The description of Royal Revolt 2
Tower defense games have already had their time on mobile platforms, but there’s still much to invent in this genre. Royal Revolt 2 integrates classical Tower Defense mechanics into base-building strategy, amplifying the immersion with innovative graphics.
Regular tower defense or tower offense games had experienced the peak of popularity in 2013-14, and since then they either evolved or perished. So, despite the name, this game has little to do with pure Tower Defense. It has its elements, but the core of it rather resembles Clash of Clans.
In that very manner, you need to build your own base, and the building process combines elements of strategy, RPG and strictly Tower Defense. You’ll need buildings to defend your base, to train troops, to gather resources and to explore more features. As well you’ll have to unlock more troop types and to upgrade those unlocked to make your assaults stronger.
When you’re attacking, you can send your troops at any moment, cast regular spells as they refill, or spend crystals to cast special ones (though they’re not that necessary).
And (like in Clash of Clans) you don’t stand the ground against some AI. Your opponent is another player, no matter which of you attacks. And yes, as it’s an online multiplayer game, it offers diplomatic features. You can join a clan or create your own, defy other clans, assist each other in your missions, and communicate in a game chat.
While regular Tower Defense games are 2D or pseudo 3D, as well as base-building strategies, Royal Revolt 2 is much more spectacular. The battlefield is represented in real 2D (though your troops move in 2D, and landscape curves don’t really affect your advance).
The buildings, as well as the troops, look great, though a bit cartoony, but it’s okay, as the game has no ambitions of photorealism with its fantasy setting.
General Impressions 10/10
It may be a bit confusing as you start, due to innovative camera controls. The camera unusually follows your troops: you need to move your finger along the road, and it doesn’t react the way it does in other games. Yet it takes just minutes to get used to it. The camera doesn’t move automatically as your troops attack; just move your finger to the spot you want to see, and it will take you there gradually.
Though no single element of this game is pure innovation, the overall impression is very fresh, mostly due to innovative visuals. If you like tower defense games or mobile strategies, Royal Revolt 2 is not the title to miss.
Like in most games of this sort, the core is free, but it offers in-game purchases. Crystals are required to accelerate upgrading and building, and there’s never enough of them. So the game suggests you purchase some to speed up your pace.
If you like online strategies and tower defense/offense games, Royal Revolt 2 is a must play. But prepare to spend many hours at it, as it’s very immersive.11 Feb 2019
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• Jester Box and Necromancer balance changes
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