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App description: Peace is now sabotaged. Heroes must rise and unite under one roof. Dont tremble with fear because the cultivated civilization through centuries is hung by one hair and it is absolutely up to you to turn the side. For the world, we have tamed new fierce mounts at your service. Seize them, storm your enemies and climb to the throne of Champion's League in the latest Faction Showdown Update of the online action RPG sensation, Taichi Panda: Heroes!

Return to the Stunning Taichi World

Travel back to the days before Taichi Panda, and discover the thriving fantasy kingdom. Explore a vast and exciting world of bandits and brawlers, mystics and maniacs, all rendered in PC quality graphics. Become the true celestial champion as fight, hack, bash, and cut your way to riches and glory in a fast-paced and 3D action adventure!

Command your Army of Heroes

Take control of a wide array of unique and powerful heroes with Taichi Panda: Heroes' innovative multi-character system. Gather your forces and choose your squad to take the field, fighting through endless hordes and abominable beasts to seize the day. Mix and match your heroes and switch your main character to suit your strategy.

Explore the Far Corners of the Land

Many wonders lay hidden across the continent, waiting for heroes to discover them! Venture into the unknown and face the terrors that dwell within to uncover riches, treasures, and glory in a large-scale open game world. Battle alongside fellow players, take on special missions, and fight for survival with open player on player action!

Join Allies for Legendary Action

Stake your allegiance and fight for honor, power, or riches alongside friends in an online action adventure! Take on powerful beasts of unbelievable power alongside allies, and fight to become the ultimate champion with online Arenas. Join with friends in teams and Guilds to discover your own legendary Taichi adventure!

==Connect==
Visit our official site to learn more about Taichi Panda: Heroes: http://panda2.snail.com/en
Join the Taichi Panda: Heroes community and learn more on Facebook and our official Forum:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TaichiPanda2/
Community Forum: http://panda2bbs.snail.com

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Taichi Panda: Heroes

Snail Games USA Inc.
Genres: Games Action Role-Playing
GAME CENTER ENABLED
Free


Quote:
Journey back to a time long forgotten in a kingdom of magical mayhem and powerful panda warriors with Taichi Panda: Heroes. Collect and manage your band of legendary champions to discover exciting action and intriguing adventure in online open world RPG sensation! Hear the call and join your heroes!

Return to the Stunning Taichi World

Travel back to the days before Taichi Panda, and discover the thriving fantasy kingdom. Explore a vast and exciting world of bandits and brawlers, mystics and maniacs, all rendered in PC quality graphics. Become the true celestial champion as fight, hack, bash, and cut your way to riches and glory in a fast-paced and 3D action adventure!

Command your Army of Heroes

Take control of a wide array of unique and powerful heroes with Taichi Panda: Heroes' innovative multi-character system. Gather your forces and choose your squad to take the field, fighting through endless hordes and abominable beasts to seize the day. Mix and match your heroes and switch your main character to suit your strategy.

Explore the Far Corners of the Land

Many wonders lay hidden across the continent, waiting for heroes to discover them! Venture into the unknown and face the terrors that dwell within to uncover riches, treasures, and glory in a large-scale open game world. Battle alongside fellow players, take on special missions, and fight for survival with open player on player action!

Join Allies for Legendary Action

Stake your allegiance and fight for honor, power, or riches alongside friends in an online action adventure! Take on powerful beasts of unbelievable power alongside allies, and fight to become the ultimate champion with online Arenas. Join with friends in teams and Guilds to discover your own legendary Taichi adventure!

==Connect==
Visit our official site to learn more about Taichi Panda: http://panda2.snail.com/en
Join the Taichi Panda: Heroes community and learn more on Facebook and our official Forum:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TaichiPanda2/
Community Forum: http://panda2bbs.snail.com












Supported Devices:
  • iPhone-3GS
  • iPhone4
  • iPodTouchFourthGen
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G
  • iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPodTouchSixthGen

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 6.0

Download Size: 63.1MB

04-13-2016, 03:43 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,552


I'm pretty impressed by the way how the hack and slashing is combined with the open world areas and mmo elements. Think it's a great improvement of the original taichi panda.

04-13-2016, 03:58 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 243
Cant be soft launch as in UK store as well
04-13-2016, 08:56 AM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul99 View Post
Cant be soft launch as in UK store as well
Yes it can, Taichi has NOT been the first title to have soft launch in UK store.

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04-13-2016, 09:12 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 5,804
Pretty cool so far!
04-13-2016, 09:30 AM
#6

Taichi Panda: Heroes by Snail Games USA Inc. does deliver exactly what I would expect from another Taichi Panda Game and so those that have played so far any of the other Games from this Franchise before will feel home right from the first moment they will load up the Game.

For all those that will meet Pan Da, Lauren and Maxee for the first time will encounter an asian mythology inspired Always Online Multiplayer Hack'n'Slay Fantasy Action-RPG Mobile Game that does currently probably represent what is possible on Mobile up to a point were we can only expect a better result from big AAA Publisher equal to Gameloft, Electronic Arts or hopefully Blizzard in the upcoming future at some point.


The beginning of Taichi Panda: Heroes is pretty classic if you can call it that way. After a short Intro you are able to choose between the three Main Heroes of the Game that have each their own unique Fighting Background/Skills and afterwards you are tossed into the World of Taichi Panda and will spent like the first half an hour of the Game with the Tutorial that will teach you the basics in the Game like the different Fighting Skills your Character does have, how to get new Missions and where, and so on and so...


Afterwards you will be left into an world that is heavily based on the Taichi Panda Franchise so those that have already played the Original Game back in 2014/2015 will recognize a lot of the first Game too in Taichi Panda: Heroes but considering that a lot of those rough edges that were in Taichi Panda left are now polished up to a point where things could only get even more better if someone would sink much more money into it then probably Snail Games USA Inc has done already the current result is already more then just decent.


Taking into account that the Game is Always Online you are getting of course your Daily Quests, a complete full voiced Story Main Mission and other Features in the Game that you would expect to see in such a Mobile Game.

Different Skills, Lootable Equipment, Clans, Boss Battles... the Game does pretty much have a feature list were you only could either arguee that some things aren`t in the Game because they wouldn`t make any sense at all or that they just left it out to be included into the upcoming Taichi Panda 2 Mobile Game.


At the current moment I have so far only played around two hours of the Game but I feel already at the current moment very save to say that Taichi Panda: Heroes could become the Online Action-RPG Hack'n'Slay Game some have waited for if they aren`t into the Kung Fu Panda Game that still everyone is waiting for till Taichi Panda 2 will launch in the upcoming months (2016/2017) depending on how fast Snail Games USA Inc. will get an Build up on the iTunes Store in Asia.


So far the hole Gameplay felt over the first couple of Missions very smooth and enjoyable. It will be interesting to see what might wait for us after you finish the Main Story in the Game and if the rest of the Game is also on such a high quality level as the Main Story does indicate.

Conclusion


Snail Games USA Inc. Taichi Panda: Heroes is more of Taichi Panda and this is probably good for those that were already waiting since last year for Taichi Panda 2 and I`m pretty sure that the Team back at Snail Games knew exactly that they couldn`t wait any long with releasing another Game in the Taichi Panda World without getting an huge issue with their current Community that were looking forward for something new since a couple of months.

For all those that enjoy playing those Asian inspired Online Fantasy Hack'n'Slay Games I can only give those the advise to give the Game a try since it`s one of the better one currently on the Mobile Market and I`m sure that here on the Forum we all might start to talk about over the upcoming months how to improve the Game or what should be added to Taichi Panda 2 while playing Taichi Panda: Heroes meanwhile.

Rating: None at the current moment*

*= The Game is currently Soft-Launched and I don`t rate any Games while the Developer are still polishing their Games.

Last edited by Sanuku; 04-13-2016 at 09:32 AM. Reason: Pictures aren`t being shown. I`m aware of it. My Host (abload.de) is fixing those issues and I will add the other Screenshots
04-13-2016, 10:10 AM
#7
Normally, I applaud every effort to add narrative to just about anything. But if you are going to do it like this, why even bother?

That notwithstanding, there are actually a few cool tricks here, such as the cinematic camera sweeps and changes in camera perspective in boss fights, and the Age of Wushu Dynasty-light semi-MMO trappings.

But the actual combat is dreadfully uninspiring and static. Positioning has little to no impact, there is no manual evasion, blocking or parrying, and the stringing-together-of-thine-optimal combos-and-juggles-exercise is about all the depth there is.

Playing this beta side-by-side with Foursaken's new Adventure Company really puts the isometric combat into perspective, and makes the impact of Snail's design decision for Heroes' (and the original's) combat mechanics more glaring.

I highly advice anyone who enjoy the isometric action of the Taichi Panda titles - as well as some (or even many, if such a gamer exist) of Snail's other mechanics and design principles - but who wants more twitch skill, player agency and tactical depth to her combat to take a long and hard look at Snail's Age of Wushu Dynasty iOS MMO instead. It might be riddled with just as much ridiculousness in regards to f2p mechanics, but it is also riddled with one of the more refreshingly tactical, varied, dynamic and twitch-y combat systems for the platform.

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Last edited by Ayjona; 04-13-2016 at 10:14 AM.
04-13-2016, 11:19 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 243
Its the exact same app look yourself change the nz to uk
04-13-2016, 11:37 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 969
This looks like a reskin of that Age of wushu mobile mmo. Im guessing fake multiplayer, pvp leaderboards and repetetive quests along with 100 dif currencies and convoluted crafting systems.
04-13-2016, 11:39 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Montanx View Post
This looks like a reskin of that Age of wushu mobile mmo. Im guessing fake multiplayer, pvp leaderboards and repetetive quests along with 100 dif currencies and convoluted crafting systems.
Heroes' subsystems are nowhere near as evolved as AoWD's. And (see my post above), the combat mechanics aren't either.

(Age of Wushu Dynasty, for all its f2p terrible-ness, does have very non-fake, skill-based and highly tactical synchronous multiplayer, both in co-op and many forms of realtime PvP.)

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Game Center/OpenFeint/Plus+/[insert arbitrary game network, online character or multiplayer account here]: Ayjona