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Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest
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Epic heroes, monsters and action await in this thrilling, tactical battle RPG! Featured by Apple! "A challenging game of strategy and puzzles" "We're impressed by this epic match-three adventure" Players are saying: "Awesome game. This will keep me busy for months!" "Really fun, great production values!" Empires & Puzzles is a completely new take on RPG games, combining match-3 battles and building a mighty stronghold - topped with thrilling PVP duels. Join the battle now! • Fight - Send your troops charging by making amazing combos! • Build - Rebuild an immense war fortress! • Collect – Summon hundreds of powerful heroes and troops! • Raid - Fight in PvP battles against players from around the world! • Upgrade – Level up your heroes, buildings and special powers! • Team Up - Fight mighty Titans with your Alliance! • Amazing Graphics – Experience detailed monsters, heroes and visual effects in a majestic fantasy world! Follow us: http://fb.me/EmpiresAndPuzzles
Fun and then some
by Al your Pal74 on 2019/04/25 03:55
Very fun, not to mention challenging game. Morning , noon and night. I’m always excited to get in on this game. Before work and after I’m hoping someone didn’t beat me in a raid, lol. I just started but I can say this game is fun and then some. Great work to the developers of this game.
Meh
by HatchetDeath on 2019/04/25 02:01
Just started , it’s not so bad. But they sure want u to spend money. That’s only thing stupid bout the game.
Pay to win...
by Shaxx78 on 2019/04/24 23:14
Worst game to date I have ever played. Algorithms are so inconsistent with damage and mana regeneration. Unrealistic player versus player raids. Battles are predetermined I am guessing by amount of money spent. Seems that way anyways. I wish I could get back half of what I have spent so I could quit. Stay away from this sorry piece of garbage at all costs. Too bad there isn’t a 0 star option.
Wow!!
by Epbookraider on 2019/04/24 23:06
I cannot stop playing! It’s so fun to battle and build.
Pay to play Bug.
by Sirweirdzalot on 2019/04/24 22:37
I very much so enjoyed this game when I first started playing. Really is unlike any game I’ve ever played Mobile. But after over a year of playing it and by testing to see if it was true, with hundreds of dollars might I add. This is a pay to play game. I run two alliances in the game. And honest to god the only time I EVER have luck with the game is when I drop cash into it. I understand that others who have played longer than my self will always have first place. But when players who have been playing a couple of weeks can beat me on any level, really shows a bug into the System. Makes it not worth putting hours a day into the game.
Greedy game
by Timilme on 2019/04/24 20:47
You can’t progress in this game unless you spend a ton of money...
Prepare to close ads
by jjcmontana on 2019/04/24 07:13
Everyone is right, this game wants your cash. So badly, even, that every time you open it, you’ll get forced to close anywhere from 4-6 offers to purchase things before you can even start playing. I’ve never, in all my years as a mobile game player, been a witness to such blatant demands to spend cash for worthless rewards. Seriously, not only do they want your money, but when you do succumb to their persistence, they’ll give you terrible rewards for it. Game could be fun. I’d consider spending real hard earned dollars if I didn’t feel forced to do so, or felt I got a real benefit from my purchase. So with that, this is just another game that gets a long-press-then-delete, from me.
Be warned!
by BenR17 on 2019/04/24 04:27
While this game is fun and addicting, you must be warned before downloading this app that it secretly runs a cryptocurrency miner in the background which will heat up your phone and kill the battery. Pretty smart move by the developers to earn some quick cash... Surpries Apple has not caught on or cracked down on moves such as these.
Fun to play
by Moparkid43 on 2019/04/24 04:22
This game is fun to play but takes patience and strategy
A lot of fun
by Kingyork96 on 2019/04/24 00:51
Best game
love
by Agunn99 on 2019/04/23 17:59
i love this game
The worst!
by Brokeplayer123 on 2019/04/23 17:27
You can only win at this game if you shell out as ton of money to fight against people who spend a ton of money on it. Do yourself a favor and walk on by.
Eh
by Skylark2307 on 2019/04/23 15:08
it summons the same one star heroes repeatedly and way too many in-game pop ups when you open the app. It’s fun for the first week or so and then it’s just.. a drag. Special skills never increase.. and I am not spending human money to make the playing experience better... My advice, just play it on the playable ad and keep it moving.
Awesome, but it can be better
by nicolasusa on 2019/04/23 12:57
The sound effects of Leonidas’ special attack, and that of other hero’s and enemies with similar looking attacks is very low. The sound/s of all hero’s on the screen during battles is fine, but the sound if Leonidas’ attack is barely noticeable. Please fix this, as well as the sounds of all hero’s and enemies with similar attacks to Leonidas.
Mejoras
by Super Maravilla on 2019/04/23 11:48
Deberían aunque fuera una ves al mes regalar para invocar legendarios no todo puede ser q el jugador lo pague todo
Could be better
by the1mack on 2019/04/23 00:37
Great game but the time you have to wait to upgrade different characters and structures make you forget about the game cause of the time that elapse. Maybe shorten those time
You can enjoy this without paying
by gibsondawg on 2019/04/23 00:19
I don’t mind build times. It’s a great game and is rewarding with or without buying extra stuff.
VICTORY, DEFEAT or DRAW?
by Check6ix on 2019/04/22 22:25
Hey developers, sorry to give a one star review, but I really wanted your attention. Several members of my alliance have reported situations where a battle between players, raids, revenges and wars, where it came down to two opponents with one hero left, and one hero had a counter attack special attack active, and the killing blow resulted in both opposing heroes dying. Should this, in effect, be a draw? How about when this scenario plays out in an alliance war? Draw, albeit a very rare encounter and should be a part of the algorithms you have employed, is not impossible and should be factored in somehow. I hope for an update on this matter soon as I am a paying customer that wants this game to acheive higher levels like my 5 star heroes that I have purchased thus far. Looking forward to an update that addresses this problem.
Fun for all game lovers!
by Sgt Slash on 2019/04/22 19:44
If you like the candy crush style games or clash of clans type, this game pleases the masses. Challenges your wits and satisfies the game addictions. Overall, a fun game.
Great
by Aliisalehii on 2019/04/22 19:30
So addictive 😱😍
Fun yet disappointing...
by jdk1965 on 2019/04/22 16:28
This game is fun until you have to wait or spend money to play. I refuse to pay to advance my play, and it takes days to get enough materials to build up things enough to get to play again for an hour. Maybe an hour, before you’re in a position you’ll have to pay or wait again. I don’t like the long waits and I’m not paying to pay.
Fun
by WxDTLv on 2019/04/22 09:54
long time gamer. you can play without money or little money. very enjoyable
Can’t stop Playing
by jacarand88 on 2019/04/22 04:30
This game I very addicting, so much fun.
Fun and addictive game!
by Stasisbox on 2019/04/22 03:57
Very well thought out game with leveling and base management. Keeps you just interested enough by dropping you higher level characters and interesting materials for advancement. I haven’t had any issues so far and would recommend the game to anyone...
My fighting puzzle review
by bog chuky man on 2019/04/22 03:44
It’s great you can get a hero each day. The game tells you want to do so you don’t get mad cause you don’t now what to do. This game might make you smarter cause in fights you have to pay more attention to what you do. I gave it a this game a five star though it’s like clash of clans but I still like it a lot.
Underaged but still loved!
by star!🤩 on 2019/04/22 03:07
The age is 12+ but I never checked but I did check the reviews, I read more than five reviews so I downloaded it since people liked it. I am eight years old, second grade I still thought it was amazing, I love playing it for sure!. I like to play this game everyday every time I get back from school I play it because I think it’s amazing in my opinion. Sometimes I forget to play it, but still love it I’m super happy that this game was invented, not gonna lie. I love this game so much for the two times or so thanks for reading hope you could download it if you like it. Oh and let me say you have to match colors that’s the thing so you can beat the bad people it’s pretty easy if you say so, you just have to match the colors to beat them I’ve done so much levels that I love this game already and I downloaded it seven days ago!. Hope you could play sometime for the second time beacause it’s easy in my opinion everybody has an opinion, but here’s all my opinions, Enjoy the game.
I am Disgusted
by Mom2twins108 on 2019/04/21 21:30
I have no words. This is a stupid game.
It’s a fun game but....
by gjsdgnbn on 2019/04/21 16:35
It is a fun game to play don’t get me wrong but it does seem that you do not get enough gems for the money you spend. Bc in able to train for your hero’s you have use the gems. $106 each time for 10000 gems seems extreme. Bc those gems will be spent fast. I try to not use them for building, ect. As for the extra boosters you have to use the gems. Just started playing this game this past week n I have probably racked up spending about $2,000. I may get sick of this crap n dump it. We’ll see! When we spend $106 on 10000, why not get 20,000 when we spend $106. When you win a battle you only win 1 gem. Wow! That is a lot. This game is a complete rip-off! So like I said, “who knows how long I will play this game!!!!
Crappy game for suckers
by Prince Saidoden on 2019/04/21 16:11
Great graphics but crappy game play design. It is very annoying how you run out of tokens after 3 rounds of battle & have to wait too long to recharge. I got sucked into buying gems to summon elemental/seasonal character thinking I would get what is being advertise as “more powerful” characters but it is all a scam. You still end up with weak summons. Not worth paying for more game play.
Love the game
by Faceless80798 on 2019/04/21 03:02
It’s so crazy awesomesauce
Awesome
by Love@Zombies on 2019/04/19 23:59
Awesomely awesome fun
I lost my account and it’s really hard to Get it back
by reemmaaaaaaa on 2019/04/19 22:59
I lost my account and it’s really hard to get back you should make it easier to sign in and Out
🤮
by Nefarc on 2019/04/19 21:45
No avanzas en el juego si no pagas lo entiendo, pero después te cambian las condiciones de avance y de ascenso.
The game is very good very interesting I luv it
by KILLER AM I. on 2019/04/19 02:14
GOOD
Game
by bhgvbhgvbhgvbhvvbhvvbhvvbj on 2019/04/19 01:38
It’s a good game
Disappointed
by Darkofpeace on 2019/04/18 18:34
Started out as fun, then turned into just another pay to win grinder.
Nothing to lose sleep over
by yeaboiiii1 on 2019/04/18 18:19
The game itself is decent, pay to play is an understatement. Unless, you have hours to wait for the buildable/craft-able items. In addition the duration of playable time vs time spent waiting is clearly in favor of people who like to sit and idle.
Awesome
by cloutkid187 on 2019/04/18 17:07
Super chill game to pass the time
Mostly Good
by Achilla85 on 2019/04/18 16:16
Raiding is a joke sometimes. Everything else is mostly good. I really do enjoy the game but you work hard to get where your at only to be beaten by a significantly lower lvl player. It’s fine but just seams pretty often. Then when attacking, you could be a higher lvl and then then get screwed by the tiles that are selected for you. It’s weird. It seems at a certain lvl they will only let you gain so many trophies. It’s frustrating but there are more pros than cons.
Don’t bother
by Matthew Michael MMM on 2019/04/18 13:56
This game can’t really be played for free...don’t be fooled. It literally can take a year to max out a 5 star player (maybe even if you fork out tons of money...I spent some, but not a crazy amount and I did not come close). Their customer service is so bad. Elli and Richard like to use canned responses without even reading your complaint. The game crashes often. And it’s not even finished.
the style
by ooOf OofF on 2019/04/18 11:07
tbh the game is okay its just the style of the chacters. They mainly look like League of Legends characters.For example Brand looks like Braum, Sharan looks like Leona, Kenjiro looks like Yasuo and many more
$$$$$
by todke64 on 2019/04/18 08:30
Just another money taker. Slow paced, especially without spending money.
Dishonest Practices
by ashenol on 2019/04/18 05:22
The game consistently kicks out low level, duplicate characters. The developers refuse to acknowledge this issue. Avoid this game for now.
Pay to advance system
by eastern apple on 2019/04/18 03:22
App may be free, but getting materials to level up your characters (and even getting good characters) is all up to random chance, and those chances are slim, unless you decide to pay for items (or most often- chances for items). So app is free, but you are going to have to spend a lot of $ on in app purchases to get anywhere in this game. Do yourself a favor and pass on this game.
Most great game ever
by kyrod671 on 2019/04/18 02:12
I like how they are doing the graphics and motion. But it can use a little bit more levels cause I don’t want it to end :( but it would be awesome if you do that 🥳🥳🥳 Or when it updates you get free epic troop coin or epic person coins thank you for making this amazingly fun game
Aggravating and inconsistent game play
by Tuned in and hangin' out on 2019/04/18 01:58
I really dislike the term “random”. Skill is vitally eliminated as you hope for the right tile combos. So inconsistent it gets aggravating trying to play. The new tourney mode is a joke. No rhyme or reason for someone to be 1200 trophies higher than you when you win every match... Already deleted, what a waste!
Great game but has the same problem as most mobile games.
by HD423 on 2019/04/18 01:41
While I’ll admit I’m having a lot of fun with this game it still suffers from the “lootbox syndrome” as I like to call it. Where the longer you play the longer things take to upgrade. Or in order to get rare hero’s you essentially have to throw some money at the game. That being said this game is surprisingly tame about this and I hope to see it stay that way.
What They Said—Fun, Challenging & Collaborative!
by Suzanne3604 on 2019/04/18 01:17
I couldn’t describe E&P better than applekat except to say that the gaming community is extensive and supportive. E&P has its own Forums and Facebook page, they’re on Twitter as well. Players have created a Wiki, a subreddit, and many, many gaming guides. Alliances typically are on the Discord or Line apps. Resources and support are not only helpful but also a fun way to connect with others who enjoy this game. There are more players than you would think! Highly recommended for interesting and varied gameplay, a supportive developer, and an amazing community!
Gameplay/ imaginative
by Ctrigger101 on 2019/04/18 00:36
Love the artstyle, the nod to Legends of lore. Fun. Will play for quite a while
Something new
by Killerace900 on 2019/04/18 00:36
I would always see this game in ads in other games. I tried it out, hooked on!!!
Used to be good
by SamK23 on 2019/04/17 22:26
I’ve been playing this game since nearly its release. I’ve invested time and money into it for countless hours of entertainment. Game had its hiccups at first but the devs were good at updating and fixing them. It has a good social aspect as far as team play, given you find a good and active clan. However, in the past five months or so the game has been going downhill as far as gameplay. The loot system has been updated and now more difficult to win higher tier loot, so sad, and gaining 5* heroes. It’s a color matching puzzle game which you use to attack titans, monsters, as well as other players. On of the strategies in this game is using the color wheel in your favor, called stacking. Before the game felt a little more balanced giving you the colors you need, now it’s quite the opposite. The colors you need are ALWAYS far and few. The devs have indicated that Is not the case, but playing it will prove otherwise. So many people of posted this on the forums, however the devs (lying to their consumers) keep saying it’s not true. Posts have been locked and deleted. Although the game is free you can pay to hasten building, expanding, and pull heroes (random). As much time and money I put into this game I enjoyed it when the devs began seeing dollar signs instead of keeping their customers happy. No longer fun to play. So many other games out there that deserve my time.
GREAT
by Laidtorest98 on 2019/04/17 20:32
Enjoy the attack combos, level build up!
Played a lot of games
by I gnostic Utopia on 2019/04/17 12:29
Best game I’ve had on my phone in a really long while I would recommend it to anyone
Fun
by shapiro ben on 2019/04/17 06:00
Pretty fun
Very Good Game
by ii_qiusad_ii on 2019/04/17 02:52
It’s a very cool and unique game in way that has a challenge to the game play the will help you understand how the game is best played.
Good game
by 곰이 꿀 빨아먹는 계절 on 2019/04/16 21:29
Very good so far
Amazing
by blaming fire on 2019/04/16 18:57
Empires and puzzles is an amazing game where you can level up fight and join alliances. Attacking titans and war are amazing.
Engrossing
by :Ghostdrum: on 2019/04/16 13:35
Fun challenges to waste time. Still learning. Well done. No need to spend real money. Patience is one of the most challenging aspects.
Meh
by Hgcxdhbxd on 2019/04/16 08:28
Mehhhh not bad bad not enough on the puzzles
I Love this game
by wols slayer 500 lor darkness on 2019/04/16 03:08
Soo empires is soooo cool and if you don't have it get now and play this game it is hard in some levels but I win ether way
Avoid the frustration of a too random game
by Jeff Ender 15 on 2019/04/16 03:06
Save yourself from frustration. I have been playing the game for 9 months, I have maxed out heros. During raids and attacking the game is just too random and causes you to lose to a lot lower level players. No strategy!!! Pure luck. They are also super stingy with gems and the 5 star heros. I am not satisfied with the game and wish I picked a different game. It is one thing to play against players of your level. But the randomness makes you lose to anyone. So the question is...what is the point?
Repetitive
by The Blaxican1 on 2019/04/16 02:15
I have been playing for 6 months not one 5 star hero. I usually get the same heroes over and over, blue. Your odds seem better to win the lottery then to actually get s strong hero. This game needs better variety of heroes and chances to either earn or win them.
Fun
by jefednob on 2019/04/15 22:50
Very addictive game!
Perfect Balance
by 70yr old man on 2019/04/15 21:48
Beautiful Design...has a classic clash of clans feel with that bit of candy crush that most love
Great game
by someone with an iphone 6 on 2019/04/15 21:40
This game is good but I don’t know if I would still be playing if not for frosty clan, which is a very supportive and family like alliance
Don’t have to spend money
by Tylerannosaurus on 2019/04/15 20:30
Fun game. Don’t have to spend money to have fun.
Online Only
by The Kyleidoscope on 2019/04/15 18:13
I really enjoy that you need to be online all the time to play this game, so if you try to play it on the subway, the game will boot you out literally in the middle of a match. Very cool feature!!
Good game
by vanderlayy on 2019/04/15 16:19
Great time killer
New to this series of games
by big_bubba_badass on 2019/04/15 16:16
I find this game extremely enjoyable I have never liked these types of games befor but this game has changed my minde about it an I enjoy it a lot
Bryan’s review
by bbbbbbbbbbbbsbsns on 2019/04/15 00:21
I love this game cause I’m a puzzle person and I love battling so it’s a great game for me
Awesome
by Nolan Lenz on 2019/04/15 00:11
I love this game because it’s not just a puzzle game. You can upgrade your castle and all the adventure. Love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Empires and puzzles cured my depression
by N. Hageman on 2019/04/14 21:54
Big ups
Cool
by Erthroy on 2019/04/14 16:59
Nice
Definitely P2W
by JRTodd1 on 2019/04/14 15:17
Somewhat of a fun game with potential, but definitely pay to win. Takes forever to level up heroes! It’s pretty much a play a little and wait forever game. Also the raid matchmaking is very unbalanced, as your always overmatched.
Greatest Grind of all games
by 1)12.130(V)13 on 2019/04/14 14:30
The game is well developed and supported. You don’t need to spend $. THE GAMEPLAY DOES NOT CHANGE IF YOU DO! If you’re young you can make it to top 100. If you’re old or middle aged forget about it... Plan on a couple years to get base running full steam. Then put aside about 5-10 years to get quality end game heroes. Then take your vitamins, because it will easily take about 20 years to upgrade heroes, troops, talents... Anyone who says otherwise, IS NOT F2P Or... you can spend $50,000 and you still won’t be in top 100. And get the same experience of gameplay as F2P players! I haven’t gotten a sturdy shield for hero upgrade in 5 months! I’ve asked alliance members and they feel this review is: VERY ACCURATE!
If you spend a little you have to spend a lot.
by VulcanHarding on 2019/04/14 08:21
Great gameplay and very fun as long as you don’t take it too seriously. Don’t ever count on a high battle power difference being a deciding factor because the game balance shifts in your favor against other players as long a they don’t spend more than you.
Awesome
by lyclay on 2019/04/13 16:25
Love the game! It can be a little frustrating getting better troops/hero’s when I get the exact same ones every time but it’s a lot of fun other than that!
Robo
by nnbxjg on 2019/04/13 05:04
Porque este juego ya no es como el de antes ahora en las invocaciones dan puros héroes de tres estrellas supuestamente por eso le mete uno dinero para que te den buenos héroes ni en el nivel 20 ya dan pura basura por favor de arreglar ese detalle
Gem Summons & Loot System
by Sir Des Troy III on 2019/04/13 02:17
The Gem summons are rigged at such a low reward rate, i have spent 10,000+ gems and not once ever gotten a five star Hero. I have opened hundreds of Epic Hero Tokens, not once ever getting a five star Hero. The loot system is rigged to only reward those players who spend hundreds of dollars on the game. Ps the loot system for the events is a even worse joke, seeing as they do hand out Five Star Hero’s, but only to the top 1% .. all of which have already spent hundreds of dollars.
Addictive & Fun
by Tym D. on 2019/04/13 01:05
I kept seeing ads for this game and at first I was annoyed and closed it because I wanted to go back to playing the Blackjack game which showed me this ad. Then it kept popping up and I finally interacted with it and fell into its trap. It’s a well designed game with beautiful graphics and elements of RPG and strategy that I enjoy with humor thrown in. The menu is easy and fun to interact with. It’s a game that requires patience and does not require you to spend real money to advance, although it does help but absolutely not required. I like the challenge of spending as little resource as possible to grow your empire. It’s a fun challenge to figure out what to upgrade and the order that needs to happen. I normally hate seeing ads but this game has cleverly weaved it into its gameplay that makes me look forward to seeing the ads. The only thing I hate about the game is the raids but overall it’s fun and addictive. And there’s a good chance I’ll splurge in the future and spend real money to support this company and developers for creating such an amazing game. It’s been a while since a game has caught and held my attention and makes me want to play it. Well done!
Worst RNG I’ve seen
by Bknumba1 on 2019/04/13 00:09
Just go ahead and assume they will lay the board in the worst possible layout for you. As with most games like this, colors have strengths, weaknesses, and inversions. They will almost always put you inline with weaknesses and limit the color you needed most. This is an attempt to get you to spend past the wall. They aren’t even subtle about it.
Great game!
by Joe5mad on 2019/04/13 00:05
Fun and easy to play!
Bad release
by jvear543 on 2019/04/12 21:40
I don’t know what the developers did - but this latest release is slow and unresponsive when playing. Was a good game - Now it’s frustrating to play when trying to move a piece and it takes 7 attempts before it moves.
Overall good game
by Jeff knows best on 2019/04/12 19:53
Reducing the prize loot after one tournament not cool!!!!!!! Went from 3 chances at 60% for epic tokens to 20% with only one chance. Might as well not play think we should organize a boycott of the raid tournament :-( Featured chat feature is a good step towards better chat. People still using outside chats to make up for not being able to post game information and tips in a more permanent location. Be nice for alliance members to be allowed to see your heroes for advice on who to keep. Typing them all out is impossible and people not being able to see the card have to go to outside sites to see special skills.
Worst AI in the game world.
by Kleinanator on 2019/04/12 15:40
This game has the worst “pvp” system out there. Want to hate something? PLAY this game.
False advertising
by Poseidontg on 2019/04/12 12:24
The puzzles section of this game is brief and if you lose you have to wait for your energy to fill back up. Leaving you with no game to play. There’s one black character who is weak. It’s full of advertisements to buy crystals from the App Store. Not worth it.
Technical support is a joke
by Gabriel.Lizard.Boy on 2019/04/12 04:53
I have purchased $20+ dollars in special gem packs and only 3 have been applied to my game...”technical” support asks for receipts and then says the screen shots I sent are not accepted... I can’t provide a paper receipt and nothing I have provided has been accepted... buyer beware!!!!!
Hit to miss ratio
by Ashfoot01 on 2019/04/12 04:15
Now, don’t get me wrong; I really do like this game. I enjoy the story behind it, the game is including while using strategy, and also has an option where the game plays for you. The heroes are clearly thought through, and each design is unique to the type of hero and the way they play their role in the game. The play is smooth, with little to no lag. However, not every diamond is cut perfectly. During the game, whenever a move is played on an enemy, the hits have a chance of missing the target. No big deal, that’s to be expected in a game like this. However, my last plays of recent levels (and this may just be me not quite being far enough into the game yet to get past this) have shown that the moves I play tend to miss the enemies on almost every hit without fail. The enemies, on the other hand, whether NPC or player, have a much higher chance of actually hitting their chosen targets. Again, this may just be a problem with my game or something that is just unlucky for me. This is my only real problem with this game, though. Gameplay is relaxing and fun, and the occasional Titan that pops up is fun to engage with your teammates. A very well thought through RPG, and certainly one to be respected for the work and creativity put into it.
Hooked
by Schhhhhhhjkgb on 2019/04/11 23:53
Tons of fun from a surprisingly simple outline. Love it
Energy
by Caleb Cahal on 2019/04/11 22:44
The energy aspect of the game makes me forget about it and not play it again for a while I feel if there was no energy restrictions I would play the game a lot more. For example, if I want to get something done at my base and I don’t have enough meat or iron I would usually go and do raids or missions and I can’t because I’m out of energy so at that point I get off the game and forget about it. I feel like the game would be a lot more fun if I could just play it.
Good game
by joyce205853 on 2019/04/11 21:13
Just started this game..... so far it has my interest
Fun
by drededlock730 on 2019/04/11 16:19
It’s a fun game
Another pay to win game!
by Shayan z on 2019/04/11 13:42
Yea, pay to win.
Don’t play if you want to play competitively
by DevinC543673 on 2019/04/11 11:48
Never in all of the pay-to-win games can you spend so much and have so little to show for it than in this game. Spending money on the currency (gems) that buys you upgraded heroes only gives you a “chance” for said heroes. In truth, you literally have better odds at a jackpot from penny slots in Vegas than you do getting what you think you’re paying for in this game. Do NOT spend money on this game. It will be wasted, guaranteed.
Good game, terrible company
by Cwhet71 on 2019/04/11 06:13
The return on investment for this game, whether that investment is time or $$$ is pathetic. In fact it’s borderline theft. I know every game gets the same complaints. People will use terms like “greedy” or “cash grab” etc. when really it’s just a lack of patience among the players. This is NOT the case with E&P. The game itself is great, at least I think it is, but Small Giant is the absolute worst I’ve ever encountered in gaming. You start out easy enough and there’s a nice starter pack available to get you going and that’s all good. Then you collect a few heroes and you’re on your way. That’s when the fun stops. Every hero needs a compass and a pair of fine gloves to reach max level, yeah, you’re not getting those. You can’t buy them, only gems, you’ll get more heroes that you can’t level up fully. I’ve read the forums, the reviews, watched YouTube videos and all the complaints are the same. What was SG’s response? They made it worse. Folks, you are never getting those ascension items. If you can find an alliance and enjoy playing at the beginner levels then yes, the game is a lot of fun. Don’t expect to advance though, no matter how much money you spend. My advice, don’t spend any. Get a little fun out of it and move on to a better developer.
Fun game
by Baller games on 2019/04/11 04:06
Enjoyable game. Starter packs are reasonable and enough to get a good jump. Plenty of fun to play.
Terrible ads
by Clineback on 2019/04/11 03:10
Terrible game that has terrible ads that make you play a game before it will go away.
Great game
by breezykiller85 on 2019/04/11 01:30
Well put together
Keeping this one!
by nickname12367 on 2019/04/10 23:06
Most games I play to get points for another game I play. That’s how I ended up in this app. Enjoyed playing so much, with the matching game aspect, the power roles that accumulate additional power, the resource gathering and the empire building that after I earned my points, I find myself playing this game more than the one that brought me here!
Well designed long term mobile game
by applekat311 on 2019/01/11 21:25
I am a long time gamer of all varieties. I take my hat off to small giant for this game. The game play is just right for a mobile device. It’s got enough flavors of puzzle, rpg, and world building to keep you involved. The story is campy and silly, but that’s fine, he game never pretended not to be a little silly—and I like that. There’s little bits of humor everywhere if you look. I’ve been playing for going on a year and change now. Still have stuff to do and hero teams to build. You also don’t have to spend money to succeed, at all. It helps, sure, but there’s no gating with money, just increases your odds of getting good stuff if you have more chances at the hero lottery, so to speak. It’s also the only mobile game that does group team building right for the small screen. Prepping for wars and strategizing how to win as an alliance of 30 some people has been the best part for me. Reminds me of when I used to have more time for games like WoW. Sure you don’t get the full immersion, but still get some of the feels with this little game. My only beef is what a lot of folks complain about, the raid system seems super unbalanced and is downright annoying at times. But, it’s apparent small giant are always working their butts off to tweak it, so hats off to them again for that. Also, this game is not for the impatient. Strategy is the log game sometimes.
Addictive
by Pretty stone face on 2018/10/20 13:15
I do like playing this game, I have been playing awhile and check on my empire frequently. Maybe too much. I especially like the match game twist, it’s a bit more engaging than an idle RPG. There is always a new mission or quest to complete. Titan to gang up on, Heroes to level up, or something to build or upgrade. It is very much a long term game, not for the impatient instant gratification types. I dare say you are better off not shelling out a lot of money for better heroes. If you take the slow steady approach you will have the ascension items before you need them most of the time. If you buy heroes you will end up having to wait for items to strengthen them far too often. If I were to make one complaint it would be how the raids are handled. Never mind your team power score, or even the multiple times they have revised how they are calculated, they have little bearing on your ability to win raids. It all comes down to how many special attacks you get off. Who ever makes the most special attacks, wins. Special attack energy is almost always slanted. The winner typical makes two to three attacks for the losers one. There will be seasons where it’s slanted in your favor, other times it will be slanted against you. Those rare times you are equally matched a raid can last upwards of 30 moves or more. If there were not rewards for engaging in raids, I wouldn’t bother doing raids. It’s that much of a nuisance.
Adjustments
by extra south park on 2019/04/02 07:35
I’ve never put money towards a game ever in my life. Empires & Puzzles is the only game I’ve enjoyed playing. I admire the different deals you guys do with obtaining more gems. However, there are minor things that can be modified to make my rating jump to 5 stars. I just feel like you should be able to upgrade multiple buildings at once. Waiting 2 days for one building to finish is ridiculous. Either upgrading multiple buildings at once or changing the time frame would be suitable. Then, there’s the troops that can’t be upgraded. What’s the point in having all the same troops if I can’t add them to one another. I have 1 star troops just sitting there for no reason. I’m given literally the same troops every random draw. The algorithm for that should be fixed to where it’s not so rare to get 4 or 5 star troops/ heros. And if there is a button to level up your troops then that should be more apparent. Instead of searching high and low to figure out if it’s possible to do so. Also, how are you supposed to use the emblems without any since of direction? I’m over here stuck with 41 of the same emblem because I don’t know when I can use it nor how I can. Other than that, I really do enjoy the game but it would be better if my suggestions were carefully thought out.
Hit to miss ratio
by Ashfoot01 on 2019/04/12 04:15
Now, don’t get me wrong; I really do like this game. I enjoy the story behind it, the game is including while using strategy, and also has an option where the game plays for you. The heroes are clearly thought through, and each design is unique to the type of hero and the way they play their role in the game. The play is smooth, with little to no lag. However, not every diamond is cut perfectly. During the game, whenever a move is played on an enemy, the hits have a chance of missing the target. No big deal, that’s to be expected in a game like this. However, my last plays of recent levels (and this may just be me not quite being far enough into the game yet to get past this) have shown that the moves I play tend to miss the enemies on almost every hit without fail. The enemies, on the other hand, whether NPC or player, have a much higher chance of actually hitting their chosen targets. Again, this may just be a problem with my game or something that is just unlucky for me. This is my only real problem with this game, though. Gameplay is relaxing and fun, and the occasional Titan that pops up is fun to engage with your teammates. A very well thought through RPG, and certainly one to be respected for the work and creativity put into it.
New games, new names, same problems
by Al1223 on 2018/03/08 11:37
A needlessly elaborate schematic designed to confuse you into thinking you can play for free. Quickly gets too hard to do so. But more than the standard and expected money grab is the baffling added difficulty thrown at you to actually *play* the basic puzzle game. Upgrade a web of buildings in a long linear series to Recruit heroes to train heroes up levels to ascend heroes of five different types. With taking days to move each step. Why stop your gamers from playing? 1 star not for the money grab but the inane thoughts in the "boardroom" that this style of play is likeable by those that play puzzle matching games. Speaking of money grabs though. This developers here are masterclass. You can (and will) pay hundreds of dollars (I have spent close to 1000 on this game) buying *chances* to get what you need. And the chances are (not surprisingly) near zero. Exact chances? Guess. And you won’t have to guess who figured out that in their boardroom? You will be laughed at in that boardroom. Key items are kept from you from fully ascending you heroes though which can’t be bought. Ascending them *if* you get lucky and pay money is amazingly difficult at higher levels with months of grinding (during which time you will be spending more money). Honestly this game makes you wonder why anyone would deal illegal drugs. Here the developers have found something more profitable, zero material cost and somehow legal.
There is no “endgame”
by SandSprite on 2019/04/04 02:10
Well there is, but when you reach it you still have things you can do. If it gets boring it means your alliance isn’t a committed one (leave and find a new one!) and you haven’t figured out how to make weaker (epic) heroes work as well as the super strong (legendary) ones. Which is possible. Definitely a game for the long term. I downloaded just because an Interactive app looked cool and I’ve been playing for almost a year it seems! tip: the game & team building is far more fun if you DO NOT drop cash. Atleast early on! You’ll be missing out on the early-type of fun of the game if you care about climbing the ranks and storing rare items too quickly. Don’t get fustrated with losses, just have fun! Level up atleast 2 heroes of every color that are 3 star heroes before moving on to 4 star heroes. Repeat the process with 4 star heroes before moving on to ANY 5 star heroes. 5 star heroes are of little to no value for younglings because the amount of resources and items you need to invest in leveling them up exceeds their value. You could have 4, 3 star heroes or 2, 4 star heroes done before your at the 5 star hero’s last level! As you level up, resources come quicker.
BEWARE!!!
by Kilo-g13 on 2018/06/19 09:22
To new players who will end up being suckers and spending money on a off chance you might, just mighty be lucky enough to get what you so desperately need for you to win just a bit more..... DON’T!! DON’T FALL FOR THIER TRICKS!!! There’s is nothing I can not stand more than a app like this who tempts poor unsuspecting sheep into slaughter giving up their hard earned money or allowance money for no and I mean NO GAIN! When you see other players with all the “top stuff” it is usually the game developers, betas or a friend of the app makers or they are fools and spent hundreds or sadly thousands $$$ so they will have all the stuff you dream about, that YOU will never be able to have! You’ll spend a small amount an might get a lil better then you will say yes i might be lucky and spend more and then before you know it you’ll be so deep in a hole with absolutely NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT! It’s so disgusting of these type of game developers! They are no different than a casino a scratch off addiction and the drug dealer down the block getting you hooked so you’ll spend more! I’ve worked with people like this that make apps like this and that’s the reason why I don’t anymore! There are better ways to make big bucks on this app but to take millions from poor unsuspecting sheep is gross! Please players spend your money elsewhere or save it or don’t listen to me but don’t say you were never warned!
Addictive & Fun
by Tym D. on 2019/04/13 01:05
I kept seeing ads for this game and at first I was annoyed and closed it because I wanted to go back to playing the Blackjack game which showed me this ad. Then it kept popping up and I finally interacted with it and fell into its trap. It’s a well designed game with beautiful graphics and elements of RPG and strategy that I enjoy with humor thrown in. The menu is easy and fun to interact with. It’s a game that requires patience and does not require you to spend real money to advance, although it does help but absolutely not required. I like the challenge of spending as little resource as possible to grow your empire. It’s a fun challenge to figure out what to upgrade and the order that needs to happen. I normally hate seeing ads but this game has cleverly weaved it into its gameplay that makes me look forward to seeing the ads. The only thing I hate about the game is the raids but overall it’s fun and addictive. And there’s a good chance I’ll splurge in the future and spend real money to support this company and developers for creating such an amazing game. It’s been a while since a game has caught and held my attention and makes me want to play it. Well done!
Used to be good
by SamK23 on 2019/04/17 22:26
I’ve been playing this game since nearly its release. I’ve invested time and money into it for countless hours of entertainment. Game had its hiccups at first but the devs were good at updating and fixing them. It has a good social aspect as far as team play, given you find a good and active clan. However, in the past five months or so the game has been going downhill as far as gameplay. The loot system has been updated and now more difficult to win higher tier loot, so sad, and gaining 5* heroes. It’s a color matching puzzle game which you use to attack titans, monsters, as well as other players. On of the strategies in this game is using the color wheel in your favor, called stacking. Before the game felt a little more balanced giving you the colors you need, now it’s quite the opposite. The colors you need are ALWAYS far and few. The devs have indicated that Is not the case, but playing it will prove otherwise. So many people of posted this on the forums, however the devs (lying to their consumers) keep saying it’s not true. Posts have been locked and deleted. Although the game is free you can pay to hasten building, expanding, and pull heroes (random). As much time and money I put into this game I enjoyed it when the devs began seeing dollar signs instead of keeping their customers happy. No longer fun to play. So many other games out there that deserve my time.
Hm. Not so much fun.
by mycastle4acloud on 2018/03/27 07:49
I started this as a fun way to do a match-3 game during my free time. Somehow, it turned into more of a chore than a fun adventure. The part I dislike the most, as some have mentioned, is the match-up during raids. I know the parameters and what they use to determine who you match with, but it still seems like it’s not fair either way and definitely not consistent at all. The amount of resources it takes to get anywhere in the game is a joke, even if you spend money, which is not a guarantee that you’ll get something you actually need/want. It would be different if, like other games, the money you spent got you what you needed all the time. But in this game, it’s a huge gamble and not worth the risk. I’m getting pretty tired of the whole process. It’s not fun anymore. The only good thing I kind of enjoy is the alliance I belong to, which isn’t even a high-ranked one, but it seems to have some fun people so I like that aspect. Now with the wars added, plus raids (which I still hate because there is zero consistency and the matching makes absolutely no sense still), plus the usual gameplay progression, Titans, AND quests/events... it seems like there’s too much going on in one game. Things happen so fast I barely get a chance to participate and that’s disappointing. Plus I feel to get anywhere in this game and to be a competitor, you have to spend money. Not cool.
Empires and puzzles
by Madre1961 on 2019/01/24 16:47
Customer Support is non existent. Been playing for well over a year. It takes a lot of time to play this game if you aren’t willing to spend money. So what is good, meeting other players and chatting. What’s bad, no trading post (the developers state they can’t provide this even though other games can) , the raids are a joke because the person can come back and get more points than you took, the challenges are fine until you get to the last level and then it’s so hard you can’t complete them unless you want to spend money. Saved all my gems for a ten hero grab, (where you have the chance for 3,4 and 5 star heros) and ALL ten were 3 star heros (statically impossible) not a single 4 or 5 star hero. When you complain to customer support, no help at all! But in the mean time they are upgrading things you don’t want or care about(like WAR which is another joke. I have tons of items I’ve won but it does nothing and is not useable. Oh and now my trading camp is fully loaded up, it takes food and iron for this. Now what can I use these massive levels of food and iron for? You can use some amounts for leveling players up but not this much! The rewards they give you are a joke. Now they have coins to earn but only on challenges (which you can’t complete) or chests (sometimes). Did I mention SUPPORT does NOT CARE, just a money grab.
Awesome
by CyndyML on 2019/02/08 14:17
As far as I’m concerned, this is the best game out there. It’s like they took the fun parts of other games, and put them all in one. Gem matching for the battles, town building for infrastructure, hero cards for strategy... PvE for basic fights, PvP for raids, team PvP for wars. Find the right alliance for yourself, whether you want chatty, intense, casual... it’s all out there. They even have auto play if you want to redo lower levels for rewards, so you can do real life and just tap and have it go! You can definitely play for free. I did for awhile, but my personal philosophy is that if I like a game and play it a lot, then I want to pay the game makers for the product. I do pay for this game (get a feel for the deals, and wait for a sale). But, I get a ton of fun from this, and play it a lot, and I love my alliance which has terrific people in it, so I am getting good value. If you spend money on games, then I suggest setting an annual limit, and looking for deals along the way. Like I said, just personal philosophy; you can play for free with no problem, just advancing slower than those who pay something.
Listen to everyone that is saying it’s a money grabber!
by dxplorah on 2019/02/21 14:57
This game started out being fun, unfortunately I didn’t read the reviews warning not to spend money. I have spent too much money trying to get top tier heroes. I got a few at first, then I noticed I had mysteriously lost about four of them. I got a quick warning that if I didn’t sign in, someone could steal your heroes but I thought they were talking about signing into Game Center. The warning would flash by really quick so I don’t know what I need to sign into. I joined the alliance so that i could play the wars, i think however if you win you should get more lives than just three. The timing is terrible because sometimes you play against alliances that have the opposite time zone so by the time you’re awake and free to play, you end up playing the players that are the top players and you don’t have equal power, you get creamed! Or worse, you never had a chance to play. I won’t be spending anymore money but because I spent an embarrassingly large amount of money already, I will continue to play.
TL;DR: Get this game!
by sarawithout on 2018/04/06 15:53
I love this game. Are there issues? Of course! But the game is engaging and overall fun to play. You can raid other players for trophies and resources (food and iron, the in-game currencies). You can join alliances and battle titans every day, and with a recent add-on you can now battle other alliances in epic PvP Alliance Wars. The biggest complaint I have seen is that the loot isn’t always great. No, it’s not. But if you got everything you needed to be able to ascend every single hero from titan loot, you would be bored with the game and complain that it’s too easy. The point of the game is to grow slowly at a marathon pace, not finish it in two months at a sprint. Sure, you can buy gems and get those epic heroes quickly, but you still have to play the game to get the materials needed to level those legendary heroes. There’s always going to be someone who has better heroes, stronger teams, and more hams than you. That just gives you something to strive for in the game. In all, it’s a great long-term game with a great community. If you want instant gratification in a game, play Mario Kart.
Started out fun but now too slow
by Prinimi on 2018/05/05 17:36
I’ve been playing this game for about six months. I really enjoyed it at first, and got fairly addicted. Then I realized it completely slows down as you advance. Leveling buildings and heroes becomes extremely time-consuming. The higher level building upgrades can take a week at a time. I bought gems a few times and also bought the VIP package to build faster. But the chances of getting five star heroes are so small that even after so many summons I only have one. And that one is essentially impossible to get to the final ascension level unless I buy some items for it. The ascension item drop rate for higher-level heroes is a very, very low. All these things are meant to slow down the game and make you spend more money, even if you’re already a paying customer! Why should it take six months to get the items necessary to ascend a five star hero? I could spend those six months playing a different game that doesn’t make me wait so long. At the end of the day, what’s the fun in sitting around and waiting? I want to play, that’s why I downloaded the game! Hope the developers look into this and improve the drop rates for five star heroes and ascension items. This would make the game more fun and make people like me less likely to quit.
Terrible design
by Glazed Ham on 2018/12/22 21:21
As others have pointed out, it’s gonna cost an INSANE amount of money to EVEN HAVE A CHANCE to climb the ranks. You can drop $100 on the largest gem bundle and you are not guaranteed to get even one top tier item/hero/etc. The alternative is to spend literally months grinding out the same boring levels to build up resources in the hopes that you can get what you need to progress and upgrade a single hero. No exaggeration, expect 3-5 pop ups every single time you open the app trying to get you to buy stuff. Porn sites have fewer pop ups. I’ve played other games with in app purchases, but this is a whole new level of money sink. To give an example, clash of clans also offers gems for purchase. However, you can get exactly what you want upgraded if you choose to spend money. Here, not only do you get fewer gems per dollar, but this is basically buying pulls on the lever of a slot machine. I don’t even know how that’s legal while I cannot play online poker because that’s “gambling.” Absolutely everything in the game is luck based, skill is not even a factor. You’ll get a lot more for your time and (if you choose) money elsewhere. Unless you have a couple thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, or a couple hours a day for the next year or so, avoid this one.
Beware…
by cereal.killer6 on 2018/11/13 15:25
As many others before me have mentioned, this game is all about the money regardless of how it’s disguised. It will seem manageable to start off, but quickly becomes too difficult to progress unless you spend spend spend. The ironic part about it, is that spending guarantees you absolutely nothing! In fact, the more you spend, the more frustrated you will be that you did and got hardly anything, and nothing that you will feel is worth your money. The upper levels are even more difficult and the thing about this is you will need to upgrade your hero’s to even be competitive so you will feel the urge to keep trying for better hero’s but the odds are like .001 that you will receive one. Shameful money grab. You will read that you can play for free, but believe me, you can’t beat anyone or progress for free. This is ridiculous. Don’t fall for it...... I haven’t spent nearly as much as others and it’s apparent. My hero’s are stuck waiting endlessly to be upgraded, I don’t have a 5* hero and I get beat or loose all the time to those you do. This is no puzzle game either. The boards are controlled in some manner and you will lose in the end. Don’t take my word for it, read the reviews or better yet go to the actual community forum.
A fun game with some catches.
by A competitive player. on 2018/07/29 09:07
I say it’s a fun game as I check it several times a day. I like the fact there is new Titans and quest to do every so many hours. Ranging from lower level for beginners up to hard for more advance players. The raids can be frustrating, how ever once you get a good team together and level them up it’s challenging but not impossible. Yes advancing your characters and buildings does get very time consuming once you get higher level. How ever that’s what advancing takes in a lot of games. As for the money aspect I’ve seen how you buy gems to try to get the “rare” characters only to get the same ones over and over, while it seems others have no problem getting them. My biggest issue is the Alliance wars, the pairing system should be more on a even basis. How ever it seems your always running into these huge and extremely powerful Russian Alliances that have insane fire power, are farmed to be elites or just plain have spent lots of money to get the best possible. And there are ALOT of them.
Underaged but still loved!
by star!🤩 on 2019/04/22 03:07
The age is 12+ but I never checked but I did check the reviews, I read more than five reviews so I downloaded it since people liked it. I am eight years old, second grade I still thought it was amazing, I love playing it for sure!. I like to play this game everyday every time I get back from school I play it because I think it’s amazing in my opinion. Sometimes I forget to play it, but still love it I’m super happy that this game was invented, not gonna lie. I love this game so much for the two times or so thanks for reading hope you could download it if you like it. Oh and let me say you have to match colors that’s the thing so you can beat the bad people it’s pretty easy if you say so, you just have to match the colors to beat them I’ve done so much levels that I love this game already and I downloaded it seven days ago!. Hope you could play sometime for the second time beacause it’s easy in my opinion everybody has an opinion, but here’s all my opinions, Enjoy the game.
BEST GAME EVER
by the801legend on 2018/09/25 03:39
I previously wrote a bad review on this game, but I had to update it. This game is amazing. I truly must say this is the best, and most rewarding game I’ve ever played. All I can recommend is patience. Yes there are quirks to this game, sometimes the raids aren’t fair, sometimes the summoning isn’t fair, but trust me when I say it will all even out. They’ve really upped there customer service also. If your writing in to ask a question and not asking for your gems or money back, you will be taken care of. Again I must stress that on this game you win some and you lose some. I’ve spent alotta money on this game. And that is 100% by choice. This is NOT a pay to play game. It’s just gonna take longer to get the hero’s you want and level up etc. Give this game a chance and I promise it will reward you, and give you unbelievable satisfaction. GET THIS GAME NOW!!! There isn’t a better one in this genre, period. Thank you to the amazing staff, and for being a game that actually listens to its players. THANK YOU GIANT GAMES!!!!
Pay LOTS to win
by The Elven Minstril on 2018/10/17 14:34
The game itself is fun at the start. There is a lot to do and it keeps you busy. The cost of the main resource, gems, is reasonable and you can subscribe for benefits. But after a few months you realize that the rate of reward is a borderline scam. I have spent hundreds of gems in an attempt to get the best heroes, or the limited time heroes, and inevitably, you end up with low ranked rewards or duplicates. I have gotten my most powerful hero 4 times. And when there is a special event, you spend extra gems to try to get the new heroes, but get the same duplicates you paid much less for before. And the rare items needed to advance your hero into the highest power levels are so rare that my characters have been capped for months. Of course, you can spend hundreds of gems on “deals” that give you a chance to win them, but in all likelihood will give you a lesser item you already have little use for. I went from believing this was the most cost effective game to realizing it is a total money grubbing scam. Of course, you don’t have to spend money. Just don’t expect to compete or get cool stuff if you don’t. My wife and I realized this after several months of subscribing. Guess we got suckered.
Blatant money grabber
by Gammer579 on 2018/11/17 08:15
These developers are master class. It’s fun and addictive...at first. Honestly you won’t be able to put it down. It’s a well thought out rouse to get you hooked and then you’ll eventually reach a point where you can’t advance without paying. I’m not jaded and venting because I’ve spent a bunch of money and now regretting it. I’m actually impressed with how they did this. Listen folks. I have spent hundreds of dollars on this game. And I know what your thinking. But no, I’m not just venting. I don’t mind spending the money. It was entertaining and I had my fun. But really people, there’s no end to it. The money only buys you so much game play ability and then you’ll have to pay more to advance again. I was heart broken to read reviews about people who finally got a 4 star warrior. I have 5 teams all made up of 4 and 5 star warriors and I literally can’t finish the first story. I invite any developers reading this to look at my game profile and tell me And everyone else that I’m lying. If you are a person of means and can afford to spend the money, than feel free to do so. But be warned, spending that money will only get you to the next step. Rest assured, you’ll need to spend more to see what comes next.
Addicted - However, I’m with the majority
by Mrs. Hott on 2019/01/17 18:40
Love the game; however, the fact that you can only upgrade one building at a time, unless you invest cash (and then it’s only 2 at a time with no time or cost difference), the tremendous amount of resources and time required to advance anything and everything, and then the ridiculously hard challenges that you will never pass if you don’t have special items crafted for (& plenty of them) - it all makes it seem as though the game was designed to get you to spend and keep spending money. Because trust me, just investing a few dollars here and there would not help you in this one. I’ve played games where it would/did; this is not one of those games; this is spend, and continue to spend if you want to continue to advance at a decent pace. If you don’t mind playing the same boards over and over to earn the required supplies, while building up your base and heroes, which I’m fine with, then settle in. Make sure you choose a great alliance like I did, chatting with your family can help pass the time and if it’s a good one, they will give you pointers. Sorry mine is all full :) Good luck
A few problems
by rhryrc on 2018/07/01 15:48
1.) first of all and probably the biggest is not being able to destroy or delete your buildings for the fortress 1 misclick and that spot is taken forever 2.) I’m pretty sure y’all do this in purpose, but the thing is, is that the multiplayer system is pretty bad. I’ll be a level 7(which I am at the moment i think) and when other to fight other people I’ll only find people who have troops who are all super high level with the troops being at least 3 star(note most of my troops are 2 star and the highest level I have on one is 13 not even ascended, so yeah I don’t know what y’all are doing, but fix it, and the next thing isn’t really a problem a fact, this game is a bit to much pay to win(by a bit I mean a lot) it you had enough money you could have a max level fortress with max level hero’s and troops within a hour or day, but what’s good is that this isn’t a game that sets a limiter of how far you can go without money(I don’t spend money) but this is a four star on a gameplay standpoint
Sure, I’ll leave a review.
by Three Octaves on 2018/08/26 16:08
This Atlantis thing you’ve got going on, brilliant. You made sure that you can get 97 of those coins so that you’d have to beat at least 1 level on hard to get a character. Cool. Except for the moth on the last wave of the FIRST level. He’s OP. And unless I’ve already spent a bunch of money getting other characters there’s no way on Earth I’m beating this fella. I spent 175 gems to keep fighting, thinking that maybe it would be enough. It wasn’t. He can take out an entire crew. Just 5 turns. Unfortunately he had about 25% health. Which meant he could wreck twice in a row and still have 20% health. It’s a nice mix between “very clever way of getting people to spend money” and “good lord I have to delete this because I’m not adding it to my list of bills”. Thanks for the short ride. My dreams of having at least one character that wasn’t run-of-the-mill have been shattered and I’d rather just play sudoku now anyways. Sustainability is key. But by all means, swipe as much money from the people who can afford it and just start a new game once this one’s done. - Average person
Played since the beginning.
by Preakness1765 on 2018/10/28 03:44
I have been playing since the second month of this games release. I can say that it is fun, but absolutely ridiculous how low your chances are at getting five star heroes and even worse your chances are to get the items needed to ascend your heroes to the final levels. This game becomes boring, waiting day after day, month after month, for one good item to appear. You can pay $100 for a 30 hero summons and you get only 3* heroes, which you can get for free at the higher level training camps. These developers know how to milk their players. I constantly have full iron and food, and nothing to spend it on. What’s the point in having it if I never get the items I need to use my iron and food? Seriously, it’s addictive at first but after almost two solid years of playing, I’ve finally decided to write my review. I’m seasoned, so I know how this game works in and out. I will still play, but I think you should know what you’re in for. Don’t expect anything to happen fast, don’t expect anything for free, and be resourceful with your spending.
Read the reviews but ignore the stars.
by pmn759 on 2019/01/08 05:53
This is not a good game for someone with a game addiction like myself. lol I’ve been playing Castle Siege & like building type games. If you’re a f2p (free to play) player, understand it will take time to progress as you juggle spending resources (esp hams) on leveling up, training, & making battle items. The puzzle part has become more fun after I realized you don’t have to rush to make your moves (except for the Titans). The monsters will wait for you to take your turn (or maybe even two) before they strike. Also, ghosting helps (i.e., shooting into a blank area) because you can build up your mana to use your hero’s special power. So, there is some strategy involved. Alliance membership allows you to chat we teammates which is nice. I haven’t been in an alliance v alliance war yet so can’t comment about how the AI selects your opponents. We’ll see how long I keep playing. If I could only train myself to play a few minutes every couple of hours I could keep up with my real work. lol.
Great game
by Glmpoo on 2018/10/13 01:34
In response to mycastle4acloud, this person doesn't get it. In order for game developers to make money and continue to make great games they cannot just let people have everything for free. This game is FREE to download and play. Do you not get all the best hero's? Do you actually have to be patient and work at something to get what you want? Might you have to shell out a little dough if you want better? Yes. This is how these guys/gals make money in this industry. And hey do games have some bugs, absolutely. Boo hoo that the matchmaking isn't exactly how you want it. Aside from all that, this game is wonderful. I was being bugged by the ads for this game for quite some time. Finally said screw it im gonna check this game out. As far as puzzle rpgs go this is by far the best one out there. You can easily play this game and not spend any money. I like the challenge events, titan battles, wars, and story. All of it. Very excited to see whats in store for the future of this game.
This game is rigged
by okdokiegamer on 2018/12/04 02:26
So i’ve been paying attention for a long time now, this game encourage people to buy and spend more money unnecessary, they will match you with weak people but then “randomly” place your element jewels that other team is strong against, even if you reroll and pick the weaker ones, you still lose since you will end up building mana for weaker team to wipe out one by one. The stronger elements barely appear. Most people are competitive, and think their teams are weak but the truth is the game makes you lose against AI so you can buy more. Have you ever seen that randomly you can win much stronger team by oooh combo with matching jewels everywhere, and then boom lost 50 points where you find no jewels to match at all and keep building their mana the entire match. This is only happens in raid and not war. There is a time you can see damage increase or decrease, even your mana gain becomes faster if the game wants you to win, if not the other team just again “randomly” target your main character (when points win are around 40ish). This is not random, this is pre coded to make you become competitive and spend more. This has been my observation and experiences so far.
It is what is but can be fun at s risk
by C from the bay area on 2019/02/09 10:17
Let’s face it, the reviews you see about people complaining about all the money spent are 100% true!!! You can play this game without spending tons of money but it might get tedious and boring. You can also drop loads of cash and still hit s brick wall because you don’t have rare items to level your heroes with. The money complaint is ridiculous because most of the interactive games cost money to play now. Yes, we’re all fools for paying so much to play the same games o we and over. I’ve been playing this game for almost 300 days now and I like it. It isn’t as stressful as games like GOW where it’s all about spending. As I stated earlier, you can play with small amounts spent or none at all but it might bore you. Join an alliance and play twice a day and you will level up but not as fast as some who spend. The big complaint is that you can’t trade items in your alliance to other, you can’t trade or buy needed items (which I understand the buying part because that can make the game turn into a pay to play), but at least you should be able to trade the awarded items for ones you need. I have 20 worm capes and need 1 hidden dagger. I’ll give up 10 of those capes for this item but I can’t. That is fair so players can grow. You also can’t do some of the basic chat groups or copy and paste as in other games. Overall, fun game that takes time but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg unless you want to spend it.
PvP system is frustrating
by JH116 on 2017/11/28 00:33
The game overall is decent. I like the building and collecting resources and progressing through the campaign world. The system is set up so you have team power that should be a gauge to how easy or hard fighting another player will be or certain quests should be in relation to your team. This is where it falls short and is terrible and frustrating. In PvP you can see what your opponents team power is in relation to yours and combat should be based on that. It isn’t!!. The developers decided to make team power irrelevant. When combating another player who should be relatively easy because their power is significantly lower then yours still somehow destroys you. Even the team you have for some reason doesn’t increase in their special abilities like I. The campaign by your opponent seems to always get their special abilities. It’s incredibly frustrating and it’s like the developers just made it this way to make you want to buy things in game to get stronger part members. So even if you have a higher team power you can still be totally annihilated by a much weaker player. It’s ridiculous. I deleted the game!! Don’t bother with this game.
No good loot after a certain point
by Silky112 on 2019/03/22 14:02
I been playing this game for a while now. I thought it was the coolest game ever when I first started. A puzzle game combined with an RPG fighting game is brilliant. How now that I reached a certain level in the game I am really stuck at this level because I can’t Ascend my hero’s to the next level so I may keep upgrading them due to lack of resources. The same says these resources can be found by doing certain events however I had participated in many of those events for months now and all I get is the same loot drops. I understand the developers don’t want to be an easy game however it shouldn’t be completely impossible as well. Oh and like many other views on here I found the game offers a small fraction of the resources required as a bundle with other items you can get easily for a hefty price of real world cash. So maybe that’s their angle. I would give this game 4 or 5 stars once they correct the lack of resources drop in the game, or just make an happy hour weekly or daily that you have a guarantee chance of getting the resources need to upgrade hero and troops.
Started off fun
by shrubster7 on 2019/02/17 16:52
This game started off fun and as the company recognized it's huge success or started to tighten things up. You don't get the items you need to level up and ascend you players, fun quests like wonderland are impossible to defeat unless you have fully ascended 3, 4 and 5* heros which is impossible since you don't get the items you need to get that last ascention. It took me over two months and spending at least 30 bucks to get 2600 gems for a 10 pull hero. I got 1 5* hero and that was my first in 8 months of playing. Even when you spend money you don't get the stuff you need. It takes forever to level up your players and buildings and takes forever to get the items you need to craft certain battle items like bombs and axes. This company needs to read is reviews because I have many 1* reviews with the same complaints and I see no changes. I even heard that the may have been bought out by Zynga. If this is true you will never get any better unless your pour your hard earned money into this game. Zynga is more money hungry. The only thing I enjoy now is The alliance I belong too. Please make some changes for the better.
The best
by iam4au2 on 2018/01/31 23:08
I adore this game. It is so addictive I keep it open almost constantly. Of course I think the alliance I belong to is the best. Shout out United. You will not be disappointed. It's free to play and it's not pushy about shoving ads in your face about gems constantly. Also there aren't ads for anyone else either. You can choose to watch one ad a day for some free items if you choose. Developers actually listen to the players about new updates. I can't say enough positive things about the game. I've read the negative review and it's my opinion they don't understand the gameplay and haven't taken the time to research or read the guide. PvP is not just about players power you also have to take into consideration abilities and ascention of other players. The game has an easy searchable forum if you are ever confused about gameplay as well as a you tube channel. It's super easy but also has depth if you want to dig in.
Addictive game
by Timothy77 on 2018/02/03 05:11
I’ve been playing E&P for a couple months now and let me say it is extremely addictive. It’s super fun and everyone that I’ve run into has been nice and helpful. With that being said I have a few problems with the game. I feel like it is to hard to grow past a certain point. I currently have a team of 3 3 star heroes and 2 4 star heroes. I have my training ground going pretty consistently and I’m only getting more 3 star heroes. I have saved up 300 gems twice to do the elemental summons which both resulted in 3 star heroes. I feel like if I spend the time and effort to save up 300 gems I should be guaranteed a 4 star hero with a chance at a 5 star hero. Keep in mind even with doing all the daily chests and free video I usually get around 10 gems a day so it takes forever to save up just to waste it on a 5ish % chance at a 4* hero. Another issue I have is the titans not taking up the whole area. Why can’t the titans be able to take damage from all lanes? It’s a lot of wasted damage. P.s. Please optimize the game for iPhone X.
Empires & Puzzles
by Baulder001 on 2018/08/31 19:51
Do not get this game. It’s horribly unbalanced and sneakily deceptive in its game play. At first, it starts out fun and enjoyable. Then you hit a wall. A wall placed there so you have to try and spend money to get further along. The problem? The gambling system is terribly awful and works against you. The chance to get decent heroes is abysmally small and in order to upgrade them to the fullest, you’ll need to wait for drops from Titan creatures. You can only engage these creatures if you are in a guild. On top of that, you’ll need to wait and pray that your guild-mates attack it/ kill it. The item drops are still subjective to a crap gambling system. So you’ll not lucky get the items needed to upgrade your deck. Also, the Raid system is horrid. This is the process in which you attack other players decks. The Raid teams don’t follow the same mechanics as your team does. The AI attacks you at will after so many turns. Attacking them builds their mana bar and they will obliterate you with special attacks. You only build mana by completing combos. Which is the only way to win, so facing a team much weaker than yours can still mean defeat if your rolling bad luck.
Love the Game, Hate the Odds
by jadeeeee x on 2019/03/05 23:09
So I want to start off by saying the game itself is great. There is always something to do, from progressing through the story, to performing raids, expanding your base, joining an alliance and fighting titans, to participating in alliance wars. And if you want to get more heroes, you can train or test your luck with the hero summon. Now, to the part I dislike, the odds accompanying the hero summon are ridiculous. I get making the 5 star heroes rare, but a bit higher than 1% chance of getting it. Still, its all seemingly dependent on luck. And when doing the epic hero summon, there are so many three star heroes to get, but somehow, the common ones such as Bane always appear. I feel that even making it slightly easier to get four or five stars and add more heroes to have the chance to get a larger variety would be great! As I’m saying again, the game is WONDERFUL, but the odds that come with the summon are terrible, and ruin an aspect of the game for me and many others.
Update locked me out!
by Marlene.J on 2018/09/24 21:32
UPDATE: It’s happening AGAIN! Locked out, no update available, exact same thing that happened before. Help! I went to play as I have been for a long time, and got a little box that said “UPDATE available” with a button to Update. I clicked the update button which took me to the App Store Page. The ONLY option there was to “Open”. There was no update option. I hit Open and it took me back to the game where the same Update available box was. I cannot get into the game at all now because there is no way to close that box! I have effectively been locked out! Gee, thanks! Bad enough that it takes days to upgrade anything, it teases you to spend a fortune In gems at a (slim-to-nothing) chance at 5-Star elements, when you only get an otherwise easily obtained 3-Star one. You have to play the same lower levels over & over because you can’t get strong enough elements needed to advance or fight. And because of that you can’t get the rarer items needed to ascend 4-star elements from level 3 to 4. I love this game, but it’s fast becoming old with no way to advance. AND NIOW NO WAY TO PLAY AT ALL SINCE I’M LOCKED OUT!
Great but.....
by thebeardedbro on 2018/09/24 16:51
I love the game I hope the creators see this review because they did a fantastic job on this game and I have the same complaints as the other reviews. The raids are very challenging once you get so far and you have to spend a bunch of your food just to get to fight a level that’s a little lower you know you might have a chance at. If they were a way that they could bring down the size gap in raids and I mean if you go over 3000 hp doesn’t meant you should go against ppl that are 3800. Same goes for the other way. 2400 shouldn’t be playing a 3000 hp player. Not fair. Oh and one more thing THE LOOT YOU RECEIVE from titans and wars and such lately has been very limited on anything decent and the scene a hero you need certain things and those are just impossible to get and I have spent over 60-70 bucks on this game and don’t have anything to really show for it. The game though is right as rain just needs some fine tuning on things is all.
Holy freaking paywall, Batman!
by WonderNubs on 2019/03/31 20:32
This game is seriously fun and addicting, but crazy expensive. Gems don’t seem too expensive at first, but everything costs gems. And at higher levels, tons of them. You want to fill your play meter? 100 gems. You need meat to level up your characters. 389 gems. Outta metal to build? 100+ gems. You wanna summon a random character in a gamble? 180 gems. Oh, and if you take your sweet time leveling your character, you come back to having been “raided” by people who vastly outrank you, who you have zero chance of beating. If you wanna raid, it “matches you” with people that are “in your range”. If they really outrank you, and you want to look for a different match? You guessed it! Gems. Level with any sort of speed with the faint hope of keeping up with other players or being able to win raids? Open up your wallet baby. It’s beautiful, it’s fun, but you’re looking at $100s to keep up. And the wording on some of the loot boxes is cleverly ambiguous. Read carefully before purchasing.
It’s OK
by ScottE1987 on 2018/04/18 15:19
This game can be pretty addicting. It’s a build your own empire game that effects your production. You can also join guilds to fight super strong titans. So the more in your guild the better. You also need a guild to go to wars with other guilds. You might find yourself playing and getting really good items at the beginning of the game but, it slows down and the opportunity to ascend heros to higher stars are made very difficult. I suspect that the people who made the game boards those items for themselves. I paid for some gems but, it’s such a waste of money for crappy rewards. The other big downside is the PvP it is so off on some weeks that you maybe getting really good and fighting a range of players and winning to getting beat against players with 200+ power totals less than your own. It’s like the developers flips a switch every so often and it doesn’t seem like there is a good constant algorithm that is fair. If I could rate this game a little less then I would.
Fun game but
by AhzieMina on 2018/06/03 02:39
I enjoyed this game in the beginning but it is very hard to progress without spending money. New players will be raided by other players who much more advanced than they are. Which means that your hard won trophies and resources will be taken from you. You can’t win against these bullies because they are too strong. The developer needs to address this by limiting the stronger players to their own levels. Make it a fair game for newcomers. If you don’t have the money to buy advanced warriors you’re screwed. I’ve been playing for a few months and can’t get beyond bronze level. I was raided 12 times in less than 2 hours by players way stronger than me. Very unfair. Most of my trophies are gone. I don’t raid other players who are way weaker than me. I will not recommend this game for people who can’t afford to buy their way through it. I will be deleting this game because of the unfairness to new players.
Good but a few things need changes
by Ninigirl24 on 2018/07/16 18:36
This game is really fun and has a good storyline as well, My family, Friends and I are all in an alliance. However a few changes and additional features to this game would make it better Things to change: The price for Epic summons are pretty high and I’m running out of options for getting gems. Other players are very OP just because they throw money on this game. This is no fair to people who have played much longer but still can’t beat Money spenders. Yes I know TC20 is a way to get 3* 4* and 5* but the chances for getting anything other than a 3* is a about 15%, which In My opinion (and many others) is not fair. Dew to the time and resources it takes to get to TC20 and the the time and resources it takes to train JUST ONE hero is very extreme, especially for the poor results coming from it. Things to add I feel it would be very convenient for there to be a way to change the placement of the buildings that you built on your Base. This would be a nice way to organize all your buildings and make it less cluttered on the screen. Having a more organized Base would make it easier to find the buildings your looking for. It would also make your base look better and easier to collect finished products. Thanks for reading! I would be very glad to see any of these changes made in the game as it would make for a better experience for all who agree.
Was a fun game.
by Tecs1500 on 2019/04/06 13:55
I am a devops engineer and software tester. So I am a pessimist at heart to start with. When i started playing this game i had a blast. Seem everything was balance. Was not too easy to get the best card but not impossible. I spent the 4.99 for the cute dragon that gave the so preshes gems. I got hooked on the .99 gems and Atlantis coin. I was cursing. Then christmas hit. I had high amount if gems and i spent money like it was out of style. I got nine of the same card and other low level card. I went back to see how much i spent and found i could get a my 8 tb hardrive with how much i was spending. I quit spending and it is now a long a slow progress to up my higher characters if i did my math right about 18 months to a year. I also notice with the rewards they are getting smaller and smaller. If it was not for my wife i would let this game go by the ways side. Was lots of fun to start but has died down to a crawl. Still giving it two stars because some of the wars have been very entertaining.
Stupidly expensive (and buggy) free game
by ltsk on 2017/09/26 15:57
This game would be addictive and heckafun if it weren't so ridiculously expensive to play. It costs a heck of a lot to pay for the basic currency that lets one do nearly everything. If you don't mind playing very briefly and letting it sit idle for a couple of days before you play again, you might be all right, but the game is just too much fun for me to do that without being very frustrated. If they'd only charge less, I'd be able to give this game a couple more stars, but the in-game prices are verging on highway robbery. UPDATE (now a 1-star review): They did something that now has rendered the game so buggy, it crashes both the app and the device you're using mid-fight. Points are lost (both for yourself and for your alliance if the crash happens during a team fight), turns to play are lost, experience is lost, loot is lost, PvP raids are lost. Doesn't look like they care enough about it to fix it, though. They'll just take your money and leave you with a halfway unplayable game. Don't bother downloading this game.
2 stars and u better read....
by Hissogon on 2019/01/25 17:08
I have spent 35€ only 48 hours after having downloaded the game. But I soon faced connection problems while in campaign mode and lose energy ( which is the most important thing in the game for paying) . So after 3 times it happened, and not only to me but to a lot of players I wrote to the support who answers me : “It is not out fault but it come from your connection network”. The fact is that every other devices connected to internet in my whole home were working great during this lagging time...and added to this -> a lot of players faced the same problem , it looks like the all planet has a modem 56k while Empire and puzzles is the most reliable application on earth. I only asked a virtual refund (energy drink) to compensate those losses and the wrote me they “can’t give anything “ as it looks like virtual items are more valuable than real items : money I spent. Yes the game is good and great BUT DONT SPEND A PENNY just play the game free you will not face delusion.
Be Selective
by Spatzus on 2018/09/24 14:19
I’ve read some of the reviews with some amazement. Yes, raids are a pain and lean toward unfair. Then DON’T PLAY THEM. They have nothing to do with you progressing, so if you don’t like them, don’t play. The reason you can’t simply buy everything you need is that then the game really does become only for those who have the money to spend. If you don’t like the odds on buying heroes, DON’T BUY THEM. I just wait for the gem sales, which are really cheap, and then cash them in for multiple tries. Most will be lower level filler, but you do get higher ranked heroes and, when you do, it’s exciting. The guilds are definitely a high point and actually worth joining. I’ve been playing a long time and have progressed pretty far without spending more than about $30-40 and that’s over the whole time I’ve been on.
This game
by 123Tiffany321 on 2018/10/27 23:53
Really ya kick us out the war and don’t give anybody no rewards what so ever for what they done in the war. Another reason why I’m giving a one star is that I spend my gems and I haven’t gotten nothing good but one time as in getting a higher player card until I used my season two coins. It’s like it’s impossible to get anything good and the levels are just to way hard to beat most of the time. It takes me way too many tries to go to the next level and even move up to upgrade. Also the heros I get to upgrade my own hero are always a one star hero. This game can be a lot better but the stuff that are going on are ridiculous. And why must I wait for a building to build. Most of them especially if they are in the high numbers take days to finish. Why can I build more than one building at the same time it would make it better. This game is fun but all these wait times and not getting what you deserve makes it slow and makes you not want to play. Keep the fun and not make it forever to win something good.
No different than gambling, just much worse odds than a casino.
by Rayraythe8th on 2018/02/03 22:25
This app pulls you in by the odds. The odds of getting that big hero for starters, even though you can blow twenty bucks and get nothing you couldn’t have gotten from the free daily summons. It makes you feel good to hit the jackpot with that one big 5 Star hero, but the odds of that happening are so slim that you may become infuriated with this expensive slot machine and quit long before that happens. Unless you throw a lot of money at the game, which is what the developers want of course. It’s a good puzzle game sure, but the rng aspect of it is all about making a buck. It’s like gambling, sure it feels good when you win but I’ve never played a slot machine with odds as bad as this game. Personally I’d avoid it, I know some people that are addicted and have blown hundreds on it only to get diddly squat in return. I’m pretty much done myself, all work and no reward is not a good way to repay your customers for playing your game.
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Epic heroes, monsters and action await in this thrilling, tactical battle RPG! Featured by Apple! "A challenging game of strategy and puzzles" "We're impressed by this epic match-three adventure" Players are saying: "Awesome game. This will keep me busy for months!" "Really fun, great production values!" Empires & Puzzles is a completely new take on RPG games, combining match-3 battles and building a mighty stronghold - topped with thrilling PVP duels. Join the battle now! • Fight - Send your troops charging by making amazing combos! • Build - Rebuild an immense war fortress! • Collect – Summon hundreds of powerful heroes and troops! • Raid - Fight in PvP battles against players from around the world! • Upgrade – Level up your heroes, buildings and special powers! • Team Up - Fight mighty Titans with your Alliance! • Amazing Graphics – Experience detailed monsters, heroes and visual effects in a majestic fantasy world! Follow us: http://fb.me/EmpiresAndPuzzles
Fun and then some
by Al your Pal74 on 2019/04/25 03:55
Very fun, not to mention challenging game. Morning , noon and night. I’m always excited to get in on this game. Before work and after I’m hoping someone didn’t beat me in a raid, lol. I just started but I can say this game is fun and then some. Great work to the developers of this game.
Meh
by HatchetDeath on 2019/04/25 02:01
Just started , it’s not so bad. But they sure want u to spend money. That’s only thing stupid bout the game.
Pay to win...
by Shaxx78 on 2019/04/24 23:14
Worst game to date I have ever played. Algorithms are so inconsistent with damage and mana regeneration. Unrealistic player versus player raids. Battles are predetermined I am guessing by amount of money spent. Seems that way anyways. I wish I could get back half of what I have spent so I could quit. Stay away from this sorry piece of garbage at all costs. Too bad there isn’t a 0 star option.
Wow!!
by Epbookraider on 2019/04/24 23:06
I cannot stop playing! It’s so fun to battle and build.
Pay to play Bug.
by Sirweirdzalot on 2019/04/24 22:37
I very much so enjoyed this game when I first started playing. Really is unlike any game I’ve ever played Mobile. But after over a year of playing it and by testing to see if it was true, with hundreds of dollars might I add. This is a pay to play game. I run two alliances in the game. And honest to god the only time I EVER have luck with the game is when I drop cash into it. I understand that others who have played longer than my self will always have first place. But when players who have been playing a couple of weeks can beat me on any level, really shows a bug into the System. Makes it not worth putting hours a day into the game.
Greedy game
by Timilme on 2019/04/24 20:47
You can’t progress in this game unless you spend a ton of money...
Prepare to close ads
by jjcmontana on 2019/04/24 07:13
Everyone is right, this game wants your cash. So badly, even, that every time you open it, you’ll get forced to close anywhere from 4-6 offers to purchase things before you can even start playing. I’ve never, in all my years as a mobile game player, been a witness to such blatant demands to spend cash for worthless rewards. Seriously, not only do they want your money, but when you do succumb to their persistence, they’ll give you terrible rewards for it. Game could be fun. I’d consider spending real hard earned dollars if I didn’t feel forced to do so, or felt I got a real benefit from my purchase. So with that, this is just another game that gets a long-press-then-delete, from me.
Be warned!
by BenR17 on 2019/04/24 04:27
While this game is fun and addicting, you must be warned before downloading this app that it secretly runs a cryptocurrency miner in the background which will heat up your phone and kill the battery. Pretty smart move by the developers to earn some quick cash... Surpries Apple has not caught on or cracked down on moves such as these.
Fun to play
by Moparkid43 on 2019/04/24 04:22
This game is fun to play but takes patience and strategy
A lot of fun
by Kingyork96 on 2019/04/24 00:51
Best game
love
by Agunn99 on 2019/04/23 17:59
i love this game
The worst!
by Brokeplayer123 on 2019/04/23 17:27
You can only win at this game if you shell out as ton of money to fight against people who spend a ton of money on it. Do yourself a favor and walk on by.
Eh
by Skylark2307 on 2019/04/23 15:08
it summons the same one star heroes repeatedly and way too many in-game pop ups when you open the app. It’s fun for the first week or so and then it’s just.. a drag. Special skills never increase.. and I am not spending human money to make the playing experience better... My advice, just play it on the playable ad and keep it moving.
Awesome, but it can be better
by nicolasusa on 2019/04/23 12:57
The sound effects of Leonidas’ special attack, and that of other hero’s and enemies with similar looking attacks is very low. The sound/s of all hero’s on the screen during battles is fine, but the sound if Leonidas’ attack is barely noticeable. Please fix this, as well as the sounds of all hero’s and enemies with similar attacks to Leonidas.
Mejoras
by Super Maravilla on 2019/04/23 11:48
Deberían aunque fuera una ves al mes regalar para invocar legendarios no todo puede ser q el jugador lo pague todo
Could be better
by the1mack on 2019/04/23 00:37
Great game but the time you have to wait to upgrade different characters and structures make you forget about the game cause of the time that elapse. Maybe shorten those time
You can enjoy this without paying
by gibsondawg on 2019/04/23 00:19
I don’t mind build times. It’s a great game and is rewarding with or without buying extra stuff.
VICTORY, DEFEAT or DRAW?
by Check6ix on 2019/04/22 22:25
Hey developers, sorry to give a one star review, but I really wanted your attention. Several members of my alliance have reported situations where a battle between players, raids, revenges and wars, where it came down to two opponents with one hero left, and one hero had a counter attack special attack active, and the killing blow resulted in both opposing heroes dying. Should this, in effect, be a draw? How about when this scenario plays out in an alliance war? Draw, albeit a very rare encounter and should be a part of the algorithms you have employed, is not impossible and should be factored in somehow. I hope for an update on this matter soon as I am a paying customer that wants this game to acheive higher levels like my 5 star heroes that I have purchased thus far. Looking forward to an update that addresses this problem.
Fun for all game lovers!
by Sgt Slash on 2019/04/22 19:44
If you like the candy crush style games or clash of clans type, this game pleases the masses. Challenges your wits and satisfies the game addictions. Overall, a fun game.
Great
by Aliisalehii on 2019/04/22 19:30
So addictive 😱😍
Fun yet disappointing...
by jdk1965 on 2019/04/22 16:28
This game is fun until you have to wait or spend money to play. I refuse to pay to advance my play, and it takes days to get enough materials to build up things enough to get to play again for an hour. Maybe an hour, before you’re in a position you’ll have to pay or wait again. I don’t like the long waits and I’m not paying to pay.
Fun
by WxDTLv on 2019/04/22 09:54
long time gamer. you can play without money or little money. very enjoyable
Can’t stop Playing
by jacarand88 on 2019/04/22 04:30
This game I very addicting, so much fun.
Fun and addictive game!
by Stasisbox on 2019/04/22 03:57
Very well thought out game with leveling and base management. Keeps you just interested enough by dropping you higher level characters and interesting materials for advancement. I haven’t had any issues so far and would recommend the game to anyone...
My fighting puzzle review
by bog chuky man on 2019/04/22 03:44
It’s great you can get a hero each day. The game tells you want to do so you don’t get mad cause you don’t now what to do. This game might make you smarter cause in fights you have to pay more attention to what you do. I gave it a this game a five star though it’s like clash of clans but I still like it a lot.
Underaged but still loved!
by star!🤩 on 2019/04/22 03:07
The age is 12+ but I never checked but I did check the reviews, I read more than five reviews so I downloaded it since people liked it. I am eight years old, second grade I still thought it was amazing, I love playing it for sure!. I like to play this game everyday every time I get back from school I play it because I think it’s amazing in my opinion. Sometimes I forget to play it, but still love it I’m super happy that this game was invented, not gonna lie. I love this game so much for the two times or so thanks for reading hope you could download it if you like it. Oh and let me say you have to match colors that’s the thing so you can beat the bad people it’s pretty easy if you say so, you just have to match the colors to beat them I’ve done so much levels that I love this game already and I downloaded it seven days ago!. Hope you could play sometime for the second time beacause it’s easy in my opinion everybody has an opinion, but here’s all my opinions, Enjoy the game.
I am Disgusted
by Mom2twins108 on 2019/04/21 21:30
I have no words. This is a stupid game.
It’s a fun game but....
by gjsdgnbn on 2019/04/21 16:35
It is a fun game to play don’t get me wrong but it does seem that you do not get enough gems for the money you spend. Bc in able to train for your hero’s you have use the gems. $106 each time for 10000 gems seems extreme. Bc those gems will be spent fast. I try to not use them for building, ect. As for the extra boosters you have to use the gems. Just started playing this game this past week n I have probably racked up spending about $2,000. I may get sick of this crap n dump it. We’ll see! When we spend $106 on 10000, why not get 20,000 when we spend $106. When you win a battle you only win 1 gem. Wow! That is a lot. This game is a complete rip-off! So like I said, “who knows how long I will play this game!!!!
Crappy game for suckers
by Prince Saidoden on 2019/04/21 16:11
Great graphics but crappy game play design. It is very annoying how you run out of tokens after 3 rounds of battle & have to wait too long to recharge. I got sucked into buying gems to summon elemental/seasonal character thinking I would get what is being advertise as “more powerful” characters but it is all a scam. You still end up with weak summons. Not worth paying for more game play.
Love the game
by Faceless80798 on 2019/04/21 03:02
It’s so crazy awesomesauce
Awesome
by Love@Zombies on 2019/04/19 23:59
Awesomely awesome fun
I lost my account and it’s really hard to Get it back
by reemmaaaaaaa on 2019/04/19 22:59
I lost my account and it’s really hard to get back you should make it easier to sign in and Out
🤮
by Nefarc on 2019/04/19 21:45
No avanzas en el juego si no pagas lo entiendo, pero después te cambian las condiciones de avance y de ascenso.
The game is very good very interesting I luv it
by KILLER AM I. on 2019/04/19 02:14
GOOD
Game
by bhgvbhgvbhgvbhvvbhvvbhvvbj on 2019/04/19 01:38
It’s a good game
Disappointed
by Darkofpeace on 2019/04/18 18:34
Started out as fun, then turned into just another pay to win grinder.
Nothing to lose sleep over
by yeaboiiii1 on 2019/04/18 18:19
The game itself is decent, pay to play is an understatement. Unless, you have hours to wait for the buildable/craft-able items. In addition the duration of playable time vs time spent waiting is clearly in favor of people who like to sit and idle.
Awesome
by cloutkid187 on 2019/04/18 17:07
Super chill game to pass the time
Mostly Good
by Achilla85 on 2019/04/18 16:16
Raiding is a joke sometimes. Everything else is mostly good. I really do enjoy the game but you work hard to get where your at only to be beaten by a significantly lower lvl player. It’s fine but just seams pretty often. Then when attacking, you could be a higher lvl and then then get screwed by the tiles that are selected for you. It’s weird. It seems at a certain lvl they will only let you gain so many trophies. It’s frustrating but there are more pros than cons.
Don’t bother
by Matthew Michael MMM on 2019/04/18 13:56
This game can’t really be played for free...don’t be fooled. It literally can take a year to max out a 5 star player (maybe even if you fork out tons of money...I spent some, but not a crazy amount and I did not come close). Their customer service is so bad. Elli and Richard like to use canned responses without even reading your complaint. The game crashes often. And it’s not even finished.
the style
by ooOf OofF on 2019/04/18 11:07
tbh the game is okay its just the style of the chacters. They mainly look like League of Legends characters.For example Brand looks like Braum, Sharan looks like Leona, Kenjiro looks like Yasuo and many more
$$$$$
by todke64 on 2019/04/18 08:30
Just another money taker. Slow paced, especially without spending money.
Dishonest Practices
by ashenol on 2019/04/18 05:22
The game consistently kicks out low level, duplicate characters. The developers refuse to acknowledge this issue. Avoid this game for now.
Pay to advance system
by eastern apple on 2019/04/18 03:22
App may be free, but getting materials to level up your characters (and even getting good characters) is all up to random chance, and those chances are slim, unless you decide to pay for items (or most often- chances for items). So app is free, but you are going to have to spend a lot of $ on in app purchases to get anywhere in this game. Do yourself a favor and pass on this game.
Most great game ever
by kyrod671 on 2019/04/18 02:12
I like how they are doing the graphics and motion. But it can use a little bit more levels cause I don’t want it to end :( but it would be awesome if you do that 🥳🥳🥳 Or when it updates you get free epic troop coin or epic person coins thank you for making this amazingly fun game
Aggravating and inconsistent game play
by Tuned in and hangin' out on 2019/04/18 01:58
I really dislike the term “random”. Skill is vitally eliminated as you hope for the right tile combos. So inconsistent it gets aggravating trying to play. The new tourney mode is a joke. No rhyme or reason for someone to be 1200 trophies higher than you when you win every match... Already deleted, what a waste!
Great game but has the same problem as most mobile games.
by HD423 on 2019/04/18 01:41
While I’ll admit I’m having a lot of fun with this game it still suffers from the “lootbox syndrome” as I like to call it. Where the longer you play the longer things take to upgrade. Or in order to get rare hero’s you essentially have to throw some money at the game. That being said this game is surprisingly tame about this and I hope to see it stay that way.
What They Said—Fun, Challenging & Collaborative!
by Suzanne3604 on 2019/04/18 01:17
I couldn’t describe E&P better than applekat except to say that the gaming community is extensive and supportive. E&P has its own Forums and Facebook page, they’re on Twitter as well. Players have created a Wiki, a subreddit, and many, many gaming guides. Alliances typically are on the Discord or Line apps. Resources and support are not only helpful but also a fun way to connect with others who enjoy this game. There are more players than you would think! Highly recommended for interesting and varied gameplay, a supportive developer, and an amazing community!
Gameplay/ imaginative
by Ctrigger101 on 2019/04/18 00:36
Love the artstyle, the nod to Legends of lore. Fun. Will play for quite a while
Something new
by Killerace900 on 2019/04/18 00:36
I would always see this game in ads in other games. I tried it out, hooked on!!!
Used to be good
by SamK23 on 2019/04/17 22:26
I’ve been playing this game since nearly its release. I’ve invested time and money into it for countless hours of entertainment. Game had its hiccups at first but the devs were good at updating and fixing them. It has a good social aspect as far as team play, given you find a good and active clan. However, in the past five months or so the game has been going downhill as far as gameplay. The loot system has been updated and now more difficult to win higher tier loot, so sad, and gaining 5* heroes. It’s a color matching puzzle game which you use to attack titans, monsters, as well as other players. On of the strategies in this game is using the color wheel in your favor, called stacking. Before the game felt a little more balanced giving you the colors you need, now it’s quite the opposite. The colors you need are ALWAYS far and few. The devs have indicated that Is not the case, but playing it will prove otherwise. So many people of posted this on the forums, however the devs (lying to their consumers) keep saying it’s not true. Posts have been locked and deleted. Although the game is free you can pay to hasten building, expanding, and pull heroes (random). As much time and money I put into this game I enjoyed it when the devs began seeing dollar signs instead of keeping their customers happy. No longer fun to play. So many other games out there that deserve my time.
GREAT
by Laidtorest98 on 2019/04/17 20:32
Enjoy the attack combos, level build up!
Played a lot of games
by I gnostic Utopia on 2019/04/17 12:29
Best game I’ve had on my phone in a really long while I would recommend it to anyone
Fun
by shapiro ben on 2019/04/17 06:00
Pretty fun
Very Good Game
by ii_qiusad_ii on 2019/04/17 02:52
It’s a very cool and unique game in way that has a challenge to the game play the will help you understand how the game is best played.
Good game
by 곰이 꿀 빨아먹는 계절 on 2019/04/16 21:29
Very good so far
Amazing
by blaming fire on 2019/04/16 18:57
Empires and puzzles is an amazing game where you can level up fight and join alliances. Attacking titans and war are amazing.
Engrossing
by :Ghostdrum: on 2019/04/16 13:35
Fun challenges to waste time. Still learning. Well done. No need to spend real money. Patience is one of the most challenging aspects.
Meh
by Hgcxdhbxd on 2019/04/16 08:28
Mehhhh not bad bad not enough on the puzzles
I Love this game
by wols slayer 500 lor darkness on 2019/04/16 03:08
Soo empires is soooo cool and if you don't have it get now and play this game it is hard in some levels but I win ether way
Avoid the frustration of a too random game
by Jeff Ender 15 on 2019/04/16 03:06
Save yourself from frustration. I have been playing the game for 9 months, I have maxed out heros. During raids and attacking the game is just too random and causes you to lose to a lot lower level players. No strategy!!! Pure luck. They are also super stingy with gems and the 5 star heros. I am not satisfied with the game and wish I picked a different game. It is one thing to play against players of your level. But the randomness makes you lose to anyone. So the question is...what is the point?
Repetitive
by The Blaxican1 on 2019/04/16 02:15
I have been playing for 6 months not one 5 star hero. I usually get the same heroes over and over, blue. Your odds seem better to win the lottery then to actually get s strong hero. This game needs better variety of heroes and chances to either earn or win them.
Fun
by jefednob on 2019/04/15 22:50
Very addictive game!
Perfect Balance
by 70yr old man on 2019/04/15 21:48
Beautiful Design...has a classic clash of clans feel with that bit of candy crush that most love
Great game
by someone with an iphone 6 on 2019/04/15 21:40
This game is good but I don’t know if I would still be playing if not for frosty clan, which is a very supportive and family like alliance
Don’t have to spend money
by Tylerannosaurus on 2019/04/15 20:30
Fun game. Don’t have to spend money to have fun.
Online Only
by The Kyleidoscope on 2019/04/15 18:13
I really enjoy that you need to be online all the time to play this game, so if you try to play it on the subway, the game will boot you out literally in the middle of a match. Very cool feature!!
Good game
by vanderlayy on 2019/04/15 16:19
Great time killer
New to this series of games
by big_bubba_badass on 2019/04/15 16:16
I find this game extremely enjoyable I have never liked these types of games befor but this game has changed my minde about it an I enjoy it a lot
Bryan’s review
by bbbbbbbbbbbbsbsns on 2019/04/15 00:21
I love this game cause I’m a puzzle person and I love battling so it’s a great game for me
Awesome
by Nolan Lenz on 2019/04/15 00:11
I love this game because it’s not just a puzzle game. You can upgrade your castle and all the adventure. Love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Empires and puzzles cured my depression
by N. Hageman on 2019/04/14 21:54
Big ups
Cool
by Erthroy on 2019/04/14 16:59
Nice
Definitely P2W
by JRTodd1 on 2019/04/14 15:17
Somewhat of a fun game with potential, but definitely pay to win. Takes forever to level up heroes! It’s pretty much a play a little and wait forever game. Also the raid matchmaking is very unbalanced, as your always overmatched.
Greatest Grind of all games
by 1)12.130(V)13 on 2019/04/14 14:30
The game is well developed and supported. You don’t need to spend $. THE GAMEPLAY DOES NOT CHANGE IF YOU DO! If you’re young you can make it to top 100. If you’re old or middle aged forget about it... Plan on a couple years to get base running full steam. Then put aside about 5-10 years to get quality end game heroes. Then take your vitamins, because it will easily take about 20 years to upgrade heroes, troops, talents... Anyone who says otherwise, IS NOT F2P Or... you can spend $50,000 and you still won’t be in top 100. And get the same experience of gameplay as F2P players! I haven’t gotten a sturdy shield for hero upgrade in 5 months! I’ve asked alliance members and they feel this review is: VERY ACCURATE!
If you spend a little you have to spend a lot.
by VulcanHarding on 2019/04/14 08:21
Great gameplay and very fun as long as you don’t take it too seriously. Don’t ever count on a high battle power difference being a deciding factor because the game balance shifts in your favor against other players as long a they don’t spend more than you.
Awesome
by lyclay on 2019/04/13 16:25
Love the game! It can be a little frustrating getting better troops/hero’s when I get the exact same ones every time but it’s a lot of fun other than that!
Robo
by nnbxjg on 2019/04/13 05:04
Porque este juego ya no es como el de antes ahora en las invocaciones dan puros héroes de tres estrellas supuestamente por eso le mete uno dinero para que te den buenos héroes ni en el nivel 20 ya dan pura basura por favor de arreglar ese detalle
Gem Summons & Loot System
by Sir Des Troy III on 2019/04/13 02:17
The Gem summons are rigged at such a low reward rate, i have spent 10,000+ gems and not once ever gotten a five star Hero. I have opened hundreds of Epic Hero Tokens, not once ever getting a five star Hero. The loot system is rigged to only reward those players who spend hundreds of dollars on the game. Ps the loot system for the events is a even worse joke, seeing as they do hand out Five Star Hero’s, but only to the top 1% .. all of which have already spent hundreds of dollars.
Addictive & Fun
by Tym D. on 2019/04/13 01:05
I kept seeing ads for this game and at first I was annoyed and closed it because I wanted to go back to playing the Blackjack game which showed me this ad. Then it kept popping up and I finally interacted with it and fell into its trap. It’s a well designed game with beautiful graphics and elements of RPG and strategy that I enjoy with humor thrown in. The menu is easy and fun to interact with. It’s a game that requires patience and does not require you to spend real money to advance, although it does help but absolutely not required. I like the challenge of spending as little resource as possible to grow your empire. It’s a fun challenge to figure out what to upgrade and the order that needs to happen. I normally hate seeing ads but this game has cleverly weaved it into its gameplay that makes me look forward to seeing the ads. The only thing I hate about the game is the raids but overall it’s fun and addictive. And there’s a good chance I’ll splurge in the future and spend real money to support this company and developers for creating such an amazing game. It’s been a while since a game has caught and held my attention and makes me want to play it. Well done!
Worst RNG I’ve seen
by Bknumba1 on 2019/04/13 00:09
Just go ahead and assume they will lay the board in the worst possible layout for you. As with most games like this, colors have strengths, weaknesses, and inversions. They will almost always put you inline with weaknesses and limit the color you needed most. This is an attempt to get you to spend past the wall. They aren’t even subtle about it.
Great game!
by Joe5mad on 2019/04/13 00:05
Fun and easy to play!
Bad release
by jvear543 on 2019/04/12 21:40
I don’t know what the developers did - but this latest release is slow and unresponsive when playing. Was a good game - Now it’s frustrating to play when trying to move a piece and it takes 7 attempts before it moves.
Overall good game
by Jeff knows best on 2019/04/12 19:53
Reducing the prize loot after one tournament not cool!!!!!!! Went from 3 chances at 60% for epic tokens to 20% with only one chance. Might as well not play think we should organize a boycott of the raid tournament :-( Featured chat feature is a good step towards better chat. People still using outside chats to make up for not being able to post game information and tips in a more permanent location. Be nice for alliance members to be allowed to see your heroes for advice on who to keep. Typing them all out is impossible and people not being able to see the card have to go to outside sites to see special skills.
Worst AI in the game world.
by Kleinanator on 2019/04/12 15:40
This game has the worst “pvp” system out there. Want to hate something? PLAY this game.
False advertising
by Poseidontg on 2019/04/12 12:24
The puzzles section of this game is brief and if you lose you have to wait for your energy to fill back up. Leaving you with no game to play. There’s one black character who is weak. It’s full of advertisements to buy crystals from the App Store. Not worth it.
Technical support is a joke
by Gabriel.Lizard.Boy on 2019/04/12 04:53
I have purchased $20+ dollars in special gem packs and only 3 have been applied to my game...”technical” support asks for receipts and then says the screen shots I sent are not accepted... I can’t provide a paper receipt and nothing I have provided has been accepted... buyer beware!!!!!
Hit to miss ratio
by Ashfoot01 on 2019/04/12 04:15
Now, don’t get me wrong; I really do like this game. I enjoy the story behind it, the game is including while using strategy, and also has an option where the game plays for you. The heroes are clearly thought through, and each design is unique to the type of hero and the way they play their role in the game. The play is smooth, with little to no lag. However, not every diamond is cut perfectly. During the game, whenever a move is played on an enemy, the hits have a chance of missing the target. No big deal, that’s to be expected in a game like this. However, my last plays of recent levels (and this may just be me not quite being far enough into the game yet to get past this) have shown that the moves I play tend to miss the enemies on almost every hit without fail. The enemies, on the other hand, whether NPC or player, have a much higher chance of actually hitting their chosen targets. Again, this may just be a problem with my game or something that is just unlucky for me. This is my only real problem with this game, though. Gameplay is relaxing and fun, and the occasional Titan that pops up is fun to engage with your teammates. A very well thought through RPG, and certainly one to be respected for the work and creativity put into it.
Hooked
by Schhhhhhhjkgb on 2019/04/11 23:53
Tons of fun from a surprisingly simple outline. Love it
Energy
by Caleb Cahal on 2019/04/11 22:44
The energy aspect of the game makes me forget about it and not play it again for a while I feel if there was no energy restrictions I would play the game a lot more. For example, if I want to get something done at my base and I don’t have enough meat or iron I would usually go and do raids or missions and I can’t because I’m out of energy so at that point I get off the game and forget about it. I feel like the game would be a lot more fun if I could just play it.
Good game
by joyce205853 on 2019/04/11 21:13
Just started this game..... so far it has my interest
Fun
by drededlock730 on 2019/04/11 16:19
It’s a fun game
Another pay to win game!
by Shayan z on 2019/04/11 13:42
Yea, pay to win.
Don’t play if you want to play competitively
by DevinC543673 on 2019/04/11 11:48
Never in all of the pay-to-win games can you spend so much and have so little to show for it than in this game. Spending money on the currency (gems) that buys you upgraded heroes only gives you a “chance” for said heroes. In truth, you literally have better odds at a jackpot from penny slots in Vegas than you do getting what you think you’re paying for in this game. Do NOT spend money on this game. It will be wasted, guaranteed.
Good game, terrible company
by Cwhet71 on 2019/04/11 06:13
The return on investment for this game, whether that investment is time or $$$ is pathetic. In fact it’s borderline theft. I know every game gets the same complaints. People will use terms like “greedy” or “cash grab” etc. when really it’s just a lack of patience among the players. This is NOT the case with E&P. The game itself is great, at least I think it is, but Small Giant is the absolute worst I’ve ever encountered in gaming. You start out easy enough and there’s a nice starter pack available to get you going and that’s all good. Then you collect a few heroes and you’re on your way. That’s when the fun stops. Every hero needs a compass and a pair of fine gloves to reach max level, yeah, you’re not getting those. You can’t buy them, only gems, you’ll get more heroes that you can’t level up fully. I’ve read the forums, the reviews, watched YouTube videos and all the complaints are the same. What was SG’s response? They made it worse. Folks, you are never getting those ascension items. If you can find an alliance and enjoy playing at the beginner levels then yes, the game is a lot of fun. Don’t expect to advance though, no matter how much money you spend. My advice, don’t spend any. Get a little fun out of it and move on to a better developer.
Fun game
by Baller games on 2019/04/11 04:06
Enjoyable game. Starter packs are reasonable and enough to get a good jump. Plenty of fun to play.
Terrible ads
by Clineback on 2019/04/11 03:10
Terrible game that has terrible ads that make you play a game before it will go away.
Great game
by breezykiller85 on 2019/04/11 01:30
Well put together
Keeping this one!
by nickname12367 on 2019/04/10 23:06
Most games I play to get points for another game I play. That’s how I ended up in this app. Enjoyed playing so much, with the matching game aspect, the power roles that accumulate additional power, the resource gathering and the empire building that after I earned my points, I find myself playing this game more than the one that brought me here!
Well designed long term mobile game
by applekat311 on 2019/01/11 21:25
I am a long time gamer of all varieties. I take my hat off to small giant for this game. The game play is just right for a mobile device. It’s got enough flavors of puzzle, rpg, and world building to keep you involved. The story is campy and silly, but that’s fine, he game never pretended not to be a little silly—and I like that. There’s little bits of humor everywhere if you look. I’ve been playing for going on a year and change now. Still have stuff to do and hero teams to build. You also don’t have to spend money to succeed, at all. It helps, sure, but there’s no gating with money, just increases your odds of getting good stuff if you have more chances at the hero lottery, so to speak. It’s also the only mobile game that does group team building right for the small screen. Prepping for wars and strategizing how to win as an alliance of 30 some people has been the best part for me. Reminds me of when I used to have more time for games like WoW. Sure you don’t get the full immersion, but still get some of the feels with this little game. My only beef is what a lot of folks complain about, the raid system seems super unbalanced and is downright annoying at times. But, it’s apparent small giant are always working their butts off to tweak it, so hats off to them again for that. Also, this game is not for the impatient. Strategy is the log game sometimes.
Addictive
by Pretty stone face on 2018/10/20 13:15
I do like playing this game, I have been playing awhile and check on my empire frequently. Maybe too much. I especially like the match game twist, it’s a bit more engaging than an idle RPG. There is always a new mission or quest to complete. Titan to gang up on, Heroes to level up, or something to build or upgrade. It is very much a long term game, not for the impatient instant gratification types. I dare say you are better off not shelling out a lot of money for better heroes. If you take the slow steady approach you will have the ascension items before you need them most of the time. If you buy heroes you will end up having to wait for items to strengthen them far too often. If I were to make one complaint it would be how the raids are handled. Never mind your team power score, or even the multiple times they have revised how they are calculated, they have little bearing on your ability to win raids. It all comes down to how many special attacks you get off. Who ever makes the most special attacks, wins. Special attack energy is almost always slanted. The winner typical makes two to three attacks for the losers one. There will be seasons where it’s slanted in your favor, other times it will be slanted against you. Those rare times you are equally matched a raid can last upwards of 30 moves or more. If there were not rewards for engaging in raids, I wouldn’t bother doing raids. It’s that much of a nuisance.
Adjustments
by extra south park on 2019/04/02 07:35
I’ve never put money towards a game ever in my life. Empires & Puzzles is the only game I’ve enjoyed playing. I admire the different deals you guys do with obtaining more gems. However, there are minor things that can be modified to make my rating jump to 5 stars. I just feel like you should be able to upgrade multiple buildings at once. Waiting 2 days for one building to finish is ridiculous. Either upgrading multiple buildings at once or changing the time frame would be suitable. Then, there’s the troops that can’t be upgraded. What’s the point in having all the same troops if I can’t add them to one another. I have 1 star troops just sitting there for no reason. I’m given literally the same troops every random draw. The algorithm for that should be fixed to where it’s not so rare to get 4 or 5 star troops/ heros. And if there is a button to level up your troops then that should be more apparent. Instead of searching high and low to figure out if it’s possible to do so. Also, how are you supposed to use the emblems without any since of direction? I’m over here stuck with 41 of the same emblem because I don’t know when I can use it nor how I can. Other than that, I really do enjoy the game but it would be better if my suggestions were carefully thought out.
Hit to miss ratio
by Ashfoot01 on 2019/04/12 04:15
Now, don’t get me wrong; I really do like this game. I enjoy the story behind it, the game is including while using strategy, and also has an option where the game plays for you. The heroes are clearly thought through, and each design is unique to the type of hero and the way they play their role in the game. The play is smooth, with little to no lag. However, not every diamond is cut perfectly. During the game, whenever a move is played on an enemy, the hits have a chance of missing the target. No big deal, that’s to be expected in a game like this. However, my last plays of recent levels (and this may just be me not quite being far enough into the game yet to get past this) have shown that the moves I play tend to miss the enemies on almost every hit without fail. The enemies, on the other hand, whether NPC or player, have a much higher chance of actually hitting their chosen targets. Again, this may just be a problem with my game or something that is just unlucky for me. This is my only real problem with this game, though. Gameplay is relaxing and fun, and the occasional Titan that pops up is fun to engage with your teammates. A very well thought through RPG, and certainly one to be respected for the work and creativity put into it.
New games, new names, same problems
by Al1223 on 2018/03/08 11:37
A needlessly elaborate schematic designed to confuse you into thinking you can play for free. Quickly gets too hard to do so. But more than the standard and expected money grab is the baffling added difficulty thrown at you to actually *play* the basic puzzle game. Upgrade a web of buildings in a long linear series to Recruit heroes to train heroes up levels to ascend heroes of five different types. With taking days to move each step. Why stop your gamers from playing? 1 star not for the money grab but the inane thoughts in the "boardroom" that this style of play is likeable by those that play puzzle matching games. Speaking of money grabs though. This developers here are masterclass. You can (and will) pay hundreds of dollars (I have spent close to 1000 on this game) buying *chances* to get what you need. And the chances are (not surprisingly) near zero. Exact chances? Guess. And you won’t have to guess who figured out that in their boardroom? You will be laughed at in that boardroom. Key items are kept from you from fully ascending you heroes though which can’t be bought. Ascending them *if* you get lucky and pay money is amazingly difficult at higher levels with months of grinding (during which time you will be spending more money). Honestly this game makes you wonder why anyone would deal illegal drugs. Here the developers have found something more profitable, zero material cost and somehow legal.
There is no “endgame”
by SandSprite on 2019/04/04 02:10
Well there is, but when you reach it you still have things you can do. If it gets boring it means your alliance isn’t a committed one (leave and find a new one!) and you haven’t figured out how to make weaker (epic) heroes work as well as the super strong (legendary) ones. Which is possible. Definitely a game for the long term. I downloaded just because an Interactive app looked cool and I’ve been playing for almost a year it seems! tip: the game & team building is far more fun if you DO NOT drop cash. Atleast early on! You’ll be missing out on the early-type of fun of the game if you care about climbing the ranks and storing rare items too quickly. Don’t get fustrated with losses, just have fun! Level up atleast 2 heroes of every color that are 3 star heroes before moving on to 4 star heroes. Repeat the process with 4 star heroes before moving on to ANY 5 star heroes. 5 star heroes are of little to no value for younglings because the amount of resources and items you need to invest in leveling them up exceeds their value. You could have 4, 3 star heroes or 2, 4 star heroes done before your at the 5 star hero’s last level! As you level up, resources come quicker.
BEWARE!!!
by Kilo-g13 on 2018/06/19 09:22
To new players who will end up being suckers and spending money on a off chance you might, just mighty be lucky enough to get what you so desperately need for you to win just a bit more..... DON’T!! DON’T FALL FOR THIER TRICKS!!! There’s is nothing I can not stand more than a app like this who tempts poor unsuspecting sheep into slaughter giving up their hard earned money or allowance money for no and I mean NO GAIN! When you see other players with all the “top stuff” it is usually the game developers, betas or a friend of the app makers or they are fools and spent hundreds or sadly thousands $$$ so they will have all the stuff you dream about, that YOU will never be able to have! You’ll spend a small amount an might get a lil better then you will say yes i might be lucky and spend more and then before you know it you’ll be so deep in a hole with absolutely NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT! It’s so disgusting of these type of game developers! They are no different than a casino a scratch off addiction and the drug dealer down the block getting you hooked so you’ll spend more! I’ve worked with people like this that make apps like this and that’s the reason why I don’t anymore! There are better ways to make big bucks on this app but to take millions from poor unsuspecting sheep is gross! Please players spend your money elsewhere or save it or don’t listen to me but don’t say you were never warned!
Addictive & Fun
by Tym D. on 2019/04/13 01:05
I kept seeing ads for this game and at first I was annoyed and closed it because I wanted to go back to playing the Blackjack game which showed me this ad. Then it kept popping up and I finally interacted with it and fell into its trap. It’s a well designed game with beautiful graphics and elements of RPG and strategy that I enjoy with humor thrown in. The menu is easy and fun to interact with. It’s a game that requires patience and does not require you to spend real money to advance, although it does help but absolutely not required. I like the challenge of spending as little resource as possible to grow your empire. It’s a fun challenge to figure out what to upgrade and the order that needs to happen. I normally hate seeing ads but this game has cleverly weaved it into its gameplay that makes me look forward to seeing the ads. The only thing I hate about the game is the raids but overall it’s fun and addictive. And there’s a good chance I’ll splurge in the future and spend real money to support this company and developers for creating such an amazing game. It’s been a while since a game has caught and held my attention and makes me want to play it. Well done!
Used to be good
by SamK23 on 2019/04/17 22:26
I’ve been playing this game since nearly its release. I’ve invested time and money into it for countless hours of entertainment. Game had its hiccups at first but the devs were good at updating and fixing them. It has a good social aspect as far as team play, given you find a good and active clan. However, in the past five months or so the game has been going downhill as far as gameplay. The loot system has been updated and now more difficult to win higher tier loot, so sad, and gaining 5* heroes. It’s a color matching puzzle game which you use to attack titans, monsters, as well as other players. On of the strategies in this game is using the color wheel in your favor, called stacking. Before the game felt a little more balanced giving you the colors you need, now it’s quite the opposite. The colors you need are ALWAYS far and few. The devs have indicated that Is not the case, but playing it will prove otherwise. So many people of posted this on the forums, however the devs (lying to their consumers) keep saying it’s not true. Posts have been locked and deleted. Although the game is free you can pay to hasten building, expanding, and pull heroes (random). As much time and money I put into this game I enjoyed it when the devs began seeing dollar signs instead of keeping their customers happy. No longer fun to play. So many other games out there that deserve my time.
Hm. Not so much fun.
by mycastle4acloud on 2018/03/27 07:49
I started this as a fun way to do a match-3 game during my free time. Somehow, it turned into more of a chore than a fun adventure. The part I dislike the most, as some have mentioned, is the match-up during raids. I know the parameters and what they use to determine who you match with, but it still seems like it’s not fair either way and definitely not consistent at all. The amount of resources it takes to get anywhere in the game is a joke, even if you spend money, which is not a guarantee that you’ll get something you actually need/want. It would be different if, like other games, the money you spent got you what you needed all the time. But in this game, it’s a huge gamble and not worth the risk. I’m getting pretty tired of the whole process. It’s not fun anymore. The only good thing I kind of enjoy is the alliance I belong to, which isn’t even a high-ranked one, but it seems to have some fun people so I like that aspect. Now with the wars added, plus raids (which I still hate because there is zero consistency and the matching makes absolutely no sense still), plus the usual gameplay progression, Titans, AND quests/events... it seems like there’s too much going on in one game. Things happen so fast I barely get a chance to participate and that’s disappointing. Plus I feel to get anywhere in this game and to be a competitor, you have to spend money. Not cool.
Empires and puzzles
by Madre1961 on 2019/01/24 16:47
Customer Support is non existent. Been playing for well over a year. It takes a lot of time to play this game if you aren’t willing to spend money. So what is good, meeting other players and chatting. What’s bad, no trading post (the developers state they can’t provide this even though other games can) , the raids are a joke because the person can come back and get more points than you took, the challenges are fine until you get to the last level and then it’s so hard you can’t complete them unless you want to spend money. Saved all my gems for a ten hero grab, (where you have the chance for 3,4 and 5 star heros) and ALL ten were 3 star heros (statically impossible) not a single 4 or 5 star hero. When you complain to customer support, no help at all! But in the mean time they are upgrading things you don’t want or care about(like WAR which is another joke. I have tons of items I’ve won but it does nothing and is not useable. Oh and now my trading camp is fully loaded up, it takes food and iron for this. Now what can I use these massive levels of food and iron for? You can use some amounts for leveling players up but not this much! The rewards they give you are a joke. Now they have coins to earn but only on challenges (which you can’t complete) or chests (sometimes). Did I mention SUPPORT does NOT CARE, just a money grab.
Awesome
by CyndyML on 2019/02/08 14:17
As far as I’m concerned, this is the best game out there. It’s like they took the fun parts of other games, and put them all in one. Gem matching for the battles, town building for infrastructure, hero cards for strategy... PvE for basic fights, PvP for raids, team PvP for wars. Find the right alliance for yourself, whether you want chatty, intense, casual... it’s all out there. They even have auto play if you want to redo lower levels for rewards, so you can do real life and just tap and have it go! You can definitely play for free. I did for awhile, but my personal philosophy is that if I like a game and play it a lot, then I want to pay the game makers for the product. I do pay for this game (get a feel for the deals, and wait for a sale). But, I get a ton of fun from this, and play it a lot, and I love my alliance which has terrific people in it, so I am getting good value. If you spend money on games, then I suggest setting an annual limit, and looking for deals along the way. Like I said, just personal philosophy; you can play for free with no problem, just advancing slower than those who pay something.
Listen to everyone that is saying it’s a money grabber!
by dxplorah on 2019/02/21 14:57
This game started out being fun, unfortunately I didn’t read the reviews warning not to spend money. I have spent too much money trying to get top tier heroes. I got a few at first, then I noticed I had mysteriously lost about four of them. I got a quick warning that if I didn’t sign in, someone could steal your heroes but I thought they were talking about signing into Game Center. The warning would flash by really quick so I don’t know what I need to sign into. I joined the alliance so that i could play the wars, i think however if you win you should get more lives than just three. The timing is terrible because sometimes you play against alliances that have the opposite time zone so by the time you’re awake and free to play, you end up playing the players that are the top players and you don’t have equal power, you get creamed! Or worse, you never had a chance to play. I won’t be spending anymore money but because I spent an embarrassingly large amount of money already, I will continue to play.
TL;DR: Get this game!
by sarawithout on 2018/04/06 15:53
I love this game. Are there issues? Of course! But the game is engaging and overall fun to play. You can raid other players for trophies and resources (food and iron, the in-game currencies). You can join alliances and battle titans every day, and with a recent add-on you can now battle other alliances in epic PvP Alliance Wars. The biggest complaint I have seen is that the loot isn’t always great. No, it’s not. But if you got everything you needed to be able to ascend every single hero from titan loot, you would be bored with the game and complain that it’s too easy. The point of the game is to grow slowly at a marathon pace, not finish it in two months at a sprint. Sure, you can buy gems and get those epic heroes quickly, but you still have to play the game to get the materials needed to level those legendary heroes. There’s always going to be someone who has better heroes, stronger teams, and more hams than you. That just gives you something to strive for in the game. In all, it’s a great long-term game with a great community. If you want instant gratification in a game, play Mario Kart.
Started out fun but now too slow
by Prinimi on 2018/05/05 17:36
I’ve been playing this game for about six months. I really enjoyed it at first, and got fairly addicted. Then I realized it completely slows down as you advance. Leveling buildings and heroes becomes extremely time-consuming. The higher level building upgrades can take a week at a time. I bought gems a few times and also bought the VIP package to build faster. But the chances of getting five star heroes are so small that even after so many summons I only have one. And that one is essentially impossible to get to the final ascension level unless I buy some items for it. The ascension item drop rate for higher-level heroes is a very, very low. All these things are meant to slow down the game and make you spend more money, even if you’re already a paying customer! Why should it take six months to get the items necessary to ascend a five star hero? I could spend those six months playing a different game that doesn’t make me wait so long. At the end of the day, what’s the fun in sitting around and waiting? I want to play, that’s why I downloaded the game! Hope the developers look into this and improve the drop rates for five star heroes and ascension items. This would make the game more fun and make people like me less likely to quit.
Terrible design
by Glazed Ham on 2018/12/22 21:21
As others have pointed out, it’s gonna cost an INSANE amount of money to EVEN HAVE A CHANCE to climb the ranks. You can drop $100 on the largest gem bundle and you are not guaranteed to get even one top tier item/hero/etc. The alternative is to spend literally months grinding out the same boring levels to build up resources in the hopes that you can get what you need to progress and upgrade a single hero. No exaggeration, expect 3-5 pop ups every single time you open the app trying to get you to buy stuff. Porn sites have fewer pop ups. I’ve played other games with in app purchases, but this is a whole new level of money sink. To give an example, clash of clans also offers gems for purchase. However, you can get exactly what you want upgraded if you choose to spend money. Here, not only do you get fewer gems per dollar, but this is basically buying pulls on the lever of a slot machine. I don’t even know how that’s legal while I cannot play online poker because that’s “gambling.” Absolutely everything in the game is luck based, skill is not even a factor. You’ll get a lot more for your time and (if you choose) money elsewhere. Unless you have a couple thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, or a couple hours a day for the next year or so, avoid this one.
Beware…
by cereal.killer6 on 2018/11/13 15:25
As many others before me have mentioned, this game is all about the money regardless of how it’s disguised. It will seem manageable to start off, but quickly becomes too difficult to progress unless you spend spend spend. The ironic part about it, is that spending guarantees you absolutely nothing! In fact, the more you spend, the more frustrated you will be that you did and got hardly anything, and nothing that you will feel is worth your money. The upper levels are even more difficult and the thing about this is you will need to upgrade your hero’s to even be competitive so you will feel the urge to keep trying for better hero’s but the odds are like .001 that you will receive one. Shameful money grab. You will read that you can play for free, but believe me, you can’t beat anyone or progress for free. This is ridiculous. Don’t fall for it...... I haven’t spent nearly as much as others and it’s apparent. My hero’s are stuck waiting endlessly to be upgraded, I don’t have a 5* hero and I get beat or loose all the time to those you do. This is no puzzle game either. The boards are controlled in some manner and you will lose in the end. Don’t take my word for it, read the reviews or better yet go to the actual community forum.
A fun game with some catches.
by A competitive player. on 2018/07/29 09:07
I say it’s a fun game as I check it several times a day. I like the fact there is new Titans and quest to do every so many hours. Ranging from lower level for beginners up to hard for more advance players. The raids can be frustrating, how ever once you get a good team together and level them up it’s challenging but not impossible. Yes advancing your characters and buildings does get very time consuming once you get higher level. How ever that’s what advancing takes in a lot of games. As for the money aspect I’ve seen how you buy gems to try to get the “rare” characters only to get the same ones over and over, while it seems others have no problem getting them. My biggest issue is the Alliance wars, the pairing system should be more on a even basis. How ever it seems your always running into these huge and extremely powerful Russian Alliances that have insane fire power, are farmed to be elites or just plain have spent lots of money to get the best possible. And there are ALOT of them.
Underaged but still loved!
by star!🤩 on 2019/04/22 03:07
The age is 12+ but I never checked but I did check the reviews, I read more than five reviews so I downloaded it since people liked it. I am eight years old, second grade I still thought it was amazing, I love playing it for sure!. I like to play this game everyday every time I get back from school I play it because I think it’s amazing in my opinion. Sometimes I forget to play it, but still love it I’m super happy that this game was invented, not gonna lie. I love this game so much for the two times or so thanks for reading hope you could download it if you like it. Oh and let me say you have to match colors that’s the thing so you can beat the bad people it’s pretty easy if you say so, you just have to match the colors to beat them I’ve done so much levels that I love this game already and I downloaded it seven days ago!. Hope you could play sometime for the second time beacause it’s easy in my opinion everybody has an opinion, but here’s all my opinions, Enjoy the game.
BEST GAME EVER
by the801legend on 2018/09/25 03:39
I previously wrote a bad review on this game, but I had to update it. This game is amazing. I truly must say this is the best, and most rewarding game I’ve ever played. All I can recommend is patience. Yes there are quirks to this game, sometimes the raids aren’t fair, sometimes the summoning isn’t fair, but trust me when I say it will all even out. They’ve really upped there customer service also. If your writing in to ask a question and not asking for your gems or money back, you will be taken care of. Again I must stress that on this game you win some and you lose some. I’ve spent alotta money on this game. And that is 100% by choice. This is NOT a pay to play game. It’s just gonna take longer to get the hero’s you want and level up etc. Give this game a chance and I promise it will reward you, and give you unbelievable satisfaction. GET THIS GAME NOW!!! There isn’t a better one in this genre, period. Thank you to the amazing staff, and for being a game that actually listens to its players. THANK YOU GIANT GAMES!!!!
Pay LOTS to win
by The Elven Minstril on 2018/10/17 14:34
The game itself is fun at the start. There is a lot to do and it keeps you busy. The cost of the main resource, gems, is reasonable and you can subscribe for benefits. But after a few months you realize that the rate of reward is a borderline scam. I have spent hundreds of gems in an attempt to get the best heroes, or the limited time heroes, and inevitably, you end up with low ranked rewards or duplicates. I have gotten my most powerful hero 4 times. And when there is a special event, you spend extra gems to try to get the new heroes, but get the same duplicates you paid much less for before. And the rare items needed to advance your hero into the highest power levels are so rare that my characters have been capped for months. Of course, you can spend hundreds of gems on “deals” that give you a chance to win them, but in all likelihood will give you a lesser item you already have little use for. I went from believing this was the most cost effective game to realizing it is a total money grubbing scam. Of course, you don’t have to spend money. Just don’t expect to compete or get cool stuff if you don’t. My wife and I realized this after several months of subscribing. Guess we got suckered.
Blatant money grabber
by Gammer579 on 2018/11/17 08:15
These developers are master class. It’s fun and addictive...at first. Honestly you won’t be able to put it down. It’s a well thought out rouse to get you hooked and then you’ll eventually reach a point where you can’t advance without paying. I’m not jaded and venting because I’ve spent a bunch of money and now regretting it. I’m actually impressed with how they did this. Listen folks. I have spent hundreds of dollars on this game. And I know what your thinking. But no, I’m not just venting. I don’t mind spending the money. It was entertaining and I had my fun. But really people, there’s no end to it. The money only buys you so much game play ability and then you’ll have to pay more to advance again. I was heart broken to read reviews about people who finally got a 4 star warrior. I have 5 teams all made up of 4 and 5 star warriors and I literally can’t finish the first story. I invite any developers reading this to look at my game profile and tell me And everyone else that I’m lying. If you are a person of means and can afford to spend the money, than feel free to do so. But be warned, spending that money will only get you to the next step. Rest assured, you’ll need to spend more to see what comes next.
Addicted - However, I’m with the majority
by Mrs. Hott on 2019/01/17 18:40
Love the game; however, the fact that you can only upgrade one building at a time, unless you invest cash (and then it’s only 2 at a time with no time or cost difference), the tremendous amount of resources and time required to advance anything and everything, and then the ridiculously hard challenges that you will never pass if you don’t have special items crafted for (& plenty of them) - it all makes it seem as though the game was designed to get you to spend and keep spending money. Because trust me, just investing a few dollars here and there would not help you in this one. I’ve played games where it would/did; this is not one of those games; this is spend, and continue to spend if you want to continue to advance at a decent pace. If you don’t mind playing the same boards over and over to earn the required supplies, while building up your base and heroes, which I’m fine with, then settle in. Make sure you choose a great alliance like I did, chatting with your family can help pass the time and if it’s a good one, they will give you pointers. Sorry mine is all full :) Good luck
A few problems
by rhryrc on 2018/07/01 15:48
1.) first of all and probably the biggest is not being able to destroy or delete your buildings for the fortress 1 misclick and that spot is taken forever 2.) I’m pretty sure y’all do this in purpose, but the thing is, is that the multiplayer system is pretty bad. I’ll be a level 7(which I am at the moment i think) and when other to fight other people I’ll only find people who have troops who are all super high level with the troops being at least 3 star(note most of my troops are 2 star and the highest level I have on one is 13 not even ascended, so yeah I don’t know what y’all are doing, but fix it, and the next thing isn’t really a problem a fact, this game is a bit to much pay to win(by a bit I mean a lot) it you had enough money you could have a max level fortress with max level hero’s and troops within a hour or day, but what’s good is that this isn’t a game that sets a limiter of how far you can go without money(I don’t spend money) but this is a four star on a gameplay standpoint
Sure, I’ll leave a review.
by Three Octaves on 2018/08/26 16:08
This Atlantis thing you’ve got going on, brilliant. You made sure that you can get 97 of those coins so that you’d have to beat at least 1 level on hard to get a character. Cool. Except for the moth on the last wave of the FIRST level. He’s OP. And unless I’ve already spent a bunch of money getting other characters there’s no way on Earth I’m beating this fella. I spent 175 gems to keep fighting, thinking that maybe it would be enough. It wasn’t. He can take out an entire crew. Just 5 turns. Unfortunately he had about 25% health. Which meant he could wreck twice in a row and still have 20% health. It’s a nice mix between “very clever way of getting people to spend money” and “good lord I have to delete this because I’m not adding it to my list of bills”. Thanks for the short ride. My dreams of having at least one character that wasn’t run-of-the-mill have been shattered and I’d rather just play sudoku now anyways. Sustainability is key. But by all means, swipe as much money from the people who can afford it and just start a new game once this one’s done. - Average person
Played since the beginning.
by Preakness1765 on 2018/10/28 03:44
I have been playing since the second month of this games release. I can say that it is fun, but absolutely ridiculous how low your chances are at getting five star heroes and even worse your chances are to get the items needed to ascend your heroes to the final levels. This game becomes boring, waiting day after day, month after month, for one good item to appear. You can pay $100 for a 30 hero summons and you get only 3* heroes, which you can get for free at the higher level training camps. These developers know how to milk their players. I constantly have full iron and food, and nothing to spend it on. What’s the point in having it if I never get the items I need to use my iron and food? Seriously, it’s addictive at first but after almost two solid years of playing, I’ve finally decided to write my review. I’m seasoned, so I know how this game works in and out. I will still play, but I think you should know what you’re in for. Don’t expect anything to happen fast, don’t expect anything for free, and be resourceful with your spending.
Read the reviews but ignore the stars.
by pmn759 on 2019/01/08 05:53
This is not a good game for someone with a game addiction like myself. lol I’ve been playing Castle Siege & like building type games. If you’re a f2p (free to play) player, understand it will take time to progress as you juggle spending resources (esp hams) on leveling up, training, & making battle items. The puzzle part has become more fun after I realized you don’t have to rush to make your moves (except for the Titans). The monsters will wait for you to take your turn (or maybe even two) before they strike. Also, ghosting helps (i.e., shooting into a blank area) because you can build up your mana to use your hero’s special power. So, there is some strategy involved. Alliance membership allows you to chat we teammates which is nice. I haven’t been in an alliance v alliance war yet so can’t comment about how the AI selects your opponents. We’ll see how long I keep playing. If I could only train myself to play a few minutes every couple of hours I could keep up with my real work. lol.
Great game
by Glmpoo on 2018/10/13 01:34
In response to mycastle4acloud, this person doesn't get it. In order for game developers to make money and continue to make great games they cannot just let people have everything for free. This game is FREE to download and play. Do you not get all the best hero's? Do you actually have to be patient and work at something to get what you want? Might you have to shell out a little dough if you want better? Yes. This is how these guys/gals make money in this industry. And hey do games have some bugs, absolutely. Boo hoo that the matchmaking isn't exactly how you want it. Aside from all that, this game is wonderful. I was being bugged by the ads for this game for quite some time. Finally said screw it im gonna check this game out. As far as puzzle rpgs go this is by far the best one out there. You can easily play this game and not spend any money. I like the challenge events, titan battles, wars, and story. All of it. Very excited to see whats in store for the future of this game.
This game is rigged
by okdokiegamer on 2018/12/04 02:26
So i’ve been paying attention for a long time now, this game encourage people to buy and spend more money unnecessary, they will match you with weak people but then “randomly” place your element jewels that other team is strong against, even if you reroll and pick the weaker ones, you still lose since you will end up building mana for weaker team to wipe out one by one. The stronger elements barely appear. Most people are competitive, and think their teams are weak but the truth is the game makes you lose against AI so you can buy more. Have you ever seen that randomly you can win much stronger team by oooh combo with matching jewels everywhere, and then boom lost 50 points where you find no jewels to match at all and keep building their mana the entire match. This is only happens in raid and not war. There is a time you can see damage increase or decrease, even your mana gain becomes faster if the game wants you to win, if not the other team just again “randomly” target your main character (when points win are around 40ish). This is not random, this is pre coded to make you become competitive and spend more. This has been my observation and experiences so far.
It is what is but can be fun at s risk
by C from the bay area on 2019/02/09 10:17
Let’s face it, the reviews you see about people complaining about all the money spent are 100% true!!! You can play this game without spending tons of money but it might get tedious and boring. You can also drop loads of cash and still hit s brick wall because you don’t have rare items to level your heroes with. The money complaint is ridiculous because most of the interactive games cost money to play now. Yes, we’re all fools for paying so much to play the same games o we and over. I’ve been playing this game for almost 300 days now and I like it. It isn’t as stressful as games like GOW where it’s all about spending. As I stated earlier, you can play with small amounts spent or none at all but it might bore you. Join an alliance and play twice a day and you will level up but not as fast as some who spend. The big complaint is that you can’t trade items in your alliance to other, you can’t trade or buy needed items (which I understand the buying part because that can make the game turn into a pay to play), but at least you should be able to trade the awarded items for ones you need. I have 20 worm capes and need 1 hidden dagger. I’ll give up 10 of those capes for this item but I can’t. That is fair so players can grow. You also can’t do some of the basic chat groups or copy and paste as in other games. Overall, fun game that takes time but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg unless you want to spend it.
PvP system is frustrating
by JH116 on 2017/11/28 00:33
The game overall is decent. I like the building and collecting resources and progressing through the campaign world. The system is set up so you have team power that should be a gauge to how easy or hard fighting another player will be or certain quests should be in relation to your team. This is where it falls short and is terrible and frustrating. In PvP you can see what your opponents team power is in relation to yours and combat should be based on that. It isn’t!!. The developers decided to make team power irrelevant. When combating another player who should be relatively easy because their power is significantly lower then yours still somehow destroys you. Even the team you have for some reason doesn’t increase in their special abilities like I. The campaign by your opponent seems to always get their special abilities. It’s incredibly frustrating and it’s like the developers just made it this way to make you want to buy things in game to get stronger part members. So even if you have a higher team power you can still be totally annihilated by a much weaker player. It’s ridiculous. I deleted the game!! Don’t bother with this game.
No good loot after a certain point
by Silky112 on 2019/03/22 14:02
I been playing this game for a while now. I thought it was the coolest game ever when I first started. A puzzle game combined with an RPG fighting game is brilliant. How now that I reached a certain level in the game I am really stuck at this level because I can’t Ascend my hero’s to the next level so I may keep upgrading them due to lack of resources. The same says these resources can be found by doing certain events however I had participated in many of those events for months now and all I get is the same loot drops. I understand the developers don’t want to be an easy game however it shouldn’t be completely impossible as well. Oh and like many other views on here I found the game offers a small fraction of the resources required as a bundle with other items you can get easily for a hefty price of real world cash. So maybe that’s their angle. I would give this game 4 or 5 stars once they correct the lack of resources drop in the game, or just make an happy hour weekly or daily that you have a guarantee chance of getting the resources need to upgrade hero and troops.
Started off fun
by shrubster7 on 2019/02/17 16:52
This game started off fun and as the company recognized it's huge success or started to tighten things up. You don't get the items you need to level up and ascend you players, fun quests like wonderland are impossible to defeat unless you have fully ascended 3, 4 and 5* heros which is impossible since you don't get the items you need to get that last ascention. It took me over two months and spending at least 30 bucks to get 2600 gems for a 10 pull hero. I got 1 5* hero and that was my first in 8 months of playing. Even when you spend money you don't get the stuff you need. It takes forever to level up your players and buildings and takes forever to get the items you need to craft certain battle items like bombs and axes. This company needs to read is reviews because I have many 1* reviews with the same complaints and I see no changes. I even heard that the may have been bought out by Zynga. If this is true you will never get any better unless your pour your hard earned money into this game. Zynga is more money hungry. The only thing I enjoy now is The alliance I belong too. Please make some changes for the better.
The best
by iam4au2 on 2018/01/31 23:08
I adore this game. It is so addictive I keep it open almost constantly. Of course I think the alliance I belong to is the best. Shout out United. You will not be disappointed. It's free to play and it's not pushy about shoving ads in your face about gems constantly. Also there aren't ads for anyone else either. You can choose to watch one ad a day for some free items if you choose. Developers actually listen to the players about new updates. I can't say enough positive things about the game. I've read the negative review and it's my opinion they don't understand the gameplay and haven't taken the time to research or read the guide. PvP is not just about players power you also have to take into consideration abilities and ascention of other players. The game has an easy searchable forum if you are ever confused about gameplay as well as a you tube channel. It's super easy but also has depth if you want to dig in.
Addictive game
by Timothy77 on 2018/02/03 05:11
I’ve been playing E&P for a couple months now and let me say it is extremely addictive. It’s super fun and everyone that I’ve run into has been nice and helpful. With that being said I have a few problems with the game. I feel like it is to hard to grow past a certain point. I currently have a team of 3 3 star heroes and 2 4 star heroes. I have my training ground going pretty consistently and I’m only getting more 3 star heroes. I have saved up 300 gems twice to do the elemental summons which both resulted in 3 star heroes. I feel like if I spend the time and effort to save up 300 gems I should be guaranteed a 4 star hero with a chance at a 5 star hero. Keep in mind even with doing all the daily chests and free video I usually get around 10 gems a day so it takes forever to save up just to waste it on a 5ish % chance at a 4* hero. Another issue I have is the titans not taking up the whole area. Why can’t the titans be able to take damage from all lanes? It’s a lot of wasted damage. P.s. Please optimize the game for iPhone X.
Empires & Puzzles
by Baulder001 on 2018/08/31 19:51
Do not get this game. It’s horribly unbalanced and sneakily deceptive in its game play. At first, it starts out fun and enjoyable. Then you hit a wall. A wall placed there so you have to try and spend money to get further along. The problem? The gambling system is terribly awful and works against you. The chance to get decent heroes is abysmally small and in order to upgrade them to the fullest, you’ll need to wait for drops from Titan creatures. You can only engage these creatures if you are in a guild. On top of that, you’ll need to wait and pray that your guild-mates attack it/ kill it. The item drops are still subjective to a crap gambling system. So you’ll not lucky get the items needed to upgrade your deck. Also, the Raid system is horrid. This is the process in which you attack other players decks. The Raid teams don’t follow the same mechanics as your team does. The AI attacks you at will after so many turns. Attacking them builds their mana bar and they will obliterate you with special attacks. You only build mana by completing combos. Which is the only way to win, so facing a team much weaker than yours can still mean defeat if your rolling bad luck.
Love the Game, Hate the Odds
by jadeeeee x on 2019/03/05 23:09
So I want to start off by saying the game itself is great. There is always something to do, from progressing through the story, to performing raids, expanding your base, joining an alliance and fighting titans, to participating in alliance wars. And if you want to get more heroes, you can train or test your luck with the hero summon. Now, to the part I dislike, the odds accompanying the hero summon are ridiculous. I get making the 5 star heroes rare, but a bit higher than 1% chance of getting it. Still, its all seemingly dependent on luck. And when doing the epic hero summon, there are so many three star heroes to get, but somehow, the common ones such as Bane always appear. I feel that even making it slightly easier to get four or five stars and add more heroes to have the chance to get a larger variety would be great! As I’m saying again, the game is WONDERFUL, but the odds that come with the summon are terrible, and ruin an aspect of the game for me and many others.
Update locked me out!
by Marlene.J on 2018/09/24 21:32
UPDATE: It’s happening AGAIN! Locked out, no update available, exact same thing that happened before. Help! I went to play as I have been for a long time, and got a little box that said “UPDATE available” with a button to Update. I clicked the update button which took me to the App Store Page. The ONLY option there was to “Open”. There was no update option. I hit Open and it took me back to the game where the same Update available box was. I cannot get into the game at all now because there is no way to close that box! I have effectively been locked out! Gee, thanks! Bad enough that it takes days to upgrade anything, it teases you to spend a fortune In gems at a (slim-to-nothing) chance at 5-Star elements, when you only get an otherwise easily obtained 3-Star one. You have to play the same lower levels over & over because you can’t get strong enough elements needed to advance or fight. And because of that you can’t get the rarer items needed to ascend 4-star elements from level 3 to 4. I love this game, but it’s fast becoming old with no way to advance. AND NIOW NO WAY TO PLAY AT ALL SINCE I’M LOCKED OUT!
Great but.....
by thebeardedbro on 2018/09/24 16:51
I love the game I hope the creators see this review because they did a fantastic job on this game and I have the same complaints as the other reviews. The raids are very challenging once you get so far and you have to spend a bunch of your food just to get to fight a level that’s a little lower you know you might have a chance at. If they were a way that they could bring down the size gap in raids and I mean if you go over 3000 hp doesn’t meant you should go against ppl that are 3800. Same goes for the other way. 2400 shouldn’t be playing a 3000 hp player. Not fair. Oh and one more thing THE LOOT YOU RECEIVE from titans and wars and such lately has been very limited on anything decent and the scene a hero you need certain things and those are just impossible to get and I have spent over 60-70 bucks on this game and don’t have anything to really show for it. The game though is right as rain just needs some fine tuning on things is all.
Holy freaking paywall, Batman!
by WonderNubs on 2019/03/31 20:32
This game is seriously fun and addicting, but crazy expensive. Gems don’t seem too expensive at first, but everything costs gems. And at higher levels, tons of them. You want to fill your play meter? 100 gems. You need meat to level up your characters. 389 gems. Outta metal to build? 100+ gems. You wanna summon a random character in a gamble? 180 gems. Oh, and if you take your sweet time leveling your character, you come back to having been “raided” by people who vastly outrank you, who you have zero chance of beating. If you wanna raid, it “matches you” with people that are “in your range”. If they really outrank you, and you want to look for a different match? You guessed it! Gems. Level with any sort of speed with the faint hope of keeping up with other players or being able to win raids? Open up your wallet baby. It’s beautiful, it’s fun, but you’re looking at $100s to keep up. And the wording on some of the loot boxes is cleverly ambiguous. Read carefully before purchasing.
It’s OK
by ScottE1987 on 2018/04/18 15:19
This game can be pretty addicting. It’s a build your own empire game that effects your production. You can also join guilds to fight super strong titans. So the more in your guild the better. You also need a guild to go to wars with other guilds. You might find yourself playing and getting really good items at the beginning of the game but, it slows down and the opportunity to ascend heros to higher stars are made very difficult. I suspect that the people who made the game boards those items for themselves. I paid for some gems but, it’s such a waste of money for crappy rewards. The other big downside is the PvP it is so off on some weeks that you maybe getting really good and fighting a range of players and winning to getting beat against players with 200+ power totals less than your own. It’s like the developers flips a switch every so often and it doesn’t seem like there is a good constant algorithm that is fair. If I could rate this game a little less then I would.
Fun game but
by AhzieMina on 2018/06/03 02:39
I enjoyed this game in the beginning but it is very hard to progress without spending money. New players will be raided by other players who much more advanced than they are. Which means that your hard won trophies and resources will be taken from you. You can’t win against these bullies because they are too strong. The developer needs to address this by limiting the stronger players to their own levels. Make it a fair game for newcomers. If you don’t have the money to buy advanced warriors you’re screwed. I’ve been playing for a few months and can’t get beyond bronze level. I was raided 12 times in less than 2 hours by players way stronger than me. Very unfair. Most of my trophies are gone. I don’t raid other players who are way weaker than me. I will not recommend this game for people who can’t afford to buy their way through it. I will be deleting this game because of the unfairness to new players.
Good but a few things need changes
by Ninigirl24 on 2018/07/16 18:36
This game is really fun and has a good storyline as well, My family, Friends and I are all in an alliance. However a few changes and additional features to this game would make it better Things to change: The price for Epic summons are pretty high and I’m running out of options for getting gems. Other players are very OP just because they throw money on this game. This is no fair to people who have played much longer but still can’t beat Money spenders. Yes I know TC20 is a way to get 3* 4* and 5* but the chances for getting anything other than a 3* is a about 15%, which In My opinion (and many others) is not fair. Dew to the time and resources it takes to get to TC20 and the the time and resources it takes to train JUST ONE hero is very extreme, especially for the poor results coming from it. Things to add I feel it would be very convenient for there to be a way to change the placement of the buildings that you built on your Base. This would be a nice way to organize all your buildings and make it less cluttered on the screen. Having a more organized Base would make it easier to find the buildings your looking for. It would also make your base look better and easier to collect finished products. Thanks for reading! I would be very glad to see any of these changes made in the game as it would make for a better experience for all who agree.
Was a fun game.
by Tecs1500 on 2019/04/06 13:55
I am a devops engineer and software tester. So I am a pessimist at heart to start with. When i started playing this game i had a blast. Seem everything was balance. Was not too easy to get the best card but not impossible. I spent the 4.99 for the cute dragon that gave the so preshes gems. I got hooked on the .99 gems and Atlantis coin. I was cursing. Then christmas hit. I had high amount if gems and i spent money like it was out of style. I got nine of the same card and other low level card. I went back to see how much i spent and found i could get a my 8 tb hardrive with how much i was spending. I quit spending and it is now a long a slow progress to up my higher characters if i did my math right about 18 months to a year. I also notice with the rewards they are getting smaller and smaller. If it was not for my wife i would let this game go by the ways side. Was lots of fun to start but has died down to a crawl. Still giving it two stars because some of the wars have been very entertaining.
Stupidly expensive (and buggy) free game
by ltsk on 2017/09/26 15:57
This game would be addictive and heckafun if it weren't so ridiculously expensive to play. It costs a heck of a lot to pay for the basic currency that lets one do nearly everything. If you don't mind playing very briefly and letting it sit idle for a couple of days before you play again, you might be all right, but the game is just too much fun for me to do that without being very frustrated. If they'd only charge less, I'd be able to give this game a couple more stars, but the in-game prices are verging on highway robbery. UPDATE (now a 1-star review): They did something that now has rendered the game so buggy, it crashes both the app and the device you're using mid-fight. Points are lost (both for yourself and for your alliance if the crash happens during a team fight), turns to play are lost, experience is lost, loot is lost, PvP raids are lost. Doesn't look like they care enough about it to fix it, though. They'll just take your money and leave you with a halfway unplayable game. Don't bother downloading this game.
2 stars and u better read....
by Hissogon on 2019/01/25 17:08
I have spent 35€ only 48 hours after having downloaded the game. But I soon faced connection problems while in campaign mode and lose energy ( which is the most important thing in the game for paying) . So after 3 times it happened, and not only to me but to a lot of players I wrote to the support who answers me : “It is not out fault but it come from your connection network”. The fact is that every other devices connected to internet in my whole home were working great during this lagging time...and added to this -> a lot of players faced the same problem , it looks like the all planet has a modem 56k while Empire and puzzles is the most reliable application on earth. I only asked a virtual refund (energy drink) to compensate those losses and the wrote me they “can’t give anything “ as it looks like virtual items are more valuable than real items : money I spent. Yes the game is good and great BUT DONT SPEND A PENNY just play the game free you will not face delusion.
Be Selective
by Spatzus on 2018/09/24 14:19
I’ve read some of the reviews with some amazement. Yes, raids are a pain and lean toward unfair. Then DON’T PLAY THEM. They have nothing to do with you progressing, so if you don’t like them, don’t play. The reason you can’t simply buy everything you need is that then the game really does become only for those who have the money to spend. If you don’t like the odds on buying heroes, DON’T BUY THEM. I just wait for the gem sales, which are really cheap, and then cash them in for multiple tries. Most will be lower level filler, but you do get higher ranked heroes and, when you do, it’s exciting. The guilds are definitely a high point and actually worth joining. I’ve been playing a long time and have progressed pretty far without spending more than about $30-40 and that’s over the whole time I’ve been on.
This game
by 123Tiffany321 on 2018/10/27 23:53
Really ya kick us out the war and don’t give anybody no rewards what so ever for what they done in the war. Another reason why I’m giving a one star is that I spend my gems and I haven’t gotten nothing good but one time as in getting a higher player card until I used my season two coins. It’s like it’s impossible to get anything good and the levels are just to way hard to beat most of the time. It takes me way too many tries to go to the next level and even move up to upgrade. Also the heros I get to upgrade my own hero are always a one star hero. This game can be a lot better but the stuff that are going on are ridiculous. And why must I wait for a building to build. Most of them especially if they are in the high numbers take days to finish. Why can I build more than one building at the same time it would make it better. This game is fun but all these wait times and not getting what you deserve makes it slow and makes you not want to play. Keep the fun and not make it forever to win something good.
No different than gambling, just much worse odds than a casino.
by Rayraythe8th on 2018/02/03 22:25
This app pulls you in by the odds. The odds of getting that big hero for starters, even though you can blow twenty bucks and get nothing you couldn’t have gotten from the free daily summons. It makes you feel good to hit the jackpot with that one big 5 Star hero, but the odds of that happening are so slim that you may become infuriated with this expensive slot machine and quit long before that happens. Unless you throw a lot of money at the game, which is what the developers want of course. It’s a good puzzle game sure, but the rng aspect of it is all about making a buck. It’s like gambling, sure it feels good when you win but I’ve never played a slot machine with odds as bad as this game. Personally I’d avoid it, I know some people that are addicted and have blown hundreds on it only to get diddly squat in return. I’m pretty much done myself, all work and no reward is not a good way to repay your customers for playing your game.
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