Halo: Spartan Assault manages to offer that same competitive feeling of its console counterparts, directly from your Microsoft Surface or Lumia 928. The ability to challenge friends or anonymous online players is at your disposal. Wanting to keep players coming back for more, 343 Industries has set up a weekly challenges feature that allows you to build up skills or simply perfect them. Leaderboards will show how well you performed against others. Those who have a hard-on for collecting achievements will manage to gather 40 or more different ones. So if you beat the game and looking to continue to Spartan Assault experience, check in every week to see what new challenges await.
Difficult Control Scheme
Mobile gaming has come a long way thanks to the introduction of portable controllers like the MOGA for Android and Duo Gamer for iOS. However, after being accustomed to such peripherals, it’s pretty difficult adjusting back to onscreen controls, especially when you’re playing a top-down action shooter set in the Halo universe. As a professional gamer, I even found myself needing some time to get used to these controls. My best advice before jumping straight into the game: start off with the tutorial, become familiar with shooting, and learn to control the character.
The tutorial is around 5 minutes, but pretty thorough as you’ll learn how to perform melee attacks, jump in/out of tanks, and more. These are necessary skills to advance, so don’t be like me who jumped straight into the battle and had my ass handed on a silver platter.