Step forth brave wizard!
Taking its cues from old-school turn-based games like Laser Squad
, Heroes of Might
and Magic and King's Bounty
, Braveland Wizard is a fun but short-lived experience that feels very much like a mobile game. The simple tale behind the game sees you in the role of a newly graduated wizard as she ventures through the land. Getting in the way of a peaceful journey are the orcs, ghosts, nomads and other assorted nasties which are just itching for a fight. The bulk of the game is taken up with the turn-based combat, which is pretty simple stuff to be honest, with battles taking place on pretty small fields which don't offer a great deal in terms of tactical manoeuvering. There are a few characters to experiment with, as well as branching skill trees and three different forms of magic to try you hand with. That's pretty much it in terms of what you get here though, and although the game is pretty cheap, one can't help to feel a little short-changed at the end of it. On standard difficulty, this isn't going to take anyone very long to complete, thanks to the short running time and lack of overall challenge. Playing again on a higher setting will take a bit longer, and allows you to open up all the skills, but there's little real incentive to do so. On the plus side, the game does look quite pleasing, with a bright, vibrant style that will appeal to younger gamers. If you have played any of the other games in the series, Braveland
or Braveland Pira
te, you'll enjoy this, but if you're looking for something meaty, look elsewhere.