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Review Galaxy Life™:Pocket Adventures
Gather your minions for galactic domination
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 24 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Lively city background, good base building features
Time constraints too limited
Galaxy Life: Pocket Adventures for Android reminds me of what the minions from Despicable Me would do if they could colonize a planet, or much worse, an entire galaxy. That's the basic premise for the game, anyway. You get ran off by an invading force and are force to rebuild on a remote planet. But remote might not be the right word since you're surrounded by other players.
The game plays out like pretty much any other traditional city builder or real time strategy. You build some buildings that are capable of producing resources, you then build an army and set up a defensive force to protect your city while you begin the never ending grind to galactic domination.
Even though there are plenty games like this one in the Play Store, I really enjoyed the first few minutes of the game. As I watched my workers go to and from, it gave me the feeling that my base was alive. So, I built some structures to get some defenses up, but quickly hit a wall. After upgrading to level two I was already out of gold and forced to play the waiting game. I don't know about you, but when I want to play a game, I want to be immersed in it. I don't want to have to start playing 10 minutes after I finish the tutorial.
Galaxy Life: Pocket Adventures suffers from the same drawbacks as many of the games of this genre. Your actions are limited by artificial timers. It puts you in an inconvenient spot where you want to play something, but have nothing you can really do in the game. This is the unfortunate pitfall this game suffers as well.