Review Second Earth
Futuristic strategy clan builder
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 04 Jul 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Quality graphics, online multiplayer, responsive game play, simple controls
Difficult to play without in-app purchases
The genre that has been born from Clash of Clans has brought a huge amount of new mobile games to the world, and one of them is Second Earth for Android, a strategy clan builder game that takes Clash of Clans and sends it to the future. If you are a fan of these kind of strategy games, and a thirst for all things futuristic and sci-fi, then this game may just be what you're looking for.
When you first start this game, you will head straight into the tutorial phase where the game will provide you with the basic gameplay controls and mechanics - if you've played a strategy clan builder game before, you should already be aware of what you can do - players can build different buildings that can create resources, and these resources can then be used to purchase defenses for your base and troops that can attack other bases.
The futuristic approach to this game has given the developers a lot of room for creativity, and everything from the troop types to the various buildings and defenses in-game are absolutely amazing. The environment and background graphics are also very good, and the user interface is looking quite nice.
Players will be able to level up their base, defenses and soldiers for a long time, and each upgrade will take incrementally more time, so after a couple days worth of playing, players will need to wait 10 or more hours for each upgrade or use in-app purchases to remove the wait time. This is not a new approach to strategy clan builder games, and the developers of this game have been fairly generous with the build times.
Second Earth definitely has a lot of potential for fun though, and you'll be given enough space to make a very impressive base if you spend enough time in-game to amass the resources to do so.