One thing I find, is that after starting this site, friends often suggest apps to me for review. Often, I have already recommended such apps, and other times they are rubbish, but every now and then a friend dishes up an absolute Jem (deliberate spelling mistake - Cheers Jem). Landrule is one such app, that without a suggestion from a friend, would have probably gone un-noticed for many months, or even years, to come.
This is a great shame, because Landrule is one of the best android apps I have played in a while. I say this though, with a bit of a disclaimer. Really, what I mean is - Landrule is one of the best apps you will play on android ..... if you are a fan of Risk (yep, you heard me right, the old fashioned, roll the dice, territory conquering board game).
In short, Landrule is Risk, translated to your mobile device. You can play locally, either against computer AI or friends, but the real heart of the game is the online multi-player. Set up a new game, invite a few friends and before you know it you will have a great strategic game on your hands, far outclassing and weighing anything that Zynga (of words with friends fame) can produce.
There are plenty of game maps, time limits and player numbers to join, and if you cant find one you like, after starting your own it wont take long for a lobby to be filled and a game to be underway. The interface is extremely simply, yet provides all the functionality that is to be expected and the actual on game graphics, whilst plain, make it easy to see what is going on . Additionally, the notifications work brilliantly (something many android apps still seem to struggle with), allowing you to easily keep track on when it is time to make a move.
All in all, Landrule is a great app, which I can see myself sinking plenty of time into over the coming weeks / months / years. If you haven't already downloaded Landrule, even if it doesn't sound like your sort of game, take a Risk (sorry for the pun) and see what you think!
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