So you want to start a war? And you like epic heroes? And building things? And cards? I think we have you covered…again.
Siegefall takes you to a mystic (and somewhat Norse-looking) world where you need to build your castle, train your troops, recruit a hero, and go out and do battle. Of course, the lands in which you must fight are ruled by an evil queen, so that’s just cause to go in and bash some heads (and castle walls, and so on).
You also get to create cards for use during combat. Card creation has two tiers: regular and ultimate. The ultimate cards can yield more powerful cards, but they cost more to create. Also, all cards are generated randomly within the regular/ultimate type. If things go your way, you may even get a dragon card you can unleash on your foes (always a good time).
During battle (and planning), you can use the pinch gesture to zoom in and out. This is a good feature because on the iPhone screen it gets a bit tricky to select a given item unless you zoom in a bit. The controls are a combination of tap to use, and tap and drag to set your forces in motion. The game is easy to control, but it does come with a not unreasonable throttle—you can only build or upgrade one building at a time. Those villagers can only do so much work.
The game elements range from directing troops in battle, playing the right card(s) to aid your troops, building and placing defenses, and more. With the number of combat opportunities and general kingdom development, there is really good long-term playability with Siegefall. You can also play online against your friends or anybody else just looking for a descent part time war.
Siegefall provides a thorough and thoroughly enjoyable gaming experience.
Genre: Multiplayer real-time strategy
Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)