Spirit Lords is a free to play smashy grabby loot-'em-up that's casual, a bit boring, but interesting enough that tappy action fans might find something to suck out of it.
There's multiplayer here, and a few other nice additions that at least raise it above the pack, but you're not going to find much here to enjoy if you're not a fan of the genre.Tap in
You start by picking a class, either a magic throwing Mage or a hacky slashy Barbarian. There are some limited customisation options, then you're dropped into the world and taught the basics.
You tap to move around the environment, and tap enemies to start attacking them. There's a draggy special move, and a double tap that lets you teleport or jump to get to out of reach places.
The combat is reasonably entertaining, although there's not really that much skill to it. You tap here and there, swing your weapons, cast some spells, and then grab the loot that the dead things drop.
There's a card-collecting, monster mashing sub-game that's about collecting spirits and using them to add elements to your attacks. And if that's the sort of thing you like to do, it's done implemented pretty well here.
You'll barrel through the first chunk of the game, and then hit a bit of a wall. There's a bit to grind here and there, but it feels like you're being choked out of the fun a little too soon.Slice of life
As you might imagine, everything looks nice, and there's a level of polish to proceedings that smacks of a lot of care and attention.
It's just a shame that the same can't be said of the action. It all works well enough, and you'll probably enjoy the time you spend with it, but once you get bored you'll be done with it.