Disney’s back with a new mobile game, and this time they’ve teamed up with Glu, also known as one of the most successful mobile game developers. Together, they are bringing fans their latest turn-based strategy mobile game: Disney Sorcerer’s Arena.
Glu is also responsible for a variety of other popular and successful mobile games that we all know and love, from Diner Dash to Frontline Commando; and even Nicki Minaj: The Empire.
Ultimately, Disney Sorcerer’s Arena functions as an RPG game, which allows players to control strategic gameplay. People can team up their favorite Disney or Pixar character to battle with others in real-time PvP and complete the game’s daily events in the process.
For the Disney fans
For fans of Disney and Pixar, this game does not disappoint in terms of its concept and graphics. As a fan myself, I certainly enjoyed adding my favorite characters to my collection within the game. Sorcerer’s Arena allows players to either battle for, unlock, or purchase characters of the franchise.
Characters can defeat enemies with their unique attacks. This is particularly enjoyable for fans of the franchise who enjoy seeing their chosen characters in action. For instance, you can see Ariel heading into battle with her magical mermaid powers and King Triton’s trident.
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It’s especially exciting to be able to experience these in-game battles alongside familiar backgrounds. In particular, I like how they included the New Orleans background from “The Princess and the Frog”.
As players slowly progress within the game, more in-game campaigns get unlocked. Ideally, players begin with the Grand Campaign, unlocking the Heroes Campaign, then progress to the Villains Campaign. This will open up the PVP Arena, where other players will be able to engage in battles with each other.
Disney dream or nightmare
While Disney claims that Sorcerer’s Arena is ‘the ultimate turn-based RPG game’, there’s nothing all too outstanding about it. As a Disney fan, it pains me to admit that it doesn’t contain any new features that outshine any other existing games on the market.
Frankly, I was slightly disappointed that the franchise decided to release this RPG as a ‘turn-based’ game. It just seems strange to produce a mobile RPG game that still limits its player’s gaming experience. Personally speaking, I feel that it dampens the overall experience when players are forced to wait for each enemies’ attack before proceeding with their own.
This game might also serve as every parent’s nightmare. Disney Sorcerer’s Arena is positively laced with micro-transactions. Accidentally clicking on in-game purchases comes with a hefty price. Their lowest in-game purchase begins at $4.99. However, I’m often asked whether I’d like to purchase $14.99 worth of deals, items, or something of the equivalent. The prices even go as high as $79.99.
Sadly, Sorcerer’s Arena takes advantage of players mindlessly tapping on their screens within the game. A pop-up micro-transaction appears almost after every battle. The game also includes many situations that attempt to prompt players to spend their money. One example is to attain a certain character or complete a certain quest.
However, Disney Sorcerer’s Arena is still worth a go, if you’re a major Disney fan. It’s certainly exciting to obtain your favorite character, and there’s a certain feeling of nostalgia when you encounter specific characters. It is also important to keep in mind that the game is currently still in its beta-testing phase. Hopefully, it can improve from there. If you want to try it out, the game is available for iOS and Android.
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