When it comes to MMO games or games aimed at the mobile gaming platform I have a very picky hand. As an avid gamer...
When it comes to MMO games or games aimed at the mobile gaming platform I have a very picky hand. As an avid gamer across all platforms I tend to find a common criterion of what I consider a “good game” and by this standard I mean a game that you actually appreciate and enjoy and as a bonus part even learn something from it. Very few games have warranted this merit and so when I encountered Clash of Kings it was obvious that I found a contender next to my original most favorite game genre – simulation. If you are into games in the likes of Civilization, Game of War or any other game operating in real-time I would personally recommend Clash of Kings.
It was during the Christmas period that I downloaded the game granting me a newbie bonus when I purchase a package. This was actually the first time I have paid for an in-game purchase in all my gaming life including PSN and Nintendo. The reason behind it was that I had played a similar game before this and I got addicted to it some years ago but my phone had died and I lost my account. This game is very similar to Game of War: Fire Age and no doubt that the experience is somewhat a copy of each other’s features and select processes. You start off as the king of your castle trying to make your way to rule the entire kingdom. The map is set off in different regions for different countries and at the middle of each server map is a Palace which at this time is currently set at *under construction* for somewhat a future event I think is currently being developed.
The aim of this game is simple, you build and upgrade your castle in order to be a better king than the other players. As the Lord, you can also progress by gathering experience which can be acquired through many means such as defeating monsters, participating in events etc.. The land your castle occupies can determine how successful you will be – for instance, at Level 14 I am 1 level away from opening the final patch of free land where I can build my resource buildings and a more experienced player would have thought from the beginning that I should have built more iron mines rather than focusing on farming and using up all the space building windmills. Other resources you can mine is Mithril which is unlocked once you get your Castle to level 15.
After you stock up on your resources you are able to grow your empire and train your soldiers. Starting with your most basic one, building a barracks. This will train your infantry units and each tier achieved at certain levels of upgrading your Barracks will introduce stronger and more adept infantry soldiers such as Swordsman, Pike man, Guard, Noble Swordsman and so forth. The next building is your stables. This will train your Cavalry unit such as your Mounter Archers, Knights Templar, Royal Knights and Strike Archers, while your your Siege engines focuses on heavy artillery such as Heavy Mangonel, Demolishers and Trebuchets. Don’t forget that its also integral you defend your Castle by building traps using your Fortress most notably fire arrows, rolling logs and rockfalls.
What makes this game special and enjoyable could be down to personal preference but its appeal and game play-ability function is definitely undeniable. At the instance, whenever your Castle is upgraded, its appearance change at each level. There is nothing more satisfying and rewarding than seeing your hard earned long awaited time consuming building construction than seeing it change in physical form. There is also something oddly satisfying when you become part of an alliance and you know although you are part of a group that each of the alliance members are in somewhat a competition with one another. Whilst you are busy getting stronger you can interact with other players and that’s when the fun really starts as you get to be able to support each other in times of need.
Overall, I am giving Clash of Kings an 9/10. If you would like to play this game find me. My username is: Avalon Rift. See you there!