Originally Posted by Tinsel
This is a complete rip off of Hero Academy. Is the company made up of the same people that made Hero Academy? Because otherwise, this is shameful. I mean this is practically a reskin of that game, minus the one new feature of having a slightly larger arena.
While I agree this is little more than a more modern HA; rip off? re-skin? It always makes me chuckle to see how quickly some leap to these accusations even when the similarities stop and start at the basic concept (which itself could hardly be called original). Robot Entertainment came up with a good quick-fire asynchronous turn based battler that, no-doubt, was used as the framework and core inspiration of this title. However, there were turn based games of analogous designs being played for years online, and even between people using snail mail long before online gaming, never mind their board game roots.
First, very hard to re-skin a sprite based 2D game into a full 3D game, complete with board rotation. If that's even "practically a re-skin", I'd love to see your graphics program suite
. Second, just the hex grid vs. square grid alone changes the movement dynamics enough to justify its existence.
We've seen many of these sorts of games come and go on iOS, and they all suffer from the same weakness, a lack of persistent player pool. This game launched with a single player component, so, right there they did something Robot Entertainment never did. So, fine, it is derivative, and it is obviously hewn from the same stone as Hero Academy, but it's no rip off and sure isn't a re-skin.