Flame Vs Blaze (known as Flame X Blaze overseas) is yet another of Square Enix’s mobile offerings and is their attempt to break into the MOBA genre with a few twists. Unlike other MOBAs where the matches last up to an hour and typically feature a 5 v 5 clash; Flame Vs Blaze narrows the battlefield to a 3 on 3 battle with matches that last around 10 minutes.
The goal of the game is of course to destroy the other team’s base which in this universe is called the Reactor. During the early phases, you can choose either to fight creeps out in the field and bring them over to your side which will boost your base’s defenses or fight other players and start wrecking their base early on. Either way, after a certain amount of time passes, both teams’ Reactors come to life and begin moving towards the opposition giving both sides an epic boss fight. This is similar to Gigantic where the titans will move and begin to go after the other with the players basically serving as minions to help them achieve their goals.
Unlike most mobile MOBAs, Square has put a surprisingly high amount of effort into its development. The team for this game consists of Producer Hironori Okayama (Kingdom Hearts Unchained X), Director Yuji Abe (Final Fantasy XII Series), and Character Illustrator Gen Kobayashi (The World Ends With You). Outside of these star creators, the game also features “fully customizable characters” who all have super transformations to keep players engaged as they watch the chaos ensue.
While I’m a big fan of MOBAs, there haven’t been many on my phone that I’ve really felt like picking up. However, if Square somehow manages to make Flame Vs Blaze’s controls accessible enough for on the go as well as require some kind of skill, I may just give it a shot when it releases later this year.
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