Moonbase brings yet another MMO strategy experience over to the iPhone. Here you’ll build components to help you assemble an army to not only defend your area but to attack.
If you’ve ever played a Freemium strategy-builder game then you’ll feel right at home. This time around you’ll need to focus on growing (upgrading) four different elements that are used as currency. Each upgrade requires patience as you wait for it…wait for it….The fun portion here is building an army once you amass enough currency.
The not so fun aspect is that you’re going to have to do a lot of waiting…and I mean A LOT. Let’s put it this way I would go to bed and assume that I would earn enough currency over night to pull off a simple task. I woke up discovering that I would have to wait until the end of the day. Still not enough… I waited 36 hrs to build up the necessary amount of currency to finally finish the simple task at hand. Now the thing with Freemium games like this is that I’m aware of the waiting portion (if you want to play you can pay). However the simple concept of getting players hooked early is completely ignored by Moonbase. I’m more annoyed than anything else and getting ready to delete it.
The waiting period is ridiculous (did these developers even research what other Freemium titles like this are doing right?) and the graphics and menus are outdated! You can’t zoom in or out of your land which leaves you with panning the screen to navigate. The menus are nothing pretty to look at and you’ll be wondering if Moonbase was actually released 4 years ago…sadly no. In the end Moonbase simply lacks the quality that makes other Freemium games fun.
The Bottom Line: 4/10 (Poor)
With Freemium titles, we never get to finish the whole game and sometimes we don’t get the whole experience (these games take a lot of time). With that said, after a week with Moonbase it’s clear that it only tested my patience and nothing else. Don’t even bother. If you play Moonbase you might want to consider slamming the door against your head for a few hours…that might bring you more enjoyment.