Although it was only a few days ago that we saw the first ever teaser trailer for Blood & Glory: Legend, Glu Mobile has already made the new action game for Android available in Google Play. As expected, the bloody arena-combat title is up for grabs for free, and has every chance to follow on the hugely successful footsteps of the first game in the Blood & Glory series from last year.
“Legend” is as simple and straightforward as its predecessor, but that’s one of the things that makes it so cool. I like an original game with a complex storyline that defies its genre’s limits as much as the next guy, but sometimes you simply want cool visuals, an easy to understand plot, and… to kick some ass.
And in terms of ass-kicking potential, Blood & Glory 2 really has everything it might need and more. The gory atmosphere is awesome, the characters are very real looking (and ugly as heck), not to mention the cool and somewhat unpredictable controls.
Like the first Blood & Glory, Legend is also not very easy to master, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll surely want to push yourselves forward and see how many tough challenges did the devs throw your way.
This is clearly not a game that screams originality, but I’m sure that those of you old enough to remember classic arcade fighting games like Mortal Kombat will find that Blood & Glory: Legend provides much bigger challenges and more unadulterated fun than similar more expensive mobile titles. The fact that the game focuses on gladiators instead of the usual martial artists or soldiers is also a nice touch, while the motion comic cinematic sequences used to introduce new characters, stories or plot layers are yet another nostalgia-evocating element.
Now I know that many of you are not so fond of “freemium” titles, which many times force you to make very “generous” in-app purchases. And while Legend doesn’t get rid of such purchases altogether, if you work hard enough and perfect your skills you might not need to spend that much money to progress. Also, be honest with me, what other action mobile game with such stunning visuals as Blood & Glory 2 you've seen allowing users free access, even if for only a few levels?
Blood & Glory: Legend should work fine on any Android 2.1 based gadget or up, and, while you don't necessarily need a Galaxy S3 or Note 2 to enjoy all of its functionality and awesome graphics, we wouldn't exactly recommend you running it on a very “outdated” phone or tabley.
Let the epic games begin, let the blood flow and let the glory come to you! Who's with me?