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Old 12-22-2011, 12:39 AM
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So...tell us about the game this is trying to simulate, and as an old pro, how does the AI hold up?
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:11 AM
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Been a long time player of Titan, and its computer version Colossus, and this seems a good port.

Fun so far and the AI seems fine, but I'm just in my first game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_%28game%29

The great thing about this board game for me has always been the strategic overview contrasted with the tactical battles in the individual hexes.

So far it seems a great implementation, though the menus seem a tiny bit slow when doing things like recruiting.

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Old 12-22-2011, 03:42 AM
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Any tutorial?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:46 AM
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Any tutorial?
No but there are pretty detailed instructions, from what I've heard, that are easy to bring up at any point in play.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:46 AM
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OH
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GOD

(as stated in the 'wrong' thread )

I've still got my AH copy.

This is a fantastic serious wargame with two main parts - you start by roaming the world map building your forces, and when two armies meet you pull out the appropriate mapsheet and play a turn-based battle on it. Survivors return to the world map.

A major twist is that YOU are on the board somewhere as a titan and if that piece is eliminated, you are out of the game. This is both very cool and the worst part of the game - in a 6-player game that can last half a day, it's a real bummer when you end up sitting out because you've been eliminated. Online play and/or games against the AI will help that a lot.

I'm both short of funds and lacking an iPad of my own at the moment, else I'd have instabought this at pretty much any price, it's an amazing game that I have probably spent months of my life playing. Aside from the Archon games on the PC, I can't think of anything else quite like it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:58 AM
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OH
MY
GOD

(as stated in the 'wrong' thread )

I've still got my AH copy.

This is a fantastic serious wargame with two main parts - you start by roaming the world map building your forces, and when two armies meet you pull out the appropriate mapsheet and play a turn-based battle on it. Survivors return to the world map.

A major twist is that YOU are on the board somewhere as a titan and if that piece is eliminated, you are out of the game. This is both very cool and the worst part of the game - in a 6-player game that can last half a day, it's a real bummer when you end up sitting out because you've been eliminated. Online play and/or games against the AI will help that a lot.

I'm both short of funds and lacking an iPad of my own at the moment, else I'd have instabought this at pretty much any price, it's an amazing game that I have probably spent months of my life playing. Aside from the Archon games on the PC, I can't think of anything else quite like it.
I'll probably get it as it has been one of those board games I always wanted to learn how to play since my early days of gaming but never had a chance. I just hope the dev adds some Single Player vs. AI related stats.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:13 PM
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Cool, looks a bit like Neuroshima Hex, that I LOVE! More impressions please!
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:23 PM
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There is quite the discussion developing over at BGG. There is some criticism that the learning curve for newbies is almost vertical.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:26 PM
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There is some criticism that the learning curve for newbies is almost vertical.
Oh, it is. I would not recommend this app for newcomers. Not at any price.

OTOH, veteran players seem to love it. So the developers apparently did a very good job with it.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:36 PM
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Oh, it is. I would not recommend this app for newcomers. Not at any price.

OTOH, veteran players seem to love it. So the developers apparently did a very good job with it.
Well, if the app is done well, the other is fixable. I would guess that with as many huge fans as the game has, someone is going to come along a do a video tutorial, whether from VG or otherwise.
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