Game review– Star Wars: Force Arena offers old–fashioned fun in player vs player battles
Latest MOBA release for iOS and Android features the cast from the films and extras via a virtual deck of cards which combine to perfectly balance entertainment and challenge
I loved Rogue One – it might even be my favourite Star Wars movie (although I said the same thing about The Force Awakens this time last year).
The older Star Wars movies were badly written and pretty much suck but the new ones are straight-up fun. And so are their accompanying games, a clever series of console and mobile releases that strike a perfect balance between challenge and entertainment.
Star Wars: Force Arena (for iOS and Android) is the latest game connected to the much-loved series – and it doesn’t disappoint.
Force is a multiplayer online battle arena game – MOBA for short – and at the heart of the genre are player-versus-player battles in which you have to destroy enemy turret bases with your set of characters. But what separates this franchised adventure from your standard phone-tapper are the Star Wars cast and various accoutrements available via a virtual deck of cards. Each time someone dies, you dish out a card and a new player appears.
The graphics are quite impressive considering it’s a mobile game, sound effects match with the franchise, and the characters range from that nobody in A New Hope to what’s-his-name in Rogue One.
Best part of all, Force Arena costs you zero dollars. You can waste your hard-earned cash though, on levelling up, boosters and other useless things – but you can have a fine time without any of them.
Force Arena is a strong entry into the new Star Wars gaming stable. Like Rogue One and Force Awakens, they’re finally understanding that we don’t want anything fancy – just good, old-fashioned entertainment.