- Release date: 4/23/2015
- Developer: Toylogic Inc.
- Publisher: Toylogic Inc.
- Genre: Misc
- Content rating: ESRB Teen
- Features: Online multiplayer (2-16), Online co-op
Original content by HammerGamer
Happy Wars Review: A Cool Party Fighting Game
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Happy Wars is a massively multiplayer online fighting RPG game in a fantasy setting by the Japanese Toylogic Inc. studios. In the game, you have to play as a customizable funny little fantasy minion and fight against similar minions to protect your castle and earn skill points to raise up your level. You can download Happy Wars for Xbox One/360, and Windows PC.
Graphics – 4/5
As for a 7-year-old arcade, Happy Wars game has rather nice cartoonish graphics. It’s not very detailed or physically relevant, but still cute. It’s a 3D 3rd person action RPG with a floating camera. You can see almost the whole battlefield from your position and plan tactical moves. Characters animations are traditional for Japanese arcade games, so they are very anime-like and physically undetailed.
Gameplay – 3.5/5
There are 3 modes in Happy Wars gameplay. The first one is a single-player campaign. You can also play via Xbox Live local multiplayer with up to 3 friends in a co-op or versus modes. Happy Wars game online co-op mode allows you to unite with up to 14 players and fight against another faction of random players. As a result, every quick online multiplayer match totals up to 30 players per map.
You can choose characters of 3 classes, such as mage, cleric, and warrior. Each class has a basic attack along with special abilities. You have to score points to achieve higher levels and become able to unlock new skills. Some of them are impossible to get by playing the game. These powerful abilities are available for purchase with Microsoft Points. They are not too expensive and provide you excellence in every battle.
The single-player of Happy Wars full game includes 6 chapters with 2-3 missions. All battles are absolutely similar to the multiplayer clashes. The strange thing is that you have to score special “ranks” in the multiplayer to be able to open new chapters. One chapter costs 5 ranks. The story is very plain and tells about the strife of Light and Dark toon forces.
Controls – 4/5
Controls in the game are straightforward, but all characters are a bit clumsy. It’s an honest Happy Wars review, so you have to know that sometimes this sluggishness looks hilarious and sometimes may annoy you very much.
Replay Value – 4/5
Happy Wars has a strong multiplayer slant, so it is meant to be highly replayable. The quick 15 vs. 15 matches certainly lack a voice chat. Every battle is entertaining but too unhurried.
The Bottom Line
Happy Wars action game is good entertainment for friendly matches on parties. The quick match mode is a great time killer. Unfortunately, the single-player campaign is nearly a waste of time because of the obvious plot and dumb NPCs.
Download Happy Wars to get a fun multiplayer game for parties and amusing time-killing quick matches.
Pros : Cute cartoonish graphics;
Fun 15 vs. 15 online matches;
Many special abilities;
Exciting character-progress system.
Cons : Boring singleplayer campaign;
Long loading of quick matches;
Some abilities are paidonly.
Replay Value 4