Review The Incorruptibles
A true RTS experience
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 22 Jan 2016, tested on HTC One M8
Has real-time strategy mechanics, created by some of the guys behind age of empires, lots of variable play styles
Lengthy tutorial, the base building aspects seem thin
The Incorruptibles for Android is a real-time strategy game that hopes to join active combat with a robust crafting system in order to build up a hero that commands massive armies. You'll spend your time taking over new lands, defending your own, and making your kingdom as powerful as it can be.
There is one fundamental issue with the game's design flaw, and that's the fact that the game feels like it's trying to be unique in the playing experience it's offering despite the fact that the market is already saturated with strategy games just like it. In this game, you'll actually control where your characters move around on a map and you've got limited base building functionality.
Like in an RTS game, you have the ability to train villagers that can then be assigned to various resource gathering roles. You'll need things like wood and ore in order to build defensive structures, and you'll send people to gather food so you can recruit troops to build up your squad. Buildings can only be placed on predetermined spots, however, and your squad is capped at three units, so when I say the mechanics are thin, I mean they're thin.
Crafting is also similar to things we've seen before. You'll gather materials as you play through the game that can be used to make new gear for your hero, thus making them more powerful. But this is the exact same sort of mechanics we've seen in games like this before.
The Incorruptibles seems to think it's more ambitious than it actually is. The gameplay that's there is totally fine, but I never found myself having fun with any of it because none of it felt as new and fresh as it wanted to be.