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App description: Revered, feared and enigmatic. The First Autumn Emperors legacy is undisputed. He began as a minor warlord, yet he would one day unify the country, discover firedust, and repel the greatest barbarian invasion in history. His personage is a mystery, but his exploits are legendary. Could you have ruled in his place instead?

Manage your empire turn by turn: manage cities, construct buildings, raise armies and engage in diplomacy and espionage. Unify the land by conquering all provinces!

Fight your battles in real time: use simple gestures to direct your armies and turn the tide of battle with special abilities. Outsmart and outmaneuver your foes through superior tactics!


4X-RTS gameplay: Explore, expand, exterminate and exploit in your quest to establish your dynasty

Riveting missions: Experience them all with more than 100 hours of gameplay

Non-linear campaign: Each decision you make can affect the fate of your empire

Strategic flexibility: Select the right troops, decrees and officers to defeat the enemy

Choose your path to victory: Pick your battlefields as you fight your way into enemy cities

Unique touch controls: Direct your forces with simple gestures and brushstrokes

In-game interactions: Send your officers on missions: engage in diplomacy, espionage or sabotage

Randomly generated battle maps, beautifully rendered in oriental watercolor style

Retina display ready

Game Center achievements

Universal App - Plays on all supported devices - iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini Retina, iPod Touch 4th Gen, and iPod Touch 5

PeteOzzy's comments:


02-25-2014, 11:07 AM
#2
Game Impressions


02-25-2014, 11:09 AM
#3
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Thanks for posting these, Pete. Nice seeing someone else start threads around here.
02-25-2014, 11:15 AM
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This might be the only current title that I am as excited for as I was for the release of Bug Heroes 2. Sounds like a brilliant mesh of mechanics, and like a very premium, in-depth strategy experience.

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02-25-2014, 11:21 AM
#5
Wow, well that's made my day, thank you! Easily the best community I've been involved in, I love it.

OT: This game looks absolutely beautiful. Almost tempted enough to delve into the dangerous world of buying NZ iTunes vouchers. I'm assuming it will be around 4.99 in the UK which sounds fine by me, especially with the pedigree

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02-25-2014, 11:31 AM
#6
So this might be the best launch week in recent memory...

My mind might actually explode...
02-25-2014, 11:42 AM
#7
What's the differences from the first one? Just wondering. I. Still going to get it because I'm a rts fan. Looks great.
02-25-2014, 11:50 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by ipodrocks123 View Post
What's the differences from the first one? Just wondering. I. Still going to get it because I'm a rts fan. Looks great.
This one is more of a 4x RTS than a straight up RTS game. So it's seems a bit deeper than the original, giving you more control. At least that's the impression I've had reading about it.

BTW thanks Pete. You have been ON IT for the last few weeks.
02-25-2014, 11:59 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ipodrocks123 View Post
What's the differences from the first one? Just wondering. I. Still going to get it because I'm a rts fan. Looks great.
I'm not sure what I can tell you that the app description on this very page cannot, but perhaps reiteration is the way to go here

While the first was a pure RTS (though definitively an innovative one), this is a 4X game (turn-based large-scale strategy with a focus on building cities and empires, Civilization-style), where battles are fought in an RTS engine. So, simplified, you'll be doing what you did in the first game, but in between battles you'll engage in an equal or greater share of city building, expansion, diplomacy, espionage, and variety and flexibility in paths to victory and long-term strategic choices, all in stress-free turn-based glory

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02-25-2014, 12:04 PM
#10
Oh snap! This looks awesome. Though to be honest the first one wasn't bad for me but didn't wow me like everyone else. Here's hoping this one does the trick because of love the theme of these games.

Edit:

I saw the preview video.. is there no more actual.. battling? Like real time fights. I noticed that once the guy goes to attack the other army, the screen fades and he says he won. If that's the case, it's not real time like he said.. Unless he means real time like the battle is happening in 1 second in real life..

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Last edited by L.Lawliet; 02-25-2014 at 12:11 PM.