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Guns Royale game review – Android and iOS

December 15, 2017 — by Arnab "knidarius" Mukherjee0

You’ve had to be living under a rock if you haven’t noticed the rise of multiplayer battle-royale style survival games, most significantly PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The massively popular game hasn’t left the mobile gaming scene untouched, with numerous rip-offs and copies abound on the Play Store. It wouldn’t be entirely right to say that Guns Royale…well, who are we kidding, it is a copy of PUBG. But there are certain things that work in its favour, and certain that go as badly against it as landing in the middle of a heated gunfight in Erangel.

Guns Royale

To start off, the game goes for an isometric view and not a 3rd person view that one would expect. On top of that, the textures are blocky and designed to emulate 8-bit graphics in 3-dimensions. That being said, the gameplay is pretty similar to PUBG, as in, you chose a landing spot as the map begins, go hunting for gear and resources, and kill everyone else while you’re at it.

The first problem with Guns Royale emerges pretty early in the game – the aiming system. While moving around by dragging a virtual joystick is something we’re used to in a lot of mobile games, a similar aiming mechanism throws you off significantly. We found ourselves trying hard to get the aiming right, and mostly dying while we were at it. A better method would have been to just shoot in the direction the player is moving/facing at the moment. But on the other hand, this gives the added flexibility of moving in one direction and shooting in another – something true to most FPS or third-person shooters as well. Another slightly problematic design element is the tiny resource buttons – in the heat of the battle, we would have liked to be able to switch between our weapons and use a medkit a bit more easily, okay? But hey, we’re nitpicking at this point. 

But something that you won’t need us to nitpick is the pay-to-win aspect. While none of the core gameplay options is behind any paywall, the gems that you’re allowed to purchase off the main menu allow you to permanently increase attributes like speed, ammo capacity and more. And the difference, due to this, is pretty noticeable when it comes to certain players whizzing around the map and never running out of bullets.

Overall, Guns Royale is a pretty nice, and interesting take on the Battle Royale game type. With an active community and pretty neat customising and plundering options, you might as well get hooked on to it – once you get a hang of the controls, of course.

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Guns Royale
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Arnab "knidarius" Mukherjee

Crash..boom..crash!!! That's the sound of an extraterrestrial cyborg being knocked down mid flight. He is still not completely functional, and while he fixes himself, you might find him engulfed in humanity's most addictive invention - what you call "gaming". After all, its the only thing that simulates his dimension so well. Please note - Do not engage, not unless you come bearing food.

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