Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens will be in theaters on December 18th, and if you’ve been to basically any store lately, you’ll know the merchandising blitz is already upon us. After all, Star Wars and excessive merch’ goes together like peas and carrots. Anyway, it looks like yet another Star Wars game is preparing for release, following on the coattails of Kabam’s Star Wars: Uprising . It’s called Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, and it just soft launched on the Australian App Store. We’ve got a thread in our forums filled with comments and gameplay video.
Forum member Piscinarii has some pretty great first impressions:
I have been playing it a little bit and it’s very much like Heroes & Titans, Dragon Soul, etc. The game doesn’t feel very finished yet and I guess that’s why it’s in soft launch. There is no raiding option yet for farming gear for your characters and no fast forward options either so combat seems long. There are a TON of characters since the game breaks them up by Light/Dark side. You have to use Light/Dark side character teams only for story mode but can combine them for PvP, Challenges, etc. No social media functionality to tie your account too either. I love the scenes and you can tell they pulled lore from several different sources to make the game. It’s definitely something to keep an eye on if you are a Star Wars fan.
I haven’t had an issue yet with energy timers, so far they are pretty rewarding as you level and complete daily quests, achievements, etc. Obviously games like this you can burn up energy quickly later on when you can use the quick raid option, etc. We will see how the game unfolds!
Considering it just soft launched, it’s not super surprising to hear the game is a little rough around the edges. We’ve yet to hear a single peep from EA’s marketing team about the game, which just further indicates the game’s supremely early status. I’d be shocked if we didn’t see it released right around the same time as the movie, so, strap in for that.