While I was at Anime Expo this year I had the chance to check out a new game from Gumi called Wakfu Raiders. It wasn’t quite anime related so they weren’t showing it on the main floor, but they did give me a chance to take a look at it and give it a play. It’s a roleplayer, but it’s a bit different in the fact that you really don’t need to do much while running through a level. The character you’re controlling just runs on their own until it reaches the next battle. Then you engage in a pretty simple battle field in which you choose a hit sequence from the three party characters you have. The different sequences can do different attacks and heals. This goes on until you reach the end of the level and face the boss.
The game is quick and I imagine it will increase in difficultly as you go on since there will be a lot of levels. Also the variety of attacks vary since there’s 30 playable characters. Each character also has a limit break that’s unique to them which is helpful for bigger battles.
Honestly it looked like a game I could spend way too much time on since it moved so quickly. I tend to find that I get sucked into a game when I know I can put it down whenever because you find yourself saying, “just one more”; but for others it might just be a quick distracting in line at a store.
While it wasn’t available for the demo I played, there will be an online mode with tournaments and player versus player as well. That definitely adds a little bit more to the game to check out once you’ve powered through the levels.
The game is set to release this year (sometime soon if I remember correctly) and will be on iOS and Android. It is a free to play, mini-transaction game so if you’re familiar with that system then there’s really no surprise there. After all, mobile gaming is the new quarter eating arcade system.