Angry Birds Epic is a not so epic spin-off of the epic franchise

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After getting a released in the New Zealand, Australia and Canada App Store, Rovio finally released Angry Birds Epic worldwide. Yes, you read it right, it’s another title in the epic game franchise, and this time around Rovio takes their famous and lovable characters away from the usual physics-based adventure game and turned it into an RPG.

Well, sort of.

For a while, I thought this game would be your typical RPG that would enable me to take control of Red, Chuck, Bomb and the other bird heroes and explore the Angry Birds world. Along the way, I’d be in random battles against King Pig, Wiz Pig, Prince Porky and other Angry Birds game villains. But I was wrong. Rovio decided to make it simpler by providing predetermined fights along a predetermined path.

Don’t get me wrong, here. Angry Birds Epic is a pretty awesome game, but an epic RPG it is not. You’ll be able to upgrade your characters’ armors and weapons as well as use potions to beat enemies along the way (speaking of which, the game takes the turn-by-turn battle system and made is as simple as possible). The game has the usual Angry Birds humor and the quirky characters, and as an added bonus, our beloved Angry Birds characters are dressed in typical costumes worn by characters in your usual RPGs. Imagine, how fun that is.  There’s also the familiar, funky and upbeat game theme which accompanies most Angry Birds games.

Angry Birds Epic is a solid, action RPG that many casual gamers will definitely enjoy. Hard core RPG gamers expecting a solid RPG game might be disappointed, though. It’s a simple take on the RPG genre with the cute and loveable characters that will give you several hours of good, clean, fun gaming. And besides, it’s free, so there’s really no harm in giving it a try. There are the the usual in-app purchases, so if you have a history of spending too much on IAPs, just be a little cautious; you might get too hooked and end up spending more than you’re planning to.

Angry Birds Epic is available now from the iTunes App Store. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 6 or later.

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