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Developer: Glu Distribution
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Warheads Medieval Tales is a great example of a freemium game that thinks of the consumer. There’s no forceful reminder to purchase anything with real money and there’s no need to actually do so, unless the player is particularly impatient. Sure, buying gold with real money speeds things up and boosts the player faster, but then that ruins the journey, anyhow.

Warheads Medieval Tales, as the name suggests, is a medieval-themed action RPG. Players take control of Sir Hugo and his band of not so merry men as they battle their way across the game. It’s all based on a tabletop wargame of the same name, one I hasten to add I have no experience of.

There’s a distinctly lighthearted feeling to everything around Warheads Medieval Tales, both in terms of looks and control system. Controls are all about swiping and tapping. The player simply taps on a character to take control then drags them towards a foe in order to implement attacks. A tap on the menu bar at the top can unleash potions or special attacks. Up to four characters can be taken into battle at once, making some battles frantic yet entertaining. The simple control system is ideal for fast learning but it does suffer from one huge flaw: it can be difficult to tap on the correct character during battle. Characters stick together a lot, making it difficult to spearate them with a tap. At times when this can be a matter of life or death, it can get infuriating.

There is some depth underneath the cutesy surface. A simple levelling up system ensures that players can unlock new abilities and powers, to gradually become mightier within the game. More equipment can be unlocked and purchased also, thus boosting the player’s abilities more so. It’s needed for the sake of progression but it’s never overly complex. Instead, it’s ideal for the casual RPG fan that doesn’t want to be overwhelmed by facts and figures.

Simple yet fun, Warheads Medieval Tales is well worth a look given its price tag of absolutely nothing. Don’t be put off by in-app purchases, as they’re really not essential for those willing to put the time in.

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