As the first step from the North American developers Snail Games USA to bring their adventure packed games to the Android universe, it was up to Taichi Panda, a dungeon-crawler RPG game to lure Android users into their vision on RPG gaming and be amazed with what this particular game has to offer. But is it a game good and interesting enough to be picked and downloaded among the massive populated RPG gaming market in the Play Store? Continue on reading to find out!
In a mythical world where everything seems to be peaceful and harmonious, a evil menace tries to lurk in to disturb the peace and it is up to four chosen ones (a martial arts master, a warrior that seeks justice above everything, a skilful treasure hunter and a powerful mage) to save the world they live in and bring order again. The plot for Taichi Panda is fairly common to most RPG adventures although it has several features to make it interesting and enjoyable.
In this game, you can be either one of the chosen ones mentioned above, and with it a set of power-ups, attacks and other resources will be available to you accordingly. At first, the game can see a bit overwhelming with the amount of features that you have to control, but it was designed in order to learn all those in a level-by-level tutorial.
As you progress and level-up your character, new features are unlocked and since the difficulty will increase as such, you will gain access to new and stronger attacks as well as resourceful and skilful pets as your sidekicks. Also, and as long as you are successful in your quests, you will receive a huge haul (between equipment, precious stones and money), you are able to create and fortify your character’s armor in order to protect you (and your pets) from big bosses at the end of each level.
Though it seems that you have a lot in your hands, the controls have fairly easy and responsive between the directional joystick on the left and on the right a set of attacks are available to you to attack your enemies, but be careful as each attack needs a couple of seconds to reload.
Taichi Panda’s main quest (with its events for each map) it is fairly long and it also you have available sub-events in order to level up your character or just to gather up some haul. But still that is not enough for you, the social component of the game is quite interesting as you can gather up a couple of friends and join multiplayer quests or even battles adding a little more of freshness to the game.
Battery and Performance
Taichi Panda with its vast amount of resources and the need of a constant connection to their servers, demanding game, be advised for a noticeable battery consumption but not to a point to cause a sizeable “drop”. Performance wise, the game behaves greatly although with a lag here or there – normally due to connection issues.
Graphics and Sound
Taichi Panda’s unique art style and graphics are something worth mentioning as they are quite enjoyable and fitted to the game’s mantra. As the soundtrack goes, though a bit repetitive, it is suited for the game’s ambience and it is not a nuisance throughout the game.
Ads and In-App Purchases
Taichi Panda presents little to none ads making it less distractible to the players and as a freemium game, it presents two types of currency: the coins as a standard one, obtainable throughout the game, and the gems (payable) that allows you to access exclusive content and can make things much more easier.
Video of the Game
Even in a saturated market that is RPG gaming in the Play Store, Taichi Panda with its own unique style and versatility as a MMO adventure/brawler RPG game makes it a fair pick being quite enjoyable for times to come. As the developers continue to work on the game with several expansions not only its replay value will increase, new features added in order to make game even more enjoyable.