Fight competitive online battles in Arena Masters: Legend Begins, and outclass your opponents to achieve victory.
Choose from a roster of heroes, customize them, upgrade their skills, and make them the strongest in the land.
Climb the leaderboards and become the most feared fighter in the game.
Arena Masters: Legend Begins is an action MOBA game that is highly addicting and is arguably one of the best PvP games you’ll ever play. Though it may appear as a senseless button-masher at first, the right combination of heroes and tactics will definitely win you your matches. It is a straight-up PvP game: no dungeons and single player modes. Apart from the battles, you’ll also need to acquire skills, relics (or usable items and skills), and equip your heroes with items that can boost their fighting capabilities. There is also no “stamina mechanic” present in other games giving you longer play sessions.
Let’s not beat around the bush: there is a steep learning curve required to win your games and get ahead of the pack. Thankfully, there’s an in-depth tutorial, which roughly lasts 15 minutes, that lets you quickly grasp Arena Masters: Legend Begins’ concepts. You will be taught how to fight in the arena and how to make your heroes equip items and gear.
Upgrading skills and gear is part of the tutorial too. Relics, which are technically equippable skills and buffs are gradually unlocked. The tutorial also covers how you can upgrade and equip them. Although the gameplay is great, the game’s user interface can be a little confusing - there are no indicators about where the skill and equipment upgrade pages are.There are icons, it will take some time to memorize what they represent.
Arena Masters: Legend Begins’ main draw is its 3-on-3 PvP battles. These last just 2:30, and the goal is to either reach eight kills first, or simply have the higher score after time runs out. The clashes are quick and fast-paced: you will need to act fast if you want to win. There are is a joystick on the bottom left corner of the screen that you can use to move your hero. The bottom right corner houses the standard attack buttons and the four skill buttons. The relic button is at the near center of the screen.
When you deal a certain amount of damage, you can activate your hero’s super skill, which can be devastating to your opponents. There are also a few arena varieties, and each gives a different fighting experience. As the fights progress, there are healing items you can pick up which can heal or raise the defense or attack of your hero. Take note that you can swap heroes during battle, but remember, your HP stays and there is a cooldown.
Unfortunately, you can’t pick your first heroes. I was randomly assigned the Blade Dancer and Beo Bear. Arena Masters: Legend Begins does have a robust hero roster, but to get access to all of them, you will need to buy them using in-game currency. The game isn’t pay-to-win, but players who do get distinct advantages and are more likely to enjoy it than free users. Fortunately, there are daily activities and milestone rewards that can clearly give you a sense of fulfillment.
Overall, there’s not much to say about Arena Masters: Legend Begins except that it’s a great game that is highly recommended. It runs smoothly even in old devices, and matchmaking is quick if you have a decent connection. The graphics are all right, but it’s the gameplay that makes it stand out the most.