Parents' Guide to

War Alliance

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Less-than-dynamic tower defense game can be tough to win.

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While players can customize the experience somewhat by selecting which battle cards to use, uneven matches and upgrades make it hard to be successful round after round. The actual combat in War Alliance is fairly automated and doesn't offer too many opportunities to determine what specific actions your forces will take. Players can point characters and weapons in a certain direction, but won't necessarily be able to choose when they fire. Even with all the shooting, battle sequences can sometimes feel a bit sluggish since players are more of an observer at times. When they tap on the screen to have their hero return to a spot that will refill his health, for instance, they have to wait for him to slowly shuffle back toward it -- which isn't too compelling to watch and eats up valuable time he could be fighting the incoming forces.

You'll can earn cards if you keep playing, which could result in you eventually being able to upgrade characters once you've reached the required card amount. Leveling up may help offer a greater chance of winning. But the cost involved in doing it can vary, though. While some items costs just five coins to upgrade, converting a first-level chopper card to the next level can set you back 200 coins. After players gather a considerable variety of items, they'll be able to test out the most effective combinations to deploy. But there are a lot of aspects to keep track of when considering what to use, such as the hit points, damage per second, and attack range of each battle element. The initial training rounds also may not offer a fully accurate sense of what playing will be like. After finishing them, the opponents you're matched with can seem significantly more advanced, making progressing in War Alliance challenging -- and players might eventually find that too frustrating to want to continue playing.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Mac , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 27, 2021
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Goodgame Studios
  • Version: 1.91.832
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later, macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with an Apple M1 chip, or Android 4.4 and up.
  • Last updated: January 4, 2022

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