Rage of Realms (iOs) Review
Not so much?
G5 Entertainment brings a Clash of Clans clone that’s big on fighting but low on consecutive play time. Rage of Realms is a freemium game, meaning you can download it for free, but there are plenty of opportunities for in-app purchases thrown at you while you play. You start out small, with a little bit […]
Rage of Realms is a freemium game, meaning you can download it for free, but there are plenty of opportunities for in-app purchases thrown at you while you play. You start out small, with a little bit of money to start your village. You are able to build up a variety of different places, and you’re given a lot of freedom as to what the look of your village will be, although there aren’t tons of different buildings available right from the start.
The different buildings you put up will determine the functionality as well as the defensive strategy of your village. You can put up wheat fields to feed your armies, houses to fill your coffers with tax money, barracks to train various types of soldiers, and so forth. Wheat and taxes are gained on a timed schedule, but you are limited in how much you can collect by the size of your granary and gold storage. You can upgrade them to hold more, which will allow you to buy the more expensive buildings available.
For defensive purposes, you can put up walls and build guard towers and catapults and so forth to deter attackers, or at least slow them down. These, like all of the other buildings, are limited in number until you go up in level. While money is gained slowly, you can build up your coffers faster by heading off to war. There is a map that you can go through in order as a sort of single player campaign, or you can go off to attack other players – and you can even get revenge on those who have attacked your own village.
It all works together rather well, and there are enough items to build and types of soldiers to earn to make things interesting. However, this is definitely one of those games where you either have to put some money into it or be very patient. Each thing you build takes hours to complete, and unless you spend gems to buy another, you are limited to two builders working at a time. This means you can set them upgrading or building two things, and then that’s it for most of the day. You can go off to fight, but if your troops are killed you’ll also have to wait for more to be trained (although this takes significantly less time than building does). Overall, it’s rather fun to check in for a few minutes, start up some upgrades and do a quick battle, but you won’t be able to do more than that without putting in some cash.
Rage of Realms is a free to play game that has a lot to offer in terms of village building and epic battles. Though you really need either patience or some cash to spend to advance quickly, the game can be enjoyed in quick spurts without investing cash – so if that’s all you’re looking for, you’ll find a lot to like.