Templar Battleforce RPG Review

Templar Battleforce RPG Review

Oct 29, 2015

Templar Battleforce RPG is atypical and a bit familiar at the same time. It brings to sci-fi elements, RPG stylings and a strategic turn-based system that one almost has to try.

Backstory isn’t a necessity for me, but this game does a decent job of weaving together a fairly compelling yarn involving space travelers and the heroic fighting force from which the game derives its name.

Visually, is it quite interesting. The imagery touches on the futuristic, with dark themes and fluid movements interspersed with dialogues and cutscenes. It incorporates a top-down view to convey action, and there is a wide variety of visual elements added that help to move things along.

The player becomes a Templar, and rocks a Leviathan battle suit. The Templars are a futuristic race with the memory transferring gift of “templar lineage” which gives them somewhat of an omniscient edge in battle. Said battle suits equate to being 10-ft tall, and the main idea is for these Templars to defend Star Traders.

And so it starts…

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The first few series give one a feel for the game. The attack mechanism is fairly easy to pick up, with the range circles and such, and this is key when it comes to taking on the enemy that one goes against. The battling is turn-based; this is a twist that makes strategy all that more important. One also learns that Templars have different specialties, which is also a useful nugget with regards to strategy.

As one gets more comfortable, and understand how to take on invaders like the dastardly Xeno creatures, the leveled gameplay ratchets up the difficulty. One gets to explore different sections and take on different enemies in different types of scenarios. Building a reasonable force is part of the objective, but one of the most compelling aspects is the variety of tactical concepts: capture the flag, puzzle-solving, scouting and more. The game really encomapsses several disciplines, and does so well.

For folks looking for an engaging romp, this one should fit the bill. It tolls the bell between “engaging” and “familiar” quite capably, and is great in small bites or longer sessions.

If being a Templar is where it’s at, $6.99 (30% off intro sale) isn’t too bad of a proposition.

Templar Battleforce Launches on Google Play

Templar Battleforce Launches on Google Play

Oct 27, 2015

Templar Battleforce RPG is now available on Google Play.

Templar Battleforce is an addictive mix of strategic combat and army building with the precision gameplay of RPGs. Step into a Leviathan mech and lead the Templar Knights in battle against fierce Xenos. Create your own unique Battleforce by recruiting an array of Templar specialists — and invent distinct strategies for your fireteams. Deploy your forces in tactical scenarios that challenge both novice and veteran alike. Put your best strategies to the test and see if you can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in this futuristic turn-based wargame.

Armored in the Leviathan battle mechs, your mighty Templars will face hordes of terrifying Xenos, rogue human factions, and the ancient Narvidian threat. Slash and blast your way across a deep and deadly sci-fi universe — waging war with cunning Scouts, righteous Soldiers, flamethrowing Hydras, specialized Engineers, deadly Sentry Turrets, and the indomitable Berserks.

= FEATURES =
– Command your Templars in turn-based tactical warfare across 45+ unique scenarios
– Face diverse challenges in every deployment: corridor-to-corridor, open desert warfare, territory control (capturing tactical points), defensive last stands, scorched-earth retreats, infiltration deep behind enemy lines, and complex puzzles
– Lead your squad in battle against immense and mighty bosses
– Immerse yourself in a branching sci-fi storyline
– Deploy specialist Templars and discover unique fireteam combinations with stealth, grenades, defensive overwatch, scorching flamethrowers, hindering attacks, and sentry turrets
– Face 25+ diverse enemy units: the Xeno, the Narvidians, and rogue human factions
– Build your unique battleforce with exacting precision, recruit and design every squad member
– Customize the appearance, armor design, talents, and equipment of your veteran Templars
– Endless combinations of squads, soldiery, and tactics will keep you coming back for more!

The game is currently on sale for $6.99 (down from the regular price of $9.99).

Heroes of Steel RPG Review

Heroes of Steel RPG Review

Feb 19, 2014

Heroes of Steel tells the story of four warriors and their efforts to escape the dungeon of an evil king after being unjustly imprisoned. With dozens of guards and other creatures between them and the exit, it will be a long, hard slog to escape.

Heroes of Steel is a fairly traditional turn based strategy game enriched with a meaty slice of RPG and a good story thrown in. The party consists of a squishy rouge type character, a very weak wizard, a healer and a warrior, the only one who can take damage worth a darn.

Screenshot_2014-02-09-20-57-17Thus the game is about using your party’s unique talents in tandem to defeat enemies as effectively as possible, Healing potions and other items are in fairly short supply, so smart tactics are needed to avoid chewing though them too quickly. The death of any of your party members is enough to end the game, but the game saves frequently.

The frequent battles in the game are the main attraction, but there is also a good bit of dungeon crawling and treasure looting. A steady stream of things to kill and new, more powerful items keeps the game rolling at a good pace.

Screenshot_2014-02-09-19-23-05Heroes of Steel’s gameplay is satisfying and offers plenty of strategic fun for any TBS fan. Besides the excellent gameplay, a great story is woven into the game. There are constant conversations about the game’s lore or just extra insight into the characters. The dialogue does a great job of giving the party personality and it is always interesting to see what happens next.

The only downside of Heroes of Steel is its presentation. Using a basic top down view, the game sports somewhat old looking graphics. This doesn’t detract from the game much and is indeed preferable as it doesn’t drain battery life the way games today often do. The game is far from, ugly just not technically proficient. This doesn’t diminish the gameplay on offer in the least. The character art in particular really nails it and it even changes with story events.

The developer has also seen fit to cram some IAP characters into the game. Luckily they aren’t necessary so they can be safely ignored. The game is free and the next episode with hours more gameplay is only a dollar, so it’s hard to begrudge this minor amount of IAP very much.

Heroes of Steel is an excellent RPG and what it lacks in graphics it makes up for in other areas. It’s rare to see a Phone RPG with this level of character development and it’s a great purchase for traditional RPG fans.