Rovio’s Struggle Bay recently confirmed that there’s an appetite for high seas swashbuckling on the list of growing mobile online shooter market.

If you want something a little more serious, strategic, and historically sound from your naval skirmishes however, World of Warships Blitz Cheats could be for you.

Having just came into soft launch in the Philippines, I decided to put the overall game through its paces.

Naval gazing

The name may have tipped you off, but World of Warships Blitz Cheats is from the same team that helped bring you Expression of Tanks Blitz. Exactly like that game, it started its life from PC before pointing its prow towards mobile-land.

Essentially, the game boils down to shooting true to life opponents and attempting to capture the other team’s place by sailing to their flag zone. It’s just that you’re doing so with hulking multi-tonne battleships with the turning circles of, well, battleships.

Much like its predecessor, World of Warships Blitz Cheats isn’t your average run-and-gun action game. There’s a genuine sense of weight to its combat. It feels satisfyingly mechanical.

Every move you make here must be planned and thought through. The actual fact you are piloting huge boats means that it requires some time to get up to rate and, crucially, switch. Aiming needs to be done slowly and gradually and delicately, lest you break free of the focusing on reticule.

Thar she blows

The huge distance you engage your goals at plays a component too. You need to skilfully lead your images when participating a moving concentrate on, while getting the powerful torpedo on concentrate on (for the boats that contain them) takes a dangerous combination to be both up close and side-on to your concentrate on.

That isn’t even taking into account the need to put out deck fires (there’s location-based harm here) and send out repair crews to patch yourself up mid-fight.

Basically, struggle in World of Warships Blitz is difficult. Once I transferred clear of the tutorial battles and into online fights against real players, I got repeated poundings from patient, wily opponents.

You should thing your steps through – charging straight into the fray without back-up is a sure-fire way to get blown from the water.

Ship shape

I have without doubt that World of Warships Blitz is likely to be a massive hit with a sub-sector of players, as it will alienate those after an instant blast.

I’m less certain how the game’s freemium structure is going to pan out. I came across the machine for purchasing new ships to be always a little opaque to say the least, and it remains to be seen how a lot of an advantage splashing out real cash on the fancier models will give you.

Given the demanding and tactical dynamics of the combat, though – not to mention the developer’s pedigree – I’m positive that World of Warships Blitz will be an intriguing skill-based multiplayer game when it finally strikes the App Store proper.