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 and attrition.
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 . And if you happen to have an iOS device, your account is shared between the two, so if you want to play with the TF2 guys on the go then you can do that.
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 is yet another iOS game that’s also available on PC . However, unlike the majority of those other iOS games this one is actually pretty good. Whether or not it’s good enough to recommend considering the steep price on PC is another matter entirely, but we’ll get to that later on.
Pros: Easy to pick up for newcomers., Tactical enough to please those who really look into it., The background/multiple games at a time nature is quite nice., Graphics, especially the units, have a lot of character.
Cons: Far too expensive relative to the iOS prices., Additional teams are far too expensive even ignoring the mobile version’s prices., People often just wander off mid game, often resulting in matches lasting for a long time.
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. The fact is I simply don’t like the idea of being forced to use handicapped controls that deteriorate the overall experience.
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. Plus, free Team Fortress 2 hats!
Summary: Можно выдержать не самый первостатейный баланс, привыкнуть к глуповатой механике и подстроиться под странную систему ведения баталий «по переписке». Но откровенной наглости в виде намеренной продажи дополнительных команд по той же цене, что и сама игра, терпеть не хочется совершенно.
Excerpt: „Hero Academy“, so der Name des neuesten Werks von Robot Entertainment. Dieser Entwickler dürfte vielen schon bekannt sein, denn das sehr gute „Orcs Must Die!“ und dessen Nachfolger stammen von dieser Spieleschmiede. Nun versucht man sich mit „Hero Academy“ an einem strategischen Titel. Ob dies gelingt, was der Titel bietet und mehr erfahrt ihr in den folgenden Zeilen.