N.O.V.A. 3 another fabulous game for iPhone and iPad audience in the form of a new sci-fi FPS game for gamers all around the world. Gameloft’s console–quality app N.O.V.A. 3 is a great sci-fi FPS game that gamers would surely love to play.
Though Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. 3 game has similarities with Microsoft’s Halo but on the whole N.O.V.A. 3 is more close of being an adaptation and seems to be inspired by Halo, rather than being a pure copy or rip-off of an original concept like that of Microsoft’s Halo.
You can expect to spend some great time in N.O.V.A. 3. The gaming experience of N.O.V.A. 3 is comparable with the likes of Halo, Battlefield and Call of Duty. N.O.V.A. is a fast paced, intense, action packed game accompanied with hard hitting fire fights.
The N.O.V.A. 3 Storyline
In N.O.V.A. 3 you get to play as Kal Wardin. He is the ex-officer of the Near Orbital Vanguard Alliance. This is a military force shouldering the responsibility to protect the outer residents of the now uninhabited Earth. The story centers around Kal Wardin who returns to Earth in order to help N.O.V.A. to get back an ancient Judger artifact. When the artifact is recovered, Kal comes to know from one of a humanoid alien Prometheus that humanity and as well as their arch nemesis the Volterites are not ready to give up the power contained in the artifact. The story continues with Kal leading the battle to further rescue two more Judger artifacts.
Overall N.O.V.A. portrays an interesting story. The game uses voice acts and you also get to witness some really loud and laugh scenes. The characters have well evolved personalities and are thoroughly entertaining. With all these pluses, a slight shortcoming of N.O.V.A. 3 is that it might be little bit difficult for the first-timers as it assumes that you have played the earlier games in the N.O.V.A. series. It would have been of great help to the new-comers if the game had contained a short round up, a sort of summary of the previous games as well.
The N.O.V.A. 3 Gameplay
N.O.V.A. 3 is a single player as well as multiplayer facilitated first person shooter game. The single player option provides several hours of gaming time and has an excellent level design. You have run and gun sequences, sniper levels, vehicle combats, jumping puzzles, racing actions, speedy chases, etc.
The Multiplayer option gives six maps and is available in six modes. You can play over a local Wi-Fi or can even use Gameloft Live’s online services. A maximum of 12 players per battle can participate in the game. It contains features such as purchasing of weapons at pre-determined points, well designed levels, has plenty of space for battles and you get lots of cover as well, it also offers quite a lot of vertical positions from where you can aim and fire at the enemy. Altogether N.O.V.A. 3 multiplayer environment offers a fantastic playing experience filled with fun and excitement.
The N.O.V.A. 3 Visuals and Audio
You get to see fantastic visuals in N.O.V.A. 3. The details are really impressive. It depicts modern day weaponry quite similar to the ones you see in Halo series of games. It excels in the graphical representations too with full utilization of the iPad’s Retina screen capabilities showing some great jaw dropping visuals that would impress even the hardest of the critics. It even excels in the Audio presentation as the game has been fully voice acted. It is filled with great sound and music effects. A pair of good headphones would probably make the effects more sharp.
The N.O.V.A. 3 Summary
Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. 3 is probably one of the best showcases of FPS class of games on iOS that you would have experienced yet. It offers an excellent mix of storyline, great graphical and animations, top quality visuals and audio effects together with an excellent gaming environment and options. If you ignore the bugs and some other glitches that you experience during the game, the performance of N.O.V.A. 3 is quite stunning and one should play it to experience the thrills and excitement that it offers eventually.