The MOBA genre is booming, that's a fact. In Android we did not have a representative at the height … until now, we present Arena of Valor.
The letters MOBA, if you don't know them, you have been hidden in a cave or you have made a mistake on the web. Jokes aside, we are facing one of the genres that more players, passions, money, etc … move today.
I must confess that I have never played a game of this genre, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, in other words, online games in which another team is fought on a stage. What I do know is that LoL is the banner of this genre.
A game enjoyed by computer users, however on Android we didn't enjoy a game at your height and maybe we are before the candidate to be … or not?
Tenzen, game developer, own Riot Games, LoL developers
Arena of Valor
I have told you before that I am not a player of this type of games, all I know is that it literally moves the masses. So let's say I arrive without any poisoning or prejudice. Let us begin!
Once downloaded and installed the game, which is a quite large download. When executing it for the first time we must have some patience since it carries out a process of adjustments and others.
In this «load» screen I find the First surprise, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, see my eyes. A quick read about the game's features clears my doubts. Among the cast of characters we have enough of the DC universe.
Super Heroes in a MOBA, a pleasant surprise
A question comes to mind as soon as you enter the first game Computer graphics in my pocket? It is what we have in front of our eyes, good 3D graphics, full of effects, that take you to a time when the games had their charm.
The detail of our hero or heroine is quite high, even at low levels of detail, which along with well-achieved animations make us enter the game fully.
And that is a good detail for a game of this type, to avoid that we are thinking that the graphics are "shabby", is something we forget about a stroke and focus on looking for our rival.
We have different quality levels and adjustments in the graphic section, so we can play on most devices without having a negative gaming experience.
A sound show
When running the game for the first time invite us to use headphones… that already gives you an idea of ??where the sound section goes. And it is advisable to use headphones, whenever we seek to enter fully into the battle.
The music lives up to a game of this kind, it has that epic aura that raises the adrenaline when playing. Without being repetitive and helping to make it difficult to stop playing, everything is said.
The sound effects and voices are a continuous bombardment. The goal is to take you to the center of the battle and they do it in an exemplary way. Sounds of spells, slashes and other weapons around us. Together with a voice that tells us what happened in the game.
A sound section that involves us in an epic battle
Some controls on a touch screen, the nightmare of anyone who considers himself a "gamer de pro". We are talking about a genre that among other things has created an ecosystem of accessories specific to them. Keyboards, mice, control pads … removing all that and replacing it with a screen is a risky one.
However, in Arena of Valor they make you forget that little detail. Voucher It is not the same as using a mouse or keyboard, but if you want to enjoy the game, the control will not avoid it.
Follow a classic scheme in the screen layout. On the left the "pad" with which we will move our character. On the right the various spells and weapons available. Both in a comfortable position for our fingers.
The game has a pleasant touch experience
We arrive at the most thorny section of this genre. You can have all of the above well, but if you make water in the gameplay … you will become one of the many attempts that exist.
I must say that the experience playing is vertigo, the game takes you from one place to another, explaining the game mechanics and when you least expect it … you are in full battle.
Battles in which we have different modes, first we will play in the individual mode. In which we have the normal mode, with bots or customized. They are games of short duration, coulding be 1v1 until you reach 5v5, who destroys the nucleus of the opponent wins.
As we move forward and play, we will earn points, gems, spells and so on … What will make new heroes unlock and evolve in the game.
Then we will belong to a "horde" and even play our first games online … as long as we have the money for it. You have read well, one of the small hits of the game, to monetize if you want to use online mode.
We have the chance to evolve our hero and have more options in battle
Monetization following the gender line
Maybe it's the point I liked least about the game. It lets you play and makes you have a "false" sense of evolution, which is true in a way. However at the moment of truth, the game asks you to use "credits".
So far no problem, except that if you want to have those "credits" you pay in the store that is inside the game or the other alternative is to play individually until you reach sufficient level to "unlock" the qualifying games.
Another detail about the approach of the game is that within the game itself, you must be attentive and "buy" at the right time the spells, etc … It is a simple detail, without being problematic, since as you fight the amount of coins that You accumulate is huge.
When you get to these lines, you may wonder what opinion I have about this game. Someone who has never played this genre … Well, the experience has been quite satisfactory.
The game has a good balance between on-screen action, sound setting and visual experience. Once inside the game, you forget everything else and are only focused on playing one after another.
The game is free and leaving aside the way to unlock "credits" in general It lets you play quite well and without advertising, something that is appreciated. The range of unlockable heroes and the addition of comic characters add a plus of originality.
If you like gender, you should give it a try since the game promises a lot. In the case of being outside the genre, it is free and fun, so by trying it you may discover a genre that you like.