The First Person Shooter (FPS) game, N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit for Android gets a stability update and is now available for more Android devices. This game’s title is shortened on the Google Play Store for some reason from the iOS version name, N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance (a little weird). This awesome FPS game features 10 large levels of single player mayhem, 6 multi-player game modes, and with its recent updates is now more awesome. The iOS version update from September 2012 has increased the multi-player game modes. Also, this Android version requires a whopping 2 GB of space on your device and took awhile to download — even with my super fast WiFi speeds.
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The game loading time to access the gameplay is super slow, taking at least :20 to :40 seconds, possibly even longer to get into the action. And then, there is a secondary slow load time to actually finally start shooting something. But once you get past the slow loading, the game performed extremely well on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The graphics are very well done by Gameloft with no anomalies or errors, and the variety of game modes in the level gameplay are excellent. You will shoot in FPS gameplay, enter into snipper gameplay, drive giant Mech Machines, and more as you progress through this large game.
Most of the gameplay was good, but the stand-up shooting while in the jeep vehicle on the Android was a bit difficult even with the auto aim. Here’s a tip for those who want to save a little money ($$$): A check of the Gameloft website showed they actually sell their games. While most go through the iTunes App Store and Google Play, there was actually a 3D version of this game that sold for only $4.99. I could not get this to load onto my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but we will investigate this to see if this could possibly save you (and us) some money. In the mean time, watch our N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Android App Video Review for a look at this Android Arcade & Action shooter’s gameplay.