Dive into the world of Langrisser and enjoy turn-based tactical battles like the classic masterpiece.
Fight in hundreds of tactical battles across the franchise’s five games and recruit dozens of heroes.
Immerse yourself in an intriguing story and set in a grand fantasy world!
Turn-based tactical games have always been a huge deal. Sure, we know of classic franchises like Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem which just had its recent installment, Three Houses, released a few weeks ago and is now touted as one of the best games of the year. Langrisser is one of those classics and for some reason, it has always gone under the radar. It managed to make a big comeback with Langrisser Mobile (or just Langrisser) and quite frankly, it exceeds expectations and is arguably one of the better tactics RPGs today, rivaling Fire Emblem: Heroes. With that in mind, is something you’d want to sink your teeth it? Let’s check out what it has to offer:
Like most games in its genre, Langrisser has a bit of a learning curve. Since it’s a Japanese game, it has an anime art style and presentation elements. Much like Fire Emblem, Langrisser uses western medieval themes, and it involves heroes, empires, dragons, and malevolent forces trying to resurrect a powerful evil being dead-set on ruling or destroying the world. Though it offers nothing revolutionary in terms of plot and setting, everything, from the characters, overall plot, and the locations, is well-written. Of course, you’ll play the role of a hero who is set on saving the world.
Langrisser’s biggest appeal is, of course, its battles. Fights are set in rather large maps (larger than that of FE: Heroes) with varied terrains that can give you an advantage/disadvantage in battle. For example, mounted units are strong in flat plains, while ranged units perform better in elevated areas. You’ll move your characters and engage enemies in square grids. When you attack an enemy, a short combat animation plays. Note that you can bring up to five units in battle, change their formations, and activate their skills in combat.
In a nutshell, units have two lives: that of the soldiers they command and their own. To utterly defeat enemies, you need to make sure to empty both hit points completely. There are many unit types and weapon types which follow a rock-paper-scissors strength and weakness mechanic. For example, cavalry is strong against sword-wielding infantry, while being weak against lancers.
Langrisser is a story-heavy game and because of this, it has a lot of cutscenes and dialogue. It’s not a problem if you like to invest heavily in stories, but if you just want to dive into the battles, they can be a little annoying. Regardless, the developers ensured that you’ll have a good time with the cutscenes due to the characters being fully-voiced. The art style is fantastic, and the animation and character designs are comparable to what you’ll see in high-budget animes.
Apart from the immersive story mode, the game has a lot of sidequests and other content. You can gacha summon and train heroes, as well as join guilds, chat with other players, and make friends. The game has “bread” as its energy mechanic and you can use premium currency to summon new heroes.
Overall, it would be a sin to the gaming creed if you don’t dive into the deep, tactical experience that is Langrisser right away, It’s an amazing mobile game, and though it may appear to be your typical tactical hero collector, it excels in almost every way possible. Its presentation elements are nothing short of outstanding, and its gameplay is quite deep and comparable to the classics. Give it a shot and start devising strategies to help you win!