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Review WWE Immortals
One of the more unique wrestling games to come out
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 08 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Awesome take on the WWE cast, fun and intuitive controls, good graphics
Suffers from freemium features
Well, they finally did it. WWE Immortals for Android takes all of your favorite wrestling superstars and just does really weird things to them. Kane is some fiery demon thing and the Rock is, well, a rock. The developers of Injustice gave the WWE stars a makeover, and it turned out to be pretty cool.
Funny, borderline ridiculous, character design aside, the game feels really good. The controls are all based on a series of tapping and gestures. You can punch a guy by tapping on the screen once, block by holding two fingers on the screen, tapping the numbers at the bottom will perform special moves, and you can finish combos by swiping when prompted, and perform heavy attacks by swiping as well.
It seems like a lot, but it’s all pretty intuitive, and the character animations as they pull off their moves is really neat to watch. One of my favorite aspects of the game involves the special moves because they just go completely over the top. Powerbombs suddenly have wrestlers launching in the air and spinning as they lay their opponents out.
Now, unfortunately, the game is on the mobile platform and that means it doesn’t escape the same freemium features most games suffer from. Each fight consumes energy, and as you might imagine, energy is limited and needs time to recharge. You earn wrestlers in the form of cards, and booster packs are pretty expensive to purchase with in-game currency, so it’s a gind in that area as well.
Ultimately, WWE Immortals suffers from the same fate as most good games in the Play Store -- the freemium features. All the core gameplay is great, but having to grind through lengthy matches just to earn a shot at getting lucky just isn’t fun.