Aug 6, 2015
Stick people are fun. Period.
And here we have League of Stickman, a game based on the famed figures, bringing warrior combat to handheld Android gaming.
The game has a dark feel, visually and gameplay-wise. Specifically with regards to the former, the game employs dark shades with muted pastels, with the stick people super-imposed in dark personifications. Graphically, the developer is able to sew in decent amounts of usable animations, and the incorporated sounds do a good job of helping the action along. Altogether, it’s an atypical presentation that mostly encases the experience well.
The control set lies to the bottom right, and the movement buttons are to the left, allowing the player to use a dual stick method to move and fight. It feels fairly natural, and doesn’t take up much of the important space.
The gameplay itself boils down to an understated beat ’em up type of game. The protagonist warrior moves around, and enemy fighters emanate around, looking to do damage. All parties have life-bars, and the idea is to ensure that the protagonist warrior outlasts the enemies intent on destroying it. Success allows for more heroes to be unlocked, which is particularly useful with regards to the Boss levels one encounters.
While there is a lot of action to be had, because of the way the gameplay is organized, there is the risk of simply slashing through engagement. In other words, the playing area sites get crowded, and one might look to get by button-blasting. Not the sexiest way to play, but it does work at the lower levels.
There is plenty of play to be had, and the game is simple in the way it comes together. The RPG elements are not overpowering, and the leaderboards allow for bragging rights to be earned.
Worth a look, we say.