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04-17-2015, 02:53 AM
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Can see it now by doing Google search for it. But still full price where I am dammit. Hopefully changes soon
04-17-2015, 06:11 AM
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Ok bit of a sale now.

12-26-2015, 12:25 AM
Joined: Oct 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 241
Is this fun to play even if you don't win? Is it possible to win consistently or is it a game where you pull out a win 1 out of every 10 games?

I don't mind losing all the time if you know eventually you'll pull out a win, I just don't find games fun if you never win.
12-26-2015, 03:04 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: In a van, down by the river!
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Originally Posted by Son of Anarchy View Post
Is this fun to play even if you don't win? Is it possible to win consistently or is it a game where you pull out a win 1 out of every 10 games?

I don't mind losing all the time if you know eventually you'll pull out a win, I just don't find games fun if you never win.
Yes and yes..?

There is some luck, but it's also very strategic. If you can get a good plan in with the right characters, you can have an endless amount of fun with the game AND win.

The luck components (ie the modifier plague cards) can make it much more difficult, and can take a winning game into a losing one, add to the depth and add a factor to keep you off balance.

It's like a fair blue shell from Mario Kart. Or like a real life disease spread.

But this is NO Ghost Stories, and is significantly more accessible and much more easy to win compared to Elder Signs.

So yes. You can win. And you will more as you get the hang of it, but the outcome is never spelled out and you can go from winning to losing by poor choices and bad luck, it always seems fair (other than when you get really crap cards that advance the disease).

It's most similar to Forbidden Island in its usage of different professions, it just adds a few interesting layers of complexity.

Simply put, it's really an amazing game.

GC: andsoitgoes
MP Games: Waterdeep
12-26-2015, 04:38 AM
Joined: Oct 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 241
@andsoitgoes... thankyou so much for taking the time with your in depth reply, exactly what I was after. I seem to rotate through quite severe game genre changes, rts one month, rpg's the next. Currently on a board game wave so going to pick this up and see what it's all about. Once again, thank you.
12-26-2015, 10:42 AM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 126
Just bought and done tutorial. Thanks for the write up andsoitgoes it's a great version of the game
12-26-2015, 12:27 PM
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Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
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Did you guys see the Christmas update (must have been some sort of timed release since the Appstore is closed until the 29th) with the Virulent Strain expansion IAP?

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01-02-2016, 07:42 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: In a van, down by the river!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Son of Anarchy View Post
@andsoitgoes... thankyou so much for taking the time with your in depth reply, exactly what I was after. I seem to rotate through quite severe game genre changes, rts one month, rpg's the next. Currently on a board game wave so going to pick this up and see what it's all about. Once again, thank you.
You are most welcome!! I'm glad I could help!

I hope you're enjoying it, it really is a unique and fairly complex game, you might lose fairly often, but you WILL win as you get the hang of it!

GC: andsoitgoes
MP Games: Waterdeep