Once again, it seems that the Doctor Who fandom is taking over the world – this time the gaming world, with the new Doctor Who: Legacy from Tiny Rebel Games and Seed Studio.
Since it’s launch on 27th November, fans have flocked to this new game for mobile devices. So far, while there have been a few bugs here and there with the game play and other things, which is very normal for new games – give it to the people and watch them break it – the game has got great reviews and positive reactions from everyone.
I’m truly amazed at how hooked I am on playing it. The packaging of course has quite a lot to do with that addiction, specifically because it pays such great fanservice to Who-fans.
If you’re a hardcore Who-nut, then you may as well kiss away any free moments you may have in the near future because you’ll be glued to your phone screen for a while.
The Gallifrey Times gives it a 9 out of 10 rating and says -
Overall, Legacy is far from a sandbox game, but it’s essentially a big sand pit to muck around with your favourite Who characters from your favourite episodes in clever and enjoyable puzzles. To hell with continuity, you can take your team to any point (of the ones that are provided) in Who for battles with a cornucopia of villains. It might be a tad repetitive, but Legacy sure has some legs in it, and is quite the bundle of fun.
Even those with criticisms of the game’s format and content still give it a good review. Many reviews have noted that the game play is similar to a number of other popular games like Match-3, Puzzles & Dragons, and Bejeweled.
Digital Spy says the biggest problem with the game is that it lacks a storyline and dialogue, so the whit and humor of the show is lost to the game. But they still give the game praise -
Doctor Who: Legacy could have easily just been a quick and easy cash-in on a loyal fanbase, offering a game that’s sub-par at best. It has happened before, after all. Instead, fans are treated to engaging and fun puzzle battles featuring most of the characters from the series’ more recent history. It isn’t the complete legacy that the game’s title promises, but it’s a start.
The game has become such a phenomenon that it has now gotten its own Sub-Reddit!
With more levels and characters promised to come, it looks like the game will only continue to gain popularity. They have been quick to roll out the game’s availability to many countries across the globe. According to the game’s Facebook page, there are plans to bring the game to the rest of the online world, for those that don’t have access to a mobile device able to support the game. (Like the writer of this article!)
If you are already playing the game, it would be wise to keep tabs on the Facebook page as they are offering codes for special items in the game through out the Christmas season as well as posting news about updates and bug fixes. The game’s website has lots of other great information including news, gameplay guides, and FAQs.
Let us know in the comments what you think about the game and what you’re most looking forward to with future updates!
(My sources also tell me that Kasterbourites should be on the lookout for an exclusive interview with the game’s creators in this week’s podKast!)