies or at work , not so much.