Game Review: Battleship

Defeat your enemies and even battle online!

Overall Score: 3/5

The two unique gameplay modes are quite fun, but the visuals are poor.

Gameplay: 4/5

If you’re looking for classic battleship, look elsewhere. You can get a faster battleship game for free. The animation of the computer selecting its turn becomes annoying since it takes too long. You can tap through that, but it’s still annoying. Naval War Free is an example of how it should have been done. That game has great animations of a plane dropping a bomb on your target, plus is far faster and free! However, Battleship’s other modes (Salvo and Superweapons) are better. These two modes add some extra logic to Battleship and are quite fun to play. Superweapons even has an unlocking system where you can work your way up to the top.

Presentation: 1/5

The board is low resolution and pixelated……. and this is a $2.99 Xbox Live title. Enough said. If they couldn’t take 30 minutes to render the board for Windows Phone’s 480 x 800 resolution, they don’t deserve $2.99.

Lasting Value: 4/5

The other two gameplay modes are quite entertaining, and matches can last more than 5 minutes, so you can get some good lasting value from the game. In Superweapons, you can work to unlock all the weapons, which can take awhile. Also, the game has local multiplayer where you hand off the phone with your friend, which is always nice. It does have online multiplayer, but you don’t really have anyone to play with since you can only play with Xbox Live friends… not many people have Windows Phones, and even less people have both a Windows Phone AND Battleship.qrcode

 

Title: Battleship
Price: $2.99
Publisher: Electronic Arts

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