DanMachi – Memoria Freese Review

The Basics

  • Name: DanMachi – Memoria Freese
  • From: Crunchyroll Games & GREE Inc.
  • Genre: RPG
  • Price: Free with in app purchases

The Details

  • Installed size: 3.21 gb
  • Best played in short-medium sessions
  • Crashes and minor bugs/typos experienced
  • Playable Offline: No

What is DanMachi – Memoria Freese?

DanMachi – Memoria Freese is a hero collection RPG based on the popular “Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?” franchise also known as DanMachi. The game features characters from the franchise in 2D turn-based battles against a variety of different monsters.

Beyond the combat, the game offers a story mode that features scenes and still images from the anime series along with visual-novel style cutscenes. While the primary story mode follows the anime series, there are plenty of side stories and character stories that are original to the game. These stories might be short character building scenes that amount to little more than a conversation between two members of the Loki Familia, or they might be part of a longer quest line.

DanMachi Memoria Freese gameplay

Recommendation

DanMachi – Memoria Freese packs a ton of content for a mobile game. Players can play through numerous missions in the game’s story mode, events, character stories, and more. While the game does have a lot of content, it does not have a lot of variety. The game boils down to some variation of a visual-novel style cutscene followed by a series of battles against monsters. That’s perfectly fine, but gamers should not expect each mode to offer a fundamentally different experience.

The actual gameplay in Memoria Freese is a let down. While the game’s turn-based combat system lets players select attacks for their characters, most of the battles will not be determined by the abilities players choose. Instead players will easily burn through the game’s early stages without giving a thought to strategy. This is a case of powered up heroes having more of an impact on the game than player skill.

While it may not impact everyone, the game’s size and stability can be something of an issue. As soon as players start out the game they will begin downloading huge chunks of data while playing. That data makes up the content of the rest of the game, bringing the total size to approximately 3.2gb. Not only is this one of the larger games out there, it also has some stability issues. The game crashed several times during the review process, and users have reported similar experiences.

While the game’s stability cannot be excused (though it can be fixed in a later patch), the total file size is understandable. That’s because the game has a lot of crisp 2D sprites and artwork. That artwork is used in the game’s numerous cut-scenes, battles, and genuinely adds to the game’s quality. Players should of course make sure that they download as much of the game as possible while on Wi-Fi if they wish to limit their data usage.

DanMachi – Memoria Freese is must play for fans of DanMachi. It offers new original stories, lots of great artwork, and plenty of characters to interact with. It’s also a game worth picking up for general anime fans, as it does not require prior knowledge of the franchise. Gamers looking at this game for something more will likely walk away disappointed. The combat is not particularly deep and players will find themselves either feeling overpowered or underpowered throughout the game. To make things worse the game has some stability issues, though they may not impact everyone.

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Great presentation, lots of content, underwhelming gameplay
Available on Google Play
Note: This review reflects the author’s views on the game at the time it was played. The state of the game may have changed since that time. Please note that installed size includes optional downloads where applicable.