You’re pretty much fresh off the boat but have talent, so it’s not too difficult to solve the missions the ghost guild assigns you.
The missions revolve around you going to town (Toukyou and later also Kyouto) and investigating the cases they gave you.
Quest solving is really static and reminds you of other Zynga games like Mafia Wars, etc. You simply press the “Investigate” button like no tomorrow and you’re good to go.
Rewards are daemons you can either use or feed them to other daemons to make them stronger. Occasionally, there will be also sealstones you can collect to free one of the stronger daemons.
During the gameplay whilst investigating, you’ll also meet other daemons. Normally you’ll win against them no matter what and after the fight you’re given the chance to add them to your deck.
You can do so via “Negotiating” or using “cabal chains”. Negotiating only works with two of the earlier daemons, for the rest only cabal chains guarantee a success rate of 100%.
The amount of cabal chains to use are different from each daemon, increasing as you progress through the story.
You can get those cabal chains either in the swap shop (you get silver apples everyday, which you can trade for daemons or cabal chains).
So far so good. This game is titled as a “trading card game”, but personally, I think as such it is quite lacking. The investigation process is really static and also in the fights for sealstones in which you battle against other players, only the stats get added up against each other.
However, as a visual novel, it is really good. You’re left to do many things a visual novel usually doesn’t let you do, as in increasing your deck’s power and the occasional events are a nice thing to witness and particpate in - although they are quite battle-focused. (In said game events, you’re given the chance to obtain rare, strong daemons too.)
It’s just very unfortunate that this game is very focused on gold. You have three currencies: gold (buy all the refill items with it - costs rl money), silver apples (swap ‘em at the swap shop - for freeeeeee) and silver coins (you earn ‘em by battling and robbing others or just regularly via investigating).
People who invest rl money into gold get most advantages, being able to buy cabal chains, energy refill items and getting chances to obtain rare daemons via summoning.
There’s one problem with that. The system runs via google wallet. Google wallet doesn’t function in Europe, nope. So, even if I want to invest rl money into this game, I can’t ahahahahah wth.
Anyways, it’s a pretty fun game - although you get bored really quickly, unless you like games like Mafia Wars, then this is your game. It has nice graphics, nice illusts for your daemons, etc.
Currently it's only available for android and you can download it here from Google Play.
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