Warhammer Age of Sigma: Champions iOS and Android Review
There are plenty of card games on mobile that tries to match what Hearthstone has done, which most people would say is the benchmark for card games on mobile.
They offer hefty experiences that can look pretty intimidating if you don’t have a clue as to what you are supposed to be doing. Warhammer Age of Sigma: Champions is different though.
Not just in its scope but pretty much in everything that it does. Yes, there are card games and fantasy heroes and villains, but there is a different aspect to almost every element of the game.
And that is no bad thing.
Warhammer Age of Sigma: Champions
The first obvious difference is the way the game is laid out. Essentially it is split into four lanes. Each of these lanes is controlled by a champion.
Then you got your own health bar, and the first bar to hit zero loses.
You will lay the champions as the first move, and from there the two players will take turns to put units, spells, and actions into their lanes.
The draw mechanic is kind of interesting. The action slots you have got are also potential cards, come the end of your turn.
Use all of your actions and you won’t get any new cards, so you need to balance attack and forward planning.
Then there is the twisting mechanic in Warhammer Age of Sigma: Champions. The units and spells you play have different numbers and symbols on the corners of their card. Every turn where a card performs an action, these values are twisted around.
Some cards attack multiple times, some just throw out one powerful attack after a hefty build up.
Each game also sees you trying to complete a set of challenges for your champions. Smash these in and the champion in question will become more powerful and drop a new move into play.
You unlock different decks as you play and each of them adds new twists to the formula.
Warhammer Age of Sigma: Champions understands that the best card games have simple rule sets that are bent out of shape by the cards themselves. And that knowledge shines through in what it does.
Not only does Warhammer Age of Sigma: Champions offer up plenty of chances for experimentation when it comes to play, new players are unlikely to get murdered within the first few seconds of loading up the game.
Everything feels neatly balanced with games ebbing and flowing in neat ways. It is one of the first big card games in a long time that we have seen doing something different.
Warhammer Age of Sigma: Champions is fast and it is fluid but without rotation mechanic adding different attacks to every individual card, planning ahead becomes even more important.
Don’t go thinking this is a throwaway game. It doesn’t follow the usual formula but it comes up with something really special as result.
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