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Review Age of Sparta
This. Is. Sparta!
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 04 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Interesting and unique combat system, wait times are reasonable, there is always something to do
Feels just like I’m playing 300, art design is dull, the city building aspects are unimaginative
I’ve been on a recent city builder’s kick and Age of Sparta for Android is one to definitely keep your eye on, if for nothing else because it actually tries to throw in some strategy into the gameplay. Let’s not beat around the bush though, this is still your typical city builder but with a little more Sparta thrown into the mix.
First off, I have to commend the game for not going overboard with the tutorial. Ideally, I’d rather not see any tutorial unless the game actually does something innovative, but I realize that’s just a pipe dream. Instead we’re sent on a few quests that instruct us to build a few basic structures and then takes us through the combat.
The city building part is really generic. You’ve got your basic resource generating structures, unit structures, and things like that. One thing slightly new is the inclusion of boosters which are structures that boost the structures around it. These are typically statues or other things that look impressive.
The combat is the really fun part of the game because there are four different types of units that have their own strengths and weaknesses. The view of the battlefield offers a unique isometric perspective and the player gets to participate dynamically as the battle unfolds by clearing away obstacles, knocking projectiles out of the sky, and collecting loot as it pops up. Units also get healed after battle so you don’t have to worry about losing them all after every fight.
Age of Sparta is a really solid city builder that’s got all the social aspects and city building mechanics you’ve come to expect from games like these, but also ups its game when it comes to the revamped combat system. It’s definitely worth a look.