Some might like this news, and some might not like it. We just got a pretty sad (or happy?) news for players of Akashic Re:cords, a smartphone game by Square Enix and Kadokawa Records that was launched last year in Japan. The last news about it that we have is only about its teaser trailer before launched sometime in 2016. Unfortunately, it seems that this game doesn’t have a good rating in Google Playstore, and maybe in Appstore either (i can’t really check the ratings there).
Apparently, bad ratings are not expected for Akashic Re:cords. Well, it’s pretty natural to expect some good ratings and reviews since it’s developed and published by the well known Square Enix and Kadokawa Records. To be specific, Ryo Mizuno, Record of Lodoss War‘s creator, made this game with Nakaharu and Shunsaku Yano as the character designer and writer respectively. As for the gameplay, it looks pretty smooth and good, but you can check it out yourself in this trailer, and let us know what do you think about it.
That’s Akashic Re:cords condition alright. Not many are satisfied with it, and so what can Square Enix do?
Sadly, they can’t really do much about it. While the novel and manga will continue, the game doesn’t. The company feels like it would be difficult to keep satisfy the customers; the game’s players. They decided to discontinue the smartphones game on August 31, 2017, and they already stop the micro-transaction “Souls” on June 29, 2017. This makes Akashic Re:cords as the 11th free-to-play 2016 game that’s discontinued by Square Enix, and that means another game which can’t be played by global players.