Like stories of financial doom and gloom in the newspapers, or Australian bartenders in Earls Court, vampires are everywhere these days. They cluster-feed on the TV schedules, entice innocent, naïve teens into the dark of cinemas, and even try to seduce with their NYC-based sub-Paul Simon ‘Weekend’ musical stylings. And now they’re on your phone…
The hugely anticipated Dark Legends from mobile MMO developer Spacetime Studios hit Google Play a few weeks ago now, and we’ve spent the time since launch wisely, immersing ourselves in its shadowy world of vampires and violence.
Offering slick gameplay, detailed graphics and stylish animation, this is a world where humans co-exist with not just the sharp-toothed Emo-alike heavy petters, but also with a whole array of far nastier ‘differently alive’. As a sexy new vamp, it’s your job to keep the more unpleasant undead in their place using a dazzling arsenal of weapons, cutting combo moves and by vamping out big time.
But it’s not all slaughter, slaughter, slaughter! Between periods of bloodshed, you can shop too, dressing and arming your avatar with either cash earned in game or bought outright. And, as it’s a Massively Multiplayer Online you can take time out to chat to friends about vamp stuff, like the price of blood and the curse of coffin splinters.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Excellent conceived, designed and executed, Dark Legends is a triumph of the MMO art. Thoroughly addictive it’s the most brilliant, brutal, bloody fun you can have on your mobile.
Current version: 188.8.131.52
Requires Android 2.2 and up