When we talk and play Call of Duty we immediately think about the vast arsenal that is available to your team of soldiers, the hands-on combat and first person approach but most of all the tremendous explosions and special effects throughout the game that well over a decade have created a legion of fans, but Call of Duty Heroes brings out a different perspective about the military world as you are no longer in the frontline infantry but in fact you assume a more strategic role in your basecamp as you have to deal with all the the available resources to make your campaign move successfully.It may seen a dull approach it has more that meets the eye. As you progress in the tutorial you get acquainted with the full purpose of the game in which you have to build the ultimate basecamp with the proper defence lines and troops in order to succeed in this war that you have joined. Oil and gold alongside your troops are the most important assets that have to deal with so you will have to manage them accordingly. It may seem that it is a lot to take in account of, but the tutorial will guide you in a proper and swift you can get used to the game mechanics in a quick and easy way.As the controls go, expect nothing but easiness while handling all the resources as you will tap throughout the entire game. At your upper right corner you’ll have access to your basecamp status and its resources while in the bottom left corner you’ll have access to the actions menu (either to build something in your basecamp or to deploy your troops on enemy fields). As strategy goes in this game, it is of key importance to upgrade the facilities that you’ll gain access with the available resources in order to created stronger troops, so Defence has a strong roll and is of same importance as Offence, but don’t think that you’re alone in this battle. As you progress, well known CoD Heroes will join your team and you are to level them up in order to gain access to special (and mighty strong) attacks will leverage the difficulty in this game.
LongevityCall of Duty will keep you entertained for hours to come. Immediately you’ll have access to the main campaign mode where you’ll have 5 chapters with several missions each but it is in the multiplayer component when it gets more interesting. There you’ll have the opportunity to test out your defence lines and troops against your friends or random and raid out their basecamp so you can obtain their resources, so be sure to give it a go once in a while.And to make things even more interesting, there are daily, special or normal challenges allowing to win special items and resources if you are able to complete certain tasks, and if you want to succeed in this game I would recommend to also check this out.
Battery and PerformanceCoD Heroes behaves rather well considering the vast amount of resources and the of “always-on” connectivity, as it doesn’t suffer from performance lags or the infamous frame rate drop. As far as battery goes, the consumption is typical for high-end resource game, but it does not cause a “drop”, so you are able to enjoy the game for a couple of hours you need to charge again.
Graphics and SoundCoD Heroes does not excel when it comes to graphics or sound but only because it doesn’t need to. Being the strategy the main focus, there isn’t much detail or finesse when it comes to the troops and facilities but it does the trick as you are able to distinguish certain sceneries. However, the special attacks or Heroes attacks do convey more interesting aspects giving a slight edge of excitement to the game. The soundtrack is quite standard and it works its genre. Though you have some voice overs, they could be somewhat unfulfilling as we could hope that at least the protagonists – the Heroes, would be far more appealing and interactive all thing considered.
Ads and In-App PurchasesCoD Heroes is an ad-free game but, as most games usually are nowadays, it is a freemium game so you’ll have access to three types of currencies: two types can be considered as one (gold an oil) – the normal currency and a rare material called celerium – the paid currency which allows you to gain access to special weaponry and facilities or updating your existing ones in a faster way.
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ConclusionCoD Heroes by adopting the real time strategy genre has revealed to be a quite remarkable and interesting experience taking in consideration the military and shooting paradigms. The idea of controlling your own base camp by managing your resources and test them agaisnt your friends or random foes can deliver hours of fun for fans of the franchise or overall strategy fans. Activision made the right choice and was able to deliver a resourceful and fulfilling experience.
Call of Duty Heroes Review
A rather interesting but more than welcome trend of having your well known gaming franchises adapted to the mobile universe has given us the opportunity to experience new approaches to the franchise that actually are really well thought out. That is the case of Call of Duty Heroes in which Activision decided for a more strategy”esque” approach on military combat, but is it enough to appeal gaming veterans of this genre while also appealing to new recruits of the series? Continue on reading to find out.