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Crunchyroll's first game is unsurprisingly based on an anime

Memoria Freese is Crunchyroll's first crack at a mobile game and based on the Japanese light novel and anime series.

Published onMarch 30, 2018

DanMachi - Memoria Freese
  • Crunchyroll announced DanMachi – Memoria Freese, the first game under its Crunchyroll Games brand.
  • The game is based on the DanMachi anime.
  • Memoria Freese is now available as a free download.

It might have had sketchy beginnings, but Crunchyroll has grown to become a legitimate anime streaming and manga reading network. It would make sense, then, that the service’s first game is based on manga-turned-anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

At its core, DanMachi – Memoria Freese is a 2D dungeon-crawler RPG that lets you build, upgrade, and customize your party and includes turn-based battles. The game features an original storyline based on the anime’s first season, though I have not played enough of the game to decipher what that storyline is.

The game certainly looks great, however, and ran with little to no hiccups on my Galaxy S9 Plus. Even the voice acting, which can easily be an afterthought in a free-to-play title, is up to par and is done by the original voice actors from the anime.

Keep in mind that you will not hear a lick of English throughout the game. Menus and conversations have been translated to English, but some folks might not be thrilled with a lack of English dubbing.

Also keep in mind that, as previously mentioned, Memoria Freese is a free-to-play title. You have your typical dual currencies, in-game purchases, and dreaded stamina bar that limits your playtime. At least the amount of stamina you have increases as you complete missions and rank up.

There also appears to be plenty of content to sift through. Each character has their own quests and stories that are unlocked as you progress through the main quests.

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, mercifully shortened to DanMachi, follows Bell Cranel as he seeks to improve as an adventurer. He does so by traveling to and from an underground labyrinth originally called Dungeon, but he is more interested in finding girls than he is finding treasures.

No, the story does not get much deeper than that. DanMachi started as a still-running light novel before being turned into a still-running manga. It was eventually turned into a 13-episode anime, with a second season slated to eventually debut at some point.

While you wait for that second season, you can download Memoria Freese at the link below.

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