GeoEmpires: Written iPhone App Review
Like the idea of playing in a virtual world based on your actual real life location? Always like the thrill of building your own kingdom and conquering others? Then look no further for GeoEmpires from developer GeoEmpires is just the app for you! It is compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad, and runs on iOS 4.3 or later.
From the get go, the user must note with the GeoEmpires app, the user will need to have access to a data plan or WiFi, since this app is solely based on their actual current location. The user also has the option of signing in to the app with either a Facebook or Google account, so if they do not have any accounts with those two networks, then they can create one or the way will have to create a GeoEmpires account in order to sign in to experience actual game play.
The basic premise of the app is to battle against other players or friends and become a ruler based on the user’s real time location surroundings. The app also allows the user to build and defend their own establishment, and go treasure gold hunting. The user also has the capability of planning enemy attack and raid strategies. It is a pretty basic, yet enjoyable game app.
Appearance and Layout:
The overall appearance of is decent. It does not have cute, anime looking graphics, but more of a simplistic graphical layout design with clean imagery that would appeal to many of its users. The background graphics and color scheme are non-distracting and yet, still eye catching. The overall app navigation is relatively smooth, and the user shouldn’t have much difficulty figuring out what to do and what goes where. The layout is clear and app features, functions, and directions are clean cut and to the point.
The fact that GeoEmpires is offered for free is a steal. Yes, there are other game apps out available in the market these days, however, they are not usually offered for free. Although the premise might be similar, the layout and graphics separate it from the rest of the pack in a better way. It might not appeal to super young audiences, but would be generally entertaining and engaging for users that like the concept of building and conquering virtual territories. Even for those who have never experienced this type of game app playing style, new users would have just as much of an enjoyable playing experience.
GeoEmpires iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating: [Rating: 4/5]