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  • Publisher: CMON
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 361.5 MB
  • Version: 1.8.6
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 4 (1)
App description: The hit Kickstarter boardgame, now available on mobile!

IMPORTANT: This app requires iPhone 5 or newer, iPad 3 or newer, iPad Mini
or iPod Touch 5th generation or newer!

Defend against waves of horrific aliens in this beautifully illustrated, base defense, deck-building game for 1 to 4 players!

"One of the most fun co-op games I have played in a long time!" - Tom Vasel (The Dice Tower)

"The enemies are just monstrous and difficult!" - Rodney Smith (Watch it Played)

In XenoShyft Onslaught players take on the role of a commander in the NorTec Corporation. You're tasked with defending your division of the NorTec base as wave after wave of horrific aliens attempt to destroy the base and end NorTec's strip mining operation.

Gameplay Features

1 - 4 players - Single player compatible, fully cooperative gameplay.

Strong focus on coordination and strategic planning - to overcome the game's intense difficulty players will need to work together.

Base-Defense with deck-building elements

Incredible art - Illustrated by three amazing artists, XenoShyft features beautiful and consistent art. All of which creates one cohesive and frightening universe.

Inventive and exciting armor and weapon upgrade cards - You'll need to outfit your troops with the best equipment if you hope to survive.

Xenoshyft is a game for 1-4 players, with each player controlling one of the divisions of the Nortec military: The Science Labs, Med Bay, Armory, Weapon's Research, Barracks and Command Center. Each of these divisions represents one part of the overall Nortec base, and it is your job as Commander of these divisions to protect the base while its field operations are completed.

You and your teammates will have to work together to survive the continuous onslaught of powerful alien threats and horrors the goal of the mission is not to wipe out these threats, it is merely to outlast them!

Survive through nine rounds of combat with these horrors and the base will have succeeded in its mission, and you and your allies will have survived to fight another day!
07-16-2015, 07:51 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,937
Whoa, quotes from Tom and Rodney. I guess I have to check this out.

From reviews on BGG it seems like the game is ok, nothing spectacular. iOS gamers seem to like deck builders, so maybe this will be a hit. I would have much rather had Legendary, Marvel or Alien.

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Last edited by sapphire_neo; 07-16-2015 at 08:07 PM.

07-16-2015, 09:24 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Monster Hunter Island
Posts: 5,172
Art looks fabulous but I'm worried about it being free. But maybe it'll be like Ascension where you can just buy more add ons. Free + card game always worries me on iOS.

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07-16-2015, 10:35 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 634
I've been meaning to get this game but I own too many deck builders (physical) like Tanto Cuore, Legendary Marvel, and DC Deck Building Game. But digital wise... I'm in. Problem is I can't seem to download it from the US store.

Current: iPhone 6S, new 3DS, Vita
07-16-2015, 10:38 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,775
Am curious to be sure. Will try free version and see if worth going further.

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07-16-2015, 10:48 PM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by RayLancer View Post
Problem is I can't seem to download it from the US store.
Same problem in AUS store. Keep getting 'cannot connect with iTunes' message whenever trying to enter password.
07-16-2015, 10:52 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,937
Downloading fine for me, seems to be the same CDN issue that we've been seeing since the last month.

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07-16-2015, 11:09 PM
#8
Got it. Only iap seems to be a $1 expansion, consisting of 5 cards and a Grafting Lab? Don't have time to find out more at mo.

Last edited by The Son of Anarchy; 07-17-2015 at 02:18 AM.
07-17-2015, 01:36 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,937
Is there some pricing error here? There seems to be no reason why the base game should be free.

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07-17-2015, 01:39 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Monster Hunter Island
Posts: 5,172
Anyone have any impressions of the game? Any good? Offline single player mode or online only?

Interesting $1 expansion but probably just for soft launch I suppose.

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