The game is very generous when handing out premium currency. Yes, there is an option for buying premium currency, but for each stage cleared, you get 200, and you need 550 each card pull. Completing achievements in game give you a bunch of premium currency as well. Premium currency rare card draw rates are only 20% higher than pulling cards with in-game gold (30% vs 10%). The pulls are all from the same pool. So you will eventually get all premium currency cards from gold pulls. You can unlock the characters normally when progressing through the game, but you have the option of immediately unlocking them with premium currency. Equipment can only be acquired through exploring dungeons. Most importantly, the game can be played completely offline (aside from choosing to purchase premium currency.) All in all, the game is excellent, and doesn't force you to pay for premium currency. (There are two sets that are only acquired from premium currency, and that's the 3 Kingdoms Male/Female sets).
Final review from me, this game has very bad random seed. I rarely getting new item. This game softly forcing you to buy IAP. Getting harder, repetitive, and boring story. No daily reward, and missleading review from mew mew. Reward only 200 pts. Impossible to win in late game. Notify me if you win this game without IAP. Uninstalling now.
Can't play beyond 1st stage because the game always crash. Weird auto battle system. I was hoping it to be manual like Etrian Odyssey, not like some free to play game. Very bad English translation makes the story not enjoyable at all. What a waste of money.
Very cool card RPG. The only problems I have are that it's somewhat cumbersome to equip new items since you have to go from the inventory screen to the gear screen. When you get doubles of cards you already have it still shows NEW on the cards tab and it's hard to find the upgraded card unless you pay close attention to the element before leaving the Clear screen. The Three Kingdoms pack is prohibitively expensive so I won't be buying that. I haven't made any IAPs since buying the game and prefer to grind my way through the game. The premium currency is fair enough when you take achievements into account. I use some of that to buy gold to upgrade my heroes levels from time to time. My total level is 70 right now and I'm battling my way through stage 29. It gets tricky from time to time! If the new cards were marked better and the gear could be equipped from the inventory screen, I'd give it 5☆
It's not a bad game but beware, you still need to pay more for hard currency inside if you want to get more heroes/gears, just like all other RPG card games (Summoner war, 7Knights, etc). I was hoping for a single purchase only game. Sigh. Wish I found out about that earlier so I can get refund. Also, the game feel unfinished, not enough guidance so you would feel lost at start. The arts are sublime, but most of the time you just look at the skill icons, not the heroes.
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