Prince Porky is causing mischief in the Angry Birds kingdom, and has stolen some of the legendary birds’ eggs. You must battle your way across piggy island, fighting numerous bad piggies to rescue the eggs, find friends and claim loot from your victories.
In essence there are many elements which would be familiar to fans of the Angry Birds series. You have to go from level to level fighting different piggies as you progress across the island to complete your mission. Each level, when completed, gives you a three star rating based on your performance during the battle.
The levels in Angry Birds Epic are fairly simple to play. The player moves their birds from one combat spot to the next in a linear fashion. In each battle you have the option of which birds you wish to use. Unlike with the first games in the series, there is no slingshot. Instead players select the bird they wish to perform an action with and then drag (or tap) to perform an action like attack or cast a spell.
Battles are turn based with the piggies having their chance to attack your characters. Each character has a set number of hit points with which to survive the battle. If your birds can eliminate the piggies before the birds themselves are eliminated, you’ve won the level. After the level you claim your loot, the amount is dependent on your performance in the level. The loot can be used to create new weapons, defenses, and potions to help your heroes out in future battles.
This simple format for Angry Birds Epic is really good and works well within the entire series as a whole. Newcomers will find it easier to catch up while fans of the series will find it familiar.
Controls for Angry Birds Epic are rather simple with its tap and drag interface. This allows the game to be enjoyed by a larger audience. For instance, young children who might have struggled with the slingshot game play of previous editions would have an easier time playing this game. The characters are also engaging and the storyline highly entertaining with laughs along the way.
Despite the simple nature to this RPG style game, there is a lot of depth and no two games will be the same. You have endless options including what weapons to wear and what characters to use in fights. This makesAngry Birds Epic exceedingly good for endless replay-ability.
One failing of Angry Birds Epic is that you will be bombarded with requests to buy one of the many in application purchases. While these may make some of the levels easier, they certainly won’t stop you completing levels, but the constant advertising is a pain to ignore and disrupts the overall flow of the game.
Experienced users may also feel a little belittled by the early stages where the game constantly interrupts to tell you how to play the game. This does slow the game down and becomes very frustrating, especially as many of the moves are fairly intuitive.
Angry Birds Epic is excellent, and if you have enjoyed other games in the series then this is surely something that you will enjoy. The simple play should also appeal to the whole family. The only reason why you might not want to download and play this game is if you have a real dislike of continuous advertising of in game purchases.
Angry Birds Epic Review: The Series Continues
+Easy to follow game play for series followers and newcomers.
+Entertaining storyline with engaging characters
-In App purchases are intrusive.
-Tutorials could be shorter.
-Internet connection always needed