IT IS PAY TO PLAY NOW
By Fredo Solo
Galactic war is a joke since update. The games set up now so you have to pay. Gold is too hard to come by and makes it hard to level up your characters. Fix the profit mining. What ea did to it is a joke as well. I haven't wasted my time on it since first day of update. Going from 50 energy for 100,000 gold to 24 energy 8,400 gold with a 1 in a 100 shot of a 3x multiplier is just dumb. Why waste your time. Please fix this game. Was a five star game. Now it's only two and dropping.
That was from a year ago and it's only been getting steadily worse. Getting rid of the booster pack will cost you more players. Only going to be whales left playing soon. You just can't compete with top teams. They release so many new and unnecessary toons now and the free to play people get farther and farther behind. If you're new to this game and aren't willing to drop thousands of dollars stay away. This isn't the game you're looking for. Hey I get it you want to cash in while you can. Just don't advertise yourself as free to play.
The game get more and more glitchy the more they update it. Force closures happen at least twice a day. If you're lucky it's not during a arena fight. If you're not lucky it is and you lose that turn. Happening more and more especially in the ship arena. Galactic war balance is the worse it's been. They don't care and the brainwashed on the forums shut you down if you try to talk about it. Slowly losing interest.
The game is alright but...
Of course with all free games it's definitely got that pay 2 win aspect going on. Don't get me wrong I haven't spent a dollar on the game so far and I'm level 57, but I do feel like I'm missing out on a lot of aspects, like challenges and special events, because I don't have the characters or resources to do them. In order to get the most out of this game you're going to HAVE to either pay or wait until your maxed, and getting to max without paying is going to take a looooong time. Word of advice for new players or even current players: DO NOT ever buy the data card packs with your gems. They're rigged and I'll share my personal experience with you real quick. Trying to get my mother Talzin character to 4 stars a few weeks ago I bought the clan mother pack which has a chance of dropping anywhere between 5-330 shards for her, I only needed fifteen. I got 7, I was incredibly angry, but I thought it was just bad luck. Today, saving up enough gems again to purchase it, bought it again like an idiot, and this time you know what I got? 5. I got 5 shards for her, the minimum amount you can get. So out of those two data card packs I got 12 out of a possible 660 shards, you tell me that isn't some fishy BS. Oh and those two combined were worth over 2000 gems and I still wasn't able to get my mother talzin to four stars. Like I said the pay 2 win aspect is pretty moderately pressed on you in this game but it's still alright.
Great game for Star Wars fans
By Doctor Melons
I’ve been playing this game for about 6 months now, and I haven’t been able to put it down since. Steady content you can play throughout the day if you’re bored; with deep complexity for long term playing, and a more serious approach if that’s something you’re interested in. Playing with out spending money to advance is definitely possible in this game. All of the pay to win aspects only change the game for you if you’re inpatient. If you want instant gratification this isn’t the game for you.
The only thing I dislike about this game is the character packs you can purchase with crystals. The randomness of possible character shards when buying a character specific pack can be pretty bad, ranging from 5 to unlocking the character max level if you’re lucky. For new players who are unaware of this it can seriously ruin the whole experience and dissuade a desire to play more, and for people who do toss some money to EA; buy more crystals/other content in general.
Overall though this is a very well made mobile game with great developer support, and fresh new content consistently being released. It starts out very simple, and challenges you to get better as you continue playing. The groups you can join are consistently filled with friendly people who are willing to help you learn and play as well. Perfect for all Star Wars fans
HUGE LOADING PROBLEM🕑🕒🕓🕔🕕🕖🕗
By Can't use any nickname😭
I love this game, don’t get me wrong, but the developers really need to look into this issue. Recently, whenever I turn on the game, it takes at least two minutes to load. Today it took at least five minutes, and my iPad automatically shut down before it was fully loaded!!! At first, I thought it was just a one or two time thing, but after a few days I realized that it was more than that. It has now been several weeks, and I couldn’t avoid saying something any longer. I’m not sure if there are any other players experiencing this or not, but either way, I would really appreciate it if the developers would try to remedy this problem. I must add that this is the single major problem I have found with this game; and I have been playing for more than a year!!! So thank you for the great game!!!
One more thing: so many complain about the “need” to spend money. But frankly, that’s not true. As I said, I have played for a little more than a year, but I already reached the highest player level a few months ago. I have a great collection of characters and I am steadily improving by playing for just 15-20 minutes a day. And guess what? I’ve never spent a dime!!! In other words, it can be done. I’m not number one or anything, and I’ve had to have some patience, but I still did it; and you can do it to!!!
Arena is broken, game is reparative
I have played this game for two years and would not recommend to any new players. Legendary events are hard to obtain the new character if you haven’t wasted time and resources farming characters you won’t use except to obtain a broken OP character, that you only get a week to prepare for. Then, depending on your time zone and the number of players in your arena shard, you could get lucky and not have to share payout with anyone allowing you to get first every day with no contest, OR, like me, you could get stuck in a highly competitive, highly saturated payout time and end up having to pay to keep up with guild mates in other time zones that don’t have to share payout with anyone. Plus top tier arena teams are basically just filled with legendary, hard to obtain, characters, OR new characters that are only obtainable by spending $100’s on. And if you spend enough at the right time, they will award high spending players with an additional 20,000 gems just for taking a new, pay to play, character to 7* once released. If it wasn’t for the brotherhood I have formed with my guild mates traversing over multiple games, I would have quit this long ago. Not to mention, when I opened a support ticket the no-reply email said someone would call within 30 minutes, but 2 hours later when EA finally called me, the foreign rep said he couldn’t hear me, even tho I had full bars, and said he would call right back he never did.
The Impossible Dream
Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes has all the makings of a great game. Cool graphics filled with key characters of the Star Wars series as well as several new unique ones. It is very challenging gameplay: it is filled with multiple games with daily quests/challenges that is well-designed to peak your interest and capture your desire to continue to play on to attain higher levels. However, there is one glaring problem, the creators make it impossible to advance your characters to attain in adequate level during daily challenges to obtain higher rewards. There is a clear emphasis on having the player continue to spend money to upgrade his army of character. However, upon attaining the highest player levels, the manufacturer has rigged the game play so that you are pitted against factitious other teams that are increasingly higher than your greatest teams’ ability to conquer. Despite advancing your characters to higher levels, each day, you begin knocked down to a lower level and are matched up against other squadrons/units with considerably higher skill sets with advance speeds that destroy your units, thereby hampering your ability to advance. Having read multiple other gamers’ reviews, I am sure that the manufactures are well aware of this, yet have not modified the game accordingly. Unless you are of substantial dispensable financial means, my advice would be to avoid this game.
This game is absolutely amazing and most definitely in my opinion the best mobile game right now. However, I feel as though there should be some changes with Anakin. Anakin's character is entirely too weak and his abilities are only partially beneficial to his character. He is supposedly the most powerful Jedi to have ever existed and a legendary warrior. Yet he is one of the weakest in this game. They recently introduced a Hero’s Journey that allows you to get a new version of Luke Skywalker (Commander Luke) which solves the problem of Luke Skywalker being too weak in the game. I would like to see a Hero’s Journey for Anakin that show his transformation into Darth Vader that both improves Anakin’s character and Darth Vader’s. Perhaps a new Darth Vader could be introduced entirely. In his mostly human form. George Lucas once said Darth Vader, before being burned and cut was twice as powerful as Sideous. I think he as a character could bring great variety in teams in the game as well because currently the game mainly focuses on light side teams, and also within the original trilogy. Even if a mostly human Darth Vader isn’t introduced, I still want both Anakin and Darth Vader redone. They’ve both lost their importance in the game and they’re both the most important parts of the first two trilogies.
Developers have zero imagination.
By This sucked bigtime
Truthfully. THEY... didn't come up with Star Wars. THEY... were given an opportunity to work on something that was imagined by other people. THEY... have such a short attention span and introduce "new" content that they then ignore needs updated and upgraded for over a year and counting. They also have an absolutely definitive and obvious cult love for a single faction in this game. How did this get past any quality control? EA isn't paying enough attention to players feedback and alienating half of the Star Wars fans that existed before they ever had a chance to put their grubby biased hands on it. Everyone remember the game Game Genie for Nintendo? Yeah... they put that in the game as a single REBEL character. R2D2 is so powerful in this game, it's a wonder he didn't just solo the clone wars in the movies. They have no idea how to balance meta and instead have a development strategy like checkers instead of chess. Even in checkers they start one side with all King'd checkers and think that's the equivalent of balance. In Chess different strategies have a counter, but you are able to switch strategies the next time around. In this game one side for a period of time, usually lightside, starts with King'd checkers for months and months. It's idiotic!
Caters heavily to those spending tons of cash
Many characters are impossible to use without buying. Lots of events are impossible to do if you didn’t start playing at the beginning unless you spend piles of money. The amount you have to spend just to get one character properly set up is staggering, hundreds of USD, and there are currently 138 characters. This game takes freemium to a whole new level of greed, always popping ads in your face to try to get you to buy stuff. I got 3 ads today for Boba Fett. I already have him but the game isn’t clever enough to know when it’s notifying you of something useless, like an event that you’ve already completed. The game crashes quite often, as evidenced by the at least monthly “sorry about that” gift they put in your inbox. Considering some have spent thousands on this game they could at least fix a few glitches that have been lurking for ages. It needs an ability to adjust the camera angle, as often the arrangement it chooses obscures crucial information and you have to guess, and sometimes it makes it difficult if not impossible to select certain targets. The chat system is near useless, with the laziest implementation of a language filter I’ve ever seen. The guild management tools are sorely lacking. This game has been out long enough to spend some of the mountains of cash it’s making and invest in fixing the core mechanics.
I’ve downloaded and deleted countless games over the years since I’ve gotten an iPhone and this is the only one that I have never even considered deleting. The graphics are great it’s easy to understand, fans would love the amount of characters you can unlock the different activities, challenges and events there are. Yes I won’t lie there are moments where it seems like it’s gonna take forever to upgrade or unlock characters or complete certain events that require characters to either be unlocked or at a certain level and not all events are easy but you get over that fast because there’s always something new right around the corner. Guilds help in almost every way and yes there are those who advance better and faster when because they pay real money and I have on occasion but even with that the game is great your not gonna b stuck at a certain level cuz you didn’t pay you WILL eventually move on and that’s another benefit to the guilds. Again there are times where it gets aggravating in certain battles when upgrades seem to do nothing but beyond on that as Star Wars fans you couldn’t ask for a better game then this one it’s one of a kind and by far one of the best.