Gamelplay - 4
Freeness - 6
Lifespan - 4
Overall Hero Factory: Invasion From Below isn't an amazing game. Serves as a decent time waster, but it's annoyingly generic gameplay and repeated levels will cause you to lose interest quick.
The gameplay in Hero Factory: Invasion From Below is solid but nothing ground breaking. The average story mission has you playing as one of the coloured heroes as they explore the level finding Lego parts so you can upgrade into a Battle Machine, so you can go fight the levels boss. The levels are very small and boring. The only interesting parts of the levels are the enemies but even then they begin repeating themselves after a while. The boss fights are also very samey. They all play out nearly the same way: boss shoots general attack while you deal with generic enemies, and then every now and again he jumps down and walks around for you to shoot at him. These boss fights were very boring and took very little skill to complete. Then the game has the gall to repeat the same boss fight twice like I wouldn’t notice. Overall if you’re looking for a game to eat time and nothing else this does the trick, but lacks any real entertainment value.
Hero Factory: Invasion From Below has in game purchases in the form of ‘Hero points’. Now I’m going to be honest with you here, I haven’t finished Hero Factory: Invasion From Below, purely because of these dumb points. Get this, you need to pay with these points to actually advance with the story mode of the game. So the game starts you off with a set amount so you can start to play the game, but the second you run out you need to either wait, complete challenges or use money to buy points in order to continue. Luckily this challenge mode exists to help you actually play the game, but locking the player off from the story is just a terrible idea. This game is marketed to kids, so I can only imagine the amount of children who have spent money on continuing to play this game. Other games on the app store do in-game purchases so much better than Hero Factory: Invasion From Below.
The games lifespan is quite short. You can only play the same levels for so long, and the repetitive gameplay is bound to get to you at some point.
Overall Hero Factory: Invasion From Below isn’t an amazing game. Serves as a decent time waster, but it’s annoyingly generic gameplay and repeated levels will cause you to lose interest quick.
Hero Factory: Invasion From Below is available on iOS and Android for free.