The Empire(EA) Strikes Back?
Star Wars have made a great comeback over the last couple of years. I know, the franchise was always extremely popular, but the entertainment industry seems to be in the mood to make more millions from it. Fortunately, they are doing a good job of offering new content, so the fans are pleased, too. After a brilliant The Force Awakens movie, the time has come for an equally great app with the Star Wars theme. Galaxy of Heroes truly is an excellent game to the delight of all turn-based RPG players out there.
There isn’t anything new in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes when it comes to the concept. It’s similar to the other games in the genre, except the fact that it uses language appropriate for this particular theme. I am inclined to believe that is the positive thing because the developers didn’t experiment much and decided to stick to the successful formula and offer familiar gameplay mechanics in the Star Wars universe. That thematic approach is just what makes the game excellent and why millions of fans around the world (including you and me) will love it.
Have You Heard of Sabaac?
If the answer is yes, congratulations, you are a true Star Wars fan. Also, in that case, you will be familiar with the concept of the game. Sabaac is a board game that reminds of chess that was played by Chewbacca and R2D2 on the Falcon. The only difference is that you want control alien monsters, but rather familiar SW characters. So, people from the SW universe will play a game about characters from the SW universe. That might seem a bit weird, so my advice is not to think about it and just enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
All of the characters are nothing else than game pieces. Each of them has unique abilities and can bring something different to the board. Naturally, you can upgrade them to make their offense and defense better. The beauty of the game is that the developers focused great attention on special abilities of the characters, and each has a unique ability that’s perfectly in line with them. For example, Mace Windu can perform a lightsaber attack that can inflict great damage to the enemy, while Chewbacca can taunt enemies by roaring. I personally like Jawa and the ability to disable robotic enemies and hurt all of them at once.
Impressive Number of Characters
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes truly does offer you to play with a galaxy of heroes. The number of characters included in the game is incredible, and anyone you can think of is probably in the game. Aside from featuring familiar faces from the original and the prequel trilogies, you can also play with characters from the sequel trilogy and the TV series Clone Wars. All the major players are there, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Leia, Chewie, Boba Fett and others, and the game also features a bunch of characters you might have forgotten about. These include Barriss Offee, Old Daka, Eeth Koth, Savage Opress and HK-47.
There is a good reason why Galaxy of Heroes has a such a vast amount of characters. As you progress through the game, you will unlock different characters that will become playable from that moment. However, it will be extremely hard to unlock true superstars, such as Mace Windu. The most of your time will be spent playing with some less famous and therefore weaker characters.
There are two ways to unlock hotshots in the new Star Wars game – the first one is to have an enormous amount of luck, while the other is to spend some real cash on the in-game currency and purchase them. The latter is clearly the logic way to go, especially if you are like me, and I was never the lucky guy in our editorial staff.
Enough Talking, Except It Is About the Fight
The battle system in the Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is extremely interesting. You are completely free to select which moves you want to use, which adds the needed breath of tactics. Aside from that, you will choose your side’s leader, which should naturally be your strongest soldier, and you will choose when to use your special abilities.
Your team can consist of up to six characters, and your tactics will depend on your rival. That is why making the perfect roster capable of handling any opponent is the crucial part of the game. All the battles occur in familiar locations from the SW universe. Each time you win the fight, you will get rewards you can later use for upgrading your characters.
The game comes with amazing visuals, and you can see the developers’ effort every step of the way. The characters are detailed, the animations are beautiful, and each of the locations is portrayed to replicate the one from the movies faithfully. The sounds are also fitting, and many of them will feel extremely familiar if you are a fan of the franchise.
Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes Is Exactly What Fans Needed
It’s hard, to sum up, the whole game in a couple of sentences. As a huge fan of SW, I’m afraid I cannot be objective with anything related to the franchise. However, it’s safe to say that it is a solid turn-based RPG set in the familiar universe. It doesn’t offer anything new or unique, but rather relies on the strength of the theme to do most of the job. In the end, that worked pretty well because we got a title with interesting gameplay, a familiar upgrading system, and all those characters we love (or love to hate).
Galaxy of Heroes does have one big downside, and it’s the fact that it’s hard to unlock major characters without grinding or spending real money. Regardless of that, it’s still a game definitely worth trying, especially if you a Star Wars fan. You can download it for free from the respective stores and play it on your Android or iOS mobile device.