Review Samurai Siege: Alliance Wars
Typical casual base building game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 05 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Neat graphics, online multiplayer, interesting plot, simple controls
Too similar to many other games, in-app purchases
We've seen countless games like this already, but Samurai Siege for Android is now on the Google Play store, and it is yet another casual base building game that offers strategic gameplay for intermediate to advanced level players.
If you've ever seen a Clash of Clans advert, which let's be honest here, you most likely have, then you'll know exactly what this game is about. Your objective in this game is to build the biggest base and train up troops to fight against other player's bases. When building a base, you will need to choose a variety of buildings, including defenses, walls and resource production buildings. The majority of bases will have the same kind of buildings, but the layout and turret types chosen will vary differently, and this is where it matters the most.
When a player attacks a base, they will win resources for successfully destroying the main headquarters. The defending player will also lose resources, so many players in these kinds of games carefully plan the best base defenses to ward off attackers. We've seen it all before, so where does this game differ?
Honestly, there isn't that much in terms of gameplay that makes this game any different. Fortunately, there is a decent story that has been illustrated incredibly well with 2D cutscenes. The lore in this game is perhaps the most believable in any game of it's kind, and this is where players will fall in love. If you are looking for a game like Clash of Clans that has a bit more story depth to it, this game is worth checking out.
Samurai Siege is free to play, but as you can imagine, you can spend on in-app purchases to acquire currency that can speed up building times.