Star Wars Uprising, also known as Star Wars: Revolution, is part of a series of games and products that launched in anticipation of the release and launch of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) on December 18th 2015. The app, developed by Kabam, aims to explore and add new insights, settings, characters and adventures in order to fill the gap between the last episode of the classic trilogy, The Return of the Jedi and the new JJ Abrams film. :Star Wars: Uprising
Video: Star Wars: Uprising – Launch Trailer – YouTube
Here is a preview of the game in its official launch trailer uploaded to YouTube on the Kabam RPG channel.
Kabam is a specialist developer studio for mobile applications, especially those that introduce elements of management and strategy. They were responsible for major releases in the past, like The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, and certainly, the results were mostly unfavorable. Did they improve with the release of ‘Star Wars’? In short: yes, but with some up/downs. Star Wars: Uprising is a game that has great ideas, but at the end, it falls in the pit-stops that are common to most free-to-play titles (mostly the in-app purchases).
Star Wars: Uprising begins months after the defeat of the Empire by the forces of the Rebellion. Various Imperial sectors try to shy away and hide the death of Emperor after the destruction of the Death Star, and begin to impose an information and military barrier on multiple systems.
These remnants of the Empire maintained a harsh dictatorship through the governor Adelhard, preventing the movement of people, goods and services from different parts of the galaxy, like in the mining planet Burnin Konn -belonging to the Hoth and Bespin system, which appeared in The Empire Strikes Back -. As usual, this is taken as a business opportunity for our protagonist, a kuber crystals smuggler, who seeks to make some money.
Star Wars: Uprising
The plot of Star Wars: Uprising may not be as good as it should be, and it misses a great opportunity to start planting the seeds of a new stage for the Lucasfilm science fiction universe. Given the roster of new characters that make an appearance in the script: Tam Bastion, the rebel leader, and Dapp, the bounty hunter, to name a few examples- and the number of planets, creatures and whatnot of this type of game, you can always demand more. An extra. In any case, Star Wars: Uprising can serve as an appetizer.
Video: Star Wars: Uprising Android GamePlay #1
Video: Star Wars: Uprising Android GamePlay #2
Our mission at first, a little crazy, is to create all the chaos as possible, to gain the upper-hand. Aided by our sister, a fellow smuggler, trying to tension in a market full of guards and imperial officials. As usual with these types of games, which in principle is a shoddy work, we eventually end up in the arms of the Rebellion, with whom we will work to destroy and banish the Empire.
But before all that, we will have the option to customize our hero, choosing among various races and genders and adding a name, a unique physical appearance and a series of distinctive elements to our liking. It’s pretty basic, but surprisingly, with a visual style that will remind us immediately to the latest series of Star Wars, as Rebels or Clone Wars.
In ‘Star Wars: Uprising’ visit planets, scenarios and locations as seen in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ as well as new locations.
The game-play of Star Wars: Uprising is halfway between that of a third person action title and that of point and click role-playing game. At times, we see much of what companies like Gameloft achieved with Dungeon Hunter, offering very accessible and direct in mobile mechanics. Obviously, do not expect Star Wars: Uprising to be the best of the genre, however it is true that we could say that this is one of the best-defined titles for iOS and Android despite the repetitive and basic concept.
The inventory of ‘Star Wars: Uprising’ and the amount of items, weapons and supplies, is overwhelming, but well implemented in the game-play.
The Kabam developed game has a set structure of missions, commissions and very concrete levels, which not surprisingly, are designed for short gaming sessions on smartphones or tablets. We will be accepting jobs, wandering relatively small stages shooting everything that moves, and collecting rewards, secrets and useful info. At the same time, we will gain experience and money, bonuses necessary to move forward in the game and improve your character for future mission.
Star Wars: Uprising
The mechanics of Star Wars: Uprising are based on shooter with RPG elements, either nested and embedded within the evolution of the game, so as to never overwhelm and saturate the player.
Aiming and shooting with our blaster is simple, and so is getting new weapons, protective elements and objects or enhancers, too. In this sense, Kabam has done due diligence, because the schema of any free-to-play follows: progress is easy, if you have the patience, without investing any real money. Obviously, it comes down to waiting -very long from time to time-and by knowing what to spend and on what at what time and situation.
By playing Star Wars: Uprising we will be moving from one planet to another -naves and battle stations to one side, in an attempt to be varied in terms of locations. Unfortunately, although there are times that these changes of scene are appreciated, it is impossible to get rid of the constant feeling of “I’ve already seen this”, with very similar goals and battles that are repeated ad nauseam. Whether droids, storm-troopers or aliens, Star Wars: Uprising always ends the same way.
The cooperative multiplayer mode is an added interest.
Perhaps the most remarkable feature, is the multiplayer, a system of cooperation between heroes and smugglers that allows us to play in real time with other players on stages across the galaxy, and thus get special prizes and rewards. The gameplay is well designed and offers a kind of space conquest mode, in which the groups and cartels together try to wrest control of the Empire areas and planets.
One way or another, Star Wars: Uprising offers a roster of items, weapons and power-ups as interesting prizes so that we try to always improve our hero. Since almost anything-from clothes to armor, to rifles, grenades or blasters- have a number of degrees of improvement and customization.
Technically, Star Wars: Uprising is a more than fair game, as I said at the beginning of the analysis, it draws on the latest animated series of the galactic saga. It is very nice, consistent and aesthetically pleasing, to which we must add that it does contain some pretty nice videos.
It behaves very well, with more than decent textures, simple but effective, and the game has a catalog of races, places. Some very iconic and recognizable by all fans of the films. And yes, many sound effects and music by John Williams, though with reservations, that so sporadically appears during a testimonial along with others created exclusively for the game.
The Star Wars: Uprising game is a role-playing game and one with very interesting adventures, which brings and flirts with certain playable and functional plot concepts. It is a game with very good ideas, but in practice, they don’t seem to be fulfilling, leaving one to think in no time, that it is mundane and uninteresting title.
Its main attraction is a glimpse of some plot aspects, which serve as a prequel to the imminent Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015). In any event, Star Wars: Uprising is entertaining and especially recommended for all those fans of the films.
In order to play Star Wars Uprising you will need an iOS or Android device. The game is not available for PC or Console.
- Development: Kabam
- Production: Lucasfilm
- Distribution: Star Wars Uprising
- Price: Free
- Players: 1
- Format: Download
- Text: Multi-lingual
- Voices: Multi-lingual
- Online: Yes
- Official website
Star Wars™: Uprising is the first Star Wars RPG set between Star Wars™: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi™ and Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™.
Join millions of players worldwide in a brand new fight against the Empire! Engage in massive Sector Battles to dictate the expansion of in-game content, create your own powerful character and crew, and play real-time co-op with friends.
The Galaxy Needs a New Hero. What Kind Will You Be?
CREATE THE HERO THE GALAXY NEEDS
Choose from a wide range of abilities, species, visual customizations and classic Star Wars™ gear to become the next Han Solo, Boba Fett or entirely unique hero of your own design with a unique open class system.
SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE GAME UNIVERSE
Join players worldwide in massive Sector Battles to dictate the expansion of in-game content, including new planets, exclusive gear, higher level caps and unique crew members.
A NEW CHAPTER IN STAR WARS
Play the first mobile game in the Star Wars universe that takes place between Star Wars™: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi™ and Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™.
REAL-TIME CO-OP AGAINST THE EMPIRE
Explore the secrets of the sector, build a powerful cartel with allies, and play alongside friends in synchronous cooperative play.
BRAVE CHALLENGES ON CLASSIC AND NEW WORLDS
Battle your way through missions on Hoth, Cloud City and more, fighting against powerful bosses led by an ominous new adversary.
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