Another month is coming to an end. It turned out to be saturated with major mobile releases and ports. For the most part, these are strategies, only with a different setting and level of in-game purchases. Famous franchises (The Walking Dead, Warhammer 40,000 and Company of Heroes), plus one Russian studio, dropped in for the holiday. Leave your top mobile projects for April in the comments, and we’re off.
The Walking Dead: Survivors
Galaxy Play has adjusted the strategy for The Walking Dead. If Telltale Games introduced the franchise to the gaming industry, Survivors leaves only a gray residue. Here we develop a base to fend off zombies. They make constant forays. Besides them, local leaders and real players are dangerous. You can make alliances with the latter. To receive materials, you need to send expeditions. Cool (rare) heroes have specials. abilities to destroy the crowds of the dead.
At the very beginning, we are given a lot of supplies for any sneeze. Not without model characters who suggest everything. The construction of buildings, restoration of gates and so on requires resources. We are recruiting new heroes; they can give handy buffs.
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus
Tech-priests are so cool that if they are pumped, they become like Doctor Octopus from Marvel. Mechanicus is an XCOM-style strategy game. That is, we place the fighters in a small arena, and then we fight the enemy. In battle, knowledge points (VP) are spent on actions; they are distributed to the whole squad, so you need to think over the steps. We are leading an expedition to the open planet Silva Tenebris. The atmosphere of Warhammer 40,000 is felt, the music is also on the level. Unlockable weapons are available for all units, they are varied both in mechanics and in costs. Leveling is intuitive and simple: you don’t have to rack your brains like in classic RPGs. The difficulty is a little incomprehensible: at first you feel the tension in the battles, and then any priest can take care of himself. There is replayability: not everything opens in one playthrough.
First NetEase Games made EVE Echoes, now it has given players another space strategy game. The beginning is interesting: there are cut-scenes, then voice acting (albeit English) and ships flying through the asteroid belt. Everything is done with a serious face: we make a hyper-jump to the headquarters and just a huge space station. There we sign a pact, take personal property (ships) and set off on all four sides. Then we build our base in one of the selected regions. After that, the typical everyday life of a mobile gamer begins: the construction of buildings, the production of ships, the creation of a fleet, the extraction of resources, and so on. It all takes time. Conclusion: it is better to download EVE Echoes, although it may seem complicated.
Suspects: Mystery Mansion
Dedicated to lovers of battle passes and deceivers. Suspects: Mystery Mansion is a cartoon clone of Among Us. The rules are the same: someone is a traitor, and someone is a victim. All appear in the same room and rush to complete tasks. There are fewer of them than in Among Us. The methods of murder are varied, for example, we can be poisoned with a cocktail. For victory, IQ points are awarded, for defeat, they are removed. You can pre-select which language you want to chat in voice chat. There are several game modes, as well as special events. That is, at first we are on a small map, there are five victims and one killer. In a more difficult mode, there are already seven victims, two murderers and one detective. The game is worth checking out if you are tired of Among Us.
If Cyberpunk 2077 does not go to mobile phones, then the domestic studio Kefir will solve this issue on its own. These guys are known for projects like Frostborn. Cyberika reminds him in some way: isometric gameplay, small locations and graphics at a relative level. The combat system is flat, as are the impact sounds. Over time, our character settles in with different materials, Thai food, incomprehensible pills, and so on. We will deal with hypocritical businessmen, mohawk bandits and computers. Sometimes you have to decipher hieroglyphs (hacking). There are many dialogues, they are not voiced. Suitable for those who do not like Cyberpunk from CD Projekt RED.
Ubisoft recently released Brawlhalla. Now another one has rolled up on smartphones. The basic rules are the same as in Super Smash Bros. – we beat enemies, and over time they fly farther and farther beyond the edges of the arena. Basic mode: fights in the “3 on 3” format. In the arena, someone constantly beats someone, someone flies away. That is, if you need dynamic battles, then the ticket has been ordered. At the end of the match, the best player (MPV) is shown. The arenas are different, there you can jump on special platforms, which adds tactics. The interface and graphics are pleasing to the eye, the characters are varied and with their own abilities. Cool game, you can try it in the evening.
Northgard’s long-awaited strategy has been ported to smartphones. Here the Viking clans fight each other for resources and territories. Several clans to choose from; they have their own advantages and disadvantages. Some trade better, while others make sacrifices to the gods. It is essentially a Real Time Strategy (RTS). We are building a town hall as well as houses and barracks. You have to manage resources and then deal with the local weather. Scattered across the map are ruins with hidden treasures. The settlement can be attacked by wolves and other enemies. The graphics are nice, similar to the Civilization series.
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
Feral Interactive was a pleasant surprise: we were given an early key for the Opposing Fronts review. The game is great, albeit challenging. This is also a real-time strategy (RTS). The action takes place during the Second World War, on the Western Front. In Opposing Fronts, the developers added two story campaigns: for the British and the Germans. Players can control tanks, plant mines, and shoot artillery. The graphics, of course, are a bit old, but there are cut-scenes with Russian subtitles. You have to get used to the control: it is inconvenient on smartphones with a small diagonal. If you are accustomed to strategies where the developers lead by the handle and underestimate the difficulty, then it is better not to meddle – already at the second level the game tests your strategy skills.
Gate of Mobius
This project resembles Honkai Impact 3rd: corridor locations, third-person action and anime characters. The graphics are nice, the interface is not overloaded. We are fighting different fantasy creatures. Homing attacks, which makes the gameplay a little easier. There may be chests at the end of the levels. After passing, we are shown the elapsed time, the number of revivals and crystals (maximum three). The latter are special conditions: defeat everyone, not die, complete in three minutes, and so on. Characters need to be pumped, equipment of different rarity (gacha).
If the creator of the legendary Final Fantasy series is making an Apple Arcade exclusive, then it must be special. And this is really so: we get an interesting jRPG with “live” environment and virtual characters. The game resembles the old era of role-playing games, the days of PlayStation 2. Over time, we pump the hero and his abilities. There are small inserts in the game engine, the battle begins and ends almost immediately. The plot is revealed from the dialogues, but they are not voiced. Get ready to fight with furs, cyborgs and other pieces of iron. Connoisseurs of the genre will check it out, if you are not a Final Fantasy fan, then the game is unlikely to surprise.