Thought I would post here for anyone looking about for a hero collector type game. El Chronicle is a surprisingly well made title but the advertising for it is virtually non existent.
The graphics are impressive for a mobile title with full 3D models and spell effects/animations. The characters are fairly cartoony, though well animated - there is a distracting amount of jiggle on most of the female toons, but if you can move past that, there’s a lot of good squad building to be had. Varied characters, very well presented game layout, a lot of theorycrafting options with characters, gear, runes, skills.
Battles are done in real time, but can be set to auto or you can control and swap between members of your squad (which begins at 3 characters and expands to 5 later).
Although it has the usual cash shop purchases for items, energy, etc, it is very free to play friendly. All characters can be recruited for free over time (once you progress to certain stages) or you can speed up the recruiting via in-game currency if you’re in a hurry. The usual SS/rare RNG/gacha collecting is for equipment and runes to equip onto your characters and although there are players who have thrown money at the game, again the game provides plenty of in game resources and gems (premium currency) to allow a fully free to play player to get plenty of gear.
I play on Bluestacks (emulator for PC) rather than on a phone - people have said it can be quite battery draining on phone.
There is currently a big giveaway event for a recent update, so now is a good time to take a look at it as they are quite generous with event bonuses, with extra currency, loot , etc.
Don’t know how long it will hold my interest, but I have an account (Wrex) on the US west server should anyone want to check it out. Playerbase is probably lower than many other hero collectors, which a lot of people attribute to the lack of advertising for it.