Gamevil has just released the newest installment of their action RPG game that has been a massive success since it’s first launch years ago. Enter the new world of Zenonia 5, an action RPG game, where there are 4 different players with their own story lines. Die-hard Zenonia players, or even casual gamers, would be able to catch up on this one, but let’s just cover the basics.
As soon as you open the game, there’s the familiar main menu. The relatively big number of buttons may cause confusion, but the developers have managed to make the start button recognizable: it’s big and placed in the center of the screen, thus nearly impossible to miss.
In the beginning, you are obligated to choose your character. There are four characters to who you can apply certain customization. The options are limited, but who needs them anyway. We don’t feel it’s a must-have feature, at least for a game of this type. Each of the characters has its own way of fighting and, of course, special attacks.
So, we’ve created our own character. What’s next on the list? The beginning of the story.
Probably the most important part of this game and one of the key points to the success of the Zenonia series is the deep and exciting story. Depending on your chosen character, you get a different story with its own plot and missions. The game is full of funny and cleverly-thought dialogues, which is another plus and makes it even fancier and more desirable.
The gameplay consists of the dialogues and tasks you need to complete in order to complete a mission. Also, with the completion of a certain mission, you are awarded a certain amount of coins and experience. The more experience you have, the greater level you are. With the coins, you are able to buy upgrades for your character, supplies as well as new weapons.
The game interface is pretty much the same as the one found in Zenonia 4. The virtual joystick is placed in the lower left corner of the the screen while the action button is placed on the right. The four shortcut buttons are also present here, whose function is to grant you shorter access to certain functions and supplies, like refilling your mana or performing a special attack. The character stats are on the upper left corner and the map is on the upper right corner. Below it, there are the save and menu buttons.
Graphics-wise, they are more-less the same as the ones of Zenonia 4, save for some minor improvements. The audio effects are also nice and synchronized, no complaints here. The quality of the game is also impressive, though there’s still place for improvement.
All in all, we like this game very much. I, as a Zenonia fan myself, found it very entertaining from the very beginning and am more than happy to recommend it to anyone.
Zenonia 5 is free on the Google Play Store.