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Old 11-15-2011, 11:37 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply, LordGek and sizzlakalonji!

One more quick question...

I haven't upgraded to iOS 5.0 yet. Does the online multiplayer work with 4.x?

Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:51 AM
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I never played online, and I've had it on my phone for months. Quite good as a solo game, especially on the campaign.

I have the iPhone version of Keltis. Is there currently a way to play that online through GameCenter? If so, I can't figure out how to start a game.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:48 PM
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I don't think there has ever been the option to play the iPhone version online. The game itself ist quite good and has a terrific AI, one of the best I've seen in Knizia apps. Quite on the contrary Keltis Oracle is the better real world board game, really one of Reiner's best, but the respective app severely lacks a good computer opponent, so if you're looking for satisfying solo play you have to buy the original Keltis here (especially the expansion 'New Challenges').

The only thing that stops me from buying the iPad version is that I would have to pay for solitaire and expansion IAPs AGAIN. When the iPhone version came out, I paid almost 8 Euros for basic game and expansions. I told myself then, come on, the NDS version is 20 bucks! But that does not mean, I'd do it again. Plus: the iPhone version never had a kind of save state. In times of multitasking perhaps no prob, but I hate that I cannot quit an app in the midst of a game. This is antiquated, and I doubt the iPad app will be better in that regard. USM support is negligible, it took them almost a year to iron out the bugs in the iPhone Keltis.

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Old 11-15-2011, 03:57 PM
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I've had Keltis Oracle for ages...how is this different?
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:16 PM
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I've had Keltis Oracle for ages...how is this different?
The basic Keltis game forces you to decide in advance which suit will be presumably the most successful. This color you will use to move your 'big' pawn which counts double. It's mostly a game of chance with mild strategical planning. In the much more interesting Keltis expansion, the paths change colors and there are special tiles allowing to remove cards. More info here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34585/keltis
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardga...ege-neue-ziele

On the other hand Keltis Oracle with people is a real treat- you have so many tactical options to play cards, there is the 'oracle' pawn, the leprechaun tiles, the clover tiles for multiple jumps, the spiral tiles allowing backward moves etc. Perhaps the Oracle app could be saved with online multiplayer. As it is, unfortunately it's not a real challenge. Why you are even allowed to see your opponents' hands, is a mystery to me, more a bug than a feature ;-) By contrast, the Keltis AI (on the iPhone at least) is VERY clever on 'hard' setting, comparable with very good human players.

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Old 11-15-2011, 04:25 PM
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I hope they will fix the in app buy option for the campain soon ... I love this game on my iPhone ... great that is now also in HD for the iPad ...
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:38 PM
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I'm a little disappointed that there is no stat tracking for the main game.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:48 AM
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Not just you, LG. Not working for me either.
They're working now, $1.99 each.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:04 PM
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Would anybody care to evaluate if the HD version will save your game state if you have to quit during a match? The iPhone version didn't.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:16 PM
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Would anybody care to evaluate if the HD version will save your game state if you have to quit during a match? The iPhone version didn't.
It appears to, at least if just playing a local game. If I simply minimize it picks up right where I left off and if I fully exit (either by exiting to the Main Menu first or simply Home Keying out and then killing the app), once the app is loaded I see a "Continue" option.

Not sure if this will also work like this in the Campaign but expect it would be handled the same way (with each profile only allowed the one save from whichever mode they were last playing).
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