Summoners War review
Summoners War is a mobile role-playing game with strategic battles of fantasy creatures. Summon monsters to battle other warlocks, explore dungeons full of dangerous bosses, and join the real-time PvP battles of World Arena.
The gameplay is based on playing different monsters from your hand. There are hundreds of various creatures in the game, and each of them has its own set of abilities it can use in battles. There is also this rune system that allows you to grant your monsters additional skills of your choice, and they are a great way to customize your army. Some monsters have to be found or won before they can join a player's army, so you'll have to explore the world of the game to build a really strong team.
However, flexible and smart strategic gameplay is not the only interesting feature. The game has a lot of different content, both PvE and PvP, so every player can find something suitable just for him in this game. You can take part in real-time battles on World Arena, join guilds, craft items, or enter dungeons with other summoners to defeat bosses and get useful loot. All in all, this game feels like a serious MMORPG, despite being a modest mobile game.
The graphics are rather outstanding for a mobile role-playing game. Everything from the world map to the last skill icon is quite polished, and the game manages to maintain the overall visual style. It's not too detailed, and some models look a bit too cartoonish, but the overall impression still stays the same. The animations are great, and skill effects look nice without getting too complicated.
The sound effects are not revolutionary in any sense, but they suit the game. The effects, skills, and magic all sound rather well, and the soundtrack is simply great. While it's not original, every track is composed in a way that it doesn't get annoying.
Lasting Appeal 8/10
Even the most interesting and innovative role-playing games tend to get repetitive after a while, and Summoners War is not an exception in this sense. However, it has so much content, including skills, modes, PvP options, and so on – that it takes hundreds of hours to get bored.
Both addictive and deep, Summoners War may be a mobile role-playing game – but it's as enjoyable as more serious projects.
- Lots of content
- Strategic gameplay
- Great visual style
- Nice soundtrack
- Occasional bugs
- In-app purchases