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Summoners War Lost Centuria – CBT Gameplay Impressions – 6 Years after the first, is it worth it?

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It has been over 6 years since the launch of Summoners War: Sky Arena and now we are finally getting a fresh take in the series. The long awaited for Summoners War: Lost Centuria by Com2Us has just opened the closed beta to the public from November 21, 2020 to November 30, 2020. Lost Centuria CBT has received quite a bit of backlash from the fans due to the number of pay to win elements in a PvP oriented game. In this article, let's play the game ourselves without any bias and take a look at the gameplay and features to see exactly what Summoners War: Lost Centuria really is and if it was worth the wait.

Real Time Strategy Live Action PvP and No Auto-Play

At first, I thought this was going to be another hero collector/Gacha turn-based RPG with auto-play. As my first match began, I quickly realised the game's focus was very similar to Summoners War: Sky Arena where players go toe-to-toe in 1 on 1 matches. Each player gets to pick 8 monsters/heroes and 3 spells for their board (or deck if you're used to card games). The matches are live which means the played characters from each side will attack each other in live action while the players (summoners) can strategically use skills and spells during the match to turn the tide of the battle. Each character skill and summoner spell is on an mana system which accumulates over time, and once you have enough mana, you will be able to use the skill/spell.

There is absolutely no auto-play in this game which means players will need to give 100% of their full attention to each match. The game actually goes beyond just strategy and timing as reflexes also becomes a factor where players will need to time their skills to counter enemy moves. I think the gameplay was actually quite solid and has a lot of potential, however the problem is the unbalanced advantages each player has from their rare characters and upgrades which creates a strong pay to win environment.

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