Review Tam Quốc Chiến VTC
Martial arts combat with cool graphics
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 16 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Neat graphics, decent game play, responsive controls
Very common, bores you really quickly, low quality animation
Tam Quốc Chiến VTC for Android is an Asian combat game that comes off a little like one of those cheesy martial arts movies with dubbed dialog tracks. The combat is decent, provided you can navigate the illegible menus. This one holds more intrigue than it delivers.
Tam Quốc Chiến VTC starts you off in the middle of a town square in the lush hills of China, as you wander about trying to figure out how to make heads or tails of things. There's actually dozens of online players running to and fro, and most everyone appears to be lost. You can speak to various game characters, though it won't do you much good because all the text is in Chinese, I think. Make your way over to one of the glowing portals, which transports you into the game itself. From there, it's a fairly standard combat game between martial arts warriors duking it out with swords and fists. Once you defeat all the enemies and big bosses, it's back to the town square to do it all over again. The play is decent, but hardly great.
The controls use a d-pad on the lower left and an array of special ability and attack buttons on the lower right; all functioned well but using both in tandem takes some getting used to. The graphics are by far the game's strongest element, featuring sophisticated looking anime style imagery with a vibrant color palate. The animation is decent but feels choppy and laggy too, with repetitive attack sequences that just play again and again on a loop. The sounds feature authentic Chinese music and some aggressive sound effects in battle.
Tam Quốc Chiến VTC is best relegated to die hard gamers who are looking for something different or obscure to play. It's ok, but you're not missing anything all that special if you decide to skip it.