Medieval Battlefields

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 $3.99 - Cateia Games - - v1.4.4










 

  • Graphics and Sound - 4/5

  • Strategy - 2/5

  • Fun - 3/5

  • Re-playability - 4/5

  • Overall - 3/5


 

As its name implies, Medieval Battlefields is set during the time when chivalry was very much alive. You control an army of knights, archers and other medieval units across a chess-like grid in order to defeat and conquer enemy castles. In a refreshing twist, all the units and abilities in this game do not involve mythical beasts or magic, like other turn-based strategy games in its genre. Nevertheless, if you enjoy quick and simple tactical games, you might want to get consider picking this one up from the App Store.



Visually, the game has a lot of detail from unit battle animations to mini death scenes. It also features excellent music and actual voices for units. The game uses the additional screen real estate of the iPad very well, though I do miss being able to zoom in and out, especially for larger maps. The menus themselves were quite snappy and it was nice playing a strategy game that didn't crash or hang for once. That said, it would have been nice to get more tooltips to explain the different stats on the menus.

For single-player, you can opt to play the campaign where you follow the exploits of the English, French or Vikings or have a quick game through the 26 maps available on skirmish mode. Honestly though, I found the AI for the game quite weak even at the hard setting, so you might be better off going multiplayer if you want a challenge. In multiplayer, there is the option for a hotseat game or online play through Cateia's servers, which is actually the best thing for a strategy game like this. Another thing that it lacked was a good in-game tutorial to get new players started on how to select units and do battle.

In the end though, I still enjoyed playing Medieval Battlefields and it has the potential to be a lot better with some minor improvements. It's available for $3.99 and is compatible with the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

- By: Glenn Santos











PROSCONS
 

  • Great detailed graphics

  •  Nice background music and sound effects

  • Online multiplayer




  • Easy to beat AI

  • No in-game tutorial



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