Lead an army in real time
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 22 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Excellent strategy, spec your army to your play style, fun gameplay, 300 levels
Game gets brutally difficult
BattleTimeOS for Android definitely isn’t my first foray into the BattleTime series. I played through the first game and couldn’t put it down because I get totally addicted to these node-like RTS games. What’s new with this one? Well, it’s not so much what’s new, it’s about what’s more.
The OS in the name stands for old school, but I’m not really sure what they’re trying to say with the name because it feels remarkably like the same game as the first. This time, however, you’ve got over 300 levels you can enjoy, and enjoy you will!
Node-based RTS games like this are addicting because there is a lot of strategy involved and they can be fairly fast based. Each map is covered with different nodes and in this game they have unique abilities. Every one of them creates or holds troops, however. Troops are created on their own. You need to tap on the node to send them off to do things. Those things could include sending them off to attack another base or to fortify one of your own.
As you play through the game, you’ll earn upgrades to help strengthen your troops and they can be upgraded in different ways. I love this aspect of the game because it lets the player spec out to whatever their play style is. If they like to blitzkrieg then they can build a spec that has fast moving troops with nodes that produce troops faster. It’s all great fun.
BattleTimeOS isn’t a huge improvement over the original because there really just isn’t that much to improve on. But if you were looking for more levels to play then this should keep you full for a while.