Langrisser as a series has just as much a heritage as Fire Emblem, so it was not too big of a surprise that we were getting a mobile adaptation down the line. In a market crowded with RPGs, it is nice that Langrisser Mobile still manages to be entertaining enough to set itself apart from its peers. It is now out globally, and here are our Langrisser Mobile first impressions.
This tactical RPG is not unlike Fire Emblem, so if you are familiar with the latter, you will know pretty much what to expect here. Single player is the emphasis here, so the experience here conforms with what you might come to expect, such as its large battlefield, huge cast and the classic weapon triangle system.
The game is very good to look at it, and boasts even more detail than the likes of Fire Emblem, as the character sprites and portraits are far more detailed here. Much like Fire Emblem’s mobile outing, Langrisser Mobile is its own self-contained experience, although you can expect characters from past games to all make an appearance here. It is not necessary to have played the past games, although it would be a plus as you will be able to appreciate them better.
The inclusion of a Time Rift mode allows you to play abridged versions of past Langrisser games, allowing you to get to up to speed with the game universe and its lore. This mode doubles as a means of allowing you to level your party up quickly in order to be strong enough to tackle the primary campaign. A good place to be farming if you got yourself a new member.
If you crave multiplayer, Langrisser Mobile has that too. The Arena mode as you sending your party out in an AI-controlled battle, which is not very intuitive as you cannot directly manage your team. True PVP is included however, and this is where you will be facing against other users. Battles are of course still turn-based but you have a minute to make your moves.
And of course, we now have to address the elephant in the room that is the gacha mechanics. R characters, the lowest rarity, are easily obtainable from Friendship Summons. Unfortunately most of them are worthless, and you really want a party of SR and SSR heroes.
Summon tickets can be obtained through normal gameplay or using the premium currency to acquire them. The game is fairly generous in this regard, since it throws many missions and tasks at you which allow you to them summon better units. This keeps you in a loop of working and being rewarded which can be fairly satisfying, as it motivates you to progress through the game.
Langrisser Mobile does not break the mold in any way, but it is a solid enough of an experience that you will want to sink some time into if you are a fan of the genre.