There are a lot of mobile games out there. All of varying types and ranging from the brilliant and entertaining to the down right awful. But, within the multitude of mobile games out there, occasionally you find some great ones. Battle Team is one of those weirdly fun games that you can play on your phone. Since most mobile games people play in those precious few moments on a commute or on the loo, you need something that is easy to grasp and simple to follow. And Battle Team provides all the fun without really making you think too hard about it. Trust me, that’s a good thing.
I’ll be completely honest with you, I have no idea what this game is really about. From what I could gather, it is set in some strange sci-fi universe where Earth people are exploring space. There are several other planets that may or may not be part of an alliance. To be fair, I think the translation for this game is the worst thing about it. You can’t really follow what is happening in the campaign half the time. And trust me, I did try. But, there is a good side to this and that’s the fact that you don’t need to know what is happening in the story to enjoy the game. Honestly, if someone is able to tell me what is really going on in the story for Battle Team that would be great. If not, then I think I’m good without it.
I think this game has some great use for the turn-based battle style. Personally, I think turn-based games work really well for mobile and is a platform that the genre can thrive on. Anyway, back to the game. So, the whole point of the game is to gather various squad members all of varying skills and strengths. There are 3 types of character that you can collect: Attackers, Defenders and Supporters. They come in a range of shapes and sizes and colours. The 5 colour types are Red, Green, Blue, Purple and Yellow. The colours depicts its strength against another colour type. Much like the types in Pokemon. For example, Red is stronger than Green and will do more damage against it and Green is stronger than Blue. You see my point.
So, where you will probably spend most of your time in this game is in the main hub menu. Taking the form of a beautiful looking space station, you have to unlock each section as you get further through the game. There’s the training room which allows you to train up your various squad members. The Production room, which allows you to build a plethora of supplies and other useful objects if you have the required materials. And so on. Each area as a lot of things to do within it and means that the more you play, the more you can unlock. It’s a great incentive to keep you coming back. That and the never ending rewards the game seems to give.
Turn-based Combat and Levelling
The majority of the gameplay revolves around the combat. You send your squad into battle and pitch them against increasingly difficult enemies. You can only play levels if you have enough green beacons (usually 3 per level). This is one of the many currencies in the game. You don’t have to worry about having enough green beacons however because the game throws them at you endlessly. Which is nice for those of you who, like me, want to keep levelling until the cows come home. You can replay the levels as much as you like in order to gain enough XP to level your characters up. Once your character reaches a max level within their rank you can choose to promote them. The higher their rank and level the more powerful they are.
So Much More
There are honestly so many features of this game it would be quite hard to describe them all in just one review. That’s not the say that its necessarily a bad thing but it certainly can feel a bit overwhelming when you start. For example, there are four different game modes but other than the campaign and operations modes, the other two aren’t really explained very well. Regardless, this game is still extremely fun to play and gives a lot of rewards for everything. I honestly don’t know what to do with the amount of gold and gems that I have now. It does make promoting and crafting much easier though when you have 200,000 gold at your disposal. Especially so early in the game.
Graphics and Art Style
The art style for this game is brilliant and you can genuinely see the love that has gone into it. For a mobile game it is beautifully done. The graphics are actually very nice. The animations are also very nicely done so congrats to the development team for that. Some of the characters are really nice crafted as well each looking different and unique with their own weapon and armour styles. Of course, a lot of the female characters are wearing very little, but that’s to be expected in a JRPG.
Difficulty and Replayability
Aside from trying to decipher the dialogue, the rest of the game isn’t too hard to grasp. A lot of it is rinse and repeat. When new options become available to you at later levels you have to learn another part of the game but overall, it’s pretty easy to figure out. I can see this game having a lot of replayability. After all, this game was made for mobile and the point is to keep people coming back for more. Which is something else Battle Team excels at. I often find myself dipping back into it on a regular basis. And, the best part? It’s free to play. Just go and download it now!