Star Wars: Force Arena is an online mobile app. It is an action-packed game that involves using strategy to outwit your opponent so that you can destroy their turrets and bases. You can choose to fight for either the light or the dark side. I prefer to fight for the dark side because being good is boring (and the dark side leaders are overpowered). The objective is to win 1v1 or 2v2 battles by deploying units that are worth certain amounts of energy. To excel at this game, you have to manage how you use your energy or you will keep being vulnerable. If you win, you are given crystals and money that allows you to buy powerful units and hopefully new leaders. To keep people playing, a ranked system has been put into place so that everyone has something to strive for.
I’m not going to lie, I was hooked on this game for a good week. When you first start playing they give you many free things such as booster packs and a lot of crystals, to make you feel as if you are gaining a lot by doing not so much. I was excited to be earning so many amazing leaders and units so relentlessly. This helped me level up and rank up at an exponential rate. Even the game itself was very fun because I was constantly winning. Eventually I reached rank three, which was called Chromium, and suddenly everyone was much better than me. I kept grinding but unfortunately, I was stuck. I kept on trying to play but the game quickly became stale and very boring after a week. The main problem with this game is that there isn’t enough customisation or diversity available. I had played over 100 games doing the exact same thing. It’s just not sustainable.
One thing I really enjoyed was playing as my favorite Star Wars characters. I am a Star Wars fanboy, so being able to play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett was very exciting for me. I also enjoyed constantly crushing all the Jedi like Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. The greatest thing about Star Wars has always been the universe itself, the stories that it holds, so I truly hope that they will be able to expand and continue to introduce different amazing and unique leaders. The balancing in the game is somewhat uneven. After a while you just see the same leaders and units every game because nothing else is viable to use. Hopefully they can sort this out because it just doesn’t feel right to be one of the strongest sith lords and getting stomped by Princess Leia, it just doesn’t add up.
All in all, this game does have a lot of potential to grow into a successful franchise, it is a shame that it is only on mobile because the amount of growth available on such a small screen is limited. They have found what works for them, they have one of the most amazing fictional worlds ever made, and they must adapt and make sure that they continue to push for excellence, because that is what Star Wars deserves