By Jordan Nelson
Hi there, this is Jordan with my first piece for Last Token Gaming! Today we will be reviewing the mobile game Doctor Who: Legacy, a bubble pop game with a few twists.
In Doctor Who: Legacy you build a team of one Doctor and five companions. Each Doctor and companion have a color associated with them, which determines which bubble will do damage. There are five different character colors and a sixth color that heals the team. You can build a team entirely of one color if you want, but that will render the rest of the bubbles useless. This does however lead to a bigger damage output for that one color. Enemies have resistances and weaknesses to different colors.
Characters have levels that you can gain. Each character can be assigned points into HP, Attack and Heal. Additionally, you can choose to play defensively or take the offense and be more aggressive. This, coupled with the character skills (ranging from swapping bubbles of one color to another, all the way to healing the team), adds a great variety of play. One of the other notable differences that Legacy has from other bubble pop games is that you can move the bubbles anywhere you would like, rather than just to an adjacent bubble. You are given five seconds to move the bubble you pick anywhere you want, displacing other bubbles as you go. The displacing of the other bubbles is how you can really make some great combos. The higher combo you score, the more damage or healing your team ends up doing.
The storyline is a great narrative where the Doctor attempts to close paradoxical rifts that are forming throughout his timeline. There are also special levels that are released during the current episode of Doctor Who, so you can follow along with the TV show. The sound effects leave a bit to be desired, as they are the same ones used over and over again. On top of this, a noise plays every time you move a bubble AND displace a bubble. Overall, the game is fun, but since there is a whole section of the game (the Fan Area) that is only accessible if you pay a premium fee, I would say it does seem very skewed. Once you pay for the upgrades the game becomes increasingly easier, but still feels like it gets harder and harder until you are forced to pay extra money.
This game is probably one of the most fun bubble games I have ever played. That said, I would give it a 7/10 because of the pay features and the sound effects. I recommend playing it with the sound off and your wallet mildly open.