Star Wars: Uprising Review
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Star Wars: Uprising Review

Our Review by Jennifer Allen on September 22nd, 2015
Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHALLOW STUFF
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Star Wars: Uprising seems initially cool but turns very samey.

Developer: Kabam
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar
Playtime Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, if you’re a Star Wars fan, you’re going to end up playing Star Wars: Uprising. Who wants to miss out on a teensy bit more plot, after all? This doesn’t mean that Star Wars: Uprising is a good game, though. It starts out promisingly enough but soon turns quite repetitive. Still, the storyline means you’ll put up with it.

An action RPG, you start out by picking out a character and name before completing the simple tutorial. Star Wars: Uprising likes to throw a lot of words at you but it’s really simple stuff. Each mission has you tapping to move around, with a tap on an enemy causing you to shoot at it. Unfortunately, that’s about as deep as Star Wars: Uprising gets. Strategy doesn’t play a vital role with more focus placed on loot acquisition and experience gains.

It’s all potentially like Diablo with you completing missions and unlocking snippets of storyline, while also focusing on upgrading your equipment. You can join together with others too, as well as participate in a global chat, giving the sense that you’re playing an MMO, even though you don’t have to be sociable. There’s a big speed bump though. You can only actually earn so much experience in one day, meaning you won’t get very far at all eventually.

Star Wars: Uprising is grind-heavy and more than a little tedious after a time, so at least such restrictions mean you stop before you realize this too clearly. It’s still odd \ for such a Diablo-esque game, though. Throw in the fact that Star Wars: Uprising really isn’t as interesting as you'd want it to be and you’ll soon find yourself forgetting about it.

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