We’re sort of zombie-fans. Different folks might flee in terror once they see strolling useless, however we are going to simply smile and seize our machete – sure, we maintain one in our backpacks and sure, we all know the zombie apocalypse will begin ultimately (sooner, if attainable). Properly, till that superb day comes, Sonny from Armor Video games presents the very best factor: Combating towards zombies as a zombie. (Insert drooling sounds right here.) This time, you’re no defenseless survivor: You’re additionally a zombie however you’re the clever one who can speak, assume, and has no intention to eat human brains, for some cause. (The place is the enjoyable in that?) Let’s take a more in-depth take a look at Sonny and discover out what sort of enjoyable it presents.
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Say Whats up To Apocalypse
We begin the sport on a ship, and we don’t know that we’re additionally a zombie too, at the least firstly. Fortunately, a pleasant physician tells us the reality very quickly: “Sonny, you’re a zombie. Now be boy and filter the opposite zombies on this ship, or we’re going to sink”. The sport has a narrative, though it’s not a severe one. Mainly, you retain combating towards hordes of zombies with a turn-based battle system and that’s it. That is the primary display you see once you begin Sonny:
Solely the background and enemy sorts change: All different issues keep the identical. This isn’t stunning, as Sonny is the work of a single man, nicknamed “Krin”. In reality, it’s possible you’ll keep in mind Sonny as a Flash sport, which was launched for the PC platform years in the past. It regarded like this:
When it comes to graphics high quality, Android will get the higher model of this sport, however the primary mechanics are the identical. The story is advised with textual content screens and whereas it’s not unhealthy, it’s not that fascinating too. The one “twist” is that you’re additionally a zombie and that’s it – the remainder is the generic “zombie invasion” story archetype.
The Battle System: Killing Zombies Flip By Flip
The battle system of Sonny is turn-based however it’s not grid-based. In different phrases, when you and the enemies assault in turns, there isn’t a distinction between melee and ranged characters. It doesn’t matter what your distance to the goal is, you possibly can straight assault when it’s your (or the enemies’) flip. Mainly, you click on on a button when it turns into lively. The one strategic determination is which talent to make use of.
After every profitable battle, you achieve XP factors and generally tools. It’s also attainable to buy tools from the shop too. Sonny comprises no loot bins and no pay to win mechanisms, you can’t buy the in-game forex with actual cash, for instance. Nonetheless, there’s a catch: You’re requested to observe a video advert after each battle. This implies you may be watching a 30 seconds advert each 3 minutes or so. Fortunately, watching advertisements offers you an XP buff too.
Changing into A Stronger Zombie
There’s a expertise tree in Sonny, which you should use to get new abilities or improve the present ones. There are a complete of 14 abilities and a few of them are only for self-buffs, whereas others can unlock new assault sorts. You may improve every talent 5 occasions.
You additionally don’t get to struggle alone: New characters will be part of your get together because the story progresses. Nonetheless, you can’t management them on the battlefield. They may struggle mechanically and assault the final goal you attacked. That is truly irritating: If Sonny was a sport the place we get to create our personal get together and use new characters as we wish, it could be a really completely different (and higher) sport.
Sonny shouldn’t be a nasty sport however it could possibly be significantly better if it removes compelled video adverts and provides further RPG mechanics. Nonetheless, since it’s a port of the PC model, we don’t count on to see these modifications anytime quickly. However, it presents sufficient enjoyable and allows you to struggle towards hordes of zombies: It’s nonetheless value to play.