Game news Tower of Fantasy: Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s competitor
As Genshin Impact welcomes a major update soon, one of its competitors is landing in an attempt to offer an alternative to the MiHoYo title. This game is Tower of Fantasy and we give you a small overview of what it offers to see how it can overshadow Genshin.
- When is Tower of Fantasy coming out?
- Basically, what is Tower of Fantasy?
- How does it work for characters in Tower of Fantasy?
- How are the matches going?
- What shape does Tower of Fantasy’s open world take?
- How’s it going on the multiplayer side?
When is Tower of Fantasy coming out?
Tower of Fantasy will be available on August 11 on PC, iOS and Android. At launch, the title will be translated into French. And if the latter is considered a serious competitor to Genshin Impact, it is because it is published by Tencent, the Chinese digital giant.
Basically, what is Tower of Fantasy?
If we say so much that Tower of Fantasy is a competitor to Genshin Impact, it is because it takes up the principle broadly. Thereby, we are dealing with an action role-playing game in an open world with a very anime aesthetic, where we get weapons that have different capacities and allow us to make builds depending on what you have equipped. Exploring the regions, we face monsters we encounter along the way before rushing into dungeons or looting with other players.
Tower of Fantasy is a rather special gacha about its character system, we explain why. At the beginning of the adventure, the player creates his avatar using a very advanced customization tool that allows you to do whatever you want. As proof, several characters from anime or video games have been rendered in the Chinese version thanks to this complete adaptation, and it is also a practice encouraged by the developers.
Where the game is quite original is the way it handles other characters. Take effect, when you draw in Tower of Fantasy, you sometimes get weapons that correspond to heroes. Thus, you can equip your weapons to make the build of your choice, while maintaining your avatar’s physics at the start of the game. However, for those who wish, it is also possible to take on the appearance of the character whose weapon has just been recovered, for those who appreciate the game’s character design. these heroes, called Simulacron in English, are not directly playable, but actually act as skins. A pretty awesome system therefore, and one that differs from the team of characters in Genshin Impact.
To use the comparison again, in Genshin Impact, the combat system relies on switching characters on the fly to create elemental reactions that deal heavy damage to your opponents. In Tower of Fantasy, we don’t switch fighters during a confrontation, but weapons among the three that your avatar carries. Thus, each weapon has its own capacity, which is close to a specific role: some are more suited to tanks (to deal damage), others to DPS (to do as much damage as possible) or even to healers (heal) . In addition, your character can turn to one of his roles thanks to the Soul Resonance system. bulk, depending on the three weapons you equip, you can benefit from a significant passive bonus that makes your attributes closer to one of the three roles previously cited. And for solo players there is also a balanced passive bonus. It may therefore be in our interest to switch from one building to another depending on the situation. In addition to the choice of weapons, the game offers a large number of equipment that you can put on your character to increase the general statistics.
In terms of gameplay, each weapon has a basic attack and a special skill. With the aim of putting further energy into the act, by dodging an enemy strike at the right moment, you can freeze time around you to chain your opponent at will. Something reminiscent of Bayonetta’s Witch Time mechanic, except here it fills a very special gauge. In fact, when fighting, a gauge fills up, shown by a blue circle around the weapon icon. When you’re done, you can unleash a “discharge,” which could be translated as surge in French, which is sort of the ultimate attack of the weapon you’ve turned on.
As for combos, there are several depending on the situation unlike Genshin Impact. In addition to the basic chain, you will have different attacks after dodging or if you strike from the air. Finally, you can also leave your shot on the ground or in the air, which again creates different shots that can even stall in combos. Suffice it to say that the game allows you to make varied sequences thanks to these many moves and the ability to switch weapons at any time.. Finally, there are also relics, special items that you can equip that have various powerful unique effects like a vortex, a storm, or turning you into a robot.
What shape does Tower of Fantasy’s open world take?
One of the main arguments for Tower of Fantasy, it offers many vehicles to explore its open world: motorcycle, jet-pack, ice surf… We find them in different ways throughout the adventure and they can be used thanks to relics made available. In addition to that, we find elements of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that were also present in Genshin Impact, such as the ability to climb all the walls or even fly in the air thanks to a glider.
Besides the, the world of Tower of Fantasy wants to be rich in activities. Thus, there are many large towers that allow you to reveal a new area by clearing the fog of war when you reach the top. Thanks to this, we can locate the various points of interest that are in a region, which can make it possible to recover summon orbs for the standard banner. These activities can take various forms, such as often quite simple puzzles. There are also ruins, which are Zelda-style dungeons that you have to do alone and allow you to recover useful resources. Finally, you may also come across chests with golden halos protected by a guardian that you must defeat to get your hands on them. But Tower of Fantasy doesn’t just offer battles, as there are also mini-games of various kinds that allow you to collect a currency to use in a special store.
Tower of Fantasy servers consist of about a hundred players, a small number so that users can easily find friends. Together, it is possible to face tougher enemies in dungeons or raids, and this is where the opportunity for each player to take on a role comes into its own. With a balanced team consisting of a tank, a DPS and a healer, players are more likely to survive. This is especially the case against World Bosses, which are particularly powerful enemies. which respawn every hour and when defeated can drop SSR weapons, the highest level of rarity at the moment, as well as useful resources. To play with friends, you can create a guild, which is unlocked at level 30. And again, Tower of Fantasy doesn’t just offer matches, as there is also an amusement park where you can have fun with your friends through various activities and take positions to make screenshots.
Tower of Fantasy is scheduled for August 11 on PC, iOS, and Android.