Star Wars Force Arena is a free to play a game that combines the lanes and minions of an MOBA (mobile online battle play) with the random hands and energy of Hearthstone. This game is a great offering from Netmarble. You build decks of cards centered on a Star Wars hero from the Original Trilogy, Rogue One or Rebels. The rest of the cards in your deck are minion groups like Wookie Warriors, Stormtroopers, and X-wings and Tie Fighters. Star Wars fans will love it, especially if they enjoyed the latest film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as the game allows for hypothetical recreations of intense battles between heroes from the Rebel Alliance and the Imperial Empire.
Controlling heroes is pretty much simple, but it was kind of a struggle with it also. You tap on the screen to move your character. There’s a bit of a catch, though, if you’re playing it on a smaller screen, you will have some difficulty maneuvering, attacking or micro-managing your hero since the visibility of the whole playing area is small. I’m still having a hard time playing the game on a 5.5 inch screen, but you will be slowly got used to it. One of the most appreciated features is the ability to zoom in and out of the screen, it makes everything a bit easy for me to navigate the whole area and take advantage of the minimap.
You must move your hero up one of two lanes, using their special abilities and your summoned minions to destroy enemy turrets, and eventually their shield generator. You can also find unique cards that only work for one leader, boosting their power. Like the best designed Free to Play games, the gameplay is incredibly repetitive and yet, somehow, incredibly addictive. There are only two game types, one on one fight and two on two fights. If you win fights, you gain points that raise your rank and unlock the opportunity to get better cards. If you lose, you lose those same points and can eventually drop in rank. Every fight you win gives you a new pack of cards, but those cards take the time to open usually around an hour and a half to four hours.
Graphically, Force Arena is a must have game for a mobile MOBA game. From all details with the characters, maps, and effects are just as awesome as any other graphically enticing game. It is also good to see how Netmarble optimized this game on mobile devices. There are not any crashes so far, but there is still minor stuttering which doesn’t really affect the overall experience. However, it is advisable to play the game on devices with the high capacity processor.
One thing which is Frustrating as it can be with Force Arena’s matchmaking and imbalanced heroes. But even after that, it’s still an enjoyable and exciting game on mobile devices. With Netmarble constantly checking the game’s balance and quality, there is still a lot in store for this game in the future.