This multiplayer RPG allows users to become the commander of their own army and build an impenetrable, defensive camp by stealing resources from opposing players’ base camps.
Today we are reviewing a new game from Spacetime Games: Battle Command, another excellent MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) for Android.
Battle Command puts you in the metaphorical driver seat as a commander as you build and lead your army to victory through a series of missions and invasions. At the beginning of the game, special agent “Charlie” will act as your tour guide through a series of step-by-step tutorials. The tutorials will show you the basic features of the game including how to setup your base camp, recruit new troops and earn steel, crystal and oil resources through achievements along with the main purpose for each resource. Once you have established your troops, you will have three different battle modes to choose from to test the strength of your army: Mission, Player-vs. Player and War Games.
The goal of the Mission battles is to destroy the central storage unit, represented by a black, triangular structure, in each level, which contains a large amount of the stage’s total oil and steel resources. The goal of the PvP battles is to invade the opposing army’s base camp and destroy their HQ base of operations, represented by a silver, trapezoidal-shaped complex, while extracting their oil and steel resources by destroying storage units, oil drills and steel mills. The Mission mode acts as the game’s story mode, placing your army in a total of 29 various operation and military project scenarios and tasks.
The PvP mode randomly matches your troops against a random player’s base camp’s defense. If you think your odds of winning are slim upon previewing your opponent’s camp configuration, you can play against someone else for a small fee. The War Games mode is simply a scrimmage mode to test your base camp’s defense without losing any troops and gain oil and steel in the process.
If you need additional help in gaining more troops or production boosts, join an alliance or create your own via the Embassy. Once you join an alliance, you can visit your allies’ respective camps and provide them with production boosts as well as communicate with them in the public and alliance chat-messaging centers. More offensive and defensive weapons will become available as you upgrade to higher levels such as cruise missiles, stealth cannons, rocket pods, mines, armored vehicles and aircrafts. You can also earn more resources and Play Games achievements by logging in with your Facebook and Google+ accounts.
Battle Command has a lot of similarities to Battle Dragons, another strategy game developed by Spacetime Games, including the same interface layout, same game modes, same top-down camera view with zooming capabilities, same good graphics and, thankfully, the same great and addicting gameplay. Beside the head-to-head battles and easy-to-learn rules, the most impressive characteristic this game has to offer is how strategically demanding it is. For instance, you can replay footage of your battles, whether you are the attacker or the victim.
This will help you review what you need to improve on, what precautions you need to take before someone else invades your camp and which type of soldiers Battle Command takes of a lot of patience and devoted time before you can fully master the game. The progressively difficult levels in the Mission mode and the endless number of online players to fight against will provide hours of entertainment. The only improvements I would make to the game are being able to redirect your soldiers to hit different targets during battle and add an additional game mode where players could initiate wars between alliances.
Don’t let the colorful, animated graphics deceive you; this “Build and Battle” game is trickier than it looks. You will definitely need thought, shrewdness and critical thinking skills if you want to do well in this game. Every battle you engage in is intense and will definitely keep you on your toes. Battle Command is worth the free download and it is currently available for Android mobile devices.
App Name: Battle Command!
Developer: Spacetime Games
Market: Google Play