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Old 03-14-2012, 12:27 PM
Werechihuahua Werechihuahua is offline
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Default Battle Academy by slitherine Ltd.

What a pleasant surprise! The folks at Slitherine have ported the outstanding wargame Battle Academy to iOS and the iPad version turned up on the app store today. I love this game on PC and have been playing it, and the expansion packs for a long time. I hope you can give it some love in the review category, and someone who is wise in the ways of forums will do a proper post . (sanuku?)

This is a full on, everything included version of the PC game. Nothing has been taken out, or stripped down to put it on iPad and it plays great with a touch interface...




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Old 03-14-2012, 01:28 PM
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What a pleasant surprise! The folks at Slitherine have ported the outstanding wargame Battle Academy to iOS and the iPad version turned up on the app store today. I love this game on PC and have been playing it, and the expansion packs for a long time. I hope you can give it some love in the review category, and someone who is wise in the ways of forums will do a proper post . (sanuku?)

This is a full on, everything included version of the PC game. Nothing has been taken out, or stripped down to put it on iPad and it plays great with a touch interface...
At 15.99EUR it will be hard to convince people to take the risk. Not saying this isn't worth its price, but it's going to need positive reviews and frontpage coverage.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:29 PM
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$20...wow.

"Additional campaigns available" - So there's IAP's as well?

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Old 03-14-2012, 04:44 PM
MunkieSuthorn MunkieSuthorn is offline
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Getting past the age old argument of pricing might be difficult, but take a look at the video below from the development team and you questions will be answered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNqWt...layer_embedded

If Square Enix can ask 17.99 for a product (Tactics) that admittedly was unfinished out the door (graphics are pixelated), I don't see why another well known studio in the turn based wartime arena can not ask the same.

And yes I agree, they will have a tough road to hold at the $20 price point, but I believe after watching the video their reasoning is solid.

Munkie!

Oh and here is a link to the App:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battle-academy/id499901136?mt=8&uo=4" target="itunes_store"

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Old 03-14-2012, 06:51 PM
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Tempting, looks like real quality ... I gather you can create and download scenarios too? This would help longevity.

Now, if there was some way of getting the PC and iOS version in the same package for the cost of the PC downloadable version that would be the icing.

I think I'll wait for some iOS reviews first for that kind of $ though.

Good to see this kind of gaming depth being ported
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:59 PM
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Well, I went ahead and took the plunge. I will report back tomorrow after a good night of playing.

Munkie!
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:03 PM
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This game is excellent.

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:04 PM
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I saw this today and having never played the PC version find it hard to shell out for it even if the videos look great, with FF tactics they have the advantage of the Square Enix name that ensures a preexisting fan base this company needs to get the word out more have the game reviewed on some of the major sites to set peoples minds at ease about spending that money
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:06 PM
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Well, I went ahead and took the plunge. I will report back tomorrow after a good night of playing.

Munkie!
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:46 PM
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Are the 30 campaign levels included in the initial purchase?
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