The concept of being reincarnated into another world with broken abilities and living life in easy mode has become a popular premise for many anime and manga. The official name for such an entertainment genre is “Isekai”, the Japanese word for “Other World”. RPG Isekai Rondo is a mobile game featuring the isekai premise, allowing players to experience the genre firsthand in a story-mode RPG.
Enter dungeons, fight against monsters, level up your passive abilities, and even save the world from the clutches of the evil Overlord after reincarnation. Players can even explore different regions and locations on the world map while progressing with the game’s main story.
Today we will be taking a closer look into RPG Isekai Rondo and make a note of the good and the bad aspects of the game. So let’s get into it!
First, let’s take a look at the negative aspects of the game, although there aren’t many to take note of.
It isn’t a good experience for players when the game has more reading dialogues than actually playing the game. In RPG Isekai Rondo, the biggest downside of it being a story-based RPG was the excessive quantity of exposition in the form of conversations with other characters in the game. At every turn of the game, we found ourselves trying to skip past menial tasks and conversations that explain the game’s current situation.
We understand that games of this genre usually require a lot of exposition, but the developers at KEMCO could have done a better job of ensuring the game was interactive.
Despite the excessive exposition, the fact that RPG Isekai Rondo features the entirety of the Isekai experience is still a plus. Playing a game that offers a lot of essential aspects of the isekai genre instead of just watching an anime was cool. The developers at KEMCO even added some easter eggs and their little twist to overused tropes, which was fun to play through. If you are an avid anime and manga fan, RPG Isekai Rondo might be a fun experience.
Using the top-down RPG format for the gameplay, RPG Isekai Rondo emulates the looks of timeless classics like Pokemon FireRed, Legend Of Zelda, Chrono Trigger, and many more. This was a nice touch by the developers at KEMCO, as it enhanced the gaming experience for the player base. Although we understand that the real reason why this format was chosen was to reduce the effort in making the game, it was still a nice experience overall when playing RPG Isekai Rondo.
Being an RPG, the game enables players to explore the different corners of the new world. In addition, there are many little hidden rewards and easter eggs spread across the game, which is a fun little side game of its own. RPG Isekai Rondo, in all honesty, doesn’t have exploration as a feature in the gameplay because it follows a main story, and the genre is Isekai, but exploration was added nonetheless.
Aside from hidden rewards, there are several towns that players can visit, much like in the classic Pokemon games, which meant each town had its own set of monsters that players could take down and level up.
RPG Isekai Rondo also has a class system in place. Players can undertake different quests and, upon clearing them, rank up as an adventurer earning higher rewards and claiming the title of the strongest in the world. We start as an F-Ranker and work our way up to becoming an S-Rank adventurer, just like in other RPGs.
In conclusion, RPG Isekai Rondo is a decent game that offers players a chance to play as an isekai character with an added touch of RPG in it. The exploration in the game was an alright experience, and the nostalgic top-down gameplay was also fun for a while. However, the game gets boring quickly due to the poorly written script, and players must go through excess dialogue at each turn.