Star Wars: Assault Team Review
- Free-to-play elements are not too invasive
- Constructing and training your squad is satisfying
- Ugly environments
- Throwaway use of the licence and characters
- Mundane, empty combat
Star Wars: Team Assault's is a generic, bland card battler which makes halfhearted use of its iconic characters and settings.
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We don't mind admitting that we were excited as we started playing the free-to-play Star Wars: Team Assault. It wasn't the Star Wars fanfare that set our nostalgia glands tingling. That lost its potency long ago. Nope, it was the scenario that got our sabres flaring.
Starting just after the original film, you take control of Han Solo as he attempts to infiltrate the Empire. With Han, Chewie, and R2-D2 in your squad, you'd be forgive for thinking the story might evolve into something special. Unfortunately, we were quickly disappointed.
You start Assault Team by battling your way free of a Star Destroyer's detention block. Thanks to some pleasingly stark lines, this environment looks decent as you're pushed around its corridors. However, when you advance to exterior locations like the Kashyyk, the visuals become muddy and rough.
Worse still, the turn-based combat lacks any kind of engagement. You take control of a squad of hero cards, and are dragged on rails around the 3D world to the next battle. Turns play out mercifully quickly, as you select which generic opponent to target, and whether to use your hero's special ability. There is no personality to the action - instead, you are treated to fight after fight, with only a moments respite between each to ponder if you are enjoying yourself.
We did find some deeper elements in the special abilities. As you collect cards you gain access to more characters, each with unique powers. Planning who you have in your squad of four become more of a priority as a result, as the right group can turn the tide of an assault. This brings some strategy to the otherwise one-note gameplay.
Star Wars: Assault Team, does nothing to stand out from other turn-based card games. Even controlling Captain Solo couldn't enthuse us as we traipsed around its bland levels, searching for a card that would offer us some new tactical options, or, better still, a little excitement.
DescriptionAssemble a powerful team of your favorite Star Wars™ heroes, and battle enemies and other players across the galaxy in STAR WARS™: ASSAULT TEAM! Strategize to give your team the winning edge in this unique, turn-based combat game from Disney Mobile in partnership with LucasArts!
Infiltrate enemy fleets and outsmart your opponents in exciting, face-to-face combat. Embark on epic missions to escape from enemy ships, find the Wookiee resistance, survive ambushes on the streets of Mos Espa, and much more! Fight for ultimate control of the galaxy in this strategic combat game, where every move counts!
BUILD YOUR VERY OWN ASSAULT TEAM
Collect and play with your favorite classic Star Wars characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Tusken Raiders, and more! Each hero has unique stats, abilities, and attacks to increase your team’s overall strength.
Take your assault team into battle, and defeat galactic enemies and other players! Strategically choose your squad, then deploy your team members’ special tactics. Crush your opponents to earn valuable rewards and new characters!
LEVEL UP YOUR HEROES
Use special items to train your characters and improve their special attacks! Play exciting missions and buy mystery Hero Crates to collect over 200 characters and items, which will make your team dominant against increasingly powerful enemies!
EXCITING COMPETITIVE PLAY
Fight against other players in PvP battles to win extra loot!
Experience cinematic, high-quality graphics on your mobile device as you make your way from scene to scene with full character and background animations during combat.
ORIGINAL STORY INSPIRED BY THE STAR WARS FRANCHISE
Complete all-new missions set between Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Travel to iconic Star Wars planets like Tatooine, Kashyyyk, and more.
What's New in Version 1.3.0Get your team ready for competitive battle arena action in this exciting update…
· Join a League in the Arena to earn valuable bounties and BONUS loot in story missions and special events!
· Go head-to-head and win battles against fierce competitors!
· Become the best in your class and earn promotions to higher, more distinguished leagues! Higher leagues yield better rewards!