Multiplayer Online Battle Arena or MOBA in short, is actually a game genre that is classified as action real-time strategy. Back then, the popularity isn’t as much as today. Maybe you can only play those games only on PC, and of course with very limited option. But with the rapid improvement of mobile devices operating system, now it is possible to play that kind of game on smartphone, in a more decent way.
If before, console has the upper hand on gaming industry now it is the rise of smartphone era with a huge option of game genres. Since I’m more into RPG than MOBA, I tried to find mobile RPG that is as much exciting as when we play MOBA. So this time, I’m going to share you these 5 mobile RPG that I think can rival or even outmatch MOBA domination on mobile gaming.
1. Ragnarok M: Eternal Love
Ragnarok is one of the oldest MMORPG that was really popular back then. It feels like there are no gamer who doesn’t know this RPG-styled game. Published by Gravity Interactive, now Ragnarok is back with the new appearance using the name of Ragnarok M: Eternal Love. Just like before, this game will offer you endless adventure; only this time you will feel modern touch while playing the game.
Officially launched in October, 2018 Ragnarok M: Eternal Love has exceeded some of the popular recent games and still exists consistently in Google Play. Created by Xindong from the most popular PC MMORPG back then, this game still offer you a good gaming experience added with a nice graphics and not to forget, the typical open-world exploring that Ragnarok Online is famous of.
2. Honkai Impact 3rd
Honkai Impact 3rd is an anime-styled mobile RPG developed by Mihoyo that you may have heard before. Released initially in 2016, this game is only available in Japanese and Chinese language at first. But with the good feedback from the audience, the developer decided to bring it globally for Android and iOS since 2017 with the English language option.
Honkai Impact 3rd has a nice graphic wrapped in the anime-style artwork. But not only the mesmerizing graphic, this game also offers you a fine gameplay as well as a deep character customizing possibility. With all those elements, I think this 3D-packed action game deserved a place in your mobile device, especially if you are a fan of both anime and RPG.
3. Laplace M
Laplace M is an Android MMORPG published by ZlongGames with the theme of swords, magic, and romance in medieval times. Before starting further, you can choose from the available 4 classes: warrior, mage, assassin, and cleric. Not only that, you can customize your character and even dating other player which will end up in having a virtual family. There is also a pet system for you who want to have one.
4. Fate/Grand Order
Fate/Grand Order is an online free-to-play mobile RPG developed by Sega and Delightworks. Since the first launch in 2015, this game is always on top of the popular mobile RPG in Japan. Many of its players even went as far as spending a lot of cash to purchase in-game credits in order to collect all the characters. The popularity of the anime seems to have succeeded in boosting the sale of the game.
5. Black Desert Mobile
Black Desert is a MMORPG developed by a Korean company, Pearl Abyss which was released in January, 2018 for Southeast Asia region (PC). Being unable to be played worldwide, the developer decided to bring the mobile version globally in 2019. Not only graphical beauty, Black Desert Mobile offers you a realistic gameplay mechanic along with dozen of classes that you can try.
I need to assure you; at least one of the games above really deserved a place on your smartphone storage space for a while, or even a longer time. You might even ended up liking those games after trying them. With this, mobile gaming is not always about MOBA anymore now. And my favorite goes to Ragnarok M: Eternal Love, since I think the game still maintain the original elements from the old version.
Which one is your favorite mobile RPG? Do you still have time to play MOBA after trying them all? Please leave your comment below.