Excerpt: Hero Academy is deceptive. On the surface, it's an innocuous time sink that began life on smartphones, and was the right kind of addictive. It's perfect for the mobile format, but also contains a surprising amount of strategic depth beneath its cutesy exterior.
Pros: Taking out an enemy's crystal in a single turn.
Cons: Waiting for an opponent to submit their turn.
Conclusion: Hero Academy on PC might not be totally necessary, but it remains a great bit of asynchronous warfare. What it boils down to is the best of strategy gaming- a title that’s light and welcoming for players who want a quick tactical fix, and also an involved, sometimes hellishly meticulous war of wits...
Excerpt: The turns can take as short or as long as you want, the tactical feel is great and the price for the base game is low enough that taking a gamble isn’t a huge issue. Robot has been eating up my gaming time lately between Orcs Must Die! 2 and now Hero Academy .
Pros: Asynchronous multiplayer means that everybody can be in on the fun, try out new factions before purchase, ability to reset moves before submission is fantastic
Cons: New factions cost on Steam more than twice what they do on iOS
Excerpt: Hero Academy, originally released for iOS back in January, has made the jump back onto the big(ger) screen, releasing this past week on Steam. While that release was something fans were looking forward to, despite the core experience remaining exactly the same (and allowing for cross platform play)...
Excerpt: I’m going to start this review with a statement about myself: I do not play mobile phone games. I have tried to, but I never found the platform fascinating as a gaming device, even with all the celebrated releases.
Summary: Some arguably-expensive DLC and unresponsive opponents - AI-play and more challenges would have been welcome - are all that really lets Hero Academy down. It is otherwise an addictive, accessible strategy game that I'd recommend to gamers of all skill levels, especially for £5.99.
Excerpt: Ein quasi kostenfreies Spiel für mobile Geräte sowie den PC mit einem so generischen Namen, ob das was werden kann? Nunja, es kann, vor allem wenn als Entwickler die Jungs und Mädels von Robot Entertainment dahinter stehen.
Summary: D’abord accessible gratuitement sur l’Appstore pour les plateformes iOS, Hero Academy fait quelques infidélités à Apple pour se retrouver sur Steam. Robot Entertainment, qui est entre autre derrière Orcs Must Die !
Pros: Un jeu de stratégie séduisant, Le cross-platform PC/iOS, L’asynchronie très pratique et innovante…
Cons: …Mais pas forcément utile sur PC., Jeu uniquement en anglais, alors que Steam spécifie 7 langues, Très peu d’options (pas de plein-écran, de choix de résolution etc.), Des contenus supplémentaires aussi chers que le jeu