4 stars but has some glitches
Love this game. Came across it on an add from a different game and honestly I play it daily. I’ve deleted other games because not nearly as fun. I rated this as 4 stars because mine has some glitches that make it less fun. In the gear dungeon- caves of (starts with an s) mine always freezes and shuts the whole game down. So I lose the key and never seem to get anything and considering this level takes forever it makes it a giant waste of time to try and play it. When playing the puzzle game it will move things the wrong way occasionally or not let you change pieces and you end up like wasting a turn. Biggest pet peeve is the “random” pick of hero’s you get when you buy a pack. I almost never get anything but earth characters. Or I get the same only three star card over and over. Plus earning pieces to upgrade you character takes forever to achieve.
Plus the amount of energy you need I order to keep playing isn’t proportional to how much you gain when moving forward but that’s super minor.
Minor things but really would be nice to get the glitches solved and the character card actually more randomly dispersed.
Overall love this game challenging but you still feel like you are moving forward in it.
..says a girl who’s never really cared for rpgs. I learned about this game through a live demo and thought it was pretty cool. So I downloaded it and haven’t regretted it since. Collecting heroes is cool. Evolving them is hard. Awakening them is even harder. But well worth it I think. I do wish the items collected contained information on them just like the heroes have. Maybe info such as what it’s used for, which heroes or affinities benefit from it, etc...maybe have an area where we could sell them off for coins too. As mentioned in other reviews, in-app purchases are pretty pricey, even if it’s using your own gems. I too have been caught in the misguided advertisement of getting a rare hero card only to discover that you get it at a particular “tier”. (2nd or 3rd purchase of a pack). But, you soon learn to read thoroughly once you’ve made that mistake. Lol With that being said, tier purchases are pretty awesome once you can afford to do so. I was lucky enough to score a gem special of 10,000 gems for $20. (regular price is $100) I was then able to make tier purchases and get some pretty amazing heroes, shards, catalysts & stamina. I now understand why they cost so much. Awaiting that gem special:-)
Good Game but horrible connectivity issues
This game is awesome in its mechanics and it’s play through and while it does allow for in game purchases it is still quite easy and possible to progress through the game quickly without spending a single dime on it. However the largest and most annoying issue is the games large amount of time where it’s unreachable due its bad server host, and even when you are able to play often times it’s so slow you might as well of not even gotten on to play. Overall the game is easily a very fun and addictive game to play but the lack of connectivity over time leads one to not want to play as much as you once did or not at all anymore.
Company misleads you to believe odds for getting a particular hero card is 1 out of 4 by showing you four particular hero’s you might be rewarded with when getting a pack. However it’s not even close to a 1 out 4 chance to receive each individual hero, all this games developers seem to care about are getting in you to spend money by lying by using misleading information in the belief you have a good chance of getting a hero you don’t have. If you play this game don’t waste your money or the in game currency(gems) you get on buying heroes unless you don’t care about receiving the same hero a ridiculous amount of times instead of getting new heroes you don’t have.
I would have rated a 4 or 5 but... issues. Skip to bottom for TLDR.
The game is fun and very addictive. It is heavily geared towards a pay to play (advance) but it is not impossible to advance - just takes a lot of patience and strategizing. The learning curve is very steep but once you get it it's a snap. The challenge is what makes it fun and worth playing. The biggest issues are the lag and crashing. I've had it for about 6 weeks and I've crashed WELL over 100 times. A bare minimum of three crashes per day. Despite the fact that I have no other apps open, I have tons of free memory, I keep everything updated, I have the game set to its lowest quality settings and every other "tip" to avoid gameplay issues I'm still constantly having issues. As does everyone in my guild. Support is mostly good about reissuing lost items due to crashes (which is why I gave it two stars instead of one) but it's gotten to the point where it's not even playable. Ex: it just took me 16 minutes to do something that takes 1 minute or less when it is running properly. If they fix it I'd be happy to increase my rating but I Don't see that happening soon.
TLDR: game is great normally but has gotten to the point it lags and crashes to the point of unplayability.
Money pit, at best
I gave the game 1 star. I’ve had it now for a little over a month, and I get the sense the the positive reviews were written within a few days of their authors’ getting the game. It was a lot of fun for the first couple of weeks, but once you are invested in the game it quickly becomes tedious due to the limitations of the “stamina to play” system it uses. Stamina does not scale with mission difficulty, and once you reach the elite missions it rapidly becomes a game of “finish a mission, wait a few hours for stamina to rebuild,” which sorta defeats the purpose of playing. The gear dungeons go from challenging to impossible overnight, and the pvp system is broken, routinely matching me against players’ teams with 2-5 times my team’s power (resulting in blocked or dodged attacks followed by a one-shot death, or more annoying still, having the “Thorns” defensive ability simply kill me with my own attacks on my second round). VIP memberships are costly, given the (minimal) overall benefit, and the only way to advance your cards is to use gemstones, which are awarded in a miserly fashion or purchased at considerable expense with real money. Having had both a paid (VIP) membership and purchased a gemstones package, I can say with some authority that unless you have considerable cash to waste, this game isn’t worth the time.
How hard they make it to get gems is ridiculous. You literally have to put out about 100$ per event to get any good cards and even then you’ll only get 1 or 2 maybe 3 if your lucky with a lot of worthless cards. This game would be the best thing out if they made it more easy to get gems. VIP is 30$ a month and the rewards are worthless for people who have obtained the higher tiers of gameplay. Evolving cards takes forever as there isn’t any rewarding features to get you the necessary items for doing so. Unless you buy gems and catalyst packs or other packs hoping you get some high lvl card that you can dust to spend on evolve shards. Dungeon rewards coins that you can spend on evolve material but only gives a low amount and the cost is high (can only attack once per day) and the cost of more keys is 500 gems per. Mind you 10$ only get you a measly 1150 gems. If your not someone who has a lot of money to throw away then this game isn’t for you, trust me. I’ve only been playing for a little over 2 months and I’ve already cancelled my VIP and decided not to spend another penny. Until you receive a lot more gems for your purchases or wayyyy better VIP rewards, I’ll be sticking to F2P which will eventually turn into me not playing at all much sooner than later.
Graphics are AMAZING
Girl gamer who never got into RPG’s, after trying the free live demo’s in another game’s ads I gave it a shot - & absolutely don’t regret it. It’s now one of my favorite iPhone games ever! Totally addicted. Graphics are absolutely AMAZING, soundtrack is epic (although slightly repetitive, it’s good enough that it doesn’t grate on your nerves) In-app purchases are a bit expensive; as another reviewer said, be warned on the packs - you won’t get the cards/heroes they’re advertising until you buy the pack a couple of times (Tier 2, 3, etc). Considering that games of this graphics caliber are usually big $, & I’m enjoying it so much, spending the $ is acceptable to me - especially because in-app ads are virtually nonexistent. Only major complaint is that it causes insomnia - downloaded a week ago and I’ve had 2 nights where I couldn’t put it down! While annoying that at max life you can only go on two battles (level 27), if there wasn’t that cap, I’d never get anything done lol.
Poor Customer Service
Poor customer service all around. The response are cut and paste and your case is never handled in a timely manner. I have made so many attempts to get customer service to reply to crash issues before the events end. ( reported more than 24hrs prior) Most recent support request was to a bounty event crash that happened twice. (The game crashes a lot )Received a response from customer service saying I should receive compensation within 1-2hrs and that was 12+hrs ago. (The event is about to end.) I even reached out on Facebook which states they reply instantly but when you send the message it an automated cut and paste response telling you to contact support again. Same with their Forum. Tried contacting Sniperweed, one of the Admins on the forum only to find out after writing the message the Admins don’t accept PM’s for customer service complaints. I am a VIP member but after many of rounds of this type of service it just not worth the frustration. If your gonna play be aware it cost a LOT of money, time and the service isn’t going to get any better. ( Been playing almost a year ) F2P will always get the shaft on events.
Best Game Ever!!!! If it wasn’t so expensive
This has got to be the best iOS game I’ve ever played. I look forward to daily breaks so I can jump into a fight. The graphics are PHENOMENAL!!!! I haven’t found anything close. The programmers keep things fresh with daily contests, challenges, guilds, etc.
The only downside to the game is the cost. Everything is purchased using gems, regardless of the amount of gold that you’ve accumulated. Purchasing “cards/players” is tiered so you have to purchase the lower levels to buy the higher levels that actually have the items you want. I would love the option to purchase tier 7 instead of 1 through 7. I understand the concept but it takes away from gameplay and is somewhat discouraging. More options to earn gems or gift them to teammates would be helpful.
I am currently a VIP member and honestly don’t feel I get better options than if I bought as a regular player. I may be missing something, but many on the forums say the same. As much as I love this game, I can’t play the way I would like to and as soon as there is a comparable game for less I will jump ship.
Customer service is good with replies usually in less than 24 hrs. Although most of my requests have to be referred to the developers even though they seem basic, I’m pleased someone gets back to me.
Enjoy the game when they have a sale. It is truly an outstanding game!
Good game, Pay to play to a degree
The game play is pretty fun I love the puzzle aspect it is fun and the only complaint about it is sometimes moving the pieces they slide in the wrong direction. The stamina system is a little slow and sometimes is aggravating when I want to keep playing. “Obviously you can pay to get more stamina” the grind is fair enough however the gold buildup takes a while, which you need to upgrade your heroes. Overall a good game but a little much on the pay to play “p2p” aspect.
I just started playing and made 2 purchases now, and got VIP 2. I was unpleasantly surprised to see the epitome of pay to play features. I’m sure that your company is making pretty good money on sales alone and monthly subscriptions, but you “reward” players with VIP status for making purchases and then expect us to pay even more to get the benefits of the VIP??? That’s very greedy and will make for a short term game longevity. Overall I guess I’m getting at a suggestion that you use it as a reward instead of another way to get money out of us.
Crashes and notifications
Okay genuinely enjoy the game. I do. But the sheer amount of notifications I get HOURLY (if in a guild) is too excessive. I only want to be notified if my stamina is filled or important stuff like that but having a guild notification pop up on my screen every 5 minutes is absolutely annoying and I end up turning of all notifications and I can’t get let know when I can start finishing stages again. I like how clash of clans does it where they notify you every so often throughout the day. It’s not excessive. I don’t even wanna be in a guild anymore due to how much goes on at once. Oh also... the game made my phone flip out. It froze my phone twice to the point where I couldn’t lock the screen or go to the home screen or even force restart my phone. Eventually after 7 minutes of panicking, it reset. But its done this twice.
Waste of Time/shady company
Spent hours trying this game after being offered crowns for trying it out. The company refused to pay the crowns so that says a lot about the honestly of the company.
Game wise it is hard to understand what you are supposed to do to level up your characters. And more importantly, if you don’t pay up you won’t be able to level up your characters/battle cards. I spent hours/days reaching level 23. Sent lots of allies on searches for gold, cards, etc. I went on camp signs, fought with my guild but I never seem to be able to get the cards necessary to evolve my character. My cards are maxed at a very low level unless I pay to get the right cards to evolve them. So at max they do not have enough abilities to finish the monsters even though I also use a guild members help.
All in all, I understand that companies have to make money. If they refuse to pay their advertising incentive that crosses a line. They need to run an honest business. Be prepared to feed the beast if you play this game. Not for me!
My favorite game in the App Store No questions asked
I have found a great appreciation for the team who developed this game with weekly events. Great chemistry for what they made and it flows well the the obvious puzzle method they chose. And as well as the game is a 5 star i my book however when it comes to the information of the game itself its more like (teach yourself or your screwed) situational game. It’s hard to look for stuff or feedback about it besides the format where the community can come together, but its not enough. There needs to be a way to explain how the puzzle methods, evolution of those puzzles and how the payment methods (loyalty, dust, etc) and finally the event scheduling. And im talking solely about what creatures will be in the forefront for that event and will they ever come back in the forefront.
Otherwise my favorite game
Good game, but be careful!
This game is great fun with very engaging events but be weary as it can be tempting to spend a lot of money on gems...It takes some time but very good rewards can be achieved by participating in events...however the developers will play on impatience and offer chances at progressing faster by buying gems...that would be all great, however the odds of getting a good reward with your gems is so low...and by low I mean you have a better chance of walking outside on a sunny day and getting hit with lightning...If you are able to be patient...this game is incredible fun...(I’ve deleted all other games but this)....I’ve decided to keep my rating at 5 stars for the entertainment value, I understand that these games cost money to make and they need to turn a profit, just don’t get carried away!
A money pit with terrible customer support
The game itself is fun ... but know you have to be a spender to get anywhere in the game. By spender you need $200-$300 min per weekly event to have a solid deck. The weekly packs create false representation and you need cards from older packs or events to unlock the best cards. If you don’t have them you need to spend even more to get what is needed to unlock. Sadly it took me spending literally thousands on packs and “VIP” to find out Its a total rip off. So prepare yourself- You need to be a free to play player in a solid guild and spend 20+ hours on events- or be a high spender and spend even more time on events. There’s no in between. To boot- I have written to customer service on multiple occasions to help resolve issues only to get canned responses where they do absolutely nothing. They wash their hands of any issues unless it’s a mass complaint. I’ve canceled my VIP and wouldn’t spend another dime on this game. Wish I could get back my time and money invested.
Advertised new mega updates to bonus packs
Still the same ole think you waist your gems in the hopes for some superpower character that they show, but ya get peanuts... this is why I stopped giving hard earned money to this game, bait and switch, they bait with high powered peeps and you give in and are less gems, still though, remember, you might have 30-hundred billion in gold, and I meant that like a child because the creators of this game see us as such, if not, then better characters with high power would be available... btw, creators of the game I’ll be monitoring this to make sure it’s done right, you owe that to your patrons! An addendum to my last statement: You guys are wrong for not giving patrons of the game better bonuses, better achievements and lvl ups! You guys are making a fortune with this game would it kill you to throw your players a high level player, 5star maxed out player that could give someone who’s played but don’t have the money to invest in this game a bit of an edge? Just asking...
Game of Heroes
I love the game, not the constant glitches that have cosr me money, as zen has the worst customer service out there, i have had to spend money as they will not even respond, example i purchased 10 ascension stones over the holidays, they did not credit them for me, so i had to buy them again, i still haven’t heard from their customer service department, so if you have glitches that cost you gems, don’t count on getting them back and i am a level 10 VIP, even more problems, my witch cards and pumpkins are suddenly out of my deck, I wouldn't get rid of them, first 2 cards and relics I ever bought, they won't honor anything, I will be suspending my Vip, and maybe the game as they care more about gem purchases then customer service, so if you are thinking of starting get ready to spend, also they try to lie and say you dusted something when you didn't, as they don't want to honor their screw ups which are many, I'd I didn't have so much money in this game I would quit
I love this game unfortunately I do not love the constant changes that make what you have bought in the game obsolete. I’ve seen people who have spent almost $1000 trying to get a full event deck. I spent a few hundred and everything I bought is no longer very good due to new changes in the decks which make yours outdated and no longer being able to kill the bosses like it once did. I’m ver competitive and just had to write off my money and walk away or I would have spent a bunch more just trying to stay competitive. But hey if you can sink thousands of dollars and lots of time then enjoy. The other issues is to stay competitive in events you have to play almost constantly so say goodbye to your life and hello to relationship issues. Your phone is your new best friend so yeah if you have a lot of money you don’t care about and no friends or close family, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend then go for it otherwise stay away from this life consuming expensive game.
Love this Game but will kill your pockets
I have been playing for a few weeks now absolutely love the game. I’m a rank 43 But as I continue to play I’m noticing that everything costs you so much. Whether it’s how much stamina it takes per game or how much you have to spend to get the relic or cards you need. You don’t accrue fast enough for anything. The advertising for packs is very mis leading. I just bought 1000 gems at $10 (which is absolutely insane) to get a card I needed and I didn’t get the face card it showed. Had to buy it again at a higher gem rate, and again not the card I needed. I went through $10 worth of gems in 2 clicks and received in my opinion worthless cards. I’m a vip 3 and I don’t even receive the daily rewards it states. I really love playing this game but not sure if I want to continue anymore. As I read some of the reviews I can really relate to what most of them say.
Not pay to play or win
Fun match game. You earn cards (heroes) that have special abilities and attributes. Level them up to increase their power and abilities. You create decks from your cards and get equipment to enhance your decks. It is basically a match game with RPG elements. The graphics and artwork is well done.
They make it so if you put the time in you can get good cards, level them and have a regular supply of gems without paying a dime. Although I have been tempted many times I have not spent any money yet and I have some pretty decent decks. If they keep it like it is and I play long enough I can have as good a deck as anyone that has paid from what I can tell. Paying money will just get you there much faster.
Don't usually like fighting games, but do like match 3 games. So I gave it a try and I like it very much.
For those complaining about money, this world has grown so fast paced that we can’t even play a game without wanting to rush through. Then you complain about the cost.
I’ve been playing for 3years and never spent a dime on gems!
Some things weren’t meant to be rushed. Furthermore, I get the impression that there is not an end only advancement. This is a good thing! Take your time, play the game, relax and enjoy, have fun! Isn’t that what games are designed for? I love the game and if I’m fortunate enough to collect enough gems to purchase something, then fine.
It’s a beautiful game and their commercial is awesome!
I normally don't buy into these games when advertised but I figured why not. But it's fun I like it.
Update : 10/26
This game is fantastic. I have been playing for weeks and it’s an amazing game. It easy to play, difficult to master. The guild that I’m in is pretty vocal to an extent and helps with giving gifts to assist you in upgrades. I never pay for anything but I actually found myself paying for VIP just because of how good this game is. I won’t keep VIP long since it’s a month to month basis. But as a free game it’s well worth it. You don’t have to buy gems as this game rewards you with plenty as you play the game. My only wish is that they gave you the ability to trade cards. This game would be prefect 😄
Pretty, but hardcore Pay-to-Win
This game is fairly addicting, especially with the guild aspects and the pretty solid graphics. However, it is one of the worst pay to win offenders I’ve seen in a while. They’ve been slowly lowering natural drop rates for the materials you need, making it more and more of a grind to do anything significant without paying for gems. Even when you do use gems (paid or earned), most items are locked behind several layers of card packs in short, 4-day max events and specials. Basically, if you don’t mind spending a ridiculous amount of money to do anything significant, or if you don’t care about progressing and simply want a casual time waster, this is for you. Otherwise, stay away before you get sucked in to it. I thankfully haven’t spent any money on gems, but without that the game is beginning to become a repetitive grind fest.
Ok game if you spend a few grand a month $$$$
Do yourself a favor, find a different game
Misleading ads for cards
-“Featured” cards means nothing
- ads are written to purposely dupe you into thinking you’ll get something you won’t get
- if you only need one card to complete your deck, no amount of gems will help you.
-the game: the whole game is a giant money-making con
-constant new decks, promised as being the “strongest” that actually can’t compete with other decks
Bugs every event
-boss health is a constant issue
-game shuts off consistently when battling
-freezing is also an issue
Costs about $800+ for a deck that can compete
-think 50k gems (about $400 worth) will get you a x13 card? Think again. Probably takes closer to double that to even have a chance
-rewards are so different for top 5 teams and those even one step below you’ll never catch up
-without being VIP, and a constant flow of gem purchases, you will never be able to progress. Cards cycles enough that it will take you years to get a full deck of matching cards without spending thousands.
A puzzle matching game that requires zero matches
-most people just tag bosses and never match a card, these same people will beat you
If your okay with bad cards, not being able to evolve them, and not real competitive there are tiers so you don’t get obliterated every match