Postat: 28 februarie
It's like Battleship, but with anime characters and insane weaponry.
War of the Human Tanks is a strategy game that parodies anime. It progresses forward by Episodes, each with their own interesting interactions between characters and lots of plot and filler alike. The game gives a few light jabs at various anime tropes, but still manages to keep itself on course with a coherent and easy-to-follow plot.
The visuals in War of the Human Tanks can be described as "simple yet pleasing". The game wasn't made to be a work of masterful art, but the chibi approach in character design gives the game an adorable feel, despite the occasionally grim approach in it's plot. The art of War of the Human Tanks fits well for what it is made for, but would most likely be considered too simplistic for other games.
The soundtrack iin the game is, at times, repetitive, but can be rather catchy. I find it nice to listen to the music, and rather enjoy the shifts in themes depending upon the scenario that the main character approaches. There isn't much to be desired, since the game itself is made in a simplistic format. I'd personally recommend leaving the sound on during gameplay.
The gameplay is where War of the Human Tanks really shines. With a Battleship-style of approach, the player must use their Human Tank units to scour a battlefield board and find the opposition and their minions. With Fog of War playing a large role in the game, scouts and other techniques are needed to find out just where the enemy might be hiding. This makes the game, at times, challenging. But it makes the victories more than worth it, leading every kill on the field to be a satisfying one, and every surprise attack to be exhilerating. As the game moves on, the player can upgrade units and add accessories to them to improve performance, eventually creating your own crack "super squad" of Human Tanks. Players will find that later in the game, the accessories can give them a better edge with every upgrade, and the units get more powerful and insane weaponry. Even a cat.
Overall, War of the Human Tanks is a fun game that is worth a few dollars if you have the chance to buy it. It's not a game for the serious, but a good game for casual time-killing and one that adds a good rewards system for effort. There is a decent plot with multiple endings to be achieved, and a number of mildly difficult battles to face along the way. Don't be afraid of trying it out. It's worth the effort, and the presentation of the plot will have you playing right to the end to get the most of it.
Also, keep some Cola handy. Human Tanks love it.