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Mega-release always feels as a little bit of formality, if you concentrate to mobile gaming scene in few months, you totally can follow the guide and play the soft launched version of Clash Royale, there is no reason to see what all the fuss is about. The game launched officially worldwide in this morning besides the biggest Apple feature which has seen in App Store history. When combining Supercell’s penchant for huge blown-our campaigns, it will not be long until starting all available airwaves with celebrity-packed Clash Royale TV commercials. This game is absolutely phenomenal which much likes Clash of Clans, it is not undoubted to summon a veritable tsunami of copycats and highly “inspired” spinoffs which is not necessary to be worst thing as combining genres and gameplay mechanics in Clash Royale to work well in mobile game.
The easiest way to describe Clash Royale as a collectable card game where the cards appear real-time strategy game-as units which are dropped on MOBA-ish, multilane battlefields with two towers and player need to attack their opponent while defending their own. Maybe it sounds complicating but Clash Royale’s magic is all representing in a way, players do not need to know anything about card games, RTS games, MOBAs, or emergent strategies in any of those genres because everything are simplified and streamlined to a masterful extent.
Furtherly, in Hearthstone, players face to amassing collections of hundreds of cards which spread across multiple classes and used in thirty card decks. You can follow Hearthstone tutorial and onboarding process if have never played this game and still talk more of a learning wall and less of a learning curve. Managing thirty cards is easier than Magic’s sixty, otherwise you will know what you are doing or be a supremely analytical player to make heads or tails over whether running one of particular card is much better worse than two of that same card. To create competitive Clash Royale Decks, most players just need to find what others are playing, copy these decks and never need to learn how to build a deck of their own.
Clash Royale features a few dozen cards which players have to select eight unique cards from them to build a deck. It is a bit basic particularly if you are veteran of other card games. When settling them in, only eight cards work with and it becomes immediately transparent which cards are and are not working in deck. Moreover, with a card pool measured in the dozens combined with smartly tiered unlocking of available cards, you can learn what everything in this game does without the encyclopedic knowledge required to know every card in a typical CCG.
Elements of the RTS and MOBA have been quite simplified. In both genres, success depends on how intelligently you utilize units and how quickly, accurately control them. RTS games like StarCraft, top-tier players are issuing hundreds of commands a minutes to their army, the split-second decision makes you see in top-tier MOBA play is incredible. Clash Royale simplifies and slows that make it easy to play while still invoking a feeling as your decisions matter as much as the ones you make in an RTS or MOBA.
This is all accomplish within dragging cards from your hand which seamlessly summon that card’s unit or units to the battlefield. The position of each unit is very important, instead of micromanaging army, everything are used basically that similar to attacking a base in Clash of Clans. Every unit behaves differently with others, some prioritize targeting structures while others attack the closest thing to them. All cards have a casting cost associating with them, utilizing the Elixir resource which also have in Clash of Clans. As most card games, the card costing typically escalate with power level, but behind the scenes of game is a rock-paper-scissors-like system where powerful expensive cards can be countered by cheaper cards which played properly and at the right time.
For example, the Prince is the first epic card which most new players will own, it takes five Elixir for playing and quickly charge toward the closest unit or structure and strike with a massive attack after a brief period. At the first time encounter this card, you will inevitably feel like it is totally overpowered. However, when you discover the Tombstone card is not only rare instead of epic, but also it costs three Elixir instead of five, you will shut down the Prince. When you manage your cards intelligently and have answers to threats as the Prince at ready. The entire game is filled with cards which are very strong but it can be countered easily although the card pool and Clash Royale deck size seem small, the depth of strategy is amazing.
A typical game depends on your choice of eight cards which hopefully meld together well in some kinds of cohesive strategy with answer to the different types of threats which you come across maybe. You can search for an opponent who has a similar trophy level with you and match up with. During the match, you dump out cards and manage to knock down one or more of their crown towers while protecting your own and destroy main King tower of opponent. This game is no longer than four minutes which is really another clever wrinkle in the game.
In the first two minutes of a Clash Royale game, you slowly take elixir and use them to play cards, if in this two minutes you can destroy your opponent’s main King tower, you win. In the additional minute, elixir generation is double, you and your opponent rapid-fire throw cards at each other, at the end of cumulative three minutes, whoever has destroyed more towers than other will win the game. However, if things are tied, you are given another minute of sudden death where the first player to destroy any tower wins. After sudden death, no one manages to do that, the game will end in a tie. You will collect crown if destroy opponent’s tower and you can unlock a Crown Chest a day if you collect ten crowns.
It is a free to play game after all so being skeptical of pay walls and other freemium shenanigans is only natural. Every four hours, you will get one free chest and have two slots for these free chests so you have to check in on the game at least once every eight hours. You can hold a maximum of four of these prize chests after finishing the tutorial, winning battles awards chests of different levels of rarity (rare chests include more cards and golds). Silver Chests are the most common prize chest which take three hours to unlock and with Super Magical chest – the best chest in this game – takes whole day to unlock. Only one chest is unlocked at a time therefore a bit of strategy involved with what you unlock and when. For example, if you unlock Golden Chest, you should unlock it overnight because it takes eight hours and you have counting down while you sleep. If you have four chests in inventory, you cannot earn more until unlocking one and thereby open up.
However, you can pay to skip any of these timers by using Gems. As any free to play game with timers, the amount of premium currency takes to skip a timer scales is significantly with amount of time remaining. In addition, the premium currency is doled out at regularly intervals although it takes a while to accumulative any substantial number. You also can use gems to buy gold and chests form the in-game store and open chest immediately after purchasing and it is not impacted by you potentially having four chests in inventory already.
The persistent leveling-up system which exists both for you as a player as well as individual cards leading you to collecting as may cards as possible. When getting a new card from chest, player can play with this card immediately in any Clash Royale deck. You can combine two cards and five gold to level that card up one level and when this card level up, the health a unit has and the damage it does are both increased by ten percent. The curve for cards gaining levels is significant while it took you two cards and five gold to get a card to level two, four cards and twenty gold to level three, ten cards and fifty gold to level four and so on. When you upgrade a card awards experience which is rolled into your King level, overall experience level will make your in-game towers more powerful and more hit points. Spending germ to buy gold is the best using in this game, gold is not only used to upgrade cards but also purchase cards which cannot have from the daily rotating in-game card shop.
Other optional level of complication comes from joining a clan. As Clash of Clans, this game has a surprisingly compelling social element to it where up to fifty players can band together for donating cards to each other that is the best way to gain both experience and any cards missing maybe. With every common card donating you can get one experience point and five gold, with rare cards, you will get ten experience points and fifty gold. It is advantageous to join in a clan and buy common and rare from your own card shop with gold, basically you can get that gold back along with experience point as sharing cards with your clan members. When members of clan gain trophies, clans increase in rank, these trophies serve as both a persistent progression system as well as how matches are made.
It will be familiar with you immediately if you have played Clash of Clans. It works in CoC and not much surprising that Supercell brought in the same system over. Overall rank in this game against your opponent depends on how many trophies you have (winning the game to gain trophies and losing does the opposite. At trophy thresholds, you can advance to new arenas which looks different and you can unlock addition cards in potential chest. It is a great system working well for matchmaking and gating content based in skill level. You can gain more cards which further complicates the game as well as the choices making when building decks if you play and get better.
There is a ton of backlash surrounding the chest timers while the game was soft launches and timers in game are a generally annoying mechanic. The great part of how all free to play elements of Clash Royale work is there is nothing stops playing the game all day long if you want to. In the fact that you really want to gain trophies even if you cannot hold additional chest to unlock because of full inventory, you can still level up to different arenas and make those chests better stuff. In addition, Clash Royale is very much a skill-based game therefore keeping to play it is the best way to get better at skill-base. The better way to look at chests is more similar to how Hearthstone has daily quests. You can play a few more ranked games to keep ranking up even if you have completed your Hearthstone quests for the day.
Playing since the soft launch first went online, I do not care about the cards coming out of chests. Instead, I do everything I can to grind up to the next arena to unlock the next tier of cards. There is nothing which limits me in the game from hitting next unlock aside from my own skill and the time I have to play. In addition, once settle into where gaining trophies gets difficult, the game gets more exciting as you are faced with matches, often ending in sudden death wins and loses which are a ton of fun. You are never going to make anyone happy with your free to play monetization in a game but once playing Clash Royale and understanding that chests are not the end-all-be-all of progression, you begin to appreciate jow generous it all is.
You can see how top-tier play in collection of replays – Clash TV. This serves as a pretty great carrot on a stick as seeing cards in use that you do not have or potentially players utilizing strategies you have not thought for your own cards. In Clash TV, you watch players who have spent a ton of money on the game, but the most things you would be a spectator of, what you see can be very useful for you as free player.
It is nothing for complaining about Clash Royale, this game is very funny which I have been playing for weeks without spending a cent and not changing. I concerned about the card pool potentially stagnating but Supercell has already released some new cards even though it will be exciting seeing what kind of schedule they keep up with when coming to new content. These kinds of game live or die by how much they are supported by their develop, it will surprise players at all to see a constant drip feed of new stuff slowly funneling into Clash Royale.
Everyone should try playing this game even if you are a vigilant hater of free to play. With monetization methods, you will be able to see what a smart formula Supercell has stumbled upon to here with hybrid of card games, strategy games and MOBAs. There have hard limits on session time which make it a phenomenal game to play on the go and can be played in portrait mode on one hand (which only serves to make things easier). Only in less than a day it become the top free app and climbing up the top grossing charts steadily, therefore if you dig this style of gameplay but do not particularly like certain things about Clash Royale just wait a while. It will not be long before many variations of Clash Royale on App Store as there are Clash of Clans.
ANOTHER REVIEW FROM MAC WORLD
The free-to-play games always look attracting but it is difficult to know at a glance whether business model is insidious and fun ruining or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. In freemium field test, we will take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put through its space, and show if it is really worth your time and money.
There are lots of free-to-play mobile games which I have played, they are not only during the lifespan of this column but also in the previous years. I cannot recall a game that having enraptured me as Clash Royale, and I did not believe the hype around it and got blindsided.
I logged more than 100 victories in the first week and a half and did not account my losses. I spent all the time unlocking chests, upgrading cards, playing with deck and interacting with my clan. Honestly, each matches lasts in few minutes and play this one-on-one strategy game for 15 minutes at a time is not too crazy.
When logging 15 minute sessions each hour or two throughout a day, Clash Royale’s power likes an incredible time sink that cannot be denied.
Clash Royale is set in the same universe as Supercell’s popular Clash of Clans, however it is not a base-building game and you do not need to know the franchise to enjoy it. Clash of Royale is a head-to-head strategy game with live, real-time multiplayer action, pitting your heroes and attacks against those of an online opponent. The purpose is taking down the opposing tower before running out of time or your own get smashed up.
Clash Royale a bit likes a one-player MOBA game, League of Legends or Vainglory for iOS faithful. However, tower-toppling design is made all the more alluring with collectible card game’s introduction that as all units come in the form of digital cards placing into deck. You can add cards randomly during battle and have to decide when and where place them, whether it is worth the elixir you will spend.
This game í impressively streamlined in the battle. For example, mechanics are straightforward as dragging and dropping a card and watching action unfold. The immense strategy comes with timing, card selection and deck building. You build a deck which gives plenty of offensive options whilst letting you protect your towers, however there are 54 different cards available thus far and assembling a cohesive deck takes lots of trial and error. In other words, it is experimentation and losing.
Supercell’s concoction is mesmerizing, it is more attractive than a MOBA on mobile because the matches are short and you can play with one hand. It also more interesting more than almost card games because the cards power strategic combat, its core is greatly exciting that easy to learn and understand. There is a bit to knock Clash Royale about the gameplay side however it is a freemium game.
This game is an especially brilliant freemium game which is the total lack of play restriction. There is no energy meter, no lives to earn and no artificial barriers along the way as you can play in many hours at a time without spending money and Clash Royale keeps giving you free treasure each few hours with new cards, coins and gems.
You can earn chest when winning and unlock a special Crown chest with loads of loot by stringing together a few wins in each day. In addition, Clash Royale have one limit as you only can hold four chests at a time and spend at least three hours of real-time to unlock. Maybe it made you do not want to play anymore when owning too many chests and can earn nothing for a win, however in a few days, you will stop caring and keep playing.
It is wary for a free-to-play model used for multiplayer games because of attractive tends to evaporate when realizing that big spenders can pay for competitive advantages. MOBA games have lots of success with overcoming that problem – Vainglory in particular does a good job and highly recommended – and Clash Royale does not come off likes a pay-to-win experience.
However, you can pay for advantages. Clash Royale has freebies and you can enjoy this game without spending a cent but it also dangles greater possibilities in your face. You can buy new cards outright every day, whether you are grabbing a rare or epic in the first time or buying duplicates used to upgrade each card’s capabilities. You also can purchase expensive treasure chests with stacks of gems which take you months or years to amass through normal play.
Upgrading card’s advantage is it does not register as making the game feel lopsided towards spenders. You still need to build a killer deck and know how to use it in the heat of battle with the best way. However, you can definitely pour lots of money into Clash Royale to boost cards, snag stellar rare and help level up player profile with each new upgrade that makes your towers more powerful.
Gems are purchased with real cash and you can grab bundles which range from 80 gems for $1 to 14000 gems for $100 so these can be traded for coins. For instance, I spent $10 for a bucket of gems – 1200 gems and buy some individual cards, Magical Chest – 500 gems and upgrade several others.
I spent that $10 worth of gems in two days and you can see how Clash Royale drain your wallet if you are finding new and more powerful cards. Then I enjoy the gradual nature of playing a freemium game without spending, however there is real benefit to access to more cards and advanced cards too.
The honeymoon period of obsessive play can go on for a while. Admittedly, I am not opposed to fuel that addiction with a quick infusion of cash. Supercell made one hell of a free game and deserve all accolades and cash that come their way as Clash Royale is a strong, smart strategy game which enjoyable without pumping in cash. Even there is always as subtle, nagging feeling that spending money is imperative.
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