This text is written in partnership with UNDECEMBER.
With so many video games vying to your free time, how does LINE Video games’ just lately launched ARPG UNDECEMBER differentiate itself? It may not look like a lot at first look, however as you progress by the tutorial and embark in your quest, one factor turns into clear: UNDECEMBER has full participant freedom relating to sculpting the right character class.
As you step out into the world and are thrust proper into the motion, UNDECEMBER provides gamers a alternative of a number of weapons to get them began. When you would possibly assume you may solely seize one, gamers shall be stunned to see that they aren’t restricted in how they progress by the tutorial. For those who simply can’t take care of ranged assaults, go along with the sword and rise up shut and private with some enemies. There are not any conditions for wielding any weapon.
Very like weapons, ability factors additionally operate in a different way in UNDECEMBER. The ability timber are numerous however have some common overlap by way of growing base stats. Whereas it would look daunting, the system feels nice and rewards you for maxing out the entire ability timber slightly than opting into one. It’s smart to stage up every ability, even when your particular playstyle has you favoring one ability over the opposite.
On the subject of leveling up, the intriguing Zodiac system provides you granular management over what your character can do. Throughout a grid of constellations, gamers shall be given the selection of which abilities they need to be taught and the place they need to spend stat factors. All characters can have three primary stats they will improve: Power, Intelligence, and Dexterity. Every level-up awards you factors to place into these stats.
If ranged fight is your forte, a ability tree devoted to accuracy and evasiveness will allow you to hone your ways on the battlefield. For those who get pleasure from brute energy, a special tree with abilities for assault energy and pace will provide you with the sting towards your foes. The perfect half is that UNDECEMBER allows you to undo and reset your stats at will.
Utilizing talents, assaults, or methods in UNDECEMBER makes use of the Rune system. There’s no set order for abilities on this recreation, so if you discover one thing, it’s yours. Although some talents require particular weapons, it feels recent and thrilling to search out and use methods in no particular order.
Every Rune has six sides and may be located on the ability grid nevertheless the participant sees match. On a number of of every Rune’s sides shall be a coloured bar that may be linked to coloured gems. These gems supply enhancements to assault output, pace, or magical capability. Mixing and matching gems can occur throughout a number of Runes concurrently, permitting you to buff your whole assaults with cautious placement.
The story and plot of the sport are equally thrilling. LINE Video games has acknowledged there shall be a complete of 10 distinctive acts, all protecting totally different areas on this planet and totally different storyline timber. Presently, there are just a few acts, and so they encourage tons of confidence transferring ahead with the sport. Every space of the area makes us extra excited to discover the subsequent.
We admire UNDECEMBER being totally voice-acted and having thrilling cutscenes to assist construct out characters. These characters have seen higher days, however all of them stay hopeful which you could make them the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel. You possibly can be taught extra about NPCs throughout your travels by gathering totally different gadgets and artifacts hidden all through dungeons, giving extra depth to their struggles.
Extra standard lately as nicely is cooperative play, and LINE Video games didn’t neglect to incorporate it — UNDECEMBER helps full crossplay between platforms, so it doesn’t matter what system you’re taking part in on, you may be part of up together with your crew and take down sizable bosses.
We admire the NPC-upgrade system tie-in through blacksmiths and arcane masters that can assist improve your weapons and skills. Trying to improve your normal sword to at least one with poison harm, or hearth resistance? Journey your method to a blacksmith who could make that occur. There are tons of distinctive upgrades for the participant to discover and min-max.
The advantage of this method is that gamers aren’t compelled to swap out for brand spanking new gadgets which are solely marginally higher. Hold your favorites and improve them all through the sport — for those who ever end up eager to do a full swap to a brand new merchandise, you may switch your previous upgrades to it and hold your energy stage.
LINE Video games has created a totally fleshed-out ARPG with tons of customization and character growth — and it’s free to play on all platforms.
You possibly can play the UNDECEMBER without cost on Steam, IOS, and Google Play.