What we got here is one of the most entertaining games for Android. It's a Massively Multiplayer Online game set in Blackstar, a futuristic World full of risks. For this reason, most of the stages are Spaceship facilities, Tech Labs or asteroids. Actually, you embody a space hero that has to survive in that harsh World and fight the enemies that are trying to take control of it.
First step is selecting your character. You can choose to be a human woman or man, your nickname, your job and appearance. There are three kind of jobs: Commando, Operative or Engineer. Each of them has its own skills and weapons . Regarding appearance, you can customize it by selecting one of 6 hair type and faces type, basically skin color (6 of each). We're missing though more personalizing options.
Once you've selected your character, you are ready to start your adventure. The gameplay is based on level-up system. That's it, you need to improve your level, and consequently, your skills, weapons and in-game currency (Platinums) by two means: fulfilling request that friendly NPC will suggest you and by killing NPC enemies. Actually there's faster (although, from our point of view less challenging) way to improve your weaponry and skills: paying for Platinums with real money.
However, if you think that you can achieve it on your own, forget it. You will have to make fighting-parties with other real players to face the bunch of enemies that will try to finish you off. Unity is strength. There's a intuitive chat system to easily talk with other players (there are even pre-determined quotes). Actually, you can also trade with real-players to exchange weaponry and items. You can add friends to your social tab as well as join a guild. There's a guild charter to look for the one you like.
Be aware of the health and mana bar if you don't want to be killed. But if it happens, you can respawn and the entrance and try again.
There's a virtual joystick on the left side and a shooting button on the right side. Actually there are more buttons depending on the amount of skills you have learnt. But take in account that these skills need to be recharged after using it (it takes a while).
The 3D graphics are really good, and we've noticed no lag even during crazy battles with explosions and bullets flying around. It has to be said that we've tried it on high-end devices (Galaxy S and Desire HD). The interface is quite intuitive, divided on tabs for avatar info, skills, store, inventory, quests and social.
Star Legends is the second title of "Legends" franchise launched by Spacetime Studios, a mobile MMORPG games developer. They're reaching great success in both platforms iOS and Android.
If you like MMORPGs, you will definitely like Star Legends. It gets together all the features that a MMORPGshould have: weaponry, skills, level-up system, fighting parties, real players, request, in-game currency and trade. What's more, its 3D graphics, fluency and user-friendly interface makes it deserving 5 stars. Must have for MMORPGs fans.
This game was featured in one of our videoreviews. Watch it here.
by Manu , Appszoom
Mar 12, 2013