Rovio’s latest game starring enraged fowl is a fantasy RPG. Angry Birds Epic is available today for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. This game is a drastic change from previous Angry Birds games. There is no more slinging birds or knocking down towers. Epic is a beginner’s entry into the world of role-playing games.
Like Angry Birds Go!, this game is free to play, but will cost you if you want to make it easier. Players take a team of birds into battle against the pigs. Each member of the team gets a turn to attack. Characters can level up with armor and weapons as they progress. If you’ve ever played a turn-based game you will feel right at home.
The game is well designed and easy to play, but the in-app purchases plague it. Parents don’t want their kids to rack up purchases, and adults don’t want to be constantly bombarded with money grabs. “Freemium” titles make more money for the dev, but many consumers would be happy to pay up front. Now I just feel challenged to beat the game without spending a cent.