Clash of Clans is a freemium mobile MMO strategy game. The game features a single player and also a multiplayer mode. The game revolves around collecting resources to build you army and base. There are numerous levels of troops that are unlocked as you play the game and upgrade your base.

 

Clash of Clans is a game that takes a little while to really get to the fun parts as the first few days or weeks are rather slow as you have to upgrade your base and troops. The buildings take time to upgrade, which can vary from 1 minute to multiple days. The longest I have seen so far is 12 days. The amount of time a building takes to upgrade increases as you upgrade your base.

 

Clash of Clans uses the single player mode as a way for new players to get acclimated to the game and fine tune their attacking strategy before they are sent into the multiplayer world where trophies and resources are on the line. In single player mode, you can earn small amounts of resources for being victorious, but the big loot is in stealing it from other players.

 

The goal in this game is to accumulate as many trophies as you can. While there are numerous players who don’t concern themselves with trophies, that is the main point of the multiplayer world. There is also a nice feature in the game called Clans. I am a huge fan of Clans because your clan mates can donate you troops, and you can get into clan wars. Clan Wars are wars between two clans to see who can score the most stars on the opposing clan. This is tons of fun and one of the main reasons I continue to play the game.

 

The game offers gems in the game that can be earned from completing tasks, or purchased. The gems serve as a currency that can complete building before their build time is complete. They can also purchase the three resources in the game, gold, elixir, and dark elixir. These three resources are the building blocks to everything in the game. They are needed to construct buildings, walls, and troops.

 

I play Clash of Clans for a few reasons. The first reason is that it is on a mobile, which means I can play it anywhere. This is extremely nice when I am waiting for someone or something such as car maintenance. Also I can play it during breaks at work or school. I also really like the clan wars in the game. That is tons of fun. It really makes you plan your attack because you don’t want to let your clan mates down. The only thing I don’t like about the game is how long it takes some buildings to upgrade at the higher levels. When a building takes 12 days to upgrade, it can leave a lot of downtime where there isn’t much reason to play the game since you can’t build anything unless you have builders available. I guess that is why they allow you to buy gems, but that can cost tons of money when at the higher levels. Overall the game is solid, and tons of fun, but a few minor tweaks could really make this game incredible.

 

POSITIVES

+ Play on Mobile, can play anywhere

+ Clan Wars

+ Can customize your base however you wish

 

NEGATIVES

– Build time at higher levels

– Need a builder to upgrade walls

– Looting can become tiresome at high levels

 

4 STARS

 

– ThatCollegeGamer