Review Battle Command!
Sim combat with nice graphics and an uninspired presentation
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 31 May 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Quality game design, neat graphics, simple controls
Too easy, very common, difficult to play without in-app purchases
Battle Command! for Android is a fairly run of the mill sim combat game where you build your base camp, arm it to the teeth, train troops and attack neighboring outposts created by online users just like you. The play is decent, the graphics are good, and yet the whole thing comes off like a tired retread.
Battle Command! displays in landscape from an aerial point of view, looking down on the action below. As the story goes, you have been charged with developing and building your own military base camp. Train troops, build barracks, armories, and all the stuff needed to run and thriving military outpost. From there, it's time to head on over to the interactive map and pick someone to attack; you know, like a thug bully on the playground. The game is wholly competent and checks off all the boxes, but doesn't do any of it with much inspiration, originality or intrigue. However, if you're in search of a new sim combat game to pique your interest and kill some time, this is a good one; just be wary of all the paid upgrades that have your wallet under siege.
The graphics are quite good, with lots of nice details, interesting structures and kick ass weaponry. The animation is clean for the most part, but does struggle to keep up when the screen fills with explosions action and pixels. The sounds are fully realized and offer some cool audio effects that go for realism, along with a somewhat entertaining score, though it gets rather old, fast.
Battle Command! is decent; I can't get all too excited about it, nor can I slam it for not being good. It's competent and done well, but musters as little enthusiasm as it presents.