- Tonnes of upgrades and perks to earn.
- Unique gesture-only control system.
- Alternate challenge modes for time-wasting and high-scoring.
- Controls hard to use over long periods.
- Relatively repetitive campaign.
Braveheart is a fairly unique brand of action-packed and RPG inspired gameplay, but the constant twirling can be hard to watch and pull off over longer sessions.
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As knights go, Richard - the hero of Gaijin Entertainment's latest title, Braveheart - is sort of a quirky character. After practically assaulting the daughter of his liege he is sent out to obtain the Holy Grail from the clutches of a Dragon, however instead of smashing his way through foes he'll spin, spin, spin his way to victory instead.
Players have a choice of either controlling Richard purely through gesture controls or a combination of virtual stick/button and gesture controls. This can be a tiresome and finger-twisting challenge on the pure gesture controls as players are forced to keep their melee weapon in motion by drawing circles on the screen; tapping or swiping to move to a new location; and using an awkward two-finger tap to fire their ranged weapon. This doesn't even begin to take in to consideration the need to manage your perks, active abilities or leveling up during the level you're on as well.
While this may all sound like doom and gloom, Braveheart is an incredibly detailed RPG, balancing temporary power-ups with perks that can be unlocked and added to the random selection you are given while fighting. Gold earned can also be spent on unlocking and upgrading various weaponry for your melee and ranged slots, each behaving slightly differently either in power or special abilities. This results in a lot of variety to the gameplay, especially when combined with the variety of animals, mercenaries and mages you'll have to fight on your journey through five different major areas.
If the controls didn't feel so clunky, Braveheart could easily be considered a must have for action fans, but as it stands the game remains amazingly addictive, if somewhat hard to play for extended periods.
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-- Braveheart is a good, tough action game. Every time you play, you acquire something, whether it’s gold, a new level, a weapon upgrade, or a perk – you always make progress. The spinning swing is a cool move, too; it’s fun to get up a head of steam and then arc into a horde of incoming enemies. Give it a download.
- IGN Score: 7.5 (Good).
-- Braveheart stands tall and proud, boasting refreshing controls, extensive character customization options and superb graphics.... The only real risk is once you get the game you won’t have time for much else.
- Touch My Apps - 10/10
-- You just might even end up being surprised, like I was, that games of this quality DO exist for the iPhone.
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Braveheart is a dynamic action / role-playing game with a unique combat system. King has sent you, the brave knight Richard, in search of the Holy Grail - an ancient chalice that has been protected for centuries by the most powerful creature on Earth, the Great Dragon! The king has promised the person who finds it not only half of the kingdom, but also his beautiful daughter’s hand in marriage. But uncovering this treasure will not be easy. You must use various tactics to fight the dangerous enemies and overcome the treacherous obstacles that stand in your way. Can you conquer the dark forces against you to find the Grail and claim your prize?
- Heart-pounding action with plenty of enemies to kill
- Engaging fantasy storyline
- 10 different weapons to use in battle
- Magical spells that can be conjured during combat
- Bonuses that provide special powers and abilities
- Unique boss battles - kill or be killed!
- A beautiful game world with numerous locations to visit
What's New in Version 1.5.5- added iPhone 5 screen support
- OpenFeint replaced with Game Center
- bug fixed