Developer: Glu Games
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.0.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★½☆
Playtime Rating: ★★★★☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Eternity Warriors 3 is an easy to like game. It’s pretty shallow, offering a Diablo-style experience with a wafer-thin storyline, but much like the allure of MMOs it’s oddly easy to lose time to this action RPG.

eternitywarriors36The game mostly consists of going from A to B, completing simple quests, collecting experience, and returning to the central hub of the game to upgrade equipment and buy new skills. It’s a concept that’s been done many times before, but that’s because it’s an often beguiling mix. Players start out with the choice of taking control of a warrior or monk, with a mage unlocked much later on in the game. Each class offers different advantages and disadvantages, and it shows – providing a slightly different experience each time.

The game’s central hub looks like a village but is essentially a glorified menu system, enabling one to switch equipment around or upgrade various elements of their character. With plenty of equipment to gain, and the ability to combine pieces to create a superior item overall, Eternity Warriors 3 ensures that one doesn’t have too much going spare. It’s a convenient way of dealing with a problem that such titles often deal with.

eternitywarriors35Combat is simple enough to figure out, with a suitably chunky set of buttons initiating standard attacks as well as unleashing specific skill attacks. Each stage only takes a couple of minutes to complete, proving ideal for the mobile gaming market. Although, do bear in mind that Eternity Warriors 3 requires an internet connection that potentially scuppers some sessions while on the move.

The gradual trickle of new loot and level-ups ensures that Eternity Warriors 3 is a title where one feels as if they’re making progress relatively swiftly. In reality it’s a pretty shallow game but that doesn’t stop it from being fun. A plethora of in-app purchases don’t stop this either, being fairly easy to dodge for all but the most desperate to be the best player out there.

Eternity Warriors 3 won’t stick in one’s memory for any great length of time, but that doesn’t stop it from being an entertaining appetizer amongst weightier fare.

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