Risk Review – The classic, in your iPhone
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Electronic Arts
Version #: 1.5.88
Date Released: 2011-03-25
Developer: Electronic Arts
Price: 2.99User Rating:
Risk, the best-seller by Hasbro Games is available in iOS devices. But… how good it is?
I’d love to say that Risk for iPhone is great, awesome, the best I’ve ever seen. Sadly, I can’t for several reasons. The first is that the game feels needlessly slow. Not only caused by the long loading screens, but also because of needless animations, and wait in between turns.
This is the first bad sign for a Risk port: it should be dynamic, fast paced. A pick and play game for waiting in line or sitting in the toilet. But it is not. And I miss secret missions, those special commands (conquer Western Europe to win, control South America for 3 turns…) that made the original Risk an ever-changing game. At least you can choose between progressive and fixed sets of cards, which make endgame playing much more fun.
Don’t get me wrong: Risk for iPhone will keep you quite entertained, with its range of achievements and medals, and if you happen to have friends with it, will enjoy a lot with the multiplayer option. But that’s it, for now you don’t get anything else. It may be enough for some players, but I’m kind of picky.
In short: Even if Hasbro’s Risk for iPhone (developed by Electronic Arts) is a good game, it misses some of the special charm that the original board game had. And it should not, what is missing is too easy to add.
Would I Buy Again:Maybe
Who Is It For:Risk lovers
What I Like:The original Risk in mobile...
What I Don't Like:But it is not the original. Misses some things
Final Statement:A decent mobile Risk