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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 114 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 114
  2. Negative: 27 out of 114

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  1. Oct 15, 2012
    1
    I've really been enjoying Happy Wars. The huge team battles are pretty epic and the tower defense style gameplay is very addicting. Totally worth downloading and trying out.
  2. Dec 21, 2012
    4
    Connectivity issues, unbalanced matchmaking, and slow reward pacing drag down what otherwise couldve been a pretty fun game. Finding a game can often take 5-10 minutes, which is unheard of in this day and age, and it's not due to a lack of players in the community. There are tons of people playing this game, and yet still, the server fails to connect everyone a lot, restarting the processConnectivity issues, unbalanced matchmaking, and slow reward pacing drag down what otherwise couldve been a pretty fun game. Finding a game can often take 5-10 minutes, which is unheard of in this day and age, and it's not due to a lack of players in the community. There are tons of people playing this game, and yet still, the server fails to connect everyone a lot, restarting the process all over again. When you do finally find a game, you still may lose your connection, and all your experience from a long match. It's not fun when half the time spent with this game is completely wasted by doing nothing. Assuming connections are working as planned, gameplay is still very much a hit or miss affair, since your teams are incredibly unbalanced. A player at a low level should always get pummeled by a player 20 levels higher. Good luck, cross your fingers you don't keep running into those players in the battlefield. Leveling up can be so addicting, what with all the enticing loot to upgrade and all, however, because this game is free to play, the company makes its money through micro transactions. With that business mindset, they have made it so your progress is very slow, tempting you to fork over your money for better gear to progress faster. Making you play with people at much higher levels only adds to that. Perhaps progress wouldn't be so slow or frustrating if there were no connection issues, and players could spend all their time actually playing. Underneath all the annoying things about this game there IS some enjoyment to be had. Customizing your character builds is very addicting, and 30 player battles can get very hectic when everyone is frantically unleashing team coordinated attacks to smother opponents. For perspectives sake, IF matchmaking was faster, more fair, and progression wasn't at a snails pace, this game would be good, and fun, and ultimately worth the time, a 7...but it's not. Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2013
    3
    A great idea with acceptable controls, but wasted to mediocre and numerous nonfunctional menu designs as well as a rushed and incomplete matchmaking system. When joining games, the controls are on the screen telling you what each button does, and after you quick join a lobby, the B button should let you go back a menu, but doesn't. This forces you to either play the game after deciding notA great idea with acceptable controls, but wasted to mediocre and numerous nonfunctional menu designs as well as a rushed and incomplete matchmaking system. When joining games, the controls are on the screen telling you what each button does, and after you quick join a lobby, the B button should let you go back a menu, but doesn't. This forces you to either play the game after deciding not to, or quit the game to the home menu, which is tedious. Then, when in a game, there is no attempt to keep players' levels close. As a level 1 I was put with and against people in the level 40+ range. When first playing you don't know of the advantages of levels, but after fighting with and against them, you notice quickly. Games stop being tests of skill and instead a comparison of who has the most higher levels. To make things worse, the single player storyline is unlocked only by multiplayer. Expand
  4. Oct 21, 2012
    1
    Been really enjoying HW since launch. The game is easy to pick-up and play. It has a bit of League of Legends like elements which adds some strategies to the fights. Also, the battles can have up to 30 players is is pretty crazy, but fun at the same time. HW is free to play and allows you to purchase items for your characters. Spend as much or as little as you want. I like this! It'sBeen really enjoying HW since launch. The game is easy to pick-up and play. It has a bit of League of Legends like elements which adds some strategies to the fights. Also, the battles can have up to 30 players is is pretty crazy, but fun at the same time. HW is free to play and allows you to purchase items for your characters. Spend as much or as little as you want. I like this! It's worth checking out since the game is "FREE" to download and play. Expand
  5. Apr 30, 2013
    3
    Hm. Well, let's make this an easy read ok? You love juggling enemies? Yeah? Great go for it! You like Paying for Power? Yeah? Well saddle up, pardner, and bring your credit card! You like an honest game that gives every player a fair shake, including people who actually work for a living? Go elsewhere.
  6. Jul 21, 2013
    3
    This is a very boring game, in many different ways. The matchmaking is horrible, and you could be stuck a long time trying to find a game. And when you finally find you, you might just get kicked out because the host has connection issues.

    The game itself is even boring, and has very little replay value. You start off by getting ripped to shreds by high level players. If you want to
    This is a very boring game, in many different ways. The matchmaking is horrible, and you could be stuck a long time trying to find a game. And when you finally find you, you might just get kicked out because the host has connection issues.

    The game itself is even boring, and has very little replay value. You start off by getting ripped to shreds by high level players. If you want to reach their amount of damage, you have to shell out real money in order to buy good stuff.
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Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Dec 19, 2012
    67
    Fair free-2-play game for Xbox 360, a good effort from Japanese company Toylogic. Visual style is nice, so the humor, but netcode is poor and need to be improved.
  2. Oct 24, 2012
    50
    Happy Wars suffers from serious technical issues that undermine an otherwise quality core experience.
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    70
    The title developed by the guys at Toylogic combines remarkable qualities and defects which, unfortunately, push it away from a totally positive evaluation. On one hand the game is accessible and fun (at first glance), but on the other, it ends early, it's repetitive and the matches are not always adequately balanced.