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12-21-2011, 11:39 PM
#11
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,254
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Originally Posted by djflippy View Post
Deleted old link.
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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12-22-2011, 12:11 AM
#12
Joined: May 2009
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 451
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.

Rixx

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12-22-2011, 02:42 AM
#13
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,629
Any tutorial?
12-22-2011, 07:46 AM
#14
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,254
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Originally Posted by Misguided View Post
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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12-22-2011, 10:46 AM
#15
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,563
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.

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
12-22-2011, 10:58 AM
#16
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,254
Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
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.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
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12-22-2011, 01:13 PM
#17
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 82
Cool, looks a bit like Neuroshima Hex, that I LOVE! More impressions please!
12-22-2011, 06:23 PM
#18
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: NL
Posts: 355
There is quite the discussion developing over at BGG. There is some criticism that the learning curve for newbies is almost vertical.

Mac user since 1988
12-22-2011, 06:26 PM
#19
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Originally Posted by funambulist View Post
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.
12-22-2011, 06:36 PM
#20
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,629
Quote:
Originally Posted by XaxaxeOrcslayer View Post
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.