Heavenstrike Rivals

This is a new free-to-play tactics game on iOS from Square Enix, and I was interested in giving it a shot based on the screenshots I saw. The gameplay reminds me a lot of Hero Academy, another iOS tactics game I quite liked, but it still manages to feel like its own game. I especially like the character designs – and overall, the game is pretty slick. It does have the free-to-play trappings of energy and random character drops, so it’s doubtful I’ll stick with it long past the point where it gets frustrating unless you have hard-to-get rare characters, but for now I’m enjoying playing it.

Published by Jean Snow

Senior Esports Manager at Ubisoft. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.