Explosion of Content
Ever been smacked in the face by a game overflowing with almost too much to do? Idle Mythos does just that. From Terminus Games, this RPG meshes heroes from different mythologies in vibrant idle combat. Watch them face colorful enemies and fight across different lands with epic special moves.
Upon opening Idle Mythos, a female voice instructs you on how to summon heroes. There are different ways to summon heroes, the main way being the Summon area. Heroes divide into Normal and High Summons with Normal being average heroes and High being epic heroes. After eight and twenty-one hours respectively, both can be summoned for free. If you don’t want to wait, you must take to the battlefield. Winning fights earns multiple rewards, one example being Hero Shards. Collect enough Shards and merge them to gain a hero. Moreover, heroes are summoned with Normal and Hi-Summon scrolls, in addition to completing quests and making purchases from the Shop. As a rule, five heroes fight at once, so it’s best to stock up quickly.
With hundreds of heroes to collect, you never know who you’re going to get. They divide into elements; Water, Fire, Wood, Dark and Light, and classes; Tank, Warrior, Assassin, Support and Mage. Examples include Brynhild, Valkyrie of Swords–a Water-type Tank–and XiShi, Beauty of Legend–a Wood-type Support. Each hero comes with their own fighting style and outfit that matches their element. Plus, they all have a Rage Meter, which increases as they fight. Once full, they use special moves to attack multiple enemies. Together with human-looking heroes, there are anthropomorphic animals, demons and flaming creatures. They all come from different worlds that reference real mythology, examples being Valhalla (Norse), Olympians (Greek), and Desert Lord (Egyptian). Idle Mythos encourages players to summon all heroes as collecting a certain number for each world earns rewards, like Gems. Gems can buy Shards and other special items.
As your heroes move through stages, enemies become more and more powerful. To make sure you have a fighting chance, your heroes need upgrades. As there are many ways to acquire heroes, there’s an equal amount of ways to improve their fighting power. As a result of winning battles and collecting from AFK, you earn items such as Gold, Crystals, Boosters and Gear. Depending on how much Gold and Crystals you have, heroes can be upgraded five levels at a time. After reaching certain levels, like twenty and thirty, use Boosters to continue improving your heroes. As for Gear, there are four types: Weapon, Armor, Trinket and Feet. Swords, spears, magic amulets, boots; no matter what you get, they all upgrade fighting power. Furthermore, if more than one of the same type of Gear is collected, merge them into more powerful Gear.
Oddities & Extras
Tap the City icon to explore floating islands that take you to different parts of Idle Mythos. Besides the Shop and Summon, there’s a Fusion Temple, Forge, Arena, and Airship, among others. In brief, the Fusion Temple is for hero upgrades, and the Forge is for merging Gear. The Arena has you testing your heroes against other players, and the Airship is for Tempering your heroes. I’m assuming Temper means sell, as the more heroes you select, the more rewards you earn. Those rewards being Boosters, Crystals, and such. If you summoned a hero you already have, or a hero you don’t want, visit the Airship. On top of this, there are three different Quest sections, each with a reward list to complete. Reward examples are Gold, Crystals, Gems, and Shards, in addition to others. sections are divided by symbols, though the meanings are unknown.
Ordinarily, playing alone is entertaining, but in this case, there’s the additional option to make friends. What’s odd about accepting friend requests is that everyone can give and receive cheese. The more friends you have, the more cheese you’ll get. If you manage to have over one hundred cheeses, you can use them to summon heroes. Why cheese? No idea. Additionally, heroes are sent on Crusades that range from Easy to Insane. Heroes can be sent out without the worry of them not being available to fight, as battles and crusades are separate. The odd thing here is that crusades cost drumsticks, which are in AFK. Why drumsticks? Again, no idea.
Idle Mythos is a colorful RPG chock-full of things to do and rewards to earn. Between battles, quests, floating islands, and hero collection, it’s easy to lose hours playing this. Though a bit overstuffed, it’s an addictive game.
Is it Hardcore?
Multiple heroes from multiple mythologies banding together to fight a common enemy? Who wouldn’t want to play this?