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Nokia's recent launches involving the new Lumia handsets - Lumia 1320 and Lumia 525 - have received added advantage for those who eventually opt for the devices with the company's announcement of offering games from major mobile developer Gameloft (of Real Football 2013 and N.O.V.A. 3 fame) worth Rs. 2,025.
As revealed by the company, speaking about the Lumia 525, there are a host of titles that are on offer for free. And few of them are premier gaming titles from Gameloft such as N.O.V.A. 3, Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles and, especially, Modern Combat 4.
But what's so great about these games and, more particularly, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour? Before heading into the main topic in hand, it's needed to be mentioned that Modern Combat 4 is the newest offering from Gameloft and the most recent addition to the Modern Combat franchise after the likes of Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation and Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus, known for their gripping gameplay and impressive visuals.
And although the game has now been made free for players on Apple's iPhone, players on Google's Android still needs to pay Rs. 390 to download and install the game. So basically, users only on iOS and Windows Phone have access to the game for free with the Windows Phone version requiring the user to buy the Lumia 525 handset.
But even if it's free, why should you be compelled to get the handset just to play this specific title? Here's why - Unlike the previous titles in the franchise, this new Modern Combat game is the first title to be powered by the Havok Engine for evolved ragdoll effects (procedural animation often used as a replacement for traditional static death animations), offering the best possible realistic battlefield on a small screen.
And if that's not all, apparently, Gameloft has also made considerable changes to the game's online multiplayer mode with a full redesign of the same for a new experience. Players can now create their own gameplay profile online, alongside an improved loadout system and more than 20,000 weapon up for grabs. And that combined with the new age online leaderboard and ranking system provides the game with that competitive edge that the title deserves.
For all you fans out there who are interested, yet a bit skeptical, about getting into the game, we will introduce you'll to bits and parts from the game's backdrop and the in-game story, since it's better to know firsthand what you'll will be up against.
While some in-game missions will allow you to play as the good guy (as expected), others will require you take the role of the villain called Edward Page. And although sometimes the game will frustrate you with lenghty and heavy dialogues, we believe that it's definitely worth the pain.
And while the game requires about 1.9GB data download, as far as the Android version is concerned, the Lumia 525 with Windows Phone 8 has an internal space of 8 GB and a 1 GB RAM that should be more than enough to run the game smoothly and then some.
As of now, the Gameloft offer for the Lumia 525 is valid until March 31, 2014 or until stocks last, and is valid only for selected mobile operators like Airtel India, Vodafone India, Aircel, Reliance Communications and Idea Cellular.