Review Wolf Online
Wolf vs wolf combat
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 06 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Decent graphics, interesting plot, responsive controls
Kills your battery, bores you really quickly, animation is a bit laggy
Wolf Online for Android is a 3D sim game where you get to play as a ravenous wolf and join a pack of other hungry beasts in an effort to dominate and thrive. The game presents you with 4 wolves to choose from, right off the top, and the cool thing is, all 4 choices appear to be unlocked and free to try.
The play involves roaming barren and parched locales that appear to be taken straight out of the sweltering heat of Africa. The controls are sophisticated, with the best feature being the howl, which calls other wolves from your pack to come to your aid. But beware, because not all wolves are your friend, and some are flat out trying to eat you alive. There's really no other point to the play, aside from just wandering around in search of something interesting to do.
The presentation includes a rather annoying chat feature, which invites other players to interact with each other. In reality, it's just childish and stupid banter. But the good news is, there's a mute button that turns off all that text based nonsense and reduces the game to just what's playable, which isn't much when you get right down to it.
The graphics feel unfinished and choppy, as does the animation, which suffers from laggy performance and sloppy renders. The sounds just might be the best element here, but that's not saying much.
Wolf Online is ok for what it is. Perhaps animal lovers might like it, but then, they probably wouldn't care for the blatant violence. I'm not sure this game translates much farther than puberty or really immature young adults; either way, I'm clearly not the demographic and found this to be trite and dull.