- Oct 25, 2017
Story is probably my favorite part of the game, if you like the original series chances are you'll like this as well. The upcoming anime seems to deviate a bit (it even has an original character that may or may not eventually show up in Magia Record, I'm leaning more towards the former), so you'll probably be able to enjoy both.
It doesn't take too long at all to max out characters, since events normally give you a ton of XP materials to level them up. Similar to that, they give you a selection of awakening materials with each event as well, and the ones you need right away are pretty easily farmed from story content (some exceptions apply). There's a Global-exclusive "daily coin" system as well, where if you do a single Mirrors Battle (PVP against AI controlled characters, but you don't need to win), you can trade it in for a specific ascension material (ten per each month). That helps out a lot if you're after something specific that might be more difficult to obtain.
As for single-player content, it's not too difficult at all. The only difficulty you might find are particular challenges (namely during events), but you can more-or-less steamroll through it with a Double Madoka team. Since we'll all get a "choose-your-own ticket" ticket for non-limited girls from Mifuyu and earlier, you can easily grab Madoka that way (if you don't want to do the paid summon for her). Double Mami teams are good too, but you can't beat Double Madoka since she's a neutral element (light), heals and gives MP with her Connect, and her Magia/Doppel damages all enemies and grants a defenseive buff for three turns, as well as charging everyone's Magia Gauge. She might not be the DPS powerhouse, but she's super reliable, even only at one Memoria slot.