App description: Northmark: Hour of the Wolf is a card-based RPG. Choose to become a mighty warrior, a cunning mage or a powerful druid as you fight for glory and survival in arena style combat. Explore the corners of the kingdom from fiery deserts to deep forests, cold mountain peaks, and take part in the journey to the kingdoms of the Elves and Dwarves.

Northmark bears some similarities to other games of the "battle-card" genre, yet it successfully manages to differentiate itself by being a full-scale RPG with a focus on a strong story. Its unique battle-card system further emphasizes the original grand vision of a thriving Northmark region. As a player, you shall adventure across the fantasy lands of Northmark with its varied locations - Vibrant cities, Deep dark woods, Deserted lost ruins and the Ancient mystic sites sacred to the Druids and Elves.

But beware! Danger waits at every turn as you investigate the chilling mystery that threatens your homeland. Can you defeat assassins, thieves and hideous monsters? And who is the enigmatic stranger known only as The Wolf? Find out in Northmark!

Main features:
- Adventure across the lands of Northmark.
- Enjoy an original battle system featuring over 180 beautiful cards.
- Fight for honour, glory... and gold.
- Save your homeland from the plot that threatens to overwhelm it.
- Battle in the arena, or fight for your life against powerful assassins, hideous monsters and mighty warriors.
- Journey from the cold mountain peaks to the desert wastes and deep forests.
- Explore great cities, lost ruins and the ancient mystic sites sacred to the druids and elves.
- Grow more powerful as you find the best battle tactics.
- Become the greatest hero Northmark has ever known - you know it's your destin

Vovin's comments:




When will the iPhone version be released?
11-23-2012, 08:43 PM
#11
IAP -- Appshopper fails here(?)

BTW, is there any video? I am not sure about the game play mechanism.

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11-23-2012, 11:23 PM
#12
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Since I is free to try, I am grabbing it as the idea of PQ with cards is interesting.

11-24-2012, 06:28 AM
#13
Tried this and seemed interesting and kind of fun, but the battle mechanics I am not entirely convinced of yet..Felt a bit dull, but maybe it gets better? Is there enough content and replayability in the full unlocked game?
11-24-2012, 02:55 PM
#14
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
I agree. After some playing the fighting mechanism seems kind of dull.
11-24-2012, 09:46 PM
#15
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Originally Posted by styles View Post
Tried this and seemed interesting and kind of fun, but the battle mechanics I am not entirely convinced of yet..Felt a bit dull, but maybe it gets better? Is there enough content and replayability in the full unlocked game?
Yeah I felt the same way. You have heroes but all you are really doing is playing cards with numbers to attack (at least early on). Perhaps some of the other classes are more fun but I just don't know if I want to take the plunge to find out. I will await impressions from someone who bought and has played a bit more.
11-24-2012, 10:13 PM
#16
I bought the game for the Mac, posted my thoughts here if interested.

Have to say though, for $3.99, if you like the card/rpg combo here, go for it. There are a few things to do but don't expect too much replayability. Would gladly pay for expansions though!
11-25-2012, 04:13 PM
#17
Great game, really enjoyable - and worth the money...

However...

No real replay value
Very short campaign
Very easy
Very abrupt ending, with no option to keep playing or do anything more

This REALLY needs some expansions and some difficulty levels or gameplay balancing.

But still, very good.

Jamie
11-29-2012, 08:28 PM
#18
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
BTW, is there any video? I am not sure about the game play mechanism.


02-01-2013, 01:29 PM
#19
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: WA, USA
Posts: 54
The game was excellent, but definitely too short. And the difficulty could be slightly harder (I never died once the entire game), which would probably be resolved with slightly better AI. But that's minor and overall the game was highly enjoyable.

However, I only managed to find 11/12 secrets and explore 30/31 locations, but I can't for the life of me figure out what I missed! Did anyone else find everything?
02-01-2013, 02:46 PM
#20
Picking this up now! Haven't seen a Rake in Grass game since the PPC days

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