Zombie Wars – build & battle with others online in this turn-based Zombie game
May 18, 2012 11:19 AM –
Zombie Wars is an elegantly visualised zombie fighting game for Android. Using one or more team members, you fight teams of other zombies in turn-based action. Accumulate points, win gifts, buy upgrades and enter tournaments- it’s an online festival of zombie-themed carnage. If you like your gaming social, this is the game to explore.
Tested on: HTC One X
Pros & Cons:
- Nice graphics!
- Busy online community!
- Lots of features!
- Hugely disadvantaged unless you buy in-game credits.
- Little or no tutorial or tour.
- Some pop ups and help sections are only in Chinese.
Zombie Wars is a social fighting game tied closely to the Papaya Social Gaming network. In a nutshell, it’s a battle game where you take on A.I. or other zombie-styled warriors in typical turn-based skirmishes. Similar in many ways to the confrontations you get with mythical beasts in most RPG’s, there’s various skills and powers to use and, as you progress through the game, these accumulate and you get more powerful.
There appears to be a little or no tutorial or guidance in the game so you’re pretty much on your own to explore and learn about the game. There seems to be regular lotteries where you can win items, as well as a shop where you can, of course spend lots of real-life money for skills, weapons and protection.
There are lots of places to explore: challenge (where you take on random players), training (to build levels, etc.), land grab (some kind of regular bonus involved, again no explanation), clan war (join with other players), arena (lets you win daily coins and xp) and battle (same as arena but more to win). Along the bottom of the main dashboard are various tabs: role (your profile), bag (your accumulated stuff), tasks, events, success (Papaya achievements) and shop.
There’s good and bad elements to Zombie Wars. Firstly, the graphics are really good. Everything is really polished and looks great. There are animations and the whole game performs in a professional and slick manner. The problem, however, lies in the way the game is delivered. There is no explanation as to what you are doing or why. There’s no means to understand the benefits of one weapon over another, or how to make your zombies fight better. Unless you’re willing to buy credits immediately you’re at a massive disadvantage against other players, who just wipe you out. Everything just seems far too complex for what it is. You have little control over your fighter(s) once they get started and it seems to be mainly about building resources tycoon-style, which if you just splashed out a lot of money would save you the time.
Zombie Wars – Main game dashboard
Zombie Wars – Intro dialogue, not really that helpful
Zombie Wars – Choose character, this doesn’t always work
Zombie Wars – Battle options, helps build xp etc
Zombie Wars – Team battle 1
Zombie Wars – Team battle 2
Zombie Wars – Lost battle
Zombie Wars – Papaya sign-in
If you like the battle element of RPG’s you might enjoy this, as that is exactly what it is about. Besides this, the graphics are fun and lively but the remainder of the game is hugely frustrating and complex. This would be OK if there was some kind of tutorial, but there isn’t and often when you go looking for instructions you just find Chinese language. Zombie Wars is a good idea but it has been badly organised.
I imagine some people will really get into this, but with little in terms of actual gameplay, I didn’t find it remotely addictive yet rather repetitive. Perhaps a strong point of the game is the social network behind it- Papaya, which if you have a lot of friends on there, might make the game more addictive and enjoyable.
The graphics are very good. Rich colours, slick animations and action- it’s great. Which is why it’s such a shame the rest of the game lets it down.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The sound effects, etc. are really good and suit the game well. However, the music is badly looped and becomes very annoying after a short period of time. You can thankfully turn it all off.
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