WarCorps: Genesis (universal) by Triniti Interactive is a third-person shooter from the makers of the Call of Mini series. Essentially the same game with some tweaks, WarCorps is a great new direction for their over-the-shoulder shooter franchise, smooth and playable, although occasionally frustrating with its slow progression.
What I’ve always enjoyed in Triniti’s third-person shooters are the fluid controls and gameplay, which remain on center stage here. WarCorps doesn’t have some of the control features that hardcore shooter fans might expect – like crouching or backing up against walls – but this leads to a clean, uncluttered AI that makes moving around and strafing as easy as it could be on a touch screen. Without the screen being covered with buttons, there’s more room to see what’s going on around you, which is always a good thing.
Throughout the campaign, players will unlock four different classes to control, including snipers and commandos, with different weapons to choose and upgrade for each of them. There are four different ‘zones’ to fight in, with different mission styles like rescues, searches, and straight up ‘survive for x amount of time’ awaiting players to help them earn money and crystals towards new weapons. Unfortunately, the same complaints from other Triniti games – high prices steered towards IAP or heavy grinding – is apparent, so it might take a long time to get the game’s best weapons.
Technically, WarCorps keeps things simple and colorful - graphics are sharp and animations are smooth, but there aren’t any weather effects or physics engines to lead to cool explosions of visual effects on the screen. The cartoon-style art does give the game a bit of character, even though it’s a little odd the game has players shooting Middle Eastern guys with guns without any kind of context, and at times, feels a little awkward culturally.
Gamers looking for a fun shooter without all the bells and whistles of complicated titles like NOVA3 or the like, should give WarCorps a look – it’s an easy to pick up third-person action game without all the blood and gore of console counterparts, but still packing a lot of heat and action for players to enjoy.