Honkai Impact 3rd is a game of the genre Hack and Slash where you have to make the best combos and skills to end hordes of enemies.
I consider myself passionate about Japanese culture. I am a regular consumer of anime and video games and when both things come together, I can't say no to try it. This is what happened to me with this game that I bring to you and I strongly recommend that you try. Is called Honkai Impact 3rd, and after having been restricted to Japanese land for some time, it opened its doors to players from all over the world.
This game is of the genre ‘Hack and splash‘ Those who do not know what it is, is a game where you have to face many enemies at the same time and reward the maximum combo you achieve. You have to move between enemies and kill them. There are many games of this genre: Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, Nier: Automata, the first God of War, Dante’s Inferno, etc. A genre that I had not seen on mobile platforms. At least as well brought.
Combos and special abilities to kill all enemies as soon as possible
Honkai Impact 3rd can seem complex at first for all the information they give you as soon as you start. Until chapter 1-5 almost everything is guided and they explain the mechanics of the game. A joystick located in the lower left and buttons in the lower right. One to attack with basics (and perform combos) and another to dodge and be able to counter with a stronger blow. There is also a special ability and another definitive ability that is very powerful.
In this game we have a character series (not too many to be honest, but with different looks and powers) that we can improve in several ways. We can level up and improve their weapons, change weapons, assign a enhancer series which are characters but not playable in themselves, etc. To say that each character also has their own skill tree that we will have to level up to make them more powerful.
You fight as a team and you can change your character at any time during the fight
The fighting, in turn, is for teams of three. You can associate three of the characters you have unlocked (because you can unlock not only characters, but different aesthetics for each with different powers) to fight in a chapter. What I loved and reminded me of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the way you have to switch between characters.
Because yes, you will have to change a lot of character since each character is of a type and is strong or weak against what enemy. That's why it's not uncommon to have to be changing almost all the time characters in search of the best combo and finish as soon as possible with the enemies. Another thing that reminded me of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the possibility of combining definitive skills. It makes the fighting very spectacular.
A story mode based on acts and chapters
The game has a history mode based on small battles per chapter and several chapters per act. Once you reach level 10 you can join as a clan and from time to time there are events where you can get exclusive content. Either with a series of missions or through the box. Since this title is free-to-play.
You have in-app purchases for some crystals but it is not essential to go through the box to purchase everything. Of course, buying crystals you can opt for more opportunities to acquire the best looks. But it is not necessary unless it is an event and you want to ensure something, for example.
Aesthetic anime that fits perfectly with the type of game
Let's talk about the appearance. As a good game from Japan, anime is what we found in Honkai Impact 3rd. Pretty girls and ‘kawaii’ gestures that will delight fans of the genre. In the story mode we have some scenes with the characters that seem taken from an anime.
Within combat, it is all spectacular. The combos, lights and blows feel and make you feel that you are destroying the entire horde with your team. The definitive skill combinations are spectacular and even the smallest combos. For example, one of the characters does as an automatic burst of cuts with his wakizashi (Japanese short saber). The music, the sound of impacts and, above all, the fluidity with which it is seen.
You do not need a top of the range to play it but something a little powerful
We have tested this game on both a BQ Aquaris V and a Huawei P20 Pro and in both it has worked correctly although in the P20 Pro more fluidly. It even allows the 60 fps sampling, which for me is essential in games where there is so much action.
Honkai Impact 3rd is a game that I have recommended to many friends since the moment I played three chapters. A quick game in every way. Their fights are frantic and you can go in, do a chapter or try a mission and if it doesn't come out, close it to try later. Of course, you need internet connection and just over 1 GB of storage. But if you are lovers of games and anime, do not hesitate to give it a try.