Clean up the act!!
This game is heaven to a war gamer.. there is and has been a few glitches some people are complaining that every time you open the app you get hit with a buy me thing and there is not an option to make it go away! Often times when the app is open in the background and you try to bring it to the front it gives you a false message about the internet isn’t connected. And I’ve noticed that Resourses that you gathered the night before is suddenly not there the next day without being attacked! Also the game is filled with inactive players that only started to come over because other games are offering them some reward for it leaving behind everything and clogging up the spaces ! Sent emails are not being responded to by game makers when you write in about issues on the app! You have a nice game and I normally don’t play games for reasons like these plus I would be more willing to pay for packages if I wanted them I can access them on a tab or something instead throwing it in the face of your gamers that are playing. Oh and like most comments on here these packages are way expensive like really No one told me the world of people were really that rich! You would be subjected to sell more if you broke them down into maybe certain style packages! Oh and if you think those that buy them are your main target you might not last much longer maybe a visit to a college economics class should be in order!
A annoyed player!
Very satisfied game player
I think this game is great, and what I love about it, is you do not have to purchase anything, unless you want to. It gives you a chance to build your power without spending money. If you do purchase certain packs, or gold, they always give you your money’s worth. They have many events going on each day, so you can win prizes, and so much more. The developers of the game, have to make some kind of profit, to keep the game going, but even to download the game and start playing, you don’t have to spend any money. This is the first game I have played, and have to say, spend the least amount of money. You win so so much more than you lose with this game. I wanted to write this review, because when I read what someone else wrote, I could not disagree more with what that person said about the game. Yes, you will find guilds, that are stronger, but everyone starts at the beginning, and works hard either way, to be where they are in the game. Another great thing about the game, is no matter, if you get attacked, or lose troops, you have a chance to come back, you never lose everything. The developers made rules that are very fair and I am a very satisfied player. It’s a game that all different age groups and nationality can truly enjoy.
Deceptive Marketing Ploy
So being an FF fan I had to play this. Since it was a fresh game, it offered and once in a lifetime deal for $5. Played a little more, found interested players, so still on. I've never played MS or GoW but everyone in the game says it's the same. Because I don't play these games the experience is new and fun, but I can see how this can get old fast. Already having issues building because of bullies. Most players are cool. But there are a lot who are not. The main things tho, this game has very little to do with FF. Besides the Main character and the 5 Chocobos and 3 baby Chocobos that run around on your farm, there is nothing else related to FF. So kind of a double whammy there, little to do with FF and quick repetitiveness. If I didn't spend that $5 I probably would not still be playing...Oh well, just a little longer till it gets really boring I guess.
UPDATE: I hate this game and the P2W players in it! After playing since the start, this game is extremely P2W! You get a couple people who spends a thousand on the game and that's it. They run the entire Realm. You can try to rally, but they will always just throw more cash at it during fights and that's it. There's no way to win, making the game utterly pointless as soon as they started playing. Plus getting merged ruined our Clan, we went from #9 to #50 overnight, without so much as a warning it was coming. Bottom line: if it's not made by SquareSoft, it's not really Final Fantasy!
Not that great
Compared to base games like clash of queens and clash of clans , this game is literally trash. They give you one advanced teleport and a few name changers at the beginning and they leave you literally on your own. Resources are hard to come by at the beginning it seems you have to be mining for your life. The tax rate for your allies to send you resources is so high that you can't even get help from them or you both would be losing. Tax rates for sending resources starts from 50% and that's an utter disaster. Map Is confusing, you can teleport out of a hoard of noobs to only have more noobs teleporting around you, it's literally a disaster. You can't get anywhere in this game without investing money in it. You can't even view the strongest players or guild because they don't even have a ranking system and board as yet. I understand this game is fairly new but with this type of marketing they're doing you have to at least come a little clutch or lit before marketing like that. You're marketing is at 95% and then the product is at 10%. It actually feels like we are the beta testers. I've seen many games start out a little bad but this is the worst I've seen. The sad part is you guys don't even have a support button where you can take feedback from the players who know a thing or two about these type of games. Anyways I don't mind playing but come on. Handle your stuff guys. Could be a great game you guys gotta plan out the stuff a bit better and you'll be fine.
Don't play unless you have money
I started playing this game thinking it wasn't that bad. Building my empire was going smoothly, I found a nice guild to call home, and my power was going up at a decent pace. Soon after I realized that the only way to get anywhere in this game is to spend money. The time you need to wait for buildings to finish, troops to train, as well as time to research all increase exponentially. So unless your willing to spend money you'll be idleing for days or weeks.
Also at some point during your time in this game someone in your realm, who probably spent hundreds if not thousands on this game, will continuously attack you and probably take on your entire guild. If you complain the devs will probably tell you that they know it's frustrating to continually be attacked my a stronger player and that there are strategies to beat even the strongest player. That strategy is to spend more money than the other. It takes 6-10 people at level 35+ to beat a single level 32. Most of the lower level people in my guild have quit playing because it's impossible to take on a single person that high if he keeps spending money to rebuild while getting attacked. The player that are stronger than can't fight back either unless they group together and keep attacking for hours to see who has the deeper pockets.
So, all in all, unless it have to money to make yourself strong enough to not be bullied or harassed I do not recommend playing this game
I personally like it but it needs work
The realm merge completely screwed everyone up. Now a lot of stronger players completely obliterate weaker guilds. I'm on the strongest guild so I'm safe but it's easy to admit that this is a game where the richest people win. The amount of time and resources it takes to build becomes ridiculous after level ten. I'm talking weeks of real time waiting for a virtual building to construct. So what ends up happening is a bunch of people spend hundreds on packs and upgrade their empires and troops. I spend hours on this games and I'm only at 300k power. Another guy in my guild who started after me is at 22million power just because he spends money. There is no way anybody can beat someone with that amount, and with the time and resources it takes to build there is no way for people to catch up or even keep up. Just another money guzzling square Enix spinoff. And on top of that it glitches and has trouble loading with wifi, even though all my other apps and game systems can work just fine with out wifi. Sometimes I'll login and randomly be missing thousands of stats, or my guild mates will be marked as enemies, or my construction time won't load. Little things keep it from being a good game. I like the game a lot. But once I hit week long construction times I'll probably get board and move on to something better.
Pay To Win
This game has a pretty simple set up. Build up buildings. Research different areas to increase all around stats. Hunt people or monsters. Join guilds and help each other out. Simple enough. Once you have this down, things can change quickly with a little money. This game allows you to increase buildings, build defenses, or research to better yourself, but at the cost of resources and real time. You can lower these by spending real money and purchasing “packs” that lower things by a specific percent. Unfortunately, eventhough you can reach 100%, it doesn’t actually give you it for free.
An example would be if a building requires 24 hours to build, at 100%, it will still take around 7 hours to build. At which point you can purchase speed ups, to finish off this 7 hours.
There are people who have spent well over $10,000 into this game, so unless you have the money, you will never catch up. I have spent $25 into this and am stuck at level 41 unless I buy packs that have what I need to continue upgrading.
Packs- 1st pack $5. 2nd pack $20. 3rd pack and beyond are $99. They will have random ones pop up for $50 and $80, but they are random.
My recommendation is to play the game to understand how it works, and if you do plan on spending money, buy someone’s account. There are plenty for sale that already have what you need and are high enough in level to prevent you from waiting to much to still lose, but feel like you can catch up.
No matching system = lopsided battles
It was fun until I hit citadel level 10 or 11... suddenly people starting attacking me with level 4+ troops (you only have level 1 at my level), heroes at least 10 levels higher, and troop numbers 10x mine. I messaged one such person and said - is this how this works? You just crush people far weaker? Is that fun? The response was pretty typical... so I deleted the game. Could be fun, but really needs a matching system to make it so. Otherwise you get high enough to draw notice, then get stomped by losers who find easy battles amusing.
That aside, the game would get 3 stars. It’s pretty involved and fun, if you like city building and tech advance mechanics. They have a pretty generous amount of speed-ups, in my experience, and it was just really getting interesting when I apparently got a target pasted on my city. What knocks it from 4 stars down to three in gameplay would be the heavy purchase pushing. Heavy, heavy pushing of in-app purchases. Like every time you launch the game there’s a splash screen for some $5 offer or other with a forced delay before being able to close it, and the whole time you play there’s a banner ad to buy gold. I understand these things take money to maintain, and I’ve spent accordingly on games I enjoy, but this was over-the-top, in-your-face pushing that detracted from gameplay and cost it a star.
Fun when you can play for sure...
As many of the other reviews state, this game encourages bottomless spending. You must join a guild to pass level 5 with your empire (you can leave again, but you will find others smooth the way a great deal). The game is geared to make it almost impossible to get by with a single account/empire. The initial players had to have waited years or paid hundreds of dollars trying to gain the resources to level skills (and the speed ups to hurry along the timers associated with building and researching). Monster Tactics 4 research was 64+ days and millions upon millions of resources. Without purchased speed ups and looted speed ups, the research would be ongoing still. Such is much of their tactics. Their math works oddly - a 50% off boost isn’t really 50% off (working as intended, not as advertised), so beware what you purchase or craft, and their bundles/packages are determinedly obscure in their descriptions of certain items, leaving you to guess or assume at their meaning. But, like so many games, the hope that the devs will hear and listen to the outcry instead of the cha-ching, has yet to happen. It can be fun. Just don’t expect that money grubbing aspect not to edge in sometime and spoil your view. Or the totally weird math if you can add, multiply, divide, or subtract, and have anyone else’s account to compare your numbers to.
This game has a lot of potential, but the developers are definitely in it for ALL the money. They gift you item unlocks, but then you have to spend real money for the item to do anything/upgrade. Resource and research/building requirements are on an hundreds of millions scale, sometimes venturing into the billions. After you reach about level 15, after they’ve suckered you in, thinking everything you need was available for free somewhere throughout the map, it becomes a world for the pay to players. And now that I have idiotically sunk hundreds of real, hard earned money into this game, they think they can get away with false advertising. They offer their packs (that *only* sell for 100$, and usually only offer one or 2 items of real consequence), then leave off items, and hope you don’t catch it. When confronted with screenshots or evidence that the item is missing, they claim there is nothing they can do, and cannot complete a refund because the package was delivered. I do not recommend this game unless you have A LOT of money to burn, and even then, I wish you wouldn’t just so they don’t get to keep raking in money they aren’t earning, but stealing... I would hope they’d see this and at least feel bad, but they don’t care, and it’s obvious by their shoddy, unorganized, non-functioning events and event items, among other things..
Yours Truly, Empire Leader, LisaPetey