This Android game has been taking up far too much of my time recently. So here is a quick review of Rusted Warfare. This is a game like the old Command and Conquer. Apparently it is also like a game called Total Annihilation too. Basically it is a 2D RTS (real time strategy) war game. Very old school and very fun.
You start will a small army and you have to build it up whilst defending from enemy attacks. When you have a few extra units you can try to take over the enemy troops and base. In order to build your army you need to do some mining, so you must defend your harvesting stations. It is a classic format and Corroding Games have kept things true to the original style of games like the old Command and Conquer.
The graphics are simple which will be a turn off for newcomers to this type of game. If you are one of these people I urge you to give it a shot, there is a free version to try. Each game lasts between 15 and 30 minutes or so. Which makes it ideal for little breaks from work during the day, rather than a marathon gaming session.
If there is one complaint I have about Rusted Warfare, it is that the enemy AI (intelligence) is pretty poor. They tend to attack in a steady stream in small numbers. So you just need to weather the early storms then wait until you have enough units to overcome their headquarters. This means that the maps soon become too easy. Adding more difficulty levels would make this game perfect.
The developer claims that the game is still in Beta mode (not the finished article). But that has been going on for quite some time. He does keep updating it, with the most recent update being today. With the updates we get new maps (just one today) which are very welcome as they soon get very easy after a couple of plays.
For more information you can visit the suitably old school looking website at http://corrodinggames.com/rusted_warfare which also has a link to the app on Google Play. If you are a fan of strategy and war you will probably be a fan of Rusted Warfare.