Idle Angels - 2020 First Impressions and Thoughts
Rarely do I play “Idle” games. This is mostly due to the fact that I would actually rather play the games I download then have them play entirely for me.
But you know what? Sometimes a game warrants playing even if you “play” very little of it.
So, Idle Angels starts you off with an introduction to the game: There’s a little story – you’ve essentially been kidnapped as you’re some “chosen one,” and are forced to fight against.. other-worldly beings.
Or at least that’s what I gathered from the incredibly rough translation of the game.
The tutorial, which is essentially the first 10 minutes of the game walks you through all of the features and has the bulk of the story.
The next hour of the game is pretty much.. auto-attacking random female models with no noticeable story progression at all which kinda struck me as weird. But then again the only other idle game I’d ever played – AFK Arena was much the same.
I’ve come to realize that idle games are very light on story and are instead all about the engagements you have with the enemies you encounter.
Thankfully the combat was pretty good – every character had their own unique abilities that each had unique special effects, and when their turn would come around, as this is a turn-based idle game, you’d see their character model in 3D.
Full 3D, with movements and all, which I found unusual considering the models were otherwise hidden.
The character models themselves though were incredibly pleasant to look at! I didn’t see a single guy present either that you could recruit, or that we did battle against so that worked out well for me!
There looked to be a plethora of different heroes you could collect although I’m honestly not all too certain of how predatory the monetization was as I’ve never bothered to even look at the store for idle games.
To me, putting in any additional time or money into a game that is predominantly something that can be played without any type of input from the player does not warrant any kind of investment.
But other than that.. honestly, Idle Angels isn’t a bad game. I’ve played plenty of bad mobile games, and thus far the two idle games I’ve played have ended up pleasantly surprising me. Which is more than I can say for Mobile MMOs.