Review Vikings Battle
A Viking army at your fingertips
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 16 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Can be played without in-app purchases, decent animation, simple controls
Bores you really quickly, low quality graphics
Enter a world of Viking raids. A world of pillaging and plundering where you are in command of your own Viking village, equipped with its own army.
Vikings Battle allows the player to build up their small settlement like a true chieftain. Purchasing necessary buildings and upgrading them, collecting resources that they produce, strategizing the town’s defenses will take up most of the player’s time. The fun begins once the player has begun producing troops to spearhead their attack. Once the rather lengthy build time has elapsed and the army is prepared the user can choose to launch raids on AI or player built settlements, where they can pillage and plunder to their heart’s content (or until all the structures have been destroyed).
Controlling the game is no different from any other tycoon – strategy hybrid. During village management players use the appropriate menus to build and recruit. Buildings can be relocated as the settlement grows to keep up with the increasing need for proper defenses that better stave off raids launched by other players. Battle controls are simplified and reduced to a series of simple taps that will spawn the selected unit from your army onto the battlefield, letting the tiny Viking do what he knows best. More taps equal more units spawned and a better chance for victory.
Overall Vikings Battle for Android is a decent village builder with strategic elements incorporated, yet it lacks the polish its competition has received. It has a lot fewer features than we are used to and when compared with most other games that lead the genre it can be noticed that the graphics are clearly substandard.