Monster Wars Review
- A lot of options available for your army and upgrades.
- Having each unit have a special move gives a more personal level of control over the battle.
- Like most games in this genre, sheer numbers can win every level.
- Constant dialogue scenes impeded gameplay.
A head-to-head castle defense game with a lot of unit options, RPG upgrade mechanics, hack and slash segments, and plenty of modes. The long standing issues of the genre are not addressed here, but fans should be more than happy.
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Fans of Liv Games' previous head-to-head castle defense amalgamation Legendary Wars, should be happy about the release of Monster Wars. Less a sequel, and more a companion piece, in this title you take control of the monsters that have been slayed en masse in not only games of this genre but pretty much every fantasy game out there. It's time for revenge!
While the majority of the gameplay is your standard castle vs castle game, there is more to think about than which low cost monster to spam over and over again till you overwhelm the enemy's defenses and win through attrition. Both the monsters available to you and the monsters that collect your currency for battle can be upgraded between levels. New creatures can be unlocked with gems and upgrade tokens, and once at max level, monsters can evolve into even greater forms. Not only that but out on the battlefield each unit has a special move that gives the game a greater sense of customization when you're choosing which small band of monsters you'd like to take into the next battle.
Aside from this there are small beat em up segments where you control one unit as you fulfill an objective. The controls for these segments are the same as the castle vs castle segments. Tapping a monster will give you control of them. Tapping anywhere on screen will move the monster to that location (although there are automated controls to send monsters moving forward in specific lanes, attacking anything that gets in their path). The aforementioned special attack is activated by a button in the bottom right, and as a castle battle is going on, the gems your minions collect to fund the war effort need to be tapped on to be collected, otherwise they get deposited in your castle's bank. Good for upgrades, but it doesn't help you then and there.
At its heart this is classic head-to-head castle defense. Fans of the genre will enjoy this title for all the choices it offers and the berth of content, while other gamers might enjoy the crisp cartoon visuals and ability to just spam your way to victory. Liv games are on their way to becoming a force in the genre.
Description"One of the best strategy games of 2012" -Touch Arcade
The follow-up to Legendary Wars unleashed! There are two sides to every story. This is the legend of the Monster Wars...
They've been hunted for gold and XP for years, and now it's time for revenge! Take command of over 50 Monsters, in a perfect blend of Castle Defense, sidescrolling-action and RPG. Build-up a powerful Monster Army and conquer the land of Legendaria!
Monster Wars is universal for iPhone and iPad with support for seamless device sharing.
On Monster Wars and Legendary Wars
"Liv Games has made two really spectacular titles here. They really shouldn't be missed" -TUAW
"A re-imagining of Legendary Wars with new characters, a new story, and the same great castle defense gameplay." -Touch Arcade
"A deep and frantic Real-Time Strategy experience with healthy mission variety, lots of unit types, and an utterly huge campaign." iFanzine 4.5/5
"The game looks gorgeous. But underneath those cartoonish good looks though beats a clever, strategic heart." -Pocket Gamer
Monster Wars Features:
-Choose your Monsters!
Over 15 Customizable Monsters to choose from. Upgrade your monsters through the game to unlock powerful new special attacks and over 30 different mutations.
Huge World to Explore
Campaign mode features 7 different environments and over 60 levels each with unique gameplay and secret unlockable modes. This is not the world you remember.
-Unique Gameplay: Action-RTS-RPG
Take direct control of any Monster on the battlefield and unleash their special attacks! Command huge armies and destroy the forces of light. Features a variety of gameplay styles including; Hack and Slash action, Castle Defense, Catapult Siege, Arcade, Castle vs Castle, Side-scrolling, and more!
-Gorgeous Retina graphics and animation!
Over a dozen beautifully detailed environments with eye-popping parallax scrolling. Contains dozens off charming characters in a visually stunning 2D experience.
Beautiful orchestrated epic soundtrack written exclusively for Monster Wars. A melody that perfectly fits the monster mood.
& the fun is not over yet!
Unlock over a dozen endless modes, 50 Game Center Achievements, and multiple difficulties. Take your upgraded Monsters to a whole new level and earn bonus rewards.
Monster Wars contains optional In App Purchases. It was designed to play without IAPs. To disable IAPs, turn them off in settings - restrictions on your device.
Min Requirements: iphone 3GS/ iPod 3/ iPad 1
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What's New in Version 1.5Monster Wars was voted by Touch Arcade as one of the best strategy games of the year 2012!
Small bug fix update based on your feedback!
-Fixed iCloud bug that was causing issues with syncing. iCloud is now user controlled. Push and pull data any time you want in main menu options.
-Fixed the fireball bug on lord Magma
-Fixed IAP Gem bug that would not reward gems correctly.
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