South Korean developer Ekkorr released Endless Frontier last year, and itâ€™s been gaining fans through its novel mixture of RPG and idle tropes ever since.
The back-story pits a plucky hero called Erin against the Prince of Darkness in an infinite battle between good and evil. Itâ€™s up to you to rally the troops against the hordes.
You donâ€™t need to take a single swing on this endless frontier, though. Your job is to upgrade your warriors with the gold and gems gained from their autoquesting. As they progress through incrementally more difficult stages (1,500 in total), youâ€™ll be swapping units around, unlocking new ones and making sure you keep kicking butt. There are in excess of a hundred units to unlock from four different character typesâ€“ humans, the undead, elves and orcs.
Thereâ€™s a few features to Endless Frontier that you wouldnâ€™t normally expect to see in an incremental game like this. Youâ€™ve got a player vs. player mode, so you can test your heroesâ€™ mettle in an arena setting against other players. Thereâ€™s a guild system, too, which means you can join forces with other players to take on the forces of evil, or even rival guilds. All typical characteristics of an RPG game, but a rarity in an idle game like this.
And a feature typical in RPGs but noticeably absent in Endless Frontier is the Gacha system â€“ those lottery-style mini games that are a gamble you lose more often than not. There are opportunities to pay to reduce the grind, though – Ekkorr has implemented a VIP option which offers a multiplier to the bonuses standard players receive.
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