A huge dose of JRPG nostalgia
Another Eden is a love letter to retro gamers, wrapped tightly in a neat mobile package. Players take control of a reluctant hero forced to travel through time to save the world. Along the way, you'll put together a ragtag group of colorful heroes to aid in your quest. Created by JRPG icon Masato Kato, veteran of classic franchises such as Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy, Another Eden is an experience that RPG fans won't want to miss.
A worthy successor to classic JRPG titles
One of the best free-to-play battle games for mobile devices.
As soon as you start the game, it's easy to see that Another Eden is in a completely different league from other free-to-play mobile games. Core gameplay is standard for the genre: you and your 2D party travel across sidescrolling maps, occasionally entering into turn-based combat with enemies. It's a formula that seems simple on paper but is executed beautifully in-game. The art and environments are gorgeous to look at, and Another Eden's soundtrack is truly remarkable. Combat itself is rich and rewarding; unlike many other mobile battle games, Another Eden lacks any kind of auto-battle feature. This means you'll need to take a front seat in deciding how you want to execute combat. You won't be able to just sit back and farm experience.
That’s only one of the many features that sets Another Eden apart from other major genre titles like Mobius Final Fantasy and Fate/Grand Order. Perhaps one of the more noticeable differences is the almost total lack of ads and popups. In games like Fate and Mobius, popups are a near-constant experience, imploring players to purchase loot boxes, participate in limited-time events, and spend money in the game store. Though Another Eden does have microtransactions, they're hidden behind several in-game menus, and are totally unnecessary to enjoy the game. You'll unlock plenty of characters just by playing; the Another Eden team is constantly adding new characters and content. The lack of aggressive advertising is a head-scratching rarity in the world of free-to-play mobile games but goes far to improve the quality and experience of the title.
Another major difference is the total lack of multiplayer. Another Eden is a 26-chapter single-player experience. The core game offers plenty of content and gameplay, and if you do complete the main story, there are several additional modes and chapters for you to enjoy. This absence of online features helps create an immersive story experience but is also a double-edged sword. What this all implies is that Another Eden isn't suitable for quick gaming sessions between meetings or at a bus stop. You'll need to have a fair amount of time on your hands to enjoy the game as it was meant to be played. In addition, not having the option to take your characters online and fight against other players does feel disappointing at times. This is one major area where games like Mobius Final Fantasy and Fate/Grand Order have a definite advantage. Though you'll be dealing with more aggressive advertising and upsell screens, they're much more suited to quick sessions and online gameplay.
One other element to keep in mind is that Another Eden does have a few technical hiccups to contend with. Firstly, it boasts a significant file size. If you use your mobile device for more than just gaming, you'll definitely want to keep an eye on how much space Another Eden is taking up. This is especially true if you want to download some of the additional characters and content. The game also occasionally glitches or crashes, but it isn't a prevalent enough issue to detract from the game as a whole.
Where can you run this program?
Another Eden is available for download on both Android and iOS devices.
Is there a better alternative?
Another Eden stands alone as a unique entry in the free-to-play mobile genre. Players that are looking for a more traditional experience with features like multiplayer and auto-battle would do well to check out Mobius Final Fantasy and Fate/Grand Order. Both titles offer a classic mobile RPG experience, as well as a similar feel and art style to Another Eden.
Another Eden is a shining example of the best that free-to-play mobile games have to offer. It easily holds its own against mainstream console titles and other RPG franchises, blending satisfying gameplay with a compelling story, gorgeous art, and an epic soundtrack.
Should you download it?
Yes. Another Eden is so good that you’ll forget it’s a free-to-play mobile game.
- Gorgeous graphics
- Epic soundtrack
- Engaging gameplay
- Few ads
- Slow pace