I have been looking for a fun fantasy/RPG on my iPad with easy controls and fun aspect to it for quite a while. I think H&C may have wet that whistle. Recently I have been fully invested in Clash of Clans but that has started to become repetitive and uninteresting to me. Not that I quit playing CoC but I just wanted something different but similar to play on my iPad.
H&C launched in mid-January and is currently only $1.99 in the iOS App Store. H&C is a universal iOS game that will run on the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
H&C features some amazing graphics, iCloud sync support which allows you to install H&C on another iOS device but not lose any of your progress. You have several modes to choose from including: single player campaign mode, multiplayer mode which allows you to team up with a random ally, and a yet to be launched mode called "Siege" which I am not sure what that is at the moment as it is not available to play yet but is coming soon.
There are 31 levels total in the single player campaign mode with each level a tad more difficult than the previous level. You can also upgrade your castle and defenses to help you beat each level more easily. During game play you can collect gold from you gold mine to build archer towers, or purchase Giants, and more to help defend your castle from attack.
The controls are basic, the left side of the screen is the analog stick, the right side is the run button, attack button, and the "look around" area which allows you player to look up, left, right, down. I found the controls to easy to handle, while I am not a fan of onscreen controls I didn't have too much of a problem playing H&C. Looking around is kind of funky and if you get against a wall your player disappears sometimes making it hard to know where you are and which direction you are facing. There is also an option that allows you to connect an iPod Touch to the iPad and use the iPod as a controller while viewing the gameplay on an iPad. I am not a huge fan of that because I feel it makes it hard staring at 2 screens which is needed because virtual controls offer no feedback so you sometimes have to peek to see where your fingers are on the screen and make sure you are tapping the correct button.
If you have not done so yet check out the video demo above for a more in-depth view of the game and the options that are available for Heroes and Castles.
You can download Heroes and Castles from the App Store:
Heroes and Castles - Foursaken Media (iPad, iPad mini)
Heroes and Castles - Foursaken Media (iPhone, iPod Touch)
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