10-05-2012, 10:14 PM
#11
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Here's a handy review/tutorial of the physical game:

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10-05-2012, 10:49 PM
#12
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Originally Posted by ColeDaddy View Post
Hmmm...no tutorial? Based on the screens, the board looks pretty daunting.
Actually it's one of the easier games compared to all the euro games coming to iOS

Here are some videos which may help you to decide


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10-05-2012, 11:01 PM
#13
No async, no sale.

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10-05-2012, 11:04 PM
#14
OMG....drools.... hits buy button
10-05-2012, 11:08 PM
#15
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Originally Posted by sapphire_neo View Post
No async, no sale.
They plan to add Gamecenter support by the end of the year

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10-05-2012, 11:31 PM
#16
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Originally Posted by drloony View Post
OMG....drools.... hits buy button
That was pretty much the same words I said... Then I hit the buy button! Honestly this is a steal for the price, having a portable version of this game is awesome! I agree with some that the lack of Asynchronous is a miss, but I am sure it will be added, and as far as translations go, this is one of the more faithful ones from physical to app!


Now if only some one would make a Runebound app... I'd sell one of my kids for that! Kidding, kidding!
10-06-2012, 05:53 AM
#17
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LordGek and Rokrdude,
Thanks for the informative vids. Buying right now!
10-06-2012, 07:14 AM
#18
Shallow as it sounds, those buttons are putting me off.

Blue on blue, quick rounded rectangles with gradient chrome. Just feels a bit placeholder.
10-06-2012, 08:51 AM
#19
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Even though I'm still only getting the hang of this base game, I NEED the Factions expansion already! I just read about it last night and it sounded awesome. With this Factions expansion, each player represents a random faction that adds its own satellite and unique ability. Other players can dock on the satellite to get a minor version of the faction's ability but they'll need to pay the owning faction a small fuel fee (a little like Le Havre).

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10-06-2012, 10:17 AM
#20
Looks daunting, isn't actually

I was a kickstarter supporter on this one and love it to death. The negatives are pretty obvious. No tutorial of any kind. Not true retina graphics... The communications are sharp clear retina text but every other asset is blown up from old res. It actually looks better only old iPad 2.

The symbols on the board are cryptic and there is no real help the text available. You simple have to read the rules. The good news is, the rules are short, clear, and once you k ow that the shipyard requires 2 equal dice (ships) and the resources listed to build a new ship you never need to read that again. Watch one of the videos of the boardgame and you will be all set. They really out to have popup text to explain the board elements available. That would be so stoopid simple to implement I can't imagine they won't get it in soon.

Right now it's hot seat or against the AI only. They plan on Gamecenter support next up but I wouldnt be surprised if that depends on the reception. If you like any Eurogames or boardgames you really should try this out. I think it's a steal for the price and I am having a really good time with it. The AI on Admiral plays a strong game BTW. So you won't be hurting for a tough match if your friends are silly buggers who can't play hot seat.