Game of Thrones: Conquest Is Unsurprisingly Generic
The latest attempt at a game based on the popular A Song of Ice and Fire book series / Game of Thrones TV series is now available (in some parts of the world). It should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen the game’s Google Play description and screen shots that Game of Thrones: Conquest is a paint by numbers pay to win strategy game.
Game of Thrones: Conquest is exactly what it appears to be. Yet another Game of War – like strategy game that offers very little in the way of strategy or gameplay, this time with a coat of Game of Thrones paint on it. If you have played the latest Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Pirates of the Caribbean: Tide of War, Terminator Genesis: Future War, or any one of the dozens (if not hundreds) of similar mobile games, you know exactly what to expect from Conquest.
Game of Thrones: Conquest is a game of timers. Players wait for the timer to build their new building, wait again to upgrade it, just to wait yet again for the building to produce anything of value. When they want to go out and fight something players must wait as their troops travel to the target’s location on the map. That is almost the entirety of Game of Thrones: Conquest and many more Android games like it.
Some may mistakenly lump Clash of Clans (and Clash of Clans-like games) into this same group of games. The two games have a number of things in common, but they are two entirely different breeds. Whereas Clash of Clans allows players to set up building and defensive structure locations however they want, Game of War type games do not. While Clash of Clans allows players to choose where and how to deploy their troops when attacking their enemies, Game of War games do not. The difference here is that CoC gives players options on how to play, sometimes allowing them to defeat stronger opponents, games like Game of Thrones: Conquest are nothing more than a test of how high a player’s level is.
If you’re looking for a great new game to play, looks elsewhere. There is nothing new or great here, and there isn’t much game to be found either. If you are the type of person that enjoys these sort of strategy games, then go right ahead. Pre-registration for Game of Thrones Conquest is still open as of the time of this post.