Clash of Lords combines different subgenres of real-time strategy games to create an impressive game that grabs you. While some people may quickly tire of the always-on, constantly demanding gameplay that has become standard in smartphone RTS games, it's hard to deny how effective it can be. This one rewards you with solid graphics and many fun gameplay modes.
Clash of Lords is a perfect example of a new crop of games that mix elements of tower-defense and turn-based combat with the resource building and management of simulators like Farmville. Essentially, you start with a few standard buildings and defenses that you can level up to unlock more resources to build better buildings and defenses. That means the game is always running and constantly inviting you back to play more. The game's graphics look closer to a Nintendo DS or PSP game than an Android game and are a credit to the graphical power in Android. Clash of Lords offers social syncing and a chat room to help you find people to play, as well as a campaign mode that guides you through the core of the game. The game's in-game currency can be tough to come by, which leads to obvious opportunities for the app to milk you out of some real-world cash. While some gamers know and dislike this formula already, there's a reason why it's so popular.
Clash of Lords shows exactly how fun and addictive this style of game can be. It doesn't hurt that the game's graphics, speed, and content are incredibly well done, as well.