Angry Birds Go! App Review: Angry Birds Go! Is
the newest addition to the Angry Birds franchise developed by Rovio
Entertainment and it brings a new approach to the series instead of the
traditional gameplay of bringing down structures by tossing birds at them that we’re
used to. The game takes the storyline and characters of the Angry Birds
franchise and tosses them into a go kart racing game.
Angry Birds Go! Is
an addition to the already long line of Angry Birds games and some might even
argue that Rovio is simply milking the franchise now and I honestly feel the
same way since they fail to bring up any original ideas or concepts to interest
me for a while now, this is probably one of the reasons they decided to take a
spin on their traditional game formula and create something new.
The game brings back all the birds we know from previous games and gives each of them a unique cart of their own, each with its own tradeoffs and starts out extremely strong with some great fluid races and a nicely done tutorial to show you the ropes. The races albeit are short are very fast paced and offer a ton of fun but believe me when I tell you that the fun doesn’t last very long.
The game is plagued with advertisements, micro-transactions and is the epitome of “Pay-to-Win” games. It forces you to play exactly how the system wants you to. Your bird grows tired after 5 or so games so you have to swap it out for another which also gets tired after a limited amount of games and this cycle continues all game long. Mind you that you also have to purchase different birds and vehicles so unless you’re willing to shell out money or willing to wait long periods of times so your birds can recharge their stamina, you won’t be playing for very long. Sure, you can use the in-game crystals to recharge your birds to play again but you won’t always have those on you since they are so hard to acquire.
Another major flaw in the game is that as you move forward and unlock new worlds and tracks, you aren’t able to use the karts that you previously used and worked so hard to upgrade so you have to use a fresh one which has zero upgrades on it which is a completely irrelevant function and makes the game extremely repetitive.
All things considered, while Rovio entertainment tried to bring out something unique and fresh to the franchise, they failed horribly due to all of the unnecessary things the game requires you to do which hold you back from enjoying the game to its full potential.