Develop your kingdom from the ground up into a mighty empire and expand your borders
Level up your hero and send him on dangerous quests to rid the land of various monsters
Amass your army and wage wars against other players to show them your strength
Assume the role of a king of a newly-founded kingdom in this brand new MMORTS game, Heroes at War and build it up into a mighty empire. Recruit various troops and wage wars against other players to show them your strength and to assert your empire’s dominance on the world. Do you have what it takes to become the strongest ruler of them all? Well, play Heroes at War now and find out!
At first glance, this game may come off like a slightly prettier version (and with a more medieval-theme) of Plarium’s famous series of MMORTS games. However, unlike the template-like free-to-play MMO strategy games that we often see on Facebook or even on the mobile platform, Heroes at War actually contains many unique aspects which allow this game to stand on its own.
One such example is the pretty rare, free-build mode whereby you can place your buildings wherever you like as long as it’s within the area allowed. The buildings you can construct in this game is quite widely varied as well. Some of them will help you generate resources while others will unlock new features and units.
Your Castle, however, is a special building that controls the number of upgrades you can perform on your buildings. Interestingly enough, you can also renovate your Castle to add in various Chambers which will grant your empire beneficial yet passive bonuses. You can even hold city events here to earn honor points. These points can be spent at the Castle to buy resources, boosts, protection, mercenaries, and speed-ups.
The only real restriction in the development of your kingdom is the single construction slot you’re given. Thankfully though, if you are in a Clan, which you should be as soon as possible, you will then have free accelerators to speed up any construction that is within the 6-minute mark. Not to mention, by being in a clan, you will also gain a ton of other advantages including bonuses for your soldiers’ attack and defense, free gifts, and more.
For constructions that are longer than 6 minutes, you could buy some speed-ups at the in-game store with the Crystals you get from completing quests. Crystals can also be used to buy all manners of boosts and bonuses for your empire and army, but most importantly, you’ll need it to buy VIP points to increase your VIP tier or to renew your VIP status (New players are given VIP Tier 1 for 24 hours for free).
In addition to the usual research advancements, you’ll also have access to a trading system where you could trade any excess resources in exchange for silvers and vice versa. You could even set up colony cities, with each colony being able to support 2 more normal cities. This brings the total to a whopping 9 cities that you can own and manage.
Aside from your kingdom, you will have control of a hero as well. Like any normal RPG, you can equip him with weapons and armor, which are all crafted at the forge using the materials you collect; upgrade his skills by investing skill points, and send him out to slay various levels of monsters that roam the land.
Combat-wise, Heroes at War places huge emphasis on army composition and perhaps even numbers since wars are automatically resolved. However, you could perform a recon first with your spies or simply use a boost to increase your army’s killing efficiency just to tilt the battle to your favor. However, while you’re out conquering, be sure to have sufficient defenses back home so you won’t be blindsided by another player.
In addition to attacking other players’ cities, the game provides tournaments, both individual and clan-based, whereby players will complete various requirements to earn tournament points. At certain point milestones, you can collect free gifts, so even if you’re not among the top few on the leaderboard, you still get something by participating. However, if you did manage to get to the top few spots, you can win yourself some really lucrative prizes.
Heroes at War runs surprisingly well on my middle-range tablet despite having breathtaking graphics. The details in each part of the visuals are astonishing and the art style used in this game is well-suited to the game’s medieval theme. The game doesn’t have any sound or sound effects though.
In short, Heroes at War is an MMORTS game that’s specially designed for avid fans of the genre. Although they have built their game on the foundation of the so-called “MMORTS template”, they have added in some exciting new features, allowing their game to stand out from the crowd. Do give it a try!