Joycity’s latest mobile release, the mobile MMORPG The War of Genesis: Battle of Antaria (Free) actually has a lot of history behind it, provided you were willing to dig deep into the non-English import RPG scene. The series kicked off in the 90’s, and played a bit like the Suikoden series of games, and had the reputation of being “the Korean Final Fantasy." All the text was in Korean, but this video gives you a great idea of what the early entries in the War of Genesis universe looked like when it kicked off. As far as I’m aware, none of these games ever made it to North America or had any kind of English translation. Well, fast forward around 25 years and we not only have a totally new reimagining of War of Genesis, but it’s also an MMORPG that you can play anywhere you’ve got your phone with you. It’s pretty wild to watch the video I linked of the earliest games in the series and the trailer for the new game, which just hit the App Store:
In The War of Genesis: Battle of Antaria you’ll collect all sorts of different heroes, each with their own strengths and abilities. On top of that, you’ll also be building an army of Machina, which are these giant robots that you can summon into battle if you need a little extra help beating your opponent. Oh, and you’ll be using a really cool steampunk-y airship to serve as your primary command center to tie all these things together. Doing well in game involves building a strategy that takes into account all the different ways you can customize and mix and match your heroes, machina, and airships.
The MMORPG aspects include loads of different social hooks, and if you join up with a guild (which you’ll want to), you’ll be able to build a massive guild base to defend your territory from other guilds in the game world who are similarly looking to expand their reign as much as possible. Additionally, inside your guild you can do all sorts of item trading and all the other social stuff that folks expect from these kind of games.
The most unexpected inclusion in The War of Genesis: Battle of Antaria is their custom story mode which allows players to create their own adventures inside of the game. Once you create a custom campaign, you can share it with friends and other players. Joycity is even featuring the best player-created content in monthly rotations, so if you’re not the kind of person who likes making player created content, but enjoy playing it… There will be plenty for you to do here.
Whether you’re downloading The War of Genesis: Battle of Antaria because you’re really into mobile MMORPG’s, or because the history behind the series is cool, or you just like all the gifs I have embedded in this story, it’s definitely worth checking out. It’s really wild how high quality these games are getting, and how great the graphics are getting. There’s a lot to like in War of Genesis, so definitely give it a shot.