By Pretty stone face
I do like playing this game, I have been playing awhile and check on my empire frequently. Maybe too much. I especially like the match game twist, it’s a bit more engaging than an idle RPG. There is always a new mission or quest to complete. Titan to gang up on, Heroes to level up, or something to build or upgrade.
If I were to make one complaint it would be how the raids are handled. The more you win, the higher your trophy score goes up, then you are matched up against stronger opponents that can slaughter you easily. So after enduring that a while your score will go down enough that you get to slaughter others for a time. It’s a never ending see-saw. Those rare times you are equally matched a raid can last upwards of 30 moves or more. The only way to buck the cycle is to get a good chain reaction going, since your special attacks are dependent upon it. Where the defending team gets a more consistent and routine cycle of special attacks. So I f the match’s just are not lining up for you, your opponent can often special attack 3-4 times before you can once; even with identical heroes. If your opponent has heroes that are a star level above you, then you will get wiped out before you even have a chance to use your special moves. If there were not rewards for engaging in raids, I wouldn’t bother doing raids. It’s that much of a nuisance.
New games, new names, same problems
A needlessly elaborate schematic designed to confuse you into thinking you can play for free. Quickly gets too hard to do so. But more than the standard and expected money grab is the baffling added difficulty thrown at you to actually *play* the basic puzzle game. Upgrade a web of buildings in a long linear series to Recruit heroes to train heroes up levels to ascend heroes of five different types. With taking days to move each step. Why stop your gamers from playing? 1 star not for the money grab but the inane thoughts in the "boardroom" that this style of play is likeable by those that play puzzle matching games.
Speaking of money grabs though. This developers here are masterclass. You can (and will) pay hundreds of dollars (I have spent close to 1000 on this game) buying *chances* to get what you need. And the chances are (not surprisingly) near zero. Exact chances? Guess. And you won’t have to guess who figured out that in their boardroom? You will be laughed at in that boardroom. Key items are kept from you from fully ascending you heroes though which can’t be bought. Ascending them *if* you get lucky and pay money is amazingly difficult at higher levels with months of grinding (during which time you will be spending more money). Honestly this game makes you wonder why anyone would deal illegal drugs. Here the developers have found something more profitable, zero material cost and somehow legal.
To new players who will end up being suckers and spending money on a off chance you might, just mighty be lucky enough to get what you so desperately need for you to win just a bit more.....
DON’T!! DON’T FALL FOR THIER
There’s is nothing I can not stand more than a app like this who tempts poor unsuspecting sheep into slaughter giving up their hard earned money or allowance money for no and I mean NO GAIN! When you see other players with all the “top stuff” it is usually the game developers, betas or a friend of the app makers or they are fools and spent hundreds or sadly thousands $$$ so they will have all the stuff you dream about, that YOU will never be able to have! You’ll spend a small amount an might get a lil better then you will say yes i might be lucky and spend more and then before you know it you’ll be so deep in a hole with absolutely NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT! It’s so disgusting of these type of game developers! They are no different than a casino a scratch off addiction and the drug dealer down the block getting you hooked so you’ll spend more! I’ve worked with people like this that make apps like this and that’s the reason why I don’t anymore! There are better ways to make big bucks on this app but to take millions from poor unsuspecting sheep is gross! Please players spend your money elsewhere or save it or don’t listen to me but don’t say you were never warned!
Hm. Not so much fun.
I started this as a fun way to do a match-3 game during my free time. Somehow, it turned into more of a chore than a fun adventure. The part I dislike the most, as some have mentioned, is the match-up during raids. I know the parameters and what they use to determine who you match with, but it still seems like it’s not fair either way and definitely not consistent at all. The amount of resources it takes to get anywhere in the game is a joke, even if you spend money, which is not a guarantee that you’ll get something you actually need/want. It would be different if, like other games, the money you spent got you what you needed all the time. But in this game, it’s a huge gamble and not worth the risk. I’m getting pretty tired of the whole process. It’s not fun anymore. The only good thing I kind of enjoy is the alliance I belong to, which isn’t even a high-ranked one, but it seems to have some fun people so I like that aspect.
Now with the wars added, plus raids (which I still hate because there is zero consistency and the matching makes absolutely no sense still), plus the usual gameplay progression, Titans, AND quests/events... it seems like there’s too much going on in one game. Things happen so fast I barely get a chance to participate and that’s disappointing. Plus I feel to get anywhere in this game and to be a competitor, you have to spend money. Not cool.
TL;DR: Get this game!
I love this game. Are there issues? Of course! But the game is engaging and overall fun to play. You can raid other players for trophies and resources (food and iron, the in-game currencies). You can join alliances and battle titans every day, and with a recent add-on you can now battle other alliances in epic PvP Alliance Wars. The biggest complaint I have seen is that the loot isn’t always great. No, it’s not. But if you got everything you needed to be able to ascend every single hero from titan loot, you would be bored with the game and complain that it’s too easy. The point of the game is to grow slowly at a marathon pace, not finish it in two months at a sprint. Sure, you can buy gems and get those epic heroes quickly, but you still have to play the game to get the materials needed to level those legendary heroes. There’s always going to be someone who has better heroes, stronger teams, and more hams than you. That just gives you something to strive for in the game.
In all, it’s a great long-term game with a great community. If you want instant gratification in a game, play Mario Kart.
Started out fun but now too slow
I’ve been playing this game for about six months. I really enjoyed it at first, and got fairly addicted. Then I realized it completely slows down as you advance. Leveling buildings and heroes becomes extremely time-consuming. The higher level building upgrades can take a week at a time. I bought gems a few times and also bought the VIP package to build faster. But the chances of getting five star heroes are so small that even after so many summons I only have one. And that one is essentially impossible to get to the final ascension level unless I buy some items for it. The ascension item drop rate for higher-level heroes is a very, very low. All these things are meant to slow down the game and make you spend more money, even if you’re already a paying customer! Why should it take six months to get the items necessary to ascend a five star hero? I could spend those six months playing a different game that doesn’t make me wait so long.
At the end of the day, what’s the fun in sitting around and waiting? I want to play, that’s why I downloaded the game!
Hope the developers look into this and improve the drop rates for five star heroes and ascension items. This would make the game more fun and make people like me less likely to quit.
A few problems
1.) first of all and probably the biggest is not being able to destroy or delete your buildings for the fortress 1 misclick and that spot is taken forever 2.) I’m pretty sure y’all do this in purpose, but the thing is, is that the multiplayer system is pretty bad. I’ll be a level 7(which I am at the moment i think) and when other to fight other people I’ll only find people who have troops who are all super high level with the troops being at least 3 star(note most of my troops are 2 star and the highest level I have on one is 13 not even ascended, so yeah I don’t know what y’all are doing, but fix it, and the next thing isn’t really a problem a fact, this game is a bit to much pay to win(by a bit I mean a lot) it you had enough money you could have a max level fortress with max level hero’s and troops within a hour or day, but what’s good is that this isn’t a game that sets a limiter of how far you can go without money(I don’t spend money) but this is a four star on a gameplay standpoint
PvP system is frustrating
The game overall is decent. I like the building and collecting resources and progressing through the campaign world. The system is set up so you have team power that should be a gauge to how easy or hard fighting another player will be or certain quests should be in relation to your team. This is where it falls short and is terrible and frustrating. In PvP you can see what your opponents team power is in relation to yours and combat should be based on that. It isn’t!!. The developers decided to make team power irrelevant. When combating another player who should be relatively easy because their power is significantly lower then yours still somehow destroys you. Even the team you have for some reason doesn’t increase in their special abilities like I. The campaign by your opponent seems to always get their special abilities. It’s incredibly frustrating and it’s like the developers just made it this way to make you want to buy things in game to get stronger part members. So even if you have a higher team power you can still be totally annihilated by a much weaker player. It’s ridiculous. I deleted the game!! Don’t bother with this game.
I’ve been playing E&P for a couple months now and let me say it is extremely addictive. It’s super fun and everyone that I’ve run into has been nice and helpful. With that being said I have a few problems with the game. I feel like it is to hard to grow past a certain point. I currently have a team of 3 3 star heroes and 2 4 star heroes. I have my training ground going pretty consistently and I’m only getting more 3 star heroes. I have saved up 300 gems twice to do the elemental summons which both resulted in 3 star heroes. I feel like if I spend the time and effort to save up 300 gems I should be guaranteed a 4 star hero with a chance at a 5 star hero. Keep in mind even with doing all the daily chests and free video I usually get around 10 gems a day so it takes forever to save up just to waste it on a 5ish % chance at a 4* hero. Another issue I have is the titans not taking up the whole area. Why can’t the titans be able to take damage from all lanes? It’s a lot of wasted damage.
P.s. Please optimize the game for iPhone X.
I adore this game. It is so addictive I keep it open almost constantly. Of course I think the alliance I belong to is the best. Shout out United. You will not be disappointed. It's free to play and it's not pushy about shoving ads in your face about gems constantly. Also there aren't ads for anyone else either. You can choose to watch one ad a day for some free items if you choose. Developers actually listen to the players about new updates. I can't say enough positive things about the game. I've read the negative review and it's my opinion they don't understand the gameplay and haven't taken the time to research or read the guide. PvP is not just about players power you also have to take into consideration abilities and ascention of other players. The game has an easy searchable forum if you are ever confused about gameplay as well as a you tube channel. It's super easy but also has depth if you want to dig in.
Fun game but
I enjoyed this game in the beginning but it is very hard to progress without spending money. New players will be raided by other players who much more advanced than they are. Which means that your hard won trophies and resources will be taken from you. You can’t win against these bullies because they are too strong. The developer needs to address this by limiting the stronger players to their own levels. Make it a fair game for newcomers. If you don’t have the money to buy advanced warriors you’re screwed. I’ve been playing for a few months and can’t get beyond bronze level. I was raided 12 times in less than 2 hours by players way stronger than me. Very unfair. Most of my trophies are gone. I don’t raid other players who are way weaker than me. I will not recommend this game for people who can’t afford to buy their way through it. I will be deleting this game because of the unfairness to new players.
This game can be pretty addicting. It’s a build your own empire game that effects your production. You can also join guilds to fight super strong titans. So the more in your guild the better. You also need a guild to go to wars with other guilds. You might find yourself playing and getting really good items at the beginning of the game but, it slows down and the opportunity to ascend heros to higher stars are made very difficult. I suspect that the people who made the game boards those items for themselves. I paid for some gems but, it’s such a waste of money for crappy rewards. The other big downside is the PvP it is so off on some weeks that you maybe getting really good and fighting a range of players and winning to getting beat against players with 200+ power totals less than your own. It’s like the developers flips a switch every so often and it doesn’t seem like there is a good constant algorithm that is fair. If I could rate this game a little less then I would.
Good but a few things need changes
This game is really fun and has a good storyline as well, My family, Friends and I are all in an alliance.
However a few changes and additional features to this game would make it better
Things to change:
The price for Epic summons are pretty high and I’m running out of options for getting gems. Other players are very OP just because they throw money on this game. This is no fair to people who have played much longer but still can’t beat Money spenders.
Yes I know TC20 is a way to get 3* 4* and 5* but the chances for getting anything other than a 3* is a about 15%, which In My opinion (and many others) is not fair. Dew to the time and resources it takes to get to TC20 and the the time and resources it takes to train JUST ONE hero is very extreme, especially for the poor results coming from it.
Things to add
I feel it would be very convenient for there to be a way to change the placement of the buildings that you built on your Base. This would be a nice way to organize all your buildings and make it less cluttered on the screen. Having a more organized Base would make it easier to find the buildings your looking for. It would also make your base look better and easier to collect finished products.
Thanks for reading!
I would be very glad to see any of these changes made in the game as it would make for a better experience for all who agree.
Stupidly expensive (and buggy) free game
This game would be addictive and heckafun if it weren't so ridiculously expensive to play. It costs a heck of a lot to pay for the basic currency that lets one do nearly everything. If you don't mind playing very briefly and letting it sit idle for a couple of days before you play again, you might be all right, but the game is just too much fun for me to do that without being very frustrated. If they'd only charge less, I'd be able to give this game a couple more stars, but the in-game prices are verging on highway robbery.
UPDATE (now a 1-star review): They did something that now has rendered the game so buggy, it crashes both the app and the device you're using mid-fight. Points are lost (both for yourself and for your alliance if the crash happens during a team fight), turns to play are lost, experience is lost, loot is lost, PvP raids are lost. Doesn't look like they care enough about it to fix it, though. They'll just take your money and leave you with a halfway unplayable game.
Don't bother downloading this game.
PvP System is Broken
This game is a lot of fun with the quest line, Titans to fight, buildings to upgrade, etc, but the one thing that has me extremely frustrated with this game and playing less? The PvP system. Like many others here, I think the system is completely rigged and the basis on which it’s evaluating you and your opponent is worthless so in turn, you can spend a 1000 Food to reset the opponent to one more favorable but even when you get an opponent who should be an easy fight for you, turns about being a slaughterhouse for no obvious reason. I’ll defeat an opponent that is marked as hard for me and then in the next turn lose all
all of that progress and more on an opponent who should be easy. It’s one of those things where you have to think the developers are setting up players to be frustrated so they purchase items to get stronger. But don’t do it! It’s a trap. It doesn’t matter how strong or weak you are in the current PvP system - it’s going to ensure you’re not progressing as you should in player rankings.
No different than gambling, just much worse odds than a casino.
This app pulls you in by the odds. The odds of getting that big hero for starters, even though you can blow twenty bucks and get nothing you couldn’t have gotten from the free daily summons. It makes you feel good to hit the jackpot with that one big 5 Star hero, but the odds of that happening are so slim that you may become infuriated with this expensive slot machine and quit long before that happens. Unless you throw a lot of money at the game, which is what the developers want of course. It’s a good puzzle game sure, but the rng aspect of it is all about making a buck. It’s like gambling, sure it feels good when you win but I’ve never played a slot machine with odds as bad as this game. Personally I’d avoid it, I know some people that are addicted and have blown hundreds on it only to get diddly squat in return. I’m pretty much done myself, all work and no reward is not a good way to repay your customers for playing your game.
Update locked me out!
I went to play as I have been for a long time, and got a little box that said “UPDATE available” with a button to Update. I clicked the update button which took me to the App Store Page. The ONLY option there was to “Open”. There was no update option. I hit Open and it took me back to the game where the same Update available box was. I cannot get into the game at all now because there is no way to close that box! I have effectively been locked out! Gee, thanks! Bad enough that it takes days to upgrade anything, it teases you to spend a fortune In gems at a (slim-to-nothing) chance at 5-Star elements, when you only get an otherwise easily obtained 3-Star one. You have to play the same lower levels over & over because you can’t get strong enough elements needed to advance or fight. And because of that you can’t get the rarer items needed to ascend 4-star elements from level 3 to 4. I love this game, but it’s fast becoming old with no way to advance. AND NIOW NO WAY TO PLAY AT ALL SINCE I’M LOCKED OUT!
The game is good and has a lot of potential, but there are a few things that need to be balanced. The raid system is the big one. Similarly higher level quests and story levels are ridiculous. Does team power not play into the game at all?your team can be hundreds of points higher than opponents but still get run through. #1 Revamp the raid system. Opponents heroes special skills should not charge based on how many times they get hit. Instead It should be set to fill by how many individual hits they deliver just like the players heroes. That would eliminate getting hit by four or five special hits before the player can deliver one. This should also apply to higher level quest/story line bosses. #2 Training times for a chance at a higher lever hero are excessive especially to end up with multiple low level heroes. 48+ hours of waiting for a two or three star hero is insane. At least increase the odds of getting a a 4 or 5 star hero.
Game is ok
By Anon 7777777
Alliance wars are stupid at best.
As an alliance you should be able to have the option to be in a war or not as the current way to war is weak and an alliance can be outmatched easily with no hope of a win.
Secondly, and more importantly is that if you spend actual money on this game to purchase gems and then use those gems to summon.
It is ludicrous that you can’t purchase what you want.
Only a chance of getting what you pay for.
So if you want an epic, or legendary then you you have to summon with only a chance to get one and if not spend more again, for only a chance.
That’s like going to he store needing sugar and handing the store some cash and hoping that you might get it.
So pay real money for something you don’t know if you will or won’t.
Seems like a rip off to me.
If I want an epic then I should be able to use MY money to get one.
The game overall really needs improvements
If it is to become a next level game.
The idea is good but as always, the developers only want your cash.
And they don’t hide that in the way they set it up.
If they put as much thought into making it a great game as they do on how to get in your wallet, they wouldn’t have to try so hard to get your money as you wouldn’t mind spending a little.
But I certainly won’t hold my breath for that.
You can play free, but you will get bored long before you really get anywhere.
So many reviews about how long it takes to do anything due to a limited resource pool or dismal chances to pull good heroes/leveling items. This is no different than WoW or the games that expect you to spend months grinding through levels in order to attain what you want. For instance, I have been playing for about 8 months now, and yes, I have spent some money at times, but nothing more than $50-60 in total. You don’t have to pay, you just have to be patient. With that little dollar amount I have managed to get three full lines of maxed 4* and a couple 5*, more than enough to contribute in an Alliance and keep the game fun. Rate the game highly because it is fun, not low because you have no motivation or time to seriously play it.
Made by Scientologists
By Rick Berg
It’s a good game overall. I’ve been playing for more than a year and it’s still fun. I have one 5 star character and I’m stuck because I can’t get the items to level him up further. I use a 4 Star in his place because he’s still stronger. I had the same problem with another character. I’ve spent some money but you apparently have to throw a ton of cash to level up fully. I think the game makers are Scientologists. Also there are only a few profile pics to choose from so everyone uses the same ones. It would seem easy to make it that once you get a character you should be able to use him for your profile? You can unlock some by doing certain things and then You end up with the fat old Friar Tuck guy (that was especially mean).
Great Game but a tiny issue
This game is soo good so fun
I have put much time and some money into this game which I don’t mind because it is a lot of fun.
The hero’s , the quest, the main story are great, fighting titans with a alliance is one of the best features of the game. Plenty of events, holidays and more, then we get to the PVP or raids.... yeah hate them , no way someone with lower level or lower rank hero’s should be able to take out higher level or maxed out hero’s in the upper stars, but they do and it cheapens the game a bit for me which is why it is not a five star game, could have been and very close, but the raids just come off as cheap sometimes and I can not forgive that. Aside from that yes you should download, yes you should play, and buying some things here and there to support the game is welcomed! But man those raids...
No need to pay to play- a huge plus.
I typically play console, and I'm surprised to see myself pretty entertained with this game. I've been playing for about 2 weeks now, and the player interaction is some of the healthiest I've seen- it's pretty refreshing.
Other games require you to pay to even feel like you can compete, but not this game. I feel the game has a very fair competitive system. I personally will never put money into a mobile game, so it makes a huge impact on me, knowing this game allows those who chose not to give cash to feel included.
Other than that, there is always something to do, and it's never just a single objective. Don't feel like leveling up your characters? Level up the town. Don't feel that? Fight the titan. Not feeling that? Battle other players.
Most games get too difficult to pass at some point, but with the leveling-up aspect, it's very stress-free.
Overall, this is a great game to play when you want to just chill out. Just a stunning, smooth and soothing experience so far.
I highly recommend it for when you can't sleep and night you're just trying to take your mind off things.
Fun But Needs Improvement
If you like games like Bejeweled, card collecting games to battle and upgrade, and fight with others in a clan vs. clan then you might like this game. If you don't have a lot of money or time this game has a long grind. If the gameplay as described above is your thing you might be more forgiving for the lengthy grind. If you don't like lengthy grinds find a game where you pay once for a full gaming experience instead of paying for micro-transactions to make this games grind faster. This could be said for most Free-2-Play titles or paid games with micro-transactions. So just keep this in mind if you want to play this game for free. They do give you some goodies for winning clan battles, raids, personal quests, and a big boss (The Titan). But to win you need to have fully researched team(s) which take a long time to acquire.