A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
The Emperor has fallen and the second Death Star destroyed, the Rebellion is spreading.
Into all this you plunge as a young up and coming smuggler, are you ready to live by wits and inspire a generation?
Get ready to jump to hyperspace in Star Wars: Uprising. At last you get to journey into the iconic universe of Star Wars in a game that is set to help close up the links between Star Wars: Episode VI and VII. The planet you start on is being held in the thrall of an Imperial governor who has blockaded the system to keep the populace learning of the events of the Return of the Jedi. Of course for a smuggler like you that just won’t do.
At the core this game is a solid real time action MMO RPG. Will all that you can imagine in that; daily missions that can net you gear and cold hard credits. Then further to that is the ongoing storyline and the battle for the sector. You see there is a meta game going game were the further actions for the sector are decided on the course of both your actions and those of the other players.
Graphics wise the game certainly looks good on both newer and older models and look of the universe is in keeping with other Star Wars games. Our erstwhile hero has four possible well known Star Wars races to choose and both sexes for each. They can then be further modified in skin tones, hair/horn/tentacles styles, etc. Add to this the different equipment you are available to collect and add to your character and you will be soon be unique amongst all the other smugglers in the galaxy.
Advancing through the game grants you experience which will eventually grant you levels and increased abilities, some of which can be trained from the people you meet. These skills make the combats more interesting and add some depth to things. But this wouldn’t be a good MMO RPG if you just did the story line, would it? You will soon find yourself being offered extra little missions for good rewards. Daily missions, assault missions and of course forming a Cartel all add to the experience. A cartel is this games equivalent of a alliance/guild.
Cartels really add to this game in a way rarely seen on mobile devices; co-op play. You join with random people or members of your Cartel to grow its power and gain better experience and gear for you both. All the while upgrading your player rating, after all what smuggler doesn’t like to show off?
Thankfully the game runs very smoothly with the controls being simple to use and not requiring too much effort to master. There are of course options for micro transactions but they are not necessary to advance through the game.
While Star Wars: Uprising is not going to set the history books alight as a game of the year it is a solid mobile based MMO RPG. Combined with its seamless use of the beloved back round it is a game for fans for sure.
May the Force be with you.