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: A well-played game of chess can yield one of the most intense, satisfying duels you can have without firing a single shot. But it's the addition of swords, spells, rocket launchers, sniper rifles, and other crazy combat gear that injects sublime chaos into Hero Academy's chess-like matches.
Pros: Wonderful asynchronous multiplayer strategizing, Diverse range of factions and unit abilities, Easy to dive into, Variety and depth keep you coming back for more
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) there are a few notable discrepancies between [...
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!
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.
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.