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Glu Mobile isn't exactly my favorite developer - their in-app purchase / free to play business model ensures that - but there's no denying they've got a lot of talent going into their games. Heroes of Destiny is their latest title on Android - an action RPG of the generic-fantasy-world variety. The visuals aren't spectacular, but they'll by no means disappoint your average mobile gamer, and since this is a Glu game, you can expect near-endless content to trudge through in an attempt to extract precious currency from your bank account.

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Gameplay looks to be a rather conspicuous 3D take on the highly popular iOS and Android title Battleheart by Mika Mobile, a game which has since been abandoned on the Play Store.

While early reviews have Heroes of Destiny pegged at an impressive 4.4 star rating, there are already numerous mentions of the in-app purchase situation becoming unavoidable without impractical amounts of grinding fairly early in the game. Still, if only to play it for a few hours, Heroes of Destiny may be worth checking out if you're bored and need something to pass the time. It looks nice, and has copied from the mechanics of a very successful game, so the fun factor should definitely be there.

Head to the Play Store to get it now.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Matthew

    Has anyone given this a go? Looks like a hefty install.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      I installed it on my N7 no problem. And yeah, it's pretty big.

      • http://profiles.google.com/kwillsrepsbk Kevin Williams

        That's what she said, sorry had to. Lol.

    • http://twitter.com/therealJ4 J4R3D

      it seems to be kinda fun.. a little slow to start out, but the graphics are really quite beautiful actually. i'd check it out if i had the time, man. peace. Glu needs to remake Glyder that game ruled.

  • hyperbolic

    Well said, "Hide your wallet..."

  • Sqube

    It's Glu Mobile, so I'm going to have to go ahead and preemptively not bother. It's always the same: if I could get everything by grinding, but there was also some pay-to-win and/or some pretty baubles that you get with IAPs, I have no problem with it.

    But Glu Mobile and Gamevil are both in the business of making games that are all but impossible to beat without spending money, so I won't support them with an install of anything they release.

    • larsen

      don't forget EA.

      list of any other mobile game company to avoid ? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafaelgaiarsa Rafael Gaiarsa

    No thanks. I'd rather buy a complete game.

    • Matthew Fry

      Isn't it sad that "Free to Play" means "Designed to Steal your Money" now? Honestly, now it means, "avoid." The only IAPs I am ok with are demos having IAPs for the full game and if a game is reasonably large enough to have individually purchasable chapters.

      • Matthew Fry

        As a followup, I want to be clear that it means avoid for a variety of reasons. I did the casual games on the Android thing but as soon as real games with real content started showing up, things like this became a great deal less alluring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.shearer.334 Alan Shearer

    PLay TIny dungeon, get lots of easy glue credits there, and since glu credits are cross game, they work in all their games, including this one.

  • primalxconvoy

    You lost me at "glu". Still, by refusing to buy rubbish like this, maybe glu will die, this freeing the talent you mentioned in the op to move to companies dedicated to value for money gaming?

  • ChainsawCharlie

    Life is too short to play Glo Mobile games

  • Aram

    Seriously? Play without any money and have a lot of fun. Seems like you people have some issues with glu... You can't ague that game is really beautiful!

  • James

    It's fun but after lvl 10 or so it takes a LONG time to train your characters which is what u do once u get enough exp to lvl up but when it takes 3 dam hours to train that's a bit ridiculous and thus MAKES you have to purchase premium gems with real money to even play the game let alone buy gears....the gold in game doesn't get used for much and it seems a little bit unbalanced at times so really it's just a scheme to try to get money the way they designed it so I say yea it looks good but its definitely not free by any means and I don't agree with them trying to force people to pay specially when it's not even cheap for gems and takes tons of gems together gears,characters,speed up training and enhance gears ...pretty sad for a good concept of a game :(

  • Ashenor

    Can you login and play this game on different devices? Started playing on my Nexus 7 and was going see if i could carry my progress over to my Note 2, but don't see a login anywhere.

  • Ashenor

    I really don't have a issue with pay to play games in general. I honestly play more mobile games, then console or PC games nowadays. I get more play time out of most of these then a $60 game. So as long as they are not huge paygates i have no issue paying some. No one should expect something for free.

  • Tweaker

    Just hack the game, if you are JB get free gems, simple answer, they try to screw you outta money...well I say screw them. The game is awesome I will give them that but I am not spending that kinda money on a silly mobile game.

  • skippy

    At lvl 21 its about 7 hours to level a toon, and 71 glu credits for a mystery box, at least u can watch a 30 second video for a credit, iv watched about 500 videos so far, I think of it as commercials

  • Jerome Nico Compitente

    I consider HoD as one of the bests modern mobile games ever made and I won't mind to shell out some money just to support the developer. Glu is also a business too so to provide updates and more good games in the future they need a support from the mobile gamers.
    Most of my characters ( Tibs, Alia, Thea and Brenna) are all in LVL30s and I still haven't shelled out real cash. Yeah the training takes hours to complete but you can use your waiting time by redoing missions and by doing this your other characters (Tlanac, Zzdar and Rognan) will gain some experiences and you'll get gems for your equipment upgrades. Please take note that redoing lower level missions has great chance of getting emeralds, ruby and sapphire. If you want to skip the waiting time, then why not use your sands of time and golden hourglass? Also you have various ways of getting Glu credits across the game so the developer does not require you to buy anything. I am sick of these people who keeps on whining about things they don'y even fully understand.