Those who love RPG-style games will be enchanted by Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North. With Northern Britain overrun by savages and King Lot of Lothian now dead, it is left up to you to answer the call of duty and save the kingdom.
With thousands of players in-game simultaneously, this app lets you strategize and socialize in real-time, complete with in-app chat capabilities.
There is no end to the sophistication within this game. Begin by recruiting and training your army (including swordsmen, archers and catapults) such that you can conquer your enemies and forge diplomatic alliances with those who aren’t in opposition.
The interface is necessarily cluttered with options and it does take some getting used to, but those familiar with RPG-style play will feel at home and have no difficulty getting around. A series of quests help you to better your position, increase your population and increase their skills and abilities with research and education.
In-game currency (taking the form of gems which you can choose to earn or purchase in-app) allows you to shop for the things you need to support your endeavors, whether that be the ability to tele-port around the map, speed up research or development, add to the experience and power of your troops quickly or find your way to a wealth of extra resources (like wood, food, ore and stone) with which to build your empire!
While I would have loved to see support for landscape mode, the graphics in this game are detailed enough to be engaging and interesting without being too distracting (given all of the other activities taking place while you play). On-screen meters give you a strong indication of where you are at with your improvements.
What I liked: While it was a little frustrating that you could not easily skip through steps in the tutorial, it did step you nicely through game-play and all of the requisite basic concepts that I think more experienced players would be tempted to avoid causing them to miss out on very helpful tips and tricks.
What I didn’t like: This game requires an active network connection which can be a challenge from time to time but yet understandable given the multi-player nature.
To buy or not to buy: If you are craving a solid RPG with the guts and gusto to keep you interested, this one is a good choice.
- App Name: Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North
- Version Reviewed: 4.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: Kabam
- Price: Free