Game of War - Fire Age iOS

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  • Summary: “I found Game of War – Fire Age more engaging than its closest analogue Clash of Clans” - NYT review* Join the ULTIMATE BATTLE for DOMINATION of the WORLD! PLAY FOR FREE in the most addicting & interactive MMO GAME!!* Join Millions of Online Players from around the World,“I found Game of War – Fire Age more engaging than its closest analogue Clash of Clans” - NYT review* Join the ULTIMATE BATTLE for DOMINATION of the WORLD! PLAY FOR FREE in the most addicting & interactive MMO GAME!!* Join Millions of Online Players from around the World, BE PART OF ALLIANCE & Make FRIENDS. HELP, TRADE & CO-OP With ALLIANCE MEMBERS & Become the KING!!* Build & Customize your Empire. Train & Level-up your HERO!!* RESEARCH to make your EMPIRE more POWERFUL!* Craft Weapons & embed them with powerful Gems to Equip your Hero with Legendary Powerful Weapons!!* TRAIN vast armies to lead into BATTLE, watch the fighting in REAL-TIME on the stunning World Map as you conquer the KINGDOM!!* Forge diplomatic alliances to Conquer enemies & become the most POWERFUL Alliance in the Kingdom!* ATTACK & Conquer the WONDER to be the KING!! Get power to give TITLES to your Friends & Enemies in the Kingdom!!* Play & Chat with Millions of Players all over the World in over 32 Different Languages, all in Real-Time!! * TALK & STRATEGIZE with your ALLIANCE & FRIENDS in CHAT – Alliance Chat, 1-on-1 Chat, or Chat with the Entire World. Team Up & Join Forces with Friends or Smack-Talk & Burn your Enemies!!* UPGRADE buildings, walls & weapons to Strengthen your EMPIRE!! Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 1, 2013
    80
    If you're not crazy about MMO titles, Game of War: Fire Age won't change your mind. It's a real grind to build something of significance, and even then, it can be frustrating against an overpowered Alliance. For fans of the genre, though, this should be downloaded immediately. All hail to the King, however long he lasts, anyway.
  2. Aug 2, 2013
    70
    Game of War: Fire Age takes some important steps toward something truly revolutionary, but it lacks the gameplay advances to make it all the way there. It's likely to appeal to the same players who enjoyed the games that preceded it, yet it feels like a missed opportunity for everyone else.
  3. Feb 14, 2014
    60
    Sure, Game of War - Fire Age isn't a great game, but the people playing it are an entertaining bunch indeed.
  4. Nov 11, 2013
    50
    Building an empire should really be more exciting than this.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 87
  2. Negative: 72 out of 87
  1. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    These reviews made me laugh like hell. Obviously you lot don't know how to stray this game without spending anything lol I'm 4bil power withThese reviews made me laugh like hell. Obviously you lot don't know how to stray this game without spending anything lol I'm 4bil power with only spending 20 quid lol you don't have to be rich haha. Someone else on here explained it very well about playing the inferno events. But there is also the kingdom event and solo event. An like he said you can build up your gold without buying a thing Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2014
    5
    A good game up until level 7. After that you the building process can take days. This presumably is to get you to buy gold to progress.
    The
    A good game up until level 7. After that you the building process can take days. This presumably is to get you to buy gold to progress.
    The crafting of weapons is free for a limited time, after that you must pay to progress.
    I'm not sure about the attack game play. If you have a silo and a hospital an attack can only weaken your defences and steal a little silver.
    After the attacker has gone the troops in the hospital are revived and your resources are safe in the silo.
    TO PROGRESS FROM LEVEL 9 - 10 TAKES 3-4 DAYS.
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  3. Jan 5, 2015
    1
    GOW IS NOT ABOUT STRATEGY!

    It is impossible to be competitive without serious dough. $$$ = Power, LITERALLY. And Machinezone has done a
    GOW IS NOT ABOUT STRATEGY!

    It is impossible to be competitive without serious dough. $$$ = Power, LITERALLY. And Machinezone has done a BRILLIANT job of squeezing every last dollar out of you. Unfortunately, this KILLS the strategy of the game. At the end of the day, GoW is about brute force.

    This is a P2W game to the max. As you know, in Empire building games you are given an "Empire" or really, a "city" to build in a territory with other players you compete against. You build stuff, train soldiers, and eventually go out to attack other players. You also have a technology tree to advance on, so you advance in technology as you play the game.

    Sounds good so far, right? Well - here is where it gets crazy.

    Everything takes time. Building takes time, researching takes time, building troops takes time. We all know this is a staple of these Empire building games. However, GoW takes this to the extreme with building times that can go on to absurd amounts of time. We're talking that some techs could take as long as a YEAR - 365 days to complete. That means that if you are a free player. it will take years to complete one portion of the tech tree, while someone who cashed would complete it INSTANTLY through purchased boosts. I dont know exactly how much time you would have to put in to complete the tech tree, but its got to be over 10 years of time for totals.

    And it gets worse.

    Everything that you build increases your power. Power is a measure of just that - how strong you are. So, Machinezone had the great idea of creating a literal "Power" score that every player has. That power score is displayed once you select that player. This takes out the guessing game of how strong a player is, and once again like I said previously - the game becomes more about who has the bigger guns. Plain and simple. And of course there are leaderboards for people who have the most power.

    So, want to be the best? You'll be competing with crazy nuts out there that are dropping thousands upon thousands of dollars to increase their power. You must constantly spend more money to stay competitive, as power continuously grows. This is the essence of the game - increasing your power.

    So, since its advertised freely, there is not a huge need to scout someone when you know that if they have double your power, you shouldnt even consider them. There is NO LIMIT to the amount of power a player can accumulate. No troop limit. That means that you will have players that have been playing for weeks or months with maybe 200,000 troops, and then serious cashers that have TENS OF MILLIONS of troops. These are HUGE power disparities. You have single players that are more powerful than entire alliances. And once you reach a certain level of power, the only thing that is going to stop a player that powerful would be a full march from an alliance which is difficult in itself to coordinate.

    But it gets even worse. Shields that protect you from being attacked are available and relatively cheap for someone who pays. That means that if you have the money, you can easily prevent yourself from being attacked. This completely RUINS the game and breaks it. Basically, you can pop this shield anytime you want for a small fee. You can then break it and initiate combat anytime you feel like it. This makes the game really stale and ultimately, really boring as half the players are shielded all the time. The other players are too small for you to care about. BORING.

    This basically leads players that have the money to stay shielded as long as they are AFK or not wanting to fight, and initiating fights on players whenever they feel like it. Teleports are also really cheap, so you have these mobile forces able to teleport anywhere they want on the empire map. Again, where is the strategy?

    That is the sad fact of this game. GoW does have cool features, like heroes, a large tech tree, but these are negated by the fact of the amount of money that you have to throw at the game in order to be competitive. This is all a power game. Literally. It's shameful. I totally can see players spending over $10,000 on this game. The stories of people spending $30k+ are entirely true.

    Stay away. GoW is very polished, but at the end of the day its one of the biggest money sinks you possibly find. Its just unbelievable. As an experiment I coughed up the cash but no more. it's ridiculous and not worth your money.
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  4. Apr 20, 2016
    0
    Okay, So far I'm not impressed. I played the game when it was new and sucked majorly, Now sucks more because it won't even open. CustomerOkay, So far I'm not impressed. I played the game when it was new and sucked majorly, Now sucks more because it won't even open. Customer Services just gave me a how to video guide as their response! Customer service is appalling. Don't bother with the game! It doesn't open anymore and did report this but as i've said before I got given a stupid video not even related to my blooming question I asked! All the customer service teams should be fired for their stupidity. They haven't even bothered to help with more serious cases with online harassment. Stay away from this game filled with perverts and stalkers!! Expand
  5. DGV
    May 27, 2015
    0
    Been playing well over a year, not spent to much maybe $80 total. This game is bad, some people in my kingdom are up to 2-3 billion power mostBeen playing well over a year, not spent to much maybe $80 total. This game is bad, some people in my kingdom are up to 2-3 billion power most around 200-500 million. I made it to 16 million, but now down to 10 million. In my kingdom there are kill events every Tuesday besides the kingdom vs kingdom kill events every week, and before the kvk's the big guys in the kingdom have a purge, so any chance of growth, or storage of resources is not going to happen, that with being hit by 200 mil to 2 billion powered players then they kill your hero every week, yeah lots of fun and fairness... my hero has been killed 7 times in 3 months, plus losing 15% of his skills every time he dies... Not Fun. So unless you can invest thousands or have some great hacks/glitches... DON'T Bother.... MZ can... well you get the picture. Expand
  6. Jan 12, 2015
    0
    Gee, what a disappointment. It starts off like a house on fire, then fades to smoldering embers as you stop spending your hard earned cash.Gee, what a disappointment. It starts off like a house on fire, then fades to smoldering embers as you stop spending your hard earned cash.
    You got it, those who have the bank accounts will prosper, the remainder (as I'm seeing on day 6 of playing) are just leaving their half created empires scattered around the digital realm.
    The pricing is absolutely disgraceful, start up deals were priced at ZAR40 but after 2 days for spending, went to ZAR160 and currently ZAR800.
    The game play is monotonous if you're not spending cash, as the upgrading slows to a trickle (upgrades can take literally days), unless you're paying for their 'gold' coins which will enable speeding up the process. Similarly, any "give back" from the game in terms of rewards Ala the chest on the main screen or the 'gold temples' is dismal (1 minute speed up's LOL or 1 gold coin for 15 minutes of keeping your troops encamped at the temple).
    This was their biggest missed opportunity to create the WAR that the game lacks, Kingdoms fighting over gold bearing temples so that their realms may progress.
    Instead, it's a question of who has the largest wallet and they will become the victor!
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  7. Jun 9, 2015
    0
    Please please please
    DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME
    you are going to loose all your Money, Famliy,Friends.. "FOR NOTHING" when you start playing
    Please please please
    DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME
    you are going to loose all your Money, Famliy,Friends.. "FOR NOTHING"
    when you start playing this game you will love it,, andd after couple of days you will see you need 300 days to finish upgarading if you dont want to wait you must pay 1,000,000$$$
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