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How abstract is Neuroshima Hex?

02-08-2013, 02:32 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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How abstract is Neuroshima Hex?

I think I spelled the name wrong; hence no search results showed up. Its on sale and I'm thinking about purchasing it, but 2 issues are holding me back:
1) It looks like multiplayer requires registration instead of using gamecenter. Anyone know if there are a decent number of players?

2) I tried the lite version many moons ago. It seems pretty abstract, with a steep learning curve. Usually I give up before I figure games like this out unless there are "tool-tips" to help me grasp the gameplay.

3) One last thing: there are a bunch of armies which are unlocked via in-app purchases. Does the base game have enough meat without buying the extra armies?

4) Last LAST thing: is it an enjoyable single-player game?

BTW, any opinions on Caylus are welcome too.
02-08-2013, 05:00 PM
My advice is to wait for neuroshima hex puzzle to go on sale, play that. If you don't like that then skip it. Puzzle is essentially a tutorial, the best tutorial ever.

Last edited by the9quad; 02-08-2013 at 07:57 PM.
02-08-2013, 06:24 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 33
It is on sale currently.

Neuroshima Hex is probably my most played game to date and that's mostly just playing against the AI.

1. You have to register because NS uses it's own play server but you can invite people to games via email address or Game Center. Usually there are 3-16 people hanging out in the multiplayer lobby when I log in.

2. I felt learning the basic play of the game wasn't too bad. It's just figuring out the order in which units attack so you can plan your damage and defenses. I think what takes the most time is learning the special abilities of pieces since the game starts you with four different armies. I'd go to the help button to get information on units for maybe 3-4 days before I started remembering them all.

3. The base game is four armies which provides a good mix to play with. Each additional army just has units and HQs with new abilities. I'd say stick with the base set until you get a hang of those armies. If you like the game, then go ahead and pick up the other armies later. Big Daddy Creations is pretty good about running sales every so often so you can wait on the additional armies if your worried about getting the armies cheaply.

4. I play more single player than multiplayer but that's probably because I play at strange times or just want a quick game while I'm killing a little time. The AI is a pretty decent challenge.

The forum thread for this game is located here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=67310

Last edited by Makaze; 02-08-2013 at 06:31 PM.
02-08-2013, 07:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,391
Get Neuroshima Hex Puzzle to learn how to play Neuroshima Hex.
02-08-2013, 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
Get Neuroshima Hex Puzzle to learn how to play Neuroshima Hex.
That's what I tried to say above, plus it is a really fun single player logic puzzle.
02-08-2013, 08:10 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,391
Originally Posted by the9quad View Post
That's what I tried to say above, plus it is a really fun single player logic puzzle.
Ah, my bad. Sped read too quickly.

I had more fun wit NH Puzzle than the actual game. I got this feeling that Neuroshima Hex is best played with friends face to face as your complex chain wipes out their intricate plans...