Comics have played a vital role in many generations when it comes to entertainment, content for imagination and the ability to remove oneself from the world and join a fantasy realm. Dengen Chronicles (www.dengenchronicles.com) brings the comic to Windows Phone in an excellently-executed card game.
Trading cards and collectable card games have taken off recently, but Dengen Chronicles brings the Manga universe to Microsoft's mobile platform, mixing TCG (trading card game) and RPG (role-playing game) elements together. Players are able to battle both AI and human opponents to earn coin and experience.
In total, there are four Manga families available to choose from: Ninja, Fantasy, Robot and School. Choosing a side is important as you'll be creating a deck of customizable cards to engage in some heated battles for your family. The best part about Dengen Chronicles is that it's completely free to play.
If you're not familiar with the style of gameplay, players are tasked with deploying cards from decks to destroy opponents on the battlefield. Multiple games can run simultaneously as this is a turn-based environment. While waiting for opponents to return fire, players can start new games, manage decks or quit altogether.
Here are some highlighted features:
- Challenge other players through NFC
- Customize warriors choosing from thousands of fantasy items
- Purchase card bundles with in-game currency to expand your arsenal
- Battle through multiple fights at once
- Evolve your deck to improve chances of survival
Dengen Chronicles was recently updated with some new features, including daily rewards, bug fixing and general stability and performance improvements. More localization support is well on the way with the following languages:
We recommend you check out Dengen Chronicles, even if you're not a die-hard fan of the Manga universe - it's a superb card game. You can download Dengen Chronicles from the Windows Phone Store (or Windows 8). I'd personally dig to see this game refreshed with Xbox Live support and released on Xbox One. Make it happen, Microsoft.
Works on 512MB hardware.
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