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The Basics

  • Name: Tactical Monsters
  • Developer: Camex Games
  • Genre: Strategy, SRPG
  • Price: Free with in app purchases

The Details

What is Tactical Monsters?

Tactical Monsters is a turn based strategy role-playing game that is very similar to Heroes Tactics in terms of gameplay. You’re tasked with defeating your enemies by moving monsters along a hexagonal game board and attacking your opponent’s monsters. It’s a simple concept, and while there’s some depth to it, it lacks a lot of tactical features one might expect. There are no positional, elemental, or terrain modifier, making the game a fair bit shallower and more dependent on your units’ power and less on your strategic prowess. To power up your monsters and acquire new ones you need to obtain their cards, either by completing levels, through a chest & card like system, or by purchasing them with gold.

Tactical Monsters gameplay
Move along the hexagonal tiles and take out your enemies

Content

  • Monsters: 25
  • Stamina system: Yes
  • PVP: Yes
  • CO-OP: No
  • Social features: Chat

Presentation

  • Graphics quality: Average
  • Audio quality: Average
  • Headphones recommended: No
  • UI quality: Average
  • Overall presentation: Average

Recommendation

I am hesitant to pass judgment on a game that’s still in active development, with a number of features clearly being in the works. That being said, the core gameplay of Tactical Monsters is still severely lacking in depth. While it’s undoubtedly better than the dozens of games out there where you do nothing beyond choose your units, it’s less than I would expect from a strategy RPG. So if you’re looking for a deep Final Fantasy Tactics like experience, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a hero collection game with a little bit of depth and room to grow, Tactical Monsters is worth a look, or check back with the game when some of the features and modes are a bit more fleshed out.

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Note: This preview reflects the author’s views on the game at the time it was played. The state of the game may have changed since that time. Please note that installed size includes optional downloads where applicable.