Play Saint Seiya: Awakening and summon all 12 Golden Saints and join exciting and fast-paced fights.
Go through the story in the manga and anime and interact with your favorite Saint Seiya characters.
Assemble the strongest team in the Saint Seiya franchise and go through the many story arcs!
Saint Seiya is one of the most popular classic manga and anime series. A testament to this is the many mobile games based on the franchise. Saint Seiya: Awakening is one of them, and when compared to its peers, it’s undoubtedly one of the better ones. It is a strategy RPG that doubles as a hero-collector where you assemble a team of characters in the series, like Seiya himself, Dragon Shiryu, and Eagle Marin. It has a high production value with outstanding visual and audio elements, making it one of the better-looking anime-inspired games in recent memory. Thing is, should you start assembling your team and fight galactic or cosmic wars? Let’s check out what it has to offer:
First off, Saint Seiya: Awakening lets you go through the story in some of the comics/series story arcs. These range from Seiya’s first foray into the Sanctuary up to the Galactic Wars and even up to the Wailing Wall War. The story is told through main quests and side quests with the latter providing additional lore about the characters and the goings-on in the Saint Seiya universe. The side quests are a must if you want to earn rewards that would help give you an edge in battle.
If you’ve played other hero-collecting games and strategy RPGs before, Saint Seiya you won’t have to learn about the gameplay mechanics from scratch. Everything will feel familiar from the user interface in the menus up to the combat sequences. Summoning works like any other hero-collector but with a twist. In the summoning area, you’re presented with a map of the galaxy (with constellations featuring the zodiacs) and you can navigate around it to improve your chances of summoning a certain character. Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of luck involved and you’d need to knock on wood many times if you want to summon an extremely powerful six-star character.
Saint Seiya: Awakening’s turn-based combat mechanics are among the best I’ve ever played. Though it’s not exactly original, it’s one of the more well-made and deeper ones. Battles are divided into several rounds and characters take turns utilizing a variety of different moves. For example, you can make characters like Seiya focus on attacking, while other characters can provide buffs like increased defense and attack. If you want to speed things up though, there’s always an option to activate autoplay though this isn’t recommended if you’re facing a powerful foe.
In terms of presentation, Saint Seiya: Awakening blows its peers out of the water. It’s one of the best-looking anime games on mobile today with seamless animation, well-designed character models, top-notch voice acting, and immersive environments. There are even animated cutscenes taken straight off the classic anime. However, there’s an issue regarding the in-game voiceover that gives you tips. The heavy accent sounds awkward and off-putting.
Overall, Saint Seiya: Awakening is one of those hero collectors you’d be crazy to not play. It provides a fun and immersive experience that is a must-play even if you’re not a huge Saint Seiya fan. The time is ripe to assemble your team of saints and start fighting in the cosmos.