Special Features presents: Girls X Battle (or how I spent part of my hiatus)

Well, hello there. This is going to be a completely different and probably highly unusual post for something that I never thought I would be doing here. Okay hang on, I can already hear you asking this: “What are you talking about, this is just another post about anime right? There is nothing unusual about that right? “ Well…erm…no. While it is partly about anime, this is actually a post about a videogame. Hello? Is everyone still there? No I have not gone completely mad, and I also haven’t been replaced by my evil twin clone brother (though I admit that is what an evil twin clone brother would actually say). No worries, it’s still me, but allow me to explain for just a few seconds how I came to write this completely insane post. Well most of you know by now that I went off on a two month hiatus and just came back a few weeks ago. It was a necessary choice, and one that I did not make lightly.

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Oh no, not this hiatus crap again. I am out of here!

During that time while waiting for my father to get his surgery, most of the time I felt sad, down and pretty much without energy. There were days I only spent time watching videos on YouTube and doing nothing else. One day though, while I was browsing through the appstore on my Ipad, I came across a game that was called Girls X Battle. (For all of you thinking pervy thoughts right now, no it’s not that kind of game…ughhh). What drew my attention to it was the fact that it seemed to have an anime feel to it..a lot in fact. So, as I had nothing better to do anyway I decided to download this free game and see what it was about. And I am glad that I did. This may sound strange but when you are in such a dark place, sometimes really simple things can at least help you pass the time. As this game did for me. I became completely addicted to this one, with it’s simple while at the same time pretty cool looking graphics, awesome gameplay and the enormous amount of content it contains.

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This girl is called Javelin. She is my number one girl, and she is lethal!

So what exactly is this game about? Well if you are looking for a deep storydriven game, I would advise you to skip this post and go check something else out. There is a campaign mode, where you follow a storyline, but basically this game is about collecting animegirls  powering them up and using them in battles. (Wow..I wonder why the game is called Girls X Battle). When the game first begins you will gain your first battlegirl and she takes you trough a small tutorial explaining the basics of the game and granting you access to the so called academy. As much fun as that part is (there really is a huge number of girls, and you will cross paths with new ones every week), what I really like about this game is the enormous number of features it contains and that open up when your academy grows stronger.

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The main menu. It’s from here you can start all the action: no…not that kind of action, sigh….

Just when you think you have seen everything something new appears which you can explore. There is a player vs player mode, where you can battle agains other players with your own team of girls. A study where you can read stories, visit your girls (and eventually even marry them..erm in the game that is) and which you can customise to your heart’s content. You can join a guild where you can help out other players and of course fight guild battles. There is a workshop where you can create items that make your girls stronger. The list goes on and on. The biggest draw to the game however is powering up your girls, and of course discovering new ones. Every time you gain a new one it takes shape in the form of a cool looking card that you can add to your collection. I currently have 81 of them, and there are supposedly over 150 of them right now, with new ones being added to the roster nearly every month. While this game looks super easy (and it is), there is actually a very deep strategy element to it.

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My team, fighting the good fight!

And that comes in the form of finding out which girls work best with each other. Some teams are stronger than others, and can defeat players that have a much higher level. It takes a lot of experimenting and fine tuning, but that really is part of what makes this game so much fun. So are there any downsides to this game? Well…yes. This game is free to play, but ofcourse as with many of these games you can also spent money on this one that allows you to progress easier and buy more girls. Sometimes you will encounter players that are simply unbeatable because they must have spent a small fortune on the game. But, I do have to say this game really can be played without ever spending a single coin on it. There are always weekly events that offer gifts in some form or other that are free for everyone. Girls X Battle is a game that you will enjoy especially if you love anime. There are a lot of easter eggs hidden in the game that refer to well known anime series. The girls themselves are very cool as well, and even though there is a very small element of fan service no one will be offended by it as that really isn’t the focus of the game and it really is totally harmless.

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I just had to throw in yet another picture of Javelin 🙂

So, if this post is not enough to convince you to try this game out, just download it and see for yourself. I am not responsible for getting you addicted to it though. If you do decide to give it a whirl, be sure to look me up. Use my invite code: 1142b349989ef, while you are at it. I am called Dorine Ivy in the game (sadly Raistlin was already taken and this is a totally random name) and I am playing on server 142. Well if there was something I had never ever thought would happen it’s me writing a post about a videogame. But, well there you have it. What’s that? You still believe I am Raistlin’s evil twin clone? Well I guess I now have to get back to writing “normal” posts again to convince you of the truth. Then again…I don’t think I ever was very normal in the first place. Thank you for reading, and see you soon!

 

 

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40 thoughts on “Special Features presents: Girls X Battle (or how I spent part of my hiatus)”

  1. I’m very surprised to see you playing a game like this, lol. I’ve heard of the game and Ive seen ads for it but it’s not really my thing.

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    1. Haha…honestly I am surprised myself. I really only started playing this during my hiatus when I was feeling pretty down, and honestly at times it really managed to uplift my spirts. It’s not for everyone, but it’s a really fun and entertaining game (and a first for me putting a post of a videogame on my blog 😂😂).

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    1. Thank you 😊 As I stated sometimes when you are in a bit of a rough spot you tend to do simple things and this game just was fun enough to offer that. My gaming days are over as well, this is just pretty much the only game that I play, but I sold my entire videogame collection years ago. 😊

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    1. I left the gaming world about 5-6 years ago. I sold almost all my games (except for a few special editions and games that have a nostalgic feel for me). This game though was fun and it was there for me when I just really did not have the energy to do something else. And after playing it for months now, I am still enjoying it a lot 😊

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      1. Aahh I understand that attachment you can feel to these kinds of things when you are sad and depressed. Novels and binge watching TV series and eating chocolates is my way out of sadness and tension.

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  2. This sounds found. I might try this game out Dorine. Nothing to lose, given that it is free to play. The only problem with these mobile titles is that I eventually give up because grinding for levels and resources is so time consuming.

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    1. Haha..yeah Dorine…I actually hate that name, but oh well it can’t be helped I guess lol
      Well..that’s what I thought that would happen as well, me giving up on this, but it hasn’t happened yet. Mainly because there is so much to do in the game and new events happen every week too. I’m now at level 94, which is quite high, and the game still is highly enjoyable (and not to mention way too addictive 😂😂). Plus…it’s just really fun collecting new cards, which of course the designers of this game know..ugh…they are so clever 😂😂

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  3. Not sure what the other type of game is… Maybe I’m too innocent for this hahaha.

    Also, the graphics are so adorable!! Game reviews are nice. I wouldn’t mind more from you in the future. 🙂

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    1. Haha…well quite honestly that is a good thing 😊
      Thank you, well I don’t (or hardly ever) play computergames anymore, this being an exception, but I will have some boardgame features coming up again, includiing a Sword Art Online dicegame 😀
      This game though is a lot of fun to play: I think you will definitely enjoy it 😀

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  4. Sorry to hear you were in a dark place 😥 Glad the game helped you 😀

    This game looks so cute. It makes me want to give up collecting my anime men and collect some ladies instead hehe 🙂 (I mean that in a innocent way, not a creepy way). Girls X Battle seems like a lot of fun and since it’s free, I’ll to check it out. The graphics look too cool and adorable not to. 😀

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    1. Thank you so much 😊 Yeah, it wasn’t a fun time, but sometimes as I wrote simple things like this can help you out, if only to help pass the time 😊
      Haha…I wasn’t creeped out for a second lol 😀 True enough this is a really fun game. I still play it every day and can’t give it up. I hope you are going to enjoy it, and I have to say for a free game it really is seriously awesome 😊

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  5. Oh yes, something simple and fun can definitely be helpful during a dark time. We all need things like that sometimes, and the things that help us can sometimes be surprising. It sounds like a fun game, and I’m glad it was able to help you in a small way when you needed it 🙂

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    1. Yes, it’s really strange how sometimes even the smallest things can help out. During that time I wasn’t even able to concentrate enough to watch tv, so this just worked perfectly. And it’s a fun game, that I highly enjoyed playing (and I am still playing it even today) 😊
      Ps…4 more episodes to go, and then I have finished Lawless Lawyer 😀

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  6. The art design sure does look nice though and hey, if you feel like reviewing video games, why not? This one definitely sounds like it did what you needed it to do and that is to keep you entertained and distracted. It wouldn’t have been too good for you to spend countless days stressed out after all right? Thanks for sharing, man. I’m glad it helped you out during that hiatus! 😀

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  7. This looks fantastic and fun, and I’m so glad it helped you through a difficult time. I am not at all a gamer (the world’s most boring person right here *points at self*) but I love when people talk about something that gave them a good time… 🙂 By the way, sounds like, for a free game, you get a pretty good game out of it! This is neat!

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    1. Thank you so much. It’s crazy at times how small things can help you deal with stuff, but this one really did. Haha…and I don’t think you are a boring person at all: especially not considering all the terrifc books you read and fantastic reviews you write for them. I’m not a gamer myself anymore (I sold all my games years ago), but this is pretty much the only exception to that. Thanks so much for your comment 😊

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  8. Hi Michel. I’ll admit that anime is my guilty pleasure. (Some of it anyway — you’re right that too many are just plain purvey… But there are many that don’t offend me and have beautiful artwork and terrific story lines.) I have one huge unpublished novel that I’d particularly love to see as an anime series… but I dream.
    I’m not into video games but maybe… This one does sound cool.
    Wishing you and yours well. Hugs.

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    1. Hi, thank you for your wonderful comment 😊Ever since I started my blog, which is now a little over two years ago, I picked up anime watching again (which for very reasons I had not done in quite a while) and since then I have seen so many wonderful shows/movies that I have lost count. Well..all I can say is hold on to you dream, which is usually a good thing to do.
      As for videogames, I stopped playing videogames almost 6 years ago now, but this one helped me get through a pretty difficult time, and I have been playing it every day since that time.
      Thanks again for your wonderful comment 😊

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  9. Isn’t is amazing how something like a game can heal? Sometimes games and anime can be shoved to the corner of ‘silly things’ and others don’t see how they are helping us deal with some things that life is throwing at us.
    It looks really fun! I am banned from playing something else until my second draft is done haha!

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    1. It really is amazing. During this time, I was sometimes not even in the mood to watch movies/anime, and this just helped me pass the time, but in a good way. Really glad that I found this game…definitely won’t ever call anime/games silly. Quite the opposite in fact.
      Haha..it is fun, hoping that second draft is finished quickly for you, so you can start playing it lol 😂😂

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  10. Wait…. You played a VIDEO GAME?!? Michel, if you were here I would hug you. I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN!! Not quite the game I was expecting, but we all have to start somewhere! This game sounds right up my alley! (except for the PvP. I l always suck against others and prefer to play in my lonesome) but, it sounds super cute and fun! (okay… Maybe “super cute” isn’t the proper way I should describe the first game you broke down to play! 😂😂) and you will never find an anime game where you CAN’T eventually woo and marry your girls. It’s like a prerequisite or something! 😂😂 If you want to rejoin the gaming world just let me know! I will LITERALLY do a Game On! Saturday post headered “Games I Think Raistlin Would Love!” NOT EVEN KIDDING!! 😂💖💖💖🍻

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    1. Haha…oh man…I’m seriously laughing here (so glad I decided to put down my drink before I started to read this one, else my Ipad would now be heading to the scrapyard lol).
      Supercute is a good way to describe this game I guess….as there are some supercute animatics in this game 😀 But it’s also very awesome..and the only game that I continue to play every single day.
      As for the PVP …it’s really okay. The only thing you have to do there is pick a team of girls..press fight…and that’s it. No difficult buttons you need to press or anything like that..the computer does it all.
      But honestly there is so much hidden depth in this game, that it’s off the charts. I hope you will enjoy it too if you decide to download/play this one. And look me up if you do!
      And lol…if you are going to do that post I’m going to laugh even harder (but ofcourse will read it with much enthusiasm).
      Thanks for yet another awesome comment! 😊😊

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