Play Honkai Impact 3 and experience the adrenaline-filled limits of mobile action-RPGs.
Summon various valkyria for combat, ranging from katana-wielding heroines to explosive femme fatales.
Put up combinations in the intuitive and fast-paced battle system.
Powered by pretty visuals and over-the-top anime action, Honkai Impact 3 stretches the limit of mobile action-RPGs. Its graphics look like they were made for PCs and consoles, and the action-oriented gameplay is fun, explosive, and easy to get into. And yes, it features absolutely gorgeous and fully-voiced anime girls who would leave both otaku and non-otaku breathless. 2D fantasies aside, the game is developed by miHoYo and with that said, is it something you would want to try out and play? Let’s find out:
First off, Honkai Impact 3 starts off with a gorgeous cutscene of your character Kiana Kaslana, falling from the sky and into a gigantic airship. After which, the tutorial starts, and it will cover basic controls and an overview of the user interface. The game is played in third-person, and movement is done with the use of a virtual joystick on the left side of the screen. The attack, dodge, and skill buttons meanwhile, are on the right side of the screen. Everything is easy to learn and intuitive, making it easy for both newbies and veterans of the action-RPG genre to get right into the action.
Kiana can perform special moves and put in countless combos by effectively dodging enemies which are known as the Honkai. As you progress, more characters will join your team, most notably Bronya Zaychik who specializes in attacks from long-range. Note that each character who joins your team has their own set of abilities and play styles. Trying out new ones gives a fresh experience, allowing you to invest countless hours of gameplay that feels new. They can be upgraded by constant grinding or through tech chips. In addition, you can also add “Stigamata” to each character which grant passive skill bonuses.
The storyline is fairly generic: Kiana is part of an elite group, the Valkyrie Unit. Mankind is on the brink of extinction, and she and the other valkyries need to team up to protect humans from the invading Honkai. It’s generally something you would expect from a Japanese anime series.
The thing that sets Honkai Impact apart from its peers though, is its absolutely stunning visuals and high production value. The game doesn’t even look like it was made for mobile devices. If the developers made a console or a PC port, no one would guess it was originally a mobile game. Everything, from the character and monster design, background, and the visuals when skills are activated are eye candy. This isn’t a surprise, given that game was made with the Unreal Engine 4. The characters are also fully-voiced in Japanese, featuring a well-known and talented cast. Thankfully, there are no gaffes in the localization and every bit of dialogue is well translated.
Honkai Impact 3 does have its gaffes though. There are noticeable framerate drops when there are too many enemies on the field. In addition, microtransactions are in order if you want to breeze through the game at a certain point, considering that everything gets relatively harder as you progress. Moreover, be sure to use your wifi (not mobile data) when downloading since the game eats up nearly a gigabyte of storage space. To make up for it though, there are server-wide events you can participate in to earn rich rewards.
Overall, Honkai Impact 3 is arguably the best-looking mobile game out there. With high production value, action-packed gameplay, and an intriguing story, it’s a must-download whether you like anime girls or not. Give it a shot and treat yourself to one of the most visually-appealing and awesome mobile gaming experiences ever.