The new kid on the block in mobile gaming is still the idle genre, with casual clickers of every kind popping up in stores regularly. But go back to the early days to the likes of Progress Quest and the line between an idle game and an RPG was a little more blurred.
Maybe that’s why Endless Frontier’s use of RPG tropes within incremental gameplay works so well. It’s like a return to its roots, even if it looks fresh and contemporary.
You oversee a group of heroes as they battle the forces of evil in an ancient and unending war. This being an idle game, you’re not the one swinging the sword. Instead, you’re behind the scenes using the loot in your war chest to upgrade and unlock units.
Your heroes autoquest their way through 1,500 increasingly difficult stages, whilst you can sit back and enjoy the show. That is, until the units you have aren’t enough to match the hordes on the side of the Prince of Darkness. Then you revive, begin the gauntlet again, and spend more of that precious gold you’re raking in until your chosen heroes are strong enough to progress.
Aside from the arcade mode, there are a few more gameplay modes inspired by MMORPGs that you should give a go. You can participate in guild wars, playing co-operatively or competitively. You can also take on players solo in the PvP arena mode. All of this adds an extra layer of social and competitive gameplay rarely found in incremental games.
If you fancy trying your hand at Endless Frontier, you can download it for free from Google Play and the App Store.
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