GAME NAME: Fantasy Conflict
DEVELOPER(S): Gaijin Entertainment
PUBLISHER(S): Gaijin Entertainment
RELEASE DATE(S): Out Now
I crave the challenge of a strategy game, the need to out think your opponent, stay one step ahead and also trying not to be your own worse enemy by making stupid decisions. Fantasy Conflict is strategy game on iOS that will be utterly ruthless if you make that one stupid decision.
It’s a humans vs dwarves setting in which you start off on each level with a tower. Your tower spawns soldiers over time and you may use the soldiers to attack or as currency to upgrade your towers. Fantasy Conflict can be boiled down to basic math. You have 20 soldiers attacking a tower of 15 soldiers, you’ll win the tower with 5 soldiers left over. If you upgrade your tower walls one level, you can take 2 enemy soldiers for every 1 of yours. So if 20 soldiers attack you, if you have 11 soldiers in the tower you’ll hold it and have one left over.
Sounds simple, until you throw in spells, artillery towers, airships, medallions and an incredibly fast pace. Fantasy Conflict is hella hard, simply put. Hard enough that I actually ended up putting it on easy and it was still hard as hell. No I don’t suck that bad it was seriously difficult still, on easy. This forced me to learn to use the many spells at your disposal and to purchase medallions. The spells vary from casting a lighting bolt at an enemy tower, to turning you soldiers into bloodthirsty mercenaries that will continue to move from tower to tower attacking all in their way. Medallions work somewhat like spells, although they are passive.
The controls are simple tap once to use half the troops in a tower, tap twice and highlight all of them to use. This makes moving your troops around a breeze. The problems show up when trying to upgrade your tower. Hold your finger on a tower for a moment to have the available upgrades pop up. Now the upgrade circles are so tiny that I’ve had to tap numerous times to purchase an upgrade. This is a problem when time is of the essence.
You can augment the challenge by purchasing more medallions and upgrading your spells. There are challenges you can complete to earn some extra cash and you’re able to repeat them. This helps you earn more dough, but can feel like a grind when you start to do it too often.
Overall, Fantasy Conflict gives you plenty of hours of challenging strategy that will keep you coming back while almost throwing your phone at the same time. It’s $1.99 for the standard version and $2.99 for the HD version. You can also check out the HD version for free here.