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Gamebook Adventures 10: Lords of Nurroth $5.99 > $0.99

06-25-2015, 12:19 PM
#1
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Gamebook Adventures 10: Lords of Nurroth $5.99 > $0.99


06-25-2015, 12:22 PM
#2
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All 10 Gamebook Adventures on sale for $0.99 http://toucharcade.com/2015/06/25/ga...ventures-sale/

06-25-2015, 12:48 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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How accessible are these for someone who hasn't played a Gamebook style game... should I start with #1? Are they all in series or standalone?

I love RPG's (both Western and Japanese), Baldur's Gate, etc and I've played AD&D in the past (but it was ages ago)... never played a gamebook though. I'm wondering if it'd be for me or not -- tempted to dive into one at this great price, then more if I like them!

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06-25-2015, 02:10 PM
#4
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You can play any of them independently and in any order. They exist in a common world, and it might be enjoyable to play An Assassin in Orlandes before Curse of the Assassin, and Slaves of Rema before Sultans of Rema, but honestly, they are designed to be enjoyable independently of what you know from another Gamebook. I own all of the Gamebook titles, and I would advise anyone out there who does not own one of more of these Gamebooks to just get all 10 of them right now at 99 cents each. They are great apps with a great UI and interesting artwork and good fantasy writing. If you are not a heavy RPG player who spends a lot of time managing character builds and inventory Baldur's Gate or Dragon Age 3 or whatever, then these Gamebooks are a great way to enjoy the story and the artwork and making decisions and engaging in combat without the complexity of some other CRPGs.
06-25-2015, 02:23 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
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Originally Posted by tekchic View Post
How accessible are these for someone who hasn't played a Gamebook style game... should I start with #1? Are they all in series or standalone?
IMHO I'd start with #1 since it's one of my favorite books of theirs. Also I'd say that the GA titles are in general better story-wise than your typical gamebook.

Aside from the titles that match, they're fairly independent of each other.

For someone new to GA I'd avoid 7 (fairly random bits) and 8 (really didn't care for the forced humor style) otherwise they're all good. Again, I think #1 is a great start and then go where you want from there.

Not to steal any thunder from TinMan, but if you'd like to try something in a Gamebook format that is much more RPG-ish, check out Fabled Lands II Gold Edition.

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06-25-2015, 02:49 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
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Thanks for the responses! Guess I'll start with #1 tonight, give it a spin for a day or two, and then maybe splurge all the way down the list if they're fun. I love fantasy artwork, good writing, and RPG games (w/o having to min/max). Sounds like a great genre to try out!

EDIT: Ok - got home and picked up the first one and enjoyed this so much (played about 30 minutes) that I bought the first three in the series. Looking forward to these!

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06-26-2015, 06:33 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: yuma, az
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Does anyone else have trouble running these on a iPhone 5s? They run fine on my old iPad 2 but crash on the startup on my iPhone. Really would like the, to work on my phone
06-26-2015, 06:46 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by waderain View Post
Does anyone else have trouble running these on a iPhone 5s? They run fine on my old iPad 2 but crash on the startup on my iPhone. Really would like the, to work on my phone
I know I played the first couple of them on my iPhone 4, but not sure about the current versions...

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
07-02-2015, 12:21 PM
#9
Joined: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,433
Bought all 10. Not much to lose at this price if I dont like them or more likely just dont have time to play them ever lol

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