Crusaders of Light Review: Great Android MMORPG
- Name: Crusaders of Light
- Developer: NetEase Games
- Genre: MMORPG
- Price: Free with IAPs
- Installed size: 1704 mb
- Best played in medium-long sessions
- Some bugs and translation issues
- Playable Offline: No
What is Crusaders of Light?
Crusaders of Light is, in a lot of ways, a traditional MMORPG. You pick a class, level up by completing quests and clearing dungeons. As you progress you unlock more dungeons along with more difficult heroic versions of those dungeons, as well as larger group raids. Combat plays out in real time as players use their chosen skill loadouts to take down their enemies or help their allies. Each of the three classes has their own unique skills, and each class also has three different paths that allow them to be further customized. For example the Mystic can go down a path that concentrates of healing, damage, or crowd control. That gives players a total of nine distinct sub-classes to choose from.
Controversially, Crusaders includes an “auto” mode, in which players let the AI take over. This is often what’s used for completing story quests, farming, and some of the game’s easier content. It is far from being an adequate option for the game’s more complex dungeons and player versus player content. As for player versus player content, there is quite a bit of it here. There are duels, 1 vs 1 arena versus AI controlled opponents, 3 vs 3, 5 vs 5, 15 vs 15, 40 vs 40, and guild battles. The larger PVP modes have their own objectives beyond just killing the other team, and they all require strategy to succeed. There’s much more to the game beyond what is described here, to experience it you will need to give the game a go.
- 3 classes to choose from
- No stamina system, but daily caps on experience
- PVP: Yes
- CO-OP: Yes
- Social features: Guilds, chat, friend list, and more
- Graphics quality: Good
- Audio quality: Good
- Audio recommended: Yes
- UI quality: Poor
- Overall presentation: Good
Crusaders of Light is a great mobile MMORPG. It has almost everything one might expect from an MMORPG, and along with that come a few issues. Like just about every MMORPG, Crusaders of Light has some bugs. I have experienced a crash or two, fallen through the floor, and have had various minor visual glitches. That’s par for the course for games of this nature, so it shouldn’t be held against this game. Then there’ is also the issue of Pay ‘to Win’, because the game allows for currency exchanges for the premium currency, everything you can effectively be purchased without IAPs. The downside is that almost everything can also be purchased with IAPs. IAPs can be used to (in a roundabout way) be used to purchase the best gear, and items that are used to improve one’s abilities. In the end this does give those who chose to spend money an advantage, but it does this without limiting free players.
Those are a few of the negative aspects of the game, of course there are a lot of positive aspects too. There are large scale PVP battles to be had, dungeons that require teamwork, and a nice level of class customization. This is a game where player matters, and while gear is important, it’s not everything. There are a host of other things that this game does well, and I recommend that you check it if you are remotely interested in MMORPGs or even multiplayer games in general.