Beginner’s Guide To Playing ISEKAI: Demon Waifu
Playing ISEKAI: Demon Waifu can be a tad confusing since it doesn’t stick to the conventional styles that most RPGs use. Players coming into the game will need a lot more information than what the initial tutorial offers them, especially since the game is filled with unfamiliar elements that aren’t common in western games. This beginner’s guide aims to shed a bit more light on the important parts that players need to know so that they can follow the game better.
Learning how to play this game isn’t necessarily difficult; it doesn’t have a high learning curve. The overall game design is extremely simple; the only problem is that a lot of its gameplay mechanics aren’t commonly used in most games. However, that’s exactly what makes this game so fun to play. It redesigns some familiar elements in other games to create its own version of the same features. Let’s take a look at some of the main things to take note of when playing this game so that players won’t get too confused.
Roles of Characters
RPG players are used to the fact that characters they get are used in combat, but ISEKAI: Demon Waifu doesn’t really follow this mechanic. The only time you really see your characters in a fight is in the Arena and in Special Combat Events like assassinations attempts. Even though they aren’t your main combat units, they still contribute to the overall combat mode.
Subordinates are the Demon Prince’s advisors and generals. These units contribute attributes such as Leadership, Military, Negotiation, and Trade which affect your city’s production of resources. They can also be used in Arena fights and when preventing assassination attempts.
Unlike other RPG games out there, Subordinates aren’t gained by spending money but rather are awarded when the player reaches certain milestones like leveling up or raising their influence. The more you progress through the game, the more Subordinates will be available to you. It’s important to gain at least 15 subordinates because this is a prerequisite to unlocking the Arena feature in the game.
Consorts are the Demon Prince’s wives. These characters do not affect the city’s production directly, nor do they participate as combat units. Aside from having a mountain of sexual dialogue and cutscenes, consorts indirectly affect certain Subordinates’ attributes through Blessings. One major aspect of the consort system is that it offers a lot of backstory and spicy cutscenes that keep the player hooked on playing the game.
Consorts are gained through a variety of ways, but the most common way to get them is by going on Outings. Outings offer chances to meet women in various parts of the world. Some of these women are consort candidates. Players will need to raise these candidates’ affection by meeting with them on multiple occasions until they agree to marry the Demon Prince and become one of their many wives.
Importance of Resources
Resources are important because they are used to upgrade or purchase certain materials as you play and are also used for combat. There are four main resources provided in the game. These are Magic Crystals, Food, Troops, and Gold. Each of these serves a specific purpose, which is important for the game’s progression of content.
There are a variety of ways to gain these resources in ISEKAI: Demon Waifu, but an essential way is to Levy. Players must actively collect resources and upgrade modifiers/attributes that affect the production of these resources so that they can keep up with the increasing demand. Players might think at the start that these resources seem extremely abundant, but as they progress through the game, they’ll quickly realize how fast the game drains them of all of these resources.
The Combat System
The main combat system in the game is in the story mode or Expeditions. The player will send armies to fight against the Crusader Army. Doing so consumes one of your resources – troops. Subordinates don’t affect any offensive or defensive stats that troops have when fighting against the enemy, but the Military attribute decreases the number of troops that are consumed every time you enter a battle.
Each stage in the expedition consists of nine waves of Crusader armies. The player will have to clear all nine waves using the troops they have on hand to proceed to the next stage. The player loses if they consume all of their troops in the middle of the fight, resulting in a loss. However, players may choose to pick up where they left off if they lost mid-stage whenever they recruit more troops to fight for their cause.
There are limited ways to earn experience to level up the Demon Prince in ISEKAI: Demon Waifu. The primary method to farming EXP is by completing stages in the Expedition. Players can’t re-challenge a stage that they have already finished, so the only real way to earn experience is by pushing through the current stage and fighting all of the enemies without losing.
Players must also manually Level Up the Demon Prince. Even if the player collects the necessary experience to level up the Demon Prince, he will remain in his current level until the player clicks on the Upgrade button, found when the player clicks on their portrait on the upper-left side of the main screen. If you don’t press the Upgrade button, the Demon Prince will still collect any overflowing experience, but he’ll simply remain at his lower level. Leveling up will offer quite a few hefty rewards, such as new subordinates and the ability to increase limits on Levies and Councils.
The Arena is the second way to participate in combat in ISEKAI: Demon Prince. Players must select one of their Subordinates to fight against the enemy player’s entire lineup. The combat isn’t as action-packed as other RPG games; it uses a Pokemon-like combat system where the only command that the subordinate can execute is Fight.
Players will gain rewards depending on the number of Subordinates they manage to take out before they run out of HP. Players can choose from any of three enemy subordinates at a time to challenge, but their stats aren’t revealed until the choice has been made.