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You Should Play: Explore dungeons and power-up your character in new RPG classic Spirit Lords

Chris Holt | July 9, 2015
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

Lose yourself to the spirits: But just because the art is approachable (my sorceress is adorable!) and the interface is welcoming, that doesn't mean that Spirit Lords lacks the depth of a true RPG. By finding relics, players can unlock common to rare spirits that they can utilize in combat. These spirits can be leveled up, combined, and evolved. You can grind and find the best and rarest spirits (which resemble Yu-Gi-Oh cards or Pokémon monsters) or you can pay real money. Leveling up a single spirit can take hours, and even then, will likely just need to be evolved or combined into a better one. The system is complex and a bit opaque at first. But you'll need to figure it out quickly, because success in a dungeon is often not only dependent on having strong spirits, but using them in a tactical and intelligent way. Fighting water enemies with water spirits isn't nearly as effective as using nature spirits, for example. 

While Spirit Lords suffers from a great deal of level-grinding, the daily updates, seasonal dungeons, and special events will lure collectivist adventurers in. Spirit Lords encourages guild building and dungeon parties, so even if you do find one boss particularly frustrating, you can always call your friends to help you out.


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