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What game is the closest to Warcraft II or III for iPad?

12-08-2012, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
Eufloria is a strategy game? I guess I was under a rock; I had the impression it was an experimental sort of game, like Flower for the PS3...guess I pre-judged an app based on the icon. How does it play for the panicky rts players like myself; in other words, more TBS-style fans?
Here's a playing with commentary from YT... should be able to explain it better than me...

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But, there are 3 modes - Story Mode, Skirmish Mode and Dark Matter Mode (which is Story Mode, but at an increased difficulty with darker visuals) - there's also an option to unlock everything - all modes, and all levels - in the options menu, as well as a 'casual' setting which lowers the difficulty dramatically. But there's quite a bit of depth once you get into the real meat of it all - upgrading trees, sacrificing your units to upgrade stats, ect...

There's also 3 game speed settings; 1X, 2X, 4X

Along with the beautiful atmosphere and great BGM - I really can not say one bad thing about the game.

**I should also say, it's one of very few games that I've purchased for my iDevice AND my PC (available on Steam)

:;:2015 GOTY:;: Templar Battleforce - :;:2016 GOTY:;: Imbroglio - :;:2017 GOTY:;: Danmaku Unlimited 3 - :;:2018 GOTY (so far):;: Zombie Rogue

Last edited by syntheticvoid; 12-08-2012 at 11:47 AM. Reason: added youtube vid - sorry bout that
12-08-2012, 12:41 PM
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Rise of lost empires by Gameloft is by far the closest clone of Warcraft you can find, but it's not a great game and a little low on content. I still enjoyed it when I got it for 0.99$!

Mission Europa 2 is coming!!!

12-08-2012, 09:53 PM
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Everyone's forgetting starfront I think. (closest thing to Starcraft)
I know it's not Warcraft, but since everything listed so far isn't even close, then may as well throw that one in too
12-08-2012, 11:35 PM
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Easy answer: Nothing!
12-08-2012, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by syntheticvoid View Post
Here's some of my favorite RTS titles on the iOS...

Eufloria (probably my GOTY for 2012)
Autumn Dynasty (in my top 10 for 2012)
Blue Libra 2
Red Conquest
Total War Battles: Shogun
Samurai Blood Show
Alexandria Blood Show

And I have to throw this in, because it's one of the best strategy titles on the iOS, even though it is turn-based, it's amazingly deep and has loads of content - not to mention some of the best strategy gameplay I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing (on any platform) - RAVENMARK
Holy guacamole!

Since Eufloria is your GotY candidate, I have to get back to playing it. I recently got it via the Humble Android Bundle, loaded it up for a few minutes then never went back. I think it was mainly because the game was laggy already right at the beginning. They have some updates so I will give it another spin. Also heard some good things about it, and being a huge RTS fan, I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Speaking of which, there is a huge new RTS game in the works, and they are calling for closed beta testers! Galactic Conflict HD thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=169444

PS: Synthetic, you confirm that everything is readily unlocked in the game? I thought this was a concession they had to make since Humble Android Bundle doesn't allow for IAPs...
12-09-2012, 06:32 AM
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Try Autumn Dynasty and you wont be dissapointed :-)
12-09-2012, 11:27 AM
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Ok, so I went back to eufloria and well, laggy as hell still on android. I do see some promise though. Will see if there's more updates for it in the near future.

Autumn dynasty looks cool and seems less experimental style like eufloria. May just try it.
01-09-2013, 09:34 PM
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Any updates? Any game out or looking to come out thatvlook promising regarding a Warcraft 2-like port?
01-10-2013, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Fire dawn View Post
Any updates? Any game out or looking to come out thatvlook promising regarding a Warcraft 2-like port?
The warcraft-like RTS formula doesnt work too well on touch screens, so dont expect a new title of this genre every month.

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01-10-2013, 12:40 AM
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Rise of Lost Empires

Originally Posted by Fire dawn View Post
I have been searching for a good game that follows the lines of Warcraft II or III on the iPad. Why Blizzard has not jumped at the chance to make money on releasing an old game on the iPad I have no idea but here we are. Just can't find a game that plays like Warcraft. Any games out now or in development that can scratch my itch?

*There is only one Warcraft II clone. Plays exactly like it.

*RISE OF LOST EMPIRES (Free) by Gameloft. It used to be a premium title ($6.99) when it came out in 2009. Gameloft promised to add online multiplayer and skirmish modes, but made it a freemium title instead. Also, no retina display.


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