Downloaded it during my free time this morning (+1GB download) and have the following comments:
* if you don't know the game, you are going to sukkel as the tutorial is worse than useless for showing how the ui works.
* the whole movement interface is a bit dodgy - takes a million taps to get your oke to do something. In a battle, it took me a lot of reading between the lines in the play store comments to figure out how to get my okes to actually attack an opponent.
* You need to find your notes on the artifacts system, as the ui gives you no info as to what a particular artifact can do.
* It looks as though you only have the original HoMM3 scenarios and campaigns, there are no random maps and no elementals (ie, no AB and no SoD).
In spite of these misgivings, I do think that the game is worth R120 - it is beautifully done. I am just hoping that the devs fix some of the issues.
A great little find:
Minecraft + Zelda + Ludum dare = opensource, java-based Minicraft for PC
Wait a few months and the android ports came a rolling in. Check out DIAF and Pigeoncraft on playstore.
DIAF is pretty hard to find. Its completely free, no ads, and very close to the original PC version.
Pigeoncraft is donate-ware and does not seem to have ads. Comes with plenty of mods and mobs, and much better onscreen controls. Donating supposedly gives you access to a few extra cosmetic items.
In truth I only really played the PC version, so feel free to post reviews for these.
Vainglory finally arrives for Android, the mobile MOBA game to have
This looks really cool. Will have to give it a try me thinks.
Super Evil Megacorp – yes, that is a legit name for a game developer company if there ever was one – hit the jackpot when they released Vainglory for iOS in November last year. MOBA gaming is a very popular genre, but it is notoriously difficult to execute for mobile platforms. That said, Vainglory is one of the games that bucked that specific trend, and the devs have deemed it popular enough to be launched on Android.
If you don’t know what MOBA games are, maybe some familiar game names will jog your memory – DotA, League of Legends, and Heroes of the Storm are all MOBA games. Vainglory was designed from ground up with the mobile platform in mind, so you will notice immediately that maps are smaller and games are shorter, but very much action-packed.
If you are a MOBA gamer, you will probably expect a 5v5 game here, but the developers have found that a 3v3 map and game is more manageable. Tapping will either move your hero or attack a target, and your hero skills will be laid down at the bottom of the screen for easy access.
The graphics are gorgeous, if the screenshots are anything to go by. We would assume that the screen on a smartphone will cause some bouts of claustrophobia for some, but then, there are fewer robust tablets out there than there are smartphones. If you have a high-powered tablet, then this game will be a source of MOBA gaming fun for a while. It’s free to play, pick it up at the download link below.