The Long Siege is a pretty-looking hybrid of match-3 and action-RPG, out on iOS tomorrow
Puzzle belt at the ready
Singapore-based Anomaly Studios has announced that its mix of action-RPG and match-3 puzzler The Long Siege will out for iOS tomorrow.
Yeah, it isn't exactly on the cusp of originality with that genre pairing. But there's no denying the game's visual appeal.
Borrowing a trick from Alto's Adventure, procedural generation is used to keep the environments fresh with weather, day/night cycles, and a variety of biomes.
Of course, the game's prettiness can only go so far, and so the puzzles will need something to keep us engaged. Hopefully that'll be the case.
The idea is to summon the right units to defeat enemies and the towers they spawn from as you travel across forests and tundras to complete over 30 different quests.
All of this is managed through the puzzle tower. Here, you slide a "puzzle belt" within the tile board to match icons and summon the one of three units you need.
As you progress, you can unlock special rewards and upgrades as well as level up in order to take on the tougher foes as they arrive.
The Long Siege be out tomorrow for iOS and will cost you £1.49 / $1.99.