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Star Wars Force Arena – The Force Is Strong In This Game

 
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Overview
 

Published by: Netmarble games, Lucasfilm
 
Platform(s): mobile games
 
FG RATING
85%
85/ 100


User Rating
9 total ratings

 

Raves


Has the most extensive list of characters available in a Star Wars game, a visual beauty and performs well on most mobile devices

Rants


some may find it just another MOBA game with the Star Wars brand, it may take awhile to grind and earn powerful cards, the temptation of giving in to micro transactions


Bottom Line

In celebration of tonight’s premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, here’s another Star Wars related feature that should get you hyped up for the movie’s release. Star Wars: Force Arena is free-to-play mobile game released earlier this year. The game’s mechanics are similar to MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games, something that is prevalent […]

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Posted December 12, 2017 by

 
FULL REVIEW
 
 

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In celebration of tonight’s premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, here’s another Star Wars related feature that should get you hyped up for the movie’s release.

Star Wars: Force Arena is free-to-play mobile game released earlier this year. The game’s mechanics are similar to MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games, something that is prevalent in mobile games these days. You could even argue that some games are mere copycats of another game. Here’s what we think of what separates Star Wars: Force Arena from other free to play mobile MOBA games today.

STORY

Star Wars: Force Arena has no story mode and is a straight up MOBA game.However as far as storyline goes, you get to control or fight against almost everyone from the Star Wars universe. The character selection varies from the time of the Rebellion, The New Republic, Clone Wars, Rogue One, and the New Republic. The game doesn’t only offer characters from the movie universe but also includes the Star Wars comic books and tv spin-offs like Star Wars Rebels. This is probably the only game where you could pit Anakin Skywalker against the dark side version of himself, Darth Vader or Cassian Andor shooting the lights out of Emperor Palpatine.

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GAMEPLAY

Star Wars: Force Arena has the gameplay mechanics of a standard MOBA game where you pit player against player. If you’ve played Clash Royale, then you’ll be familiar with how the gameplay works in Force Arena. In the game, you control a hero card with a deck of cards, which are your summons. The objective of the game is not to kill your opponent but to destroy their base/towers while protecting your own.

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Summoning cards require energy to cast and you gain energy through a regenerating energy bar. Winning games earns you crystals that you could use to purchase card packs. You also earn common card packs for each win that you could unlock based on the given time frame. If you have the money to spend, Star Wars: Force Arena also has micro-transactions that allows you to purchase cards, heroes, decks or crystals.

The game’s marketplace is affordable and if you’re not careful you might not notice that you’ve been spending too much money on the game. One good thing about Force Arena is that it’s not a pay-to-win kind of game. Even if you purchase card packs, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the card that you want. You’d still be at the mercy of RNG (Random Number Generator) Gods, so it’s better to just grind it out. Eventually, as you play more, you’ll earn more crystals and card packs so it’s not necessary to break the bank.

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The game has had a number of updates since it’s release and currently it offers the following game modes: Ranked 1v1, Arcade mode 1v1 or 2v2. It even includes a single play training mode wherein you could practice your skills under Tactical Challenge or Field Training.

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VISUALS AND PERFORMANCE

Star Wars: Force Arena has great visuals even with it being a mobile game. The characters are highly detailed along with their signature action pose and animations. Force Arena graphics is something that you’ll expect out of a Star Wars game.

Star Wars: Force Arena doesn’t only look good but it does play as well. It plays to your phones’ optimal performance without sacrificing much on the visuals. I’ve played it both on an Asus 5.5 Laser and a Huawei Mate 9 smartphone without much difference. Even in 2v2 or clashes, you can barely notice a drop on the framerate or lag. It’s important to note that this game is run online and depending on your ISP that would dictate your gaming experience.

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OVERALL

Honestly, I already quit playing Star Wars: Force Arena a few months ago. What draw me back into the game was the inclusion of other characters from other Star Wars properties like Rebels, Rogue One and even recently, the Last Jedi. Star Wars: Force Arena is also a great way to pass time as each game is short with a standard time of 3 minutes. It helps that the game’s fastpaced as it eliminates the chance of going up against a trash talking, negative kind of player as they wouldn’t have a chance to chat. I hate those kinds of players as they suck out the positivity in the game but that is a topic for another day.

Going back, it helps that I’m a huge Star Wars fan, which makes me appreciate the game even more. However, fans with little to no knowledge of the Star Wars franchise should still be able to like the game with it’s fast paced action and standard MOBA mechanics.

Star Wars: Force Arena lets you play out your fantasy of matching any character from the Star Wars universe. May you be a Jedi, a Sith, a Rebel or part of the empire, this game would test your skills in the way of the force.

 


Ryan Villanueva

 
Your resident all around Flipgeek, from comics,movies,games,toys,music and even sports. A big Spider-man fan raised in the ways of the Jedi,who listens to punk rock and a sucker for chick flicks.


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