In 2011, Mika Mobile developed an RPG video game Battleheart which received positive reviews with Metacritic giving it 81 out of 100 rating. Three years later, they released Battleheart Legacy, and four years after that we finally have a real sequel simply called Battleheart 2.
Since Battleheart Legacy was, frankly, a flop, the fans have been waiting for a true sequel and finally, that wait is over. If you are new to the Battleheart games, don’t worry. Developers prepared a nice tutorial that will show you all the moves and rules. From then on, it’s all about battling and following a minuscule plot from the previous part.
The king was assassinated and left no heir and this whole time the Capital didn’t have a ruler. However, noble houses are trying to outsmart each other and take the crown, and while they’re busy with that – the monsters are invading the land. So, it’s up to you to save your people by gathering heroes and going straight to the battle.
Available for iOS and Android devices for $3.99, Battleheart 2 offers usual RPG classes like mages, but also samurai and necromancers. You adjust your heroes through the menu by selecting gear and talents, but you can also use it to go online and play multiplayer matches. The great thing about this game is that you can play any mission whenever you want, and not in any particular order. The same applies to the boss fights, although it’s best to wait a while until you upgraded enough to take them down.
There are 12 heroes you can choose from and 20 talents you can use to enhance their powers. You can choose four heroes based on their short background or simply their class. The better the members of your team the more victories you will achieve, so give this part careful thought.
And this takes us to the next element of this game – strategizing. Controlling all four heroes simultaneously may be overwhelming, but those with experience in RPG playing know that it’s imperative for success in battles. Characters in Battleheart 2 are not complicated to control and all it takes is to tap your hero and drag it to the enemy. To move them to a certain point or to join other members of your party, you will have to do the same tap and drag moves.
If you expect anything big out of Battleheart 2, then you will be disappointed since this is really a straightforward game. You upgrade your characters as you progress in the game and once you find the perfect combination of heroes, you will hardly let it go. There are no microtransactions in the game and you will enjoy the amazing graphics, but this is a small game without intention to be anything bigger or more complex.
That being said, Battleheart 2 is an ideal game for those who don’t have time for big RPG titles but still want to experience some of their charms. You won’t feel pressured to continue or dedicate yourself to this game any more than you want to. And paying $3.99 for this freedom that game offers is fair and well worth it.