Review Heroes of Camelot
Help reclaim Camelot from the Black Knight
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 05 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Beautiful art design, polished gameplay, intuitive interface
Heroes of Camelot for Android is a game that lets you relive all of your fantasies of fighting druids and dragons that you had as a kid. It combines these child-like fantasies with classic card-battling gameplay mechanics to create a compelling experience that will keep you coming back for more.
The game begins with a quick tutorial that introduces you with the gameplay mechanics and runs you through all of the game's menus. Thankfully, the tutorial only takes about 5 minutes, which is much less of a bore fest than other games of this genre.
To be honest, I have no idea what was going on in the story line, and was only vaguely aware that there was one. That's basically how sporadic and vague most of the text is. You're on a quest to find the grail to save your kingdom, and that's pretty much as detailed as it gets.
Once you're free of the tutorial you're faced with a basic HUB where you can check notifications, manage your cards, and go out of quests. The game likes to pretend that you're on a grand adventure, but most of your time is spent in the menu system upgrading your units and evolving them into stronger ones. While you're out exploring you go through sub-areas that you access from the map. Then you click a button and gain all kinds of loot before you finally have a big battle at the end.
The combat system falls on its face a bit. Upgrading your troops is really fun, but the combat plays out itself with each card having its own special ability that can "proc" at random. After spending about 20 minutes with the game you'll quickly realize that it runs out of steam, but you'll still find yourself grinding out card levels for stronger cards.
Heroes of Camelot isn't a bad game at all, it just falls in as a "me too" game. The art style is beautiful, and the deck building is okay, but doesn't do anything to push the genre. If you're a fan of the genre and looking for a new setting, this is as good as any.