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Old 01-24-2012, 05:51 AM
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I just have to say, I'm really impressed with Valley Game's customer service. Although they aren't active here in TA, I sent an e-mail detailing some concerns regarding the UI and they responded very promptly. They're apparently polishing the UI in the next update so things aren't so tiny and editing the manual so it isn't directly lifted from the tabletop version. Here's to hoping they add proper async multiplayer soon.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:15 AM
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So Titan dropped to 4.99 and got an update fixing the UI and added a tutorial video.

Anyone with the update want to give impressions for us? I've had it on my wish list but was hesitant due to the higher price point and lack of a proper tutorial for new comers
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:43 AM
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Has the AI been worked on yet? I initially heard it tended to be a bit suicidal with its titans.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:56 AM
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I've had this on my Appshopper for a while now and noticed the price drop. As a fan of strategy board games (especially for iPad) can anyone recommend this at its current sales price? Also, is there any strategy board game for iOS that you compare this to and/or a brief synopsis of the game? Thank you.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:01 PM
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I've had this on my Appshopper for a while now and noticed the price drop. As a fan of strategy board games (especially for iPad) can anyone recommend this at its current sales price? Also, is there any strategy board game for iOS that you compare this to and/or a brief synopsis of the game? Thank you.
I highly recommend you read reviews/etc on the Titan BGG page and see if you'd enjoy playing the game.

It's an amazing game, I can't think of anything quite like it on iOS except perhaps Archon (sucks on iOS, BTW) which plays like chess until you get into battle, then it's an action game. It even has elements (light/dark) on the board that affect gameplay, and has "you" (the wizard) who can cast spells and conjure things.

Titan is like this only fully turn-based strategic. You are on the board (your titan) and if that piece is lost you are out of the game. The two main parts of the game are moving about the world vying for good attack positions and mustering creatures for your army and moving into close tactical combat when two armies meet. It's a very serious game with only one flaw IMHO in that it's a lengthy 'elimination' game where you strive to be the last player alive, which sucks if you get eliminated 4 hours before the game ends. Having an electronic copy mitigates that quite a bit.

The only reason I didn't shell out for this on day one is because I don't have full access to an iPad - ours is usually in use by our daughter playing jigsaw puzzles, flipping through books or watching My Little Pony.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:29 PM
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I highly recommend you read reviews/etc on the Titan BGG page and see if you'd enjoy playing the game.

It's an amazing game, I can't think of anything quite like it on iOS except perhaps Archon (sucks on iOS, BTW) which plays like chess until you get into battle, then it's an action game. It even has elements (light/dark) on the board that affect gameplay, and has "you" (the wizard) who can cast spells and conjure things.

Titan is like this only fully turn-based strategic. You are on the board (your titan) and if that piece is lost you are out of the game. The two main parts of the game are moving about the world vying for good attack positions and mustering creatures for your army and moving into close tactical combat when two armies meet. It's a very serious game with only one flaw IMHO in that it's a lengthy 'elimination' game where you strive to be the last player alive, which sucks if you get eliminated 4 hours before the game ends. Having an electronic copy mitigates that quite a bit.

The only reason I didn't shell out for this on day one is because I don't have full access to an iPad - ours is usually in use by our daughter playing jigsaw puzzles, flipping through books or watching My Little Pony.
drelbs Thank you, sounds like I'll love it!
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:10 PM
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Bought. Learning curve is steep, but not impossible. Sometimes a bit odd to figure out where/how many taps needed to close dialog boxes, but otherwise, a fairly smooth presentation. Deep strategy at this point is still beyond my reckoning, but at least now I've got an idea as to how much damage units can take
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:15 PM
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I am a sucker for all things board games, but I have to admit this app looks and sounds very intimidating. I am tempted to get it at its current price point and take a leap of faith. I'm very curious to hear impressions on the new tutorial system and whether it fully explains the game concepts and strategies to new players.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:55 PM
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I am a sucker for all things board games, but I have to admit this app looks and sounds very intimidating. I am tempted to get it at its current price point and take a leap of faith. I'm very curious to hear impressions on the new tutorial system and whether it fully explains the game concepts and strategies to new players.
Never saw the old system, but the new tutorial system definitely gets you going on the basics of *how* to move things around. As for strategies, like using terrain to your advantage, or understanding when to split, or even where you should be moving, I'm pretty much completely lost at this point. The one-star AI is usually dumb enough to blow away in tactical mode if you've got it outnumbered, but I'm not yet clued in on what kind of mix of units you should have, or what the best way to muster more advanced units is, or even when I *shouldn't* use my move allowance.

I'm assuming there's probably room out there for a decent strat guide (from high level overview to detailed tactics), but I haven't googled for it yet.

All in all, worth jumping in on for me at this price. $8 was a bit too rich for my blood and skill level, but $5 seems fair. We'll see, of course, how much love this gets from the dev for the bits that could use polishing, but so far, it seems like the dev has been responsive and eager to improve.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:47 PM
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I just wanted to say, with the update, all of the additional information is really helping me to understand what's going on. I finally feel like I'm beginning to understand the game!

Thank you to the developer for putting in the time to expose that information!
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