Well it’s time for the second game review, a game called Battleheart which is a strategy “platform” game for the iPod and iPhone. This app features cute lovable cartoon characters that you train in combat to defeat the enemies that have taken over the world. You can choose a large variety of different characters from the “Tavern” each having different skills and powers for your disposal. Every 5 levels, up to level 30, you get the option to select a power or special ability for your character. These powers range from doing 350% more damage per attack to healing your team over time which comes in really helpful when fighting tough creatures.
There are also over 100 items you can obtain to increase your characters attack and defense stats, some of which can only be obtained through the survival mode in each area having to kill over 100 enemies to reach. At the moment this app is only $3.99 on the iTunes store, well worth it in my opinion if you like platform strategy and a hint of role-playing.
There is so much customization in the game! From armour on your people to special equipment such as rings to the spells and special attacks each player has. This is the main reason why I love this game so much, along with the nicely rendered not overly complicated graphics which bring the scenes to life.
The game is a bit short in my opinion, only having 3 major sections to complete, each with approximately 13 levels. However you may replay any previous levels as many times as you wish, to gain money or to train your characters more. Another point to consider though is that Battleheart is updated fairly often adding new characters, levels and items to the mix for a more enjoyable player experience.
One last criticism I have is that once you’ve leveled all your characters to 30 (The maximum you stop obtaining new skills) there’s not really much to do in the game, as I have done. If you already own this game and have maxed your characters stats, you would be left with a bunch of really strong people with the best items and $5000 in cash with nothing to spend it on, and finding the final boss to be a pushover. If the designers added a feature that extended game play or added a new challenge to it, I believe it would make this game truly one to be remembered.
I don’t want to change your mind about this game though, I’ve spent a good 20 hours playing through it and found it to be very enjoyable and well worth the money and time spent playing it. It even made an hour long train trip feel like a few minutes, literally! It’s just THAT addictive. So to sum up if your looking for a neat little app that will kill some time till your next class, or waiting for that bus or train I strongly recommend this app to solve your dilemma, just be sure to look up occasionally from the brilliantly rendered retina game.
Here’s the final score out of 100%:
Fun Rating: 85%
0% – 24% = Hopeless Game, Definitely not worth buying! if you have it sell it now while its worth something!
25% – 49% = Terrible Game, This game will not prove to be very enjoyable, and may only be played once and forgotten.
50% – 59% = Average Game, A very mediocre game that you may play occasionally to pass time but doesn’t prove to be very enjoyable.
60% – 69% = Nice Game, A game you would play once or twice to see how it is, but ultimately lacks replay-ability and immersion.
70% – 79% = Brilliant Game, This game would satisfy your gaming needs for a very long time but would eventually be forgotten over time.
80% – 89% = Fantastic Game, A very fun game that proves time and time again to be enjoyable and addictive.
90% – 99% = Amazing Game, Extremely Enjoyable and has lots of replay-ability content, as well aspushing the boundaries for future games.
100% = Epic Game, Go and buy 20 copies right now! (In-case there’s a nuclear war and they get destroyed)