NVS Wargame – Ninja vs Samurai: Written iPad App Review
NVS Wargame – Ninja vs Samurai is a free app from developer SoulGame. Based out of China, and featuring game designers from some of the top gaming companies, including Konami and Zynga, SoulGame’s latest app looks to be a winner! Why am I so positive about NVS? Read on for my full take on this fun tactical strategy game for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad!
If you have ever played Final Fantasy Tactics, Advance Wars, Fire Emblem, Ogre Tactics, or any other turn-based tactical strategy game, you will feel right at home with Ninja vs Samurai. Here, you must take your small band of hero samurai’s across an epic story, fighting nefarious ninjas along the way. Use coins you earn, or purchase through IAP to recruit more members to your team. Level them up between mission, then use your best tactics and strategies to defeat the enemies on over 30 maps with over 30 unit types. Game play takes place in turns, where you move one character, then the computer moves one, and so forth. Combat is a little bit simplistic, with each fight determined by your points vs enemy points-and you always lose some points, even if you win. Thus, a 10 vs 10 pt matchup of characters will end in both killing each other. However, the developers have set it up so characters do have some special abilities to keep the battles interesting. The maps are well-designed and the storyline seems fairly solid, although a little steroetypical from the start. However, the actual battles are very satisfying and fun! Oh, and did I mention the excellent sound track found in Ninja vs Samurai? This game has a very, very well-done music sound track, sure to please gamers!
NVS looks absolutely fantastic on the iOS. With sharp, excellent graphics and a wonderful game layout, NVS is definitely a professional-looking title. I was also very impressed with the character artwork and design. As a big anime fan, the stylized portraits and avatars of each character really looked great in NVS. Finally, the game features a very helpful intro tutorial, thanks to Big Stick Samurai, one the main characters. The menu options and upgrade choices are all very easy to figure out and the game plays excellently, without any noticeable lag.
For a free app, NVS Wargame – Ninja vs Samurai is a fantastic choice. Sure, it has some IAPs, but the actual gameplay is excellent. The wonderful musical soundtrack and artwork are stellar as well. If you enjoy strategy games, anime, tactical matchups and more on the iOS, please, do yourself a favor and give Ninja vs Samurai a try.
NVS Wargame – Ninja vs Samurai iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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