Hello guys and welcome so in this video. I wanted to answer the question. What is Arknights this video is aimed at people who know nothing about Arknights, but I’ve always been curious. So Arknights is a Chinese tower. Defense, mobile gacha, app was developed by Hypergryph and is published by Yostar came out in January 2020. What is an Android and iOS straightaway? I’M gon na link the download links to it. Yeah sorry, the game was talking to me. I’M gon na link to the download pages below in the description, as well as to many useful resources as possible. So what tower defense games are is simply, you have a starting point. You have an end point and you have to protect the end point simple. As that and do whatever you can to to stop things getting there now in this game, you have your characters. Your your squad, basically and your squad have got different sorts of skills, so some of them are tanks. Some of them are ranged magic users, AoE range with bow and arrow things like that, but the as you go along you’ll find better a better of characters and so on.
But it’s not like, for example, Rach out of Legends or anything where there’s like hundreds of different characters is only the select few and but all you can do is get better versions of them and but, as time goes on, you can see you can have up To you can assign four squads you you will find as you go along better groups for different situations and so on. You have to refine as you go along and you’ll be able to recruit rarer and rarer people to your team. Now what gacha means? It’S a structure for Japanese games where it’s it’s like easiest way to describe it. It’S, like you, remember those sort of pinball machines where you put in a coin turn it and then you get out another little figurine. So if I show an example, figurine like like like this, for example, you know I mean and you keep putting in coins until you get the whole set. Essentially, that is the idea behind gacha games. Is you essentially have to keep re rolling until you get what you want now you can recruit. So recruitment is a free version. You can say basically how long you want to recruit for and what rarity you won and so on, but, as you can see so the amount of time affects the sort of rarities that can come along, but with all these games you can imagine that there is Currency in the game – and you can use the currency that have increased odds of getting better items, but for this game is not required, you can play the game completely for free and ever spend the penny and still be able to get through pretty much all of It so it’s just a case of if you get really far into the game if you want to be able to get like the perfect squad, if you become like really really into the game, so let me show you how it works.
So basically, you have the different missions that you you do along. So I’ve only done the first few and then along the way you have an in-game tutorial. In-Game tutorial is actually really good, so I’m not gon na. This is not an advanced it or a dot. By enemies, but it will cover the basics of what the different characters do, what it would recommend in different situations, there’s always ever-increasing difficulty mobs are thrown at you. Some of them have high defence. Some of them are really quick. Some of them are only flying. So you have to be prepared in all the different situations if we go into the first mission. So now there is a resource. You have a stamina which limits how much you can play per day, but since I’ve started the game, I’ve never run out of stamina. Ever, but why be told is, is that later on? You can have when you finish a mission, and you want to farm a mission to get let’s say a new character. Whatever you know that a certain character drops from a certain mission, you can auto, deploy and redo that mission if you’ve already got three stars in it previously. So if I start up the mission now, the game itself has got a really interesting story mode. So between missions, you can see there’s voice, acting which it was surprising really for me to see and also as well. It really goes out this way to explain what it’s doing now.
You have this score right here below my camera, which effectively is the amount of deploy points. You need to actually put your people on the onto the map. You can see how much each person costs, but this is always going up now. The idea is, the monsters. Will come from the red and they will go towards a blue, but you need to do whatever you can to defend the blue. What I like to do is I like to put a tank there so that they can’t get towards the end, and then I do whatever I can do defend. There is a limit of how many people you can put on the screen at any one time and there’s also a limit of how many people are many enemies. The tanks can actually defend against so, but it’s not just gon na, be a roadblock constantly like for every single person coming by it. You do need to consider how you do things. You can also have a healer class as well. So if I just heal my tank, it’s almost like a dedicated healer and chances are, I won’t get in any trouble. I obviously in early game is quite simple, but it does get a lot lot harder later on.
There is weekly content in the game, called raids so which will allow you to get a lot of the in-game currency which you need if you wan na again recruit veteran bad people to your squad. So let me get group, so you see you put the people down and then you also show which direction you want them to come in as well, but I’m doing my best here too to do it now, of course, if you’re fairly confident with your setup, you Can see how many enemies are coming, so we’ve already done about to do 15 out of 37, if you’re, confident with your setup, you can just speed up time, but you don’t have to sit through all of this like slowly as we can see. There’S now free of them coming so and different mobs have got different. They have different different priorities. Now you can see this symbol above the head. That means that a special ability is ready, which means at any time I could actually choose to trigger that special ability. But, as you can see, it’s becoming more and more intense.
So I guess this is a good level to show and as you saw some enemies, so I’ll just slipping through the cracks straightaway. So I might end up actually failing the mission because so many got fruit. So obviously you might want to repeat to make sure you do this without anyone getting through really. Well, I mean that’s, that’s really what you want to do, but what I really should have done is while reflect for next time is. I have multiple layers of defense. Just in case, some sit through the first crack to make sure that they don’t sit through again towards at the end. So that’s basically it that’s the idea of this game, our defense game. We are going through as much as we can.
What you can also do as well when it comes to the cutscenes, you can watch them, you can read them and so on. If you don’t want to keep clicking each time, the text is finished, you can always click on auto and it will automatically go through them, but the story is quite interesting if you want to see what’s going on now, what we’re going to do next is we’re Going to actually go through the official website, so as we see, I got a new character, so obviously there is benefits and obviously finishing the missions as to be expected. Now the good thing about this game, like I said it’s completely free to play – you can do everything as you need to do. There’S a lot of in-game tutorial. So at the beginning I’ve been told that the game is quite slow and it can be quite tough, but by the time you get used to it, get your head around all the dynamics and so on. Then it becomes really really easy. So ok! So what we’re now gon na do for the sake of it, we’re gon na go through the official website quickly and as per always with this, what is series I’m going to link as many useful resources in the description down below so, let’s switch over now. Ok, so this is the official website right, so I will obviously include these links as well to download an iOS or a Google Play Store. So there is a fan-made video contest which i am gon na be entering with this video.
So it’s a good website. I like it, so you can go through each of the different characters it gives you like, a brief introduction into them and also as well.you. It really gives you like. The game does a really good job, essentially of I’m showing you what you need to to consider and so on, and also just gives you an introduction into the world essentially like what world is this? What what are the characters? What’S the point? What’S the story, what are we trying to achieve? So it’s one of the better presented apps that I’ve ever seen. I’M also gon na link as well in the description and a link. That’S why I mean what gacha games are in case. You’Ve been curious because it’s one of pretty much the most popular model of apps in Japan at the moment, so it’s nice to just broaden your horizons and increase your understanding about these things.
So, as I said, I’m gon na link to the iOS download link the google play download link and also was one when I link to their official YouTube channel, because I have a official YouTube channel and it’s quite interesting just you know it gives you story behind The voices of each of the characters animations for the intro of the story, and things like that, so they have really really worked hard to make sure that this is an all inclusive app. You know this is not just some random app cash grab like a lot of other ones that we’ve seen, but you can see that they’re taking this very very seriously, which is good. I appreciate the the effort well anyway, guys.
I could talk about this game all day. I’Ve been having a lots of lots of fun with it, and I’m gon na play it more and more so yeah so anyway, guys. That’S it for this video. If you liked it be sure to give it a thumbs up, you can watch a random video over there. You can watch latest upload down there or you can click down here to subscribe. Thank you guys. Bye, bye,