“Cats will rule the world. They already rule the internet.” Have you never heard these sentences from a strange friend’s mouth? Well, he would be right if he lived in the Battle Cats dimension. In this bizarre humor game, the player leads an army of cats so that this species can rule the world. But how far out of sync? Let’s take a closer look …
A simple concept …
The Battle Cats are based on a more classic concept: Tower Defenses. Your goal is therefore to destroy the enemy base before your enemies destroy yours. To remove all complexity from it, The Battle Cats est un Tower Defense 2D and in a straight line where most of the other representatives of the genre are somewhat labyrinthine to vary the phases of the game and diversify the strategies in positioning the units. Also new point: we don’t choose the location of the units we send into battle. They all start from the player’s base and advance in a straight line towards the opponent’s base to attack any enemy troops that cross their path.
… but that becomes more complex
Sounds way too easy, doesn’t it? In reality, many details enrich the gaming experience and make Battle Cats a real strategy game when put together.
First, There are tons of cats out there, over 500 at the time of this writing. It will therefore be necessary to carefully form a team so that the ten cats that make up it are adapted to the level under consideration. Some are cheap but have low attack statistics or very few health points, others are very powerful but therefore much more expensive. Because yes, cats have to be bought in order to be sent into battle. A money counter, which can be improved during the game, rolls continuously and when an enemy is defeated it releases money. The stronger an enemy, the more they bring back. If the cats are very numerous, so are the enemies. The first levels show very little diversity in terms of opponents whoThe player is then overwhelmed by legions of dogs, snakes, pigs, kangaroos, penguins and even squirrels
A colossal lifespan
As we said before, there are plenty of unlockable chats out there. Lots. More than 500. In addition, there are many ways to get them. Some have to be bought (using one of the in-game currencies, the “cat food”), others become a real pleasure to complete your collection by completing objectives, completing certain levels, opening types of chests, … like what is done in a Pokémon game, for example. To continue this analogy, Cats can evolve just like Tajiri’s famous monsters. It will therefore be necessary to nourish them with experience in order to discover their transformed forms.
To help you, Two guides are at your disposal, ready to be completed. One is dedicated to cats, the other to enemies. Each of them gives, for each ally or opponent, a description of the main combat characteristics of the entity in question, but also the physical physiognomy of the creatures, which almost gives them a personality, a soul, while the interactions with them throughout the game does not exist. A plus that really enhances the feeling of progress and achievement as the games progress.
Finally, and this is the most important thing, The number of levels is almost unlimited ! The first chapter alone has 48 levels and there are several dozen such chapters. in addition, Levels are offered every day trying to win various rewards. Through the partnership with various companies, for example the giant Lotte, exclusive levels and characters are often presented that are associated with these companies. The difficulty is relatively well balanced so that we don’t get stuck at the same level for too long while keeping in mind that it is important to improve in order to make progress. With an average of ten minutes per level, we have hundreds of hours of playing time at our disposal. Something that will delight the most avid gamers!
Note that The Battle Cats is relatively generous to play for free as all of its content is accessible without spending a single dime. The two main in-game currencies that you can use to buy and upgrade your cats are relatively easy to obtain.
However, one should not idealize The Battle Cats, which, like everything in this world, are obviously not free from flaws. First, The soundtrack. It is clear that the game really doesn’t shine because of this aspect. Indeed, without the themes of the title screen and menu, half a dozen, ten at most, pieces of music will accompany your battles. Unless they’re uncomfortable to the ear, they’re not really a hit because They are particularly repetitive
The graphical aspect is, without being overlooked, not a major advantage of the game. Indeed, he may be playing a little too much for the card of simplicity by suggesting graphics that resemble uncolored drawings. Because yes, A large majority of cats, as well as a large proportion of the enemies, are in “black and white”. (The colors of the enemies can have a meaning in their fighting skills). We could have expected a little more here too, especially since all of the game’s graphics are in 2D. Finally, and this is where the shoe pinches, we have to admit: The battle cats repeat themselves very often. If the levels are relatively different and different, the basic mechanics are not renewed and Boredom shows up after a few hours of play. After all, the best way to appreciate the production of ponos is probably to go back to games of a few tens of minutes from time to time without actually investing in them, so as not to be disgusted with the principle. Game.
- A very successful strategic aspect.
- An enormous lifespan.
- Very important content.
- Almost completely free.
– –Negative points
- Too much repeatability.
- Graphics and a soundtrack that could have been better.
The Battle Cats can ultimately be viewed as a good little mobile game that you don’t have to invest too much in. Although it has a very rich content and a colossal lifespan, the repeatability will inevitably lead to boredom if the game sessions are too long.
May 9, 2021 at 6 p.m.
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