World Of Warships Review For Mobile

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World Of Warships Review For Mobile

World of Warships is a naval action MMO, dipping into the world of large-scale sea battles of the first half of the twentieth century. Epic battles rage across the oceans of the world in order to claim victory among teams comprised of the greatest representatives from the era of multi-ton marine giants.

In order to achieve victory in battle, players must employ a wide range of strategies in a variety of tactical decisions. Sudden ambushes, cunning flanking attacks, open confrontation and “head-on” assaults — captains must strive to find an ideal way to deliver a decisive blow at the enemy.

Tactical diversity in World of Warships comes from the inclusion of many different classes of warships, including: aircraft carriers, capable of providing remote air support and striking targets at extreme range; colossal battleships that project power across vast swaths of ocean; light and heavy cruisers with the capability to quickly respond to changing battlefield conditions; and stealthy, agile destroyers which can be highly effective in group attacks. 

 

If you haven’t been a big player in the strategic warfare style game arena, this is a great one to get your feet wet with.

Initially released in September 2015 by Wargaming, Lesta Studios, and Big World.

This didn’t seem like the most obvious choice for a mobile gameplay test while holidaying with my family, purely because I had pre-conceived ideas of how large the download would be, and how much of a toll it would take on my phone.
Thankfully, I powered on full steam and grabbed a copy anyway, and to my surprise, the download was finished in several minutes.

There was very little required to run through the initial tutorial, under the instruction of a lovely Lady Seafarer, guiding you through the major play features, as well as the process for upgrading your Captain skills and Ship Blueprints.

Starting with a simple demonstration of the maneuvering controls out on the open sea. Fairly straight-forward, and quick to run through. The controls don’t need much explanation at first, you have your acceleration on the left, complete with half speed and full, in both forward and reverse. 

On either side of the ship’s speed control are buttons for Port and Starboard steering, which I should note must be held down for the duration of the turn, a feature that does restrict your vision while your big fat thumb is on the screen.

Over on the right side of the scree, you can find the controls for Aim, Artillery, and Torpedo selection, and the Fire button. The other options found on the control panel are for preventative repairs and maintenance.

You can find a few game lobbies to jump into, either for a quick solo game or joinga larger battle with other players, either against AI or other teams. Plus, there are different modes associated with each lobby such as Standard, Domination, and Epicenter.

There are multiple types of battles available in World of Warships. The type of battle is selected by clicking the icon to the right of the “BATTLE!” button at the top of the Port screen.

The types of Battles available include:

  • Random
  • Co-Op
  • Ranked
  • Scenario
  • Clan

The various battle types require the player to reach a certain level before being granted access.

During each battle, your Captain will earn XP and Doubloons which will be required in order to purchase Blueprints, Research Ships, and modify your Fleet.

One of the great aspects to World Of Warships is matched play, which often is met with some criticism as players find themself in an unfair battle against an over-powered opponent. While players are able to purchase premium ships that come with a severe advvantage over the F2P gamer, the full potential of each vessel is only reached by putting in the hours of gameplay.

For serious gamers, World Of Warships offers many areas to customize your fleet and fine tune the vessels to better suit your play style. However, the more casual gamer can still receive a generous amount of entertainment in random battles.

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After the LRGamingCrew Holidays, I will re-visit this game and add a more detailed section, as this one will probably be claiming a space in our Featured Games, and put in a more prominent position on the site.

"The only reason I am not playing World of Warships right now is so I can write this review."

World Of Warships

9

Gameplay/Controls

9.0/10

Content

9.0/10

Design

9.0/10

THE GOOD NEWS

  • Mobile Controls are responsive and don't crowd the screen.
  • With multiple game modes available, players can choose to grind it out to increase XP in a solo setting, or team up to take on entire fleets in the multiplayer modes.
  • Beautiful! The water and lighting effects are incredibly advanced for mobile gaming. They make me want to check this game out on a high performance gaming PC to see just how exquisite the graphics are.

THE BAD NEWS

  • Turning of vessels requires constant holding of the navigational buttons, this limits your view of the gameplay somewhat.
  • Premium ships can be purchased at various prices, some of which seem excessive. $38 for ship blueprints is not a purchase most gamers could justify.
  • Hit Markers can be temperamental, occasionally showing a direct hit with no damage dealt.

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