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Rovio has caught on to the slight possibility that this many years after the release of the original Angry Birds, some of you may have potentially (if only ever so slightly) grown bored with the concept of slinging the same ol' birds at the same ol' pigs. The company has since experimented with other game concepts, but at the end of the day, you have to stick with what pays the bills. So instead of taking a chance on creating an impressive, turn-based adventure through a beautifully animated world - actually, that's precisely what they've done with Angry Birds Epic, it just happens to center around those same ol' limbless birds.

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I get it, running around as a red bird in a funny-looking helmet may not be the kind of role-playing you envisioned, but if these feathered creatures can star in a halfway decent kart racer, an RPG might just be worth a look. The gameplay is traditional enough for veterans of the genre to dive into and straightforward enough for complete newcomers to understand. You simply drag and drop a line from your character to the enemy you wish to attack. Then you spin a wheel and get your loot. Depending on how well you do in each battle, you get, of course, one to three stars. You don't get to walk around the world map as you usually would in a game of this type. Instead, you progress linearly from battle to battle.

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Are there in-app purchases? Ha, can birds cast magic? The game has bundles of virtual currency priced as high as $89.99. With that kind of money, you can buy all the power-ups, enhancements, or revives you need to slay any pigs that cross your path. Or you can slay pigs the old-fashioned way and earn those victories. The choice is yours.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Jaime

    Doesn't look that bad. I will give it a download.

  • michaelvsShark

    "offers in-app purchases".

    no shit.

  • Simon Belmont

    Interesting. Though, the Angry Birds IP got tiresome for me a few years ago.

    I guess they'll wring every last drop out of it. Haha.

  • WhoaManWtF

    Played it a bit, doesn't seem to have a stamina system and is sort of fun...

    • Fernando Rigon Vicentini

      The system is "Life based" and not stamina. If you lose 5 fights, you'll need to wait the refill.

      • WhoaManWtF

        Ahh.. I have only lost once in my play so far so unless it gets exponentially harder I do not see that being an issue... Also I like the fact I can go back and grind for the stuff I need to craft things as much as I want and still get exp and money for doing so..

  • Majeed Hamid

    This better be epic like what the words really impose

    • Arthur Dent

      *imply

  • Anthony Tyson

    Can't get it to load on my N5. First it wouldn't get past the Internet connection screen. Now it gets to "logging in" and then fails

    • Blair Ginley

      Same here though it may be because I use ART. Are you using ART as well by any chance?

      • Anthony Tyson

        Nope. Restarted my phone and its fine now. I have seen someone say it doesn't work with art though.

  • Baiwei

    Played it, kinda boring, slow paced and the loading time takes forever

  • CrazyPaladin

    The real question is, how aggressive the iap is?

    • mce88

      I believe that they are not that bad. You spend the premium currency for: spinning again a wheel for different loot and buying more loot. Surprisingly, it's not to to grindy and I definetely recommend this game

  • Fernando Rigon Vicentini

    The game is cool, but the jogability is not as good as original angry birds. On big screens you need to move your entire hand to reach the bird or the target.

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  • Fabian Pineda

    Two concepts seasoned RPG veterans will be familiar with: Turn based battles... and grinding... so much grinding...

  • http://rayshq.com/ Ray

    I stay away from Rovio related games now. They will never see a single cent from me ever again.

    I paid for some of their games yet they still continue to bombard it with in-app advertising for other Rovio games/products etc or 'power ups' as they call them.