Posted by : Jameson Durall Thursday, March 07, 2013
The game can be played in either single player campaign mode or in a multiplayer "capture the flag" style game of up to 15 players vs 15 players(or bots). The objective is to take down a series of towers along the way to the enemy castle. These towers serve as spawn points for the team that currently owns them, so you get to spawn closer to the enemy side as you make progress.
It's interesting to see the Free to Play model come to Xbox Live and so far I think Happy Wars has done an excellent job of hooking me and my son. The game itself is free to download and play and even comes with 20 in game dollars that you would normally buy with real money. This currency allows you to buy specific items for your characters while the Starts earned in game only let you play mini games for a chance at random stuff. You can, however, use the Stars to upgrade the level of items you have.
There is a ton of equipment which improves the abilities and stats of your characters but also greatly improves their look. The game is super cute and Kian is having an absolute blast with it. We haven't yet spent any real money on the game but I likely will soon to support something that we are having so much fun with. It's a really great game for short plays of 10 minutes or so, but you can also spend hours playing like we do.
Wait, there's a smartglass app for it?! OK, I'll be downloading that today and reporting back how (or if) that fits into the gameplay experience.
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