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iPhone: Strongholds

04-29-2009, 06:18 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,491
Strongholds 1.6 update out

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## Version 1.6 ##
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«Strongholds» - is a turn-based strategy game based on tactical and battle cards.

The action takes place in the near future when a confrontation between two armory corporations turns into armed conflict. Your purpose is to construct the stronghold and destroy the enemy.
However the enemy's purpose is the same.

***Key Features:***
- more than 100 tactical and battle cards
- "custom game" mode
- online leaderboard
- marvelous graphics with an abundance of animation
- multilevel damage model
- gameplay is designed for short battles that won't take much of your time
- each move ends with autosave
- listen to your own music while plaiyng the game
- variety of game results — each battle develops unpredictably

Recommended for fans of: Orions, MtG, Arcomage and all CCG games.

Gameplay video: http://tinyurl.com/istrongholds

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Available languages: English, Russian
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Keywords: strategy turn based card game stronghold strongholds war corporation enemy defence defense nuke resources unit ccg online leaderboard battle cards board files wargame

Dont forget to reboot your device after installing to prevent any problems

What's new

-added new cards
- "win by construction" conditions changed from 60 -> 70
- AI was improved
- fixed some errors
- new more balanced highscore formula




http://appshopper.com/link/strongholds

Last edited by VeganTnT; 06-25-2009 at 10:13 PM.
04-29-2009, 06:31 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: us of a
Posts: 2,824
I wish I could, this game looks amazing.


04-29-2009, 06:31 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: London
Posts: 233
It looks like a hybrid of Uniwar meets Orions. I'd be interested to know more about it.

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04-29-2009, 06:47 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 536
I've got a review copy. My first impressions is that the card system works very well - you play one on your turn and receive another random card (could be good or less good). Strategy is about dropping weaker cards and using conditional damage cards when it makes most sense. For example there's a card that does 10 damage to your enemies base when it's perimeter defence is zero, 6 otherwise.

Been getting more review requests which is probably unsurprising as the traffic is very high (than normal levels) this week. Will see if I can cover it soon though.

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04-29-2009, 06:52 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,268
i am loving the turn based strategy games coming out
04-29-2009, 07:16 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 121
Getting it! Looks pretty cool
04-29-2009, 08:08 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 438
Thanks for respones. At the moment we're working hard on another game.
=)
04-29-2009, 08:39 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,710
Interesting... Downloading... Impressions later today.

Edited (also in post #17):


First impressions:

PROS

- As the game description states this is indeed for a quick play

- Fast paced gameplay

- Polished presentation: graphics, sounds, interface

- Good in game help

- Local high score

- sound on/off and vibration on/off



CONS

- Only one difficulty level

- Only one scenario

- Only local high score

- There's no in game background music

- I could not find a way to go to the initial Menu during the game

- The animations (e.g. after a card is drawn) are less than I was imagining or they are not so obvious after playing the game just twice

- You have to type your name in Top 10 every time you made a high score

- No statistics, such as winnings/losses


Without knowing the game very well I was able to win my two initial games. Well, since we're talking about random cards... Maybe, well "lucky me"...

After you stop playing like a kid you see you have to manage 3 type of resources and you can build more buildings (the smallest number in white) in order to get stronger. Your stronghold gets bigger along the game too once you play the right cards. This makes the game very interesting.

In my third battle I've attacked less, build more and out of the sudden a nuclear missile destroyed the enemy. I didn't understand why and how I got that powerful weapon but I'll try to figure that out.

Anyway, right now I may say the game is easy to understand, play and even win. I'm not sure if the AI is weak or if I just got the better cards in my 3 plays.

All in all, I like the game. The lack of difficulty mode (easy, medium and hard) can be a problem in a long run if the current AI is always easy to defeat in fact.

iPhone 6 and iPad Mini iOS 8

Last edited by Carlos-Sz; 04-29-2009 at 09:36 AM. Reason: First impressions added
04-29-2009, 08:49 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlos-Sz View Post
Interesting... Downloading... Impressions later today.
Will wait for your impressions. Thanks.
This game really looks intriguing.
Sure want to hear someone say it's awesome...
04-29-2009, 08:56 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 25
Downloading...will post impressions after some game time.

will be posting impressions in 20 - 30 mins