It makes sense that Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, would try and expand the popularity of their hit mobile game, so them creating a turn based RPG out of the upset fowl is no surprise. What is a surprise is how fun Angry Birds Epic is. The birds’ unique powers lend themselves well to the format.
The game is simple, you drag the bird you want to have attack to the pig you want it to hit. Or you tap on the bird to have it cast its protection spell. Different birds have different attacks and protection moves, so picking what birds and moves to do gives the game its strategy. As the game progresses you gain different weapons that tweak the moves, and items to help you get out of a tight spot. You also level up so your birds get more powerful.
The game looks good. It retains that charm of the Angry Birds franchise, but still looks unique. The animations are smooth, and the characters all have fun expressions. If you like the Angry Birds you will like the look of this game.
The “Free-To-Play” stuff kind of gets in the way by always asking you to buy the items and weapons, but it is still fun even if you ignore it all. This game is not super deep, but it is a good way to kill a few minutes, and that is what any good cell phone game should be.