Heavenstrike Rivals – A Monster Tactical TCG!
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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Battle other players online in this EPIC Tactical Card Game (TCG)!
Enter a war-torn world on the brink of extinction, embark on an epic adventure and fight your way to the top of the PvP leaderboards in HEAVENSTRIKE RIVALS.
The once-prosperous aerial kingdom of Lunnain lies in tatters, assaulted from above by the Fallen - ruthless monsters of nightmare who seek only complete destruction. But the people will not take their fate lying down, and their strike back at the heavens starts now!
*** FEATURES ***
Battle LIVE online against players from across the world in REAL TIME with original TCG combat build especially for mobile devices.
New Events and Heroes added on a weekly basis, including Arena PvP mode (special rules) and ranked League matches. Earn Mana, coins and special monsters!
Collect and train over 700 fully-animated, manga style heroes and monsters
Discover an epic story as you explore Lunnain on a quest to save the legendary Seven Sisters
Features manga characters designed by Ryoma-Ito (FINAL FANTASY TACTICS ADVANCE) and music by Ryo Yamazaki (FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES THE CRYSTAL BEARERS)
*** REVIEWS ***
“An amazing TCG game, I’ve never played anything else like this!”
“Wow this is THE game i have been waiting for! Thank you Square Enix for bringing this well-polished strategic RPG game.”
“Look like FF tactic is coming back with an online version well done SE”
“Final Fantasy Tactics Mobile Amazing Artwork. Superb Sound. Challenging Combat. Best RPG Mobile App On The Market Right Now.”
*** TOP GROSSING SALES ***
- Top 10 : 8 countries
- Top 100 : 34 countries
Card Game Category
- Top 10 : 36 countries
- Top 100 : 61 countries
- Top 10 : 28 countries
- Top 100 : 57 countries
What's New in Version 6.5.0
Improved handling of battles for smoother playback performance
** Bug Fixes
Several fixes applied to improve experience
** Brand New Units
Further collaboration units added for July onwards!
Has potential, but imbalanced
First off, it's a pay to win (P2W) game, so be prepared for that. However, the free play is pretty good and not too grindy at first. There are plenty of rewards and things to do to make your squad better. There are lots of daily missions, long-term missions, campaign missions, and special events to do. You can keep busy and get steady improvement for a long time.
But eventually you hit a wall and the only way to improve is to get more legendary and super rare units, which takes a ton of 'cores' or 'spirit shields' to do. This is still possible to do without money but the grind will be real at that point because RNG decides what legends you get.
The main problem with the game is lack of balance. The designers keep introducing new content and never balance anything. A handful of units are so OP that its nearly impossible to win if the enemy has them and you don't. This ruins the long-term value of the game.
tl:dr Hearthstone but with a fleshed out offline mode similar to gatcha games that plays from a tabletop grid.
Most app games like these that utilize gatcha, are likely to not have you playing for a long time. That said the game has fairly decent rare drop rates, so you shouldn't expect to get completely wrecked by rng (unless you wanted the max rarity). Basic gameplay from limited experience is making a squad/deck consisting of 15 units of your choice at max. Turn based battles initially start with 2 mana to summon, which will grow by 2 per player turn up to a cap of 10. Units placed will permanently consume their mana cost until they are slain returning it to the player. Units can cost from 2-6 mana resulting in a limit of 2 to 5 units that can be placed actively. The player wins by reducing the opponents health to 0 or eliminating all of the opponents cards as they will have no actions.
I have 3 legandaries 3 lvl 4 characters leveled up and a ton of auras for my characters creating veritable gods. I blaze through the story missions fairly quickly. I haven't bought a thing yet. But then I go into PvP and the first five people I fight have an ENTIRE team of legandaries and fully evolved people even in the lowest of the difficulties. There is no valence in the game, there is no rhyme or reason as to who you face, just people who hacked/sold their house to get so many characters.
The packs are overpriced and the RNG is fairly stacked against you.
The story is nice though, really enjoyable and easy to progress through.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 20, 2016
- Version: 6.5.0
- Size: 121 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 2014-2016 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Created by Mediatonic.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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