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Old 11-03-2011, 04:29 PM
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iPAD VERSION IS OUT!
Yup! Double-dipping right now.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:09 PM
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The HD version charges US$6.99 as promised...
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:00 PM
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...another buck to sacrifice .
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:07 PM
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I'm a big Lovecraft fan, and I regularly play board games; with those biases established, my review.

I've been playing the board game version of Elder Signs since it was release a few months back. It's simple but fun. I heard this was coming out for iOS, thought it would be a great way to have a board game experience without packing around the boxes. Is that what this is? Basically, yes.

The graphics look great, but the text is a bit on the tiny side for me. I've got a 4S, but I prefer to play this on my ipad in doubled mode.

It's got a nice set of tutorials to teach you how to play, though I'm not a big fan of videos, they work. I'd probably rather just download the PDF of the board game rules and work from that, but that's me.

The transitions between the turns seem longer than they need to be, and I'd love the ability to turn them off altogether, though they would make it easier to use this as a pass and play game.

Overall, it seems slightly harder than the board game, and a bit more limited. No Allies, only a single old one, and the lock spells only hold a dice between tests, rather than between turns.

If you like the Elder Signs board game, I'd recommend it. If you like iOS board games, I'd recommend it. If you've played that Necronomicon game, thought that was cool, give this a try.

If you're a fan of fast games, you might want to wait for a sale.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:23 PM
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If you're a fan of fast games, you might want to wait for a sale.
I think if you're a fan of fast games, you're probably not looking at board games at all. But perhaps I'm wrong about that...
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:10 PM
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Now having bought and played both incarnations (iPhone and iPad versions), I can verify that the iPad/HD version is identical to the iPhone one but with rescaled graphics. As far as I can tell it's even based on the same build as I think it has the same lockup bugs (blinds close down but won't reopen).
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:25 AM
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ELDER SIGN: OMENS is one of the nominees for Touch Arcade Game of the Week.

Do you like this atmospheric horror explorations?
If you think ELDER SIGN: OMENS deserves to be the winner of TAGOTW, give it your vote now!

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Old 11-07-2011, 01:27 PM
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Help here please.
To those of you who have double dipped, which version should I go for?
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:30 PM
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Help here please.
To those of you who have double dipped, which version should I go for?
If you only get one, get the iPad version. They're the same game, but the art work looks really good on the bigger screen.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:12 PM
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If you only get one, get the iPad version. They're the same game, but the art work looks really good on the bigger screen.
Yeah. Looks slick, easier to read the text, and, quite frankly, the iPad is MADE for board gaming.
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