Play Eternal City and dive into modern-day world attacked by beings from another dimension!
Control up to three Wielders with different classes and abilities to decimate your foes.
Enjoy console-level graphics and impeccable voice acting and high production value.
Rarely do you encounter mobile games with console-level graphics and extremely high production value. Developers and publishers rarely invest so much in a new IP, but luckily, X.D. Global and NetEase put a lot of effort in Eternal City, an action-packed mobile anime RPG that sets the bar high and puts other mobile ARPGs to shame. Here, you’ll take the role of a Commander, fighting alongside a team of powerful Wielders bent on stopping the deluge of monsters affecting the modern brought by the mysterious Black Gate. Thing is, will it be something you’d want to get your hands into or is its presentation the only that’s good? Let’s check out what it has to offer:
Eternal City plays like the usual action-RPG you’ll encounter today. In every level/battle, you’ll control a team of up to three players, each with their own set of abilities, capabilities, and play styles. Controls are relatively simple: you’ll move around using a virtual joystick on the left side of the screen while the attack and skill buttons are on the right. You can switch characters up by simply tapping their portraits.
Eternal City has a huge roster of characters and they’re not just cookie-cutter reskinned versions. For example, there’s a character whose ultimate move is to rewind time, while another provides healing and attacks from long-range. However, the summoning mechanic is one of its downsides, since you can receive equipment and heroes when you use it which is fairly annoying and grindy. The game also employs a friendship element wherein you need to give your wielders gifts to raise friendship level. Apart from the characters you’ll also have to contend with well-designed monsters with different attack patterns and smart AI.
Sure, Eternal City sounds like a typical, run-of-the-mill ARPG, but it succeeds in delivering a stellar experience thanks to its high production value. Its graphics are on a different level compared to its peers, putting even popular anime games to shame. Even with an outdated device, you can still put the texture settings at high and still experience smooth framerates. The game also provides wallpapers in its archive section and has a well-made opening comparable to high-production anime hows. It being a new IP makes the whole thing even more astonishing.
In addition to outstanding graphics, Eternal City knocks it out of the park with outstanding voice acting. Most of the characters are fully-voiced by veteran-sounding voice actors, like Kana Hanazawa (Onodera Kosaki - Nisekoi, Chiaki Nanami - Danganronpa) and Rie Kugumiya (Megumin - Konosuba, Emilia- Re:Zero) who portray the characters’ personalities perfectly The story is interesting, although some of the dialogue and story segments are a bit over the top. In any case, you’ll progress through the game and story using the game’s map whose various locations will be marked with black fog, signalling that it’s affected by your enemies.
Overall, Eternal City is an experience that is more than worth trying out. It delivers in almost all aspects and delivers a stellar action-RPG experience that is further compounded by its high and excellent production value. Though its gameplay is in most aspects, similar to most ARPGs, it just leaves you breathless and trumps most of its peers in all categories. So, give it a shot now and fight to save the world and destroy the Black Gate.