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Honor of Kings Review: The new powerhouse of mobile MOBA

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Level Infinite‘s recently released a new mobile game Honor of Kings is starting to take the mobile MOBA scene by storm with its 5v5 Multiplayer Online Battle Arena gameplay, aiming to rival other popular and mobile powerhouse titles like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and LoL Wild Rift. As a seasoned MOBA player, in this Honor of Kings review, I’ll look into its gameplay, graphics/art design, map, role setting, and even how it stacks up to the more household mobile MOBA names available like Mobile Legends and League of Legends Wildrift.

Developed as the ultimate test of strategy, skill, and teamwork, players engage in strategic real-time battles to destroy their opponent’s base. Honor of Kings is shaping up to be a real contender even while being in its earliest stages of development without even a global release happening yet.

Additionally, you can check out our redeem codes article for some in-game rewards. We also provide essential tips for your journey, including our Beginners guide, Tier List, Currency management, Best Settings guide, and insights on Reputation Points, along with some advanced tips on the in-game Map, Ranked mode, Equipment, Arcana, Laning system strategies, and how to contact customer support to save you from any in-game hassles.

Engage in fierce team fights in this classic MOBA title

To kick off the Honor of Kings Review, it must be told that the game greatly embodies the classic MOBA experience which is a multiplayer online game that combines strategy, teamwork, and action. The players are still divided into two teams of five members and must work together to destroy the enemy’s base while defending their own.

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Image via Level Infinite

Whether you’re an experienced MOBA player or new to the genre, Classic MOBA provides a fun and challenging gameplay experience that will keep you engaged and entertained. MOBA games have been one if not the most successful gaming genre ever since Defense of The Ancients came out in the past decade or two. Honor of Kings continues the traditional MOBA while still having a personality of its own.

Master heroes with unique character design in a familiar role setting

Roles are one of the most defining factors in the genre of MOBA games. This is where the most important skill of the game comes in which is the ability to work in a team. It is in every MOBA game that players will need to move into a certain role in the team to make the team’s winning chance as high as possible.

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Image via MOONTON Games & Level Infinite

In Honor of Kings, there are five roles to choose from as it is in other MOBA games which have their own unique roles and playstyles for players. In Honor of Kings, the roles are Support/Roam, Farm laner, Mid Core, Clash Laner, and Jungler. Each with their role being most similar to the League of Legends role setting of 1-1-2-1.

Honor of Kings although a very simplistic design in maps and other visual details, did not shy away from creating amazing designs for their characters. As exampled by Peacekeeper, in the above picture, we can see many details in the armor and each of its parts, this gives a really interesting connection from the characters to the player as they have a unique sense of life in them.

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Image via Level Infinite

Additionally, their character creation choices were also on point with huge inspiration from chinese legendary characters like Lu Bu and the such who is one of our favorite legendary warrior figures ever.

Play your own style in a tried and tested Map

Honor of Kings’ really does embody the classic MOBA experience. This is reflected in the game’s map design/creation. We can see that the game uses the traditional three-lane map system each of which has three towers protecting its base. The friendly creeps spawn from the bases and attack enemy towers and bases, while a jungle area is home to neutral monsters that players can hunt for gold and experience points.

Honor of Kings Map
Image via Level Infinite

Essentially, the game map in Honor of Kings is also divided into different sections with distinct features and purposes that players can utilize to gain advantages in battle. The map also includes two objectives that give buff for the whole team and two every two buffs that buff the attack of the players or their ability and mana regen.

This specific format of the three-lane system is very close to how League of Legends PC and Mobile Legends was in the past. This is a map that fully embodies the MOBA genre as it is the first map created for it in the Defense of the Ancients. Players can learn more about the in-game map in our comprehensive Map Guide here.

The game offers simplistic controls and efficient design

Honor of Kings opted to employ a more simplistic and efficient design that allows players to easily navigate and enjoy the game without unnecessary distractions or complications. The game’s interface is user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy to understand and play.

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Image via Level Infinite

The controls are straightforward, allowing players to quickly master the mechanics of the game and focus on strategy and teamwork. Overall, Honor of Kings’ simplistic yet still beautiful graphics and efficient design enhances the overall gameplay experience for the players, providing them with a smooth and competitive through the battlefield.

Honor of Kings lacks its signature positioning

Honor of Kings, although a very young and new game in comparison to the mobile MOBA powerhouses, is shaping to become a big competitor in the scene.

One aspect that the game should focus on however is having their very own unique personality. There should be a designing element that would tell the players that in Honor of Kings, this is what we expect it to be in comparison to Mobile Legends: Bang Bang which is an extremely fast-paced game, to LoL Wild Rift which has a more laid-back early game, and more technical based gameplay.

Money can buy you Cosmetics but not guarantee an advantage

Ingame monetization is an important topic when evaluating how good or bad a mobile game is, as mobile games are usually notorious for being cash grabs. However, Honor of Kings is arguably mild in comparison to most other mobile games available.

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Image via Level Infinite

The biggest part of the game’s monetization is just like how Wild Rift does it, for the cosmetic skins. This skin also does not give additional buffs to the characters unlike in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang where having a skin gives a tad bit of an advantage to the players by giving them a tiny stat boost to the character that is using the skin.

Final Verdict

Overall, as apparent in our Honor of Kings review, the game stands out as an exceptional MOBA game, offering players a perfect balance of excitement and competitiveness. The game’s focus on gameplay and experience, rather than flashy graphics, contributes to its intense and competitive atmosphere.

The game’s challenging characters and mechanics add depth and excitement as players explore new strategies and tactics to succeed. Moreover, Honor of Kings takes a more traditional approach to the game, particularly in the laning phase, which sets it apart from other MOBA games like Mobile Legends. Despite this, the game’s pace remains brisk, and the action never slows down.

If you’re seeking a new challenge, Honor of Kings is a game you shouldn’t miss. The level of competitive value and gaming depth provided by the game is well worth the time invested in it. The game has enjoyable and demanding gameplay, an easy user interface, simple yet stunning graphics and sound, and, finally, a high potential for entry into the professional esports scene. Honor of Kings is the game for you if you want exciting and competitive MOBA games that are available at your fingertips.

Honor of Kings Review by Gamingonphone

Gameplay Mechanics - 9
Gameplay Uniqueness - 7
Graphics and Music - 10
Controls and UI - 9
Free-to-Play Elements - 10

9

Good

Honor of Kings is a must-play for anyone looking for a thrilling mobile MOBA game with plenty of depth and a chance to climb the leaderboards. Whether you're an experienced MOBA player or a newcomer to the genre, the game offers an exciting and engaging gameplay experience that is well worth your time

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