Welcome to Mobile Monday: Clash of Clans Review. This new weekly-ish post will feature a new mobile game review brought by Me, Chachi Says! The video game themed post will be moved to Tuesday so you’ll get more words from the genius mind of Chachi!
The first of the games to be reviewed is going to be Clash of Clans. *Warning: This is a freeium game. Meaning that you can play without paying or you can buy your way to power! So if you or someone you know are prone to pumping out moneys for games like this maybe stay away.*
Game: Clash Of Clans
Platform: Android, iOS.
I came across the game the same as most of the other players did. Supercell advertised the hell out of this game. You could not turn on a media form of any kind and not hear the name Clash of Clans. I would turn on tv, slacker radio, Facebook, it was everywhere. As most things of video game nature if you cram it down my throat chances are ill play it at least once. In fact while playing a different game an ad for this game just came up.(Except Farmville, i have never and will never play Farmville)
The object of this game is like other games of the genre. Build the kingdom, Rule the other players, be the most powerful. The only difference in Combat Strategy games is the setting in which the game takes place. Whether fantasy or based on reality the games never change much.
The game is a simple touch and play game. Collect elixir and gold to use to build and upgrade your kingdom. Building up the collection points to build more. Gaining an army consisting of Barbarians, Archers, Goblins, Giants, Wall Breakers, Balloon, Wizards, Healer, Dragon, Pekka. The higher the soldier rating the more room it takes up in the barracks and ultimately the less soldiers and longer the generation time takes. Same with building and upgrading as all games in this genre go. Thats were the pay to play comes in. Buy gems to speed up all productions or wait it out.
There are two gameplay modes in the Clash of Clans. Single player in which you take on hordes of goblins using your army or you can take on other players and climb the ranks to number 1. The battle gameplay leaves a bit to be desired. No matter the outcome of the battle the troops used in battle are gone. After which you must generate more. Another downfall is not being able to control what the troops attack. So the troops run in and attack the closest object regardless of defenses in place.
Graphics: The high point of this game is the art work. For being a mobile game the art work is fantastic. As shown in the pictures i screenshot from the game. I keep coming back for the graphics.
Overall: Had this game not been crammed down my throat via advertising i probably wouldn’t have played it. However, i do continue to play it because honestly its a lot of waiting. So the game doesn’t take up much of your time. Not the typical mobile style. The gameplay itself leaves something to be desired in that you should be able to control at least to some point the troop movement and attack pattern. Overall, probably not the mobile game you are looking for. However, not a bad game, just not a great game. Chachi gives this 2.5 out of 5.