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Hex Mechs is out - would like a review.

01-06-2016, 07:33 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 358
Hex Mechs is out - would like a review.

Hex Mechs, a turn-based strategy game is out for iOS and OSX. I'd sure like a review:

https://www.hexwar.com/downloads/hex-mechs/
01-07-2016, 04:49 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 890
It's kind of a quiet week for games of my type, so I might give it a go. Just looking at it, my concern is that it's going to be the usual Hexwar/Hunted Cow game reskinned, but only one way to find out for sure, I suppose.

01-07-2016, 05:09 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 358
If I get it I'll get the OSX version. It is $4 and the developer told me the only difference between it and the iOS versions is that DLC will be free in the OSX version. But I want to hear about it before I spend $4 on somthing that is just more of the same. I already have about 5 Hexwar games on my iPad.
01-07-2016, 05:35 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 243
As expected it's a reskin of the Hexwar engine. I guess that keeps the costs down, so there seems to be a lot of game here for a dollar. Nothing revolutionary. The mechs are varied and look cool. Working through the tutorial, which is much like previous tutorials of the series.

Edit - Something I've not seen before. Engineering units which transform into factories to produce more units.

Last edited by Stronsay; 01-07-2016 at 06:35 AM.
01-07-2016, 06:01 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 358
How are the controls? Is it easy to mean to scroll the map and accidentally move a unit instead and visa versa. That is one thing I hate about games on the iPad when the map is bigger that the viewport. That is when a mouse/keyboard is better.
01-07-2016, 06:48 AM
#6
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 243
Controls are fine so far. Unit movement requires a second tap to confirm (or just double tap selected hex) so it's unlikely they will be moved accidentally. The map can be zoomed out and can be played from that wider view. Although it's an old engine, it's been evolved over time so play is pretty slick with unit/terrain info easily to hand. Combat stats can be optionally displayed before comitting. Overall it's a good representation of tabletop style, turn based, move and shoot wargaming.
01-07-2016, 12:07 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by TokyoDan View Post
If I get it I'll get the OSX version. It is $4 and the developer told me the only difference between it and the iOS versions is that DLC will be free in the OSX version. But I want to hear about it before I spend $4 on somthing that is just more of the same. I already have about 5 Hexwar games on my iPad.
Its currently 99 cents
01-07-2016, 06:40 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by phred View Post
Its currently 99 cents
I know that it is a buck for iOS but I was talking about the OSX version which is 4 bucks (actually it's 5 bucks). I guess I wasn't clear. Anyway, if a game is available on both Mac and iPad I generally go for the Mac version. 9 times out of 10 strategy games with scrolling maps are easier to control with mouse & keyboard.

Last edited by TokyoDan; 01-08-2016 at 04:48 PM.