Review Global Assault
Great war strategy game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 19 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Atmospheric soundtrack, decent animation, quality game play, simple controls
Ever wanted to be the commander of a heavy hitting international army? In Global Assault for Android this is completely possible, and whilst it may be pretty scary to do in real life, it's incredibly enjoyable in this game, and you should find it a blast, especially if you are a fan of strategy games.
Whilst other war strategy games may offer a more open-world approach to gameplay, this game instead takes inspiration from the kind of game mechanics seen in the trading card genre. Players can place down troops and vehicles in four different lanes - when a player puts down a troop in an empty lane, it will attack the opponents main base, however, players can avoid their main base from taking damage by placing a troop or vehicle in a lane to "block" damage from enemy units in that lane. This kind of approach to gameplay is certainly new for this kind of strategy game, but it works effortlessly.
The graphics in this strategy game are top notch as well - high resolution graphics have been used for the in-dialogue characters, and the 3D models used for the vehicles, troops and buildings within the gameplay are on-point. The user interface is fairly easy to navigate, although there are a lot of on-screen options that take a while to fully understand.
The story for this game puts you up against an evil strike force called the Shattered Sun as you seek to protect Earth. The in-game dialogue and great background music add a bit more depth to the story, and if it wasn't for this we'd say the campaign would feel a little boring.
Besides from the boring story, Global Assault is very enjoyable, and as you progress through the game, you'll notice how much strategy plays an important role in your success.