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Raid: Shadow Legends Review

By BwwDtt | 21 April 2020

Raid: Shadow Legends is a 3D turn-based fantasy MMORPG developed and published by Plarium.

  • Detailed 3D graphics
  • PvP Arena and challenging tournaments
  • Immersive tactical gameplay
  • Wide variety of characters
Average: 7.5 (6 votes)

Raid: Shadow Legends Gameplay

The storyline of Raid: Shadow Legends begins when four champions face a dragon and die in the battle. They face the Arbiter who tells them that the world is in danger, and you get to choose one of the four champions to go back to the world of the living and start your journey. You start in a location where the dark forces begin to gather, and after resolving the situation, you can travel further following the story of each region. Immerse storyline allows the players to dive into the in-depth lore of the game to understand what happens in this vast world.

The primary aspect of the game is collecting different champions to form a party of four to battle various enemies, including other players. Most of the heroes can be obtained through summoning, and there are different kinds of Shards you can use to perform the ritual. Void and Ancient Shards offer a smaller chance of summoning the best champions in the game than Sacred Shards. Some of the heroes are accessible only during limited time promotions for free or via using links from various commercials. Pay-to-win model is featured in the game, and you can spend real money to purchase shards needed to summon new champions. It's possible to gather a powerful group of characters without paying; however, it can be challenging and very luck dependent.

The gameplay of Raid: Shadow Legends focuses on a party of four champions, where each one has at least two active abilities. Various stats directly affect the outcome of every battle; for example, speed determines the attack order. Players manually decide when and what skills to use to abuse the advantages and disadvantages of both teams. There are four ways to upgrade your characters:

  • Levelling up increases all the stats of the character.
  • The rank upgrade improves the rarity of the character and its power.
  • The skills of every champion are upgradable.
  • Characters can ascend to unlock more powerful versions of themselves.

After reaching a certain point in the progression, the game allows players to turn on the auto-play function on several levels to let their characters automatically complete battles to obtain experience and loot.

The graphics in Raid: Shadow Legends feature modern 3D models for all characters along with unique animations for every ability. You can view models of the heroes from all angles, and the enemies look dark, frightening and scary. However, the game does not require a lot of resources to run smoothly.

The game offers various modes to challenge your champions. Player-versus-environment aspect features a wide range of dungeons to level your characters and acquire new items and shards. You need to go through other groups of hostile heroes and fight against them in the turn-based combat with a lot of different mechanics, such as buffs, defensive skills and powerful attacks. The end of each location may have a powerful monster that can have unique rewards for the players to acquire.

Player-versus-player aspect features similar combat mechanics, and the difference is that you fight against other player-controlled groups of champions. There are worldwide rankings to compare stats with others, and unique rewards bring more players to the PvP aspect of the game.

Raid: Shadow Legends is an immerse fantasy MMORPG that fits both hardcore and casual players. It is free-to-play, and it has a lot of content for any kind of players. The massive community consists of over ten million players worldwide, and the developers release new updates regularly.

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