What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while Highborn HD can be played solo, the game's multiplayer mode operates through Open Feint -- an interactive network with open chat -- and parents should discuss with kids whether this option is appropriate. The app is a turn-based strategy game with a sense of humor. The hero is something of a well-intentioned dimwit and the game's focus is on thinking several moves ahead, much like chess. It's set in a fantasy environment and is heavy on the humor (though one or two of the characters might be frightening to very young kids).
Is it any good?
Strategy games are hard to make for a mass audience, but Jet Set Games has found the formula in Highborn HD. By blending tactical decision making with a good dash of humor and entertaining characters, it's accessible to mild fans of the genre, but core fans will find plenty to enjoy as well. The game's a good looking one, too. It wisely sticks with a 2-D model when you're moving your forces around the map, but goes into a cartoon-like 3-D during battles. The game has a lengthy solo campaign consisting of eight parts (and
another "chapter" on the way) as well as a rich multiplayer element.