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XCOM sets the standard as to what to expect in turn based strategy gaming. Players use soldiers to fight off an alien invasion by utilizing cover, flanking and other strategy tactics to defeat the alien baddies on each level of grid based environments. See More
Starting on level 16, the altars get replaced by a portal. The player has the choice to "win" the game by exiting through the portal; or to ignore the portal on that level and venture deeper, aiming for higher scores on progressively more difficult floors. See More
Wordbase plays more like a game of chess than a conventional word game. With each player having a base at each end of the board, the goal is to get to the other side first with words on the board. Thought the most interesting part is that players can cut off the others line of words by intersecting them which results in cutting off the players progress above the intersection.. See More
The game does use in-game currency for purchasing new units to pay the game with though it does appear to evenly reward the currency for just playing. Of course the purchased in game currency could at first give a leg up to multiplayer players who just started. See More
There is currently 18 available units to use in game (with more promised in future updates) ranging from close range fighters, ranged attackers and defensive units. All can be purchased with the in-game currency earned in game. All 18 units can be used in the 20 available levels, making for a pretty good variety of situations of play. See More
The balancing of the gameplay works out quite well wherein the game can be tough if too many mistakes are made, but if played correctly works quite well. Starting out it can be a little easy but the game does ramp up to a challenging pace. The pacing of each side sending out different troops allows for a game that the player needs to constantly be on their toes in order to counter what the other player is doing. In effect, real-time strategy working as intended. See More
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