Do you like to unwind by playing whimsical mobile games with gorgeous hand-drawn visuals? If yes, I recommend playing Devil Book. Developed by South Korean company Starter Games in 2017 and launched in the European markets in 2021, it’s a hand-drawn MMORPG game available for free on iOS and Android devices.
The hand-drawn animations of the game are very detailed. For that reason, I recommend playing on an iPad or an Android tablet rather than a smaller mobile device. In my case, I tried Devil Book on my Samsung Galaxy tablet. The game requires at least 3 GB of free space on your device.
Your character, Jino, is on a quest to find The Book of Destiny. On his journey, he has to complete several quests. Along the way, he fights different enemies like wizards, goblins, and slime, as well as searches for different objects. As with most games, he acquires various equipment, rewards, and “power-ups” throughout. You can sell the equipment to other players or use it to boost your character’s strength and skills. Aside from that, you can also customize your character’s look in Devil Book.
Devil Book is a multiplayer RPG. Therefore, you can interact with other characters, chat with them, and set up guilds or parties for joint missions. The chat between the players pops up on the screen, but you can minimize it.
For me, the best thing about Devil Book was the gorgeous graphics. Hand-drawn locations, characters, and monsters are done with an amazing level of detail. And the way the tutorials explain how to use different tools within the game is very straightforward.
I also really liked that multiple quests, such as “Defeat 20 specific monsters”, are automated. The “Auto Quest” aspect of Devil Book allows you to watch Jino fight the requisite amount of monsters without you needing to do anything, except dole out the resurrection stones or restoration potions. It’s quite convenient if you’re doing something with your hands and just want to enjoy the action and the graphics.
In fact, the only thing that you can control within the game is the player’s profile, equipment, and stats. Actions like fighting are done by Jino without any need for the player’s input.
The main drawback of my experience was the English localization. The game is originally in Korean; unfortunately, I don’t know Korean, so I have to play the English edition. And sadly, the translations for Devil Book are quite subpar. This made the story a little tricky to follow at times. Despite that, I recommend this game to players who love the visual aspect of games the most and prefer idle games that don’t require the player to do much.
YouTube: Devil Book Trailer
Photo credit: The screenshots used are taken by the author for TechAcute.