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Fantasy strategy games?

05-10-2016, 04:37 PM
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Fantasy strategy games?

Hi everyone, was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for any fantasy (ie orcs, goblins, Knights, etc) turn based strategy, tower defence, lane defence, match 3 games or any other type of strategy?
05-10-2016, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by DezTheSpic View Post
Hi everyone, was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for any fantasy (ie orcs, goblins, Knights, etc) turn based strategy, tower defence, lane defence, match 3 games or any other type of strategy?
Demons Rise. Heroes of Steel. Hero Emblems (match 3 type). Spiderweb Games like Avernum 2

05-11-2016, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DezTheSpic View Post
Hi everyone, was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for any fantasy (ie orcs, goblins, Knights, etc) turn based strategy, tower defence, lane defence, match 3 games or any other type of strategy?
There is, of course, the grandaddy Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions. Big price for the App Store, but it's a lot of game.

Warhammer Quest is also terrific. It's a strategy/RPG cross, and is one of the rare games where I bought loads of IAPs. Er, I wouldn't recommend buying the extra characters, other than for novelty value, as none is better than any of the original four. However, there are two loads of extra missions which are well worth it.

For less money, and with more of a Japanese samurai fantasy feel, there's Skulls of the Shogun. Er, it's got oni (demons) in it, but not really orcs and goblins. But it's a very good strategy game!
05-11-2016, 04:57 AM
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Slay has knights...and it's one of my fave games on the appstore. The setting's admittedly completely superfluous compared to the gameplay, though. There's a lite version if you want to try it first.

Um, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and the Heroes of Might and Magic 3 port's cool, though both are a bit buggy. You've already heard of Heroes and Castles 2, right? Right?!
05-11-2016, 05:53 AM
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Let's see what we have so far:
Almost everything people mentioned is either a tactics game or an RPG, see my ramblings below.

First, strategy:
Planar Conquest is the only full fantasy strategy game on iOS currently.
Yes, it still has some bugs, but the devs are fantastic: very responsive, and fix stuff as fast as they can. Fantastic game, gets a huge recommendation from me; I wouldn't write huge guides for a crap game, after all Instead of babbling on for hours, I'll just point you to the huge thread.

- Final Fantasy Tactics: I threw this one out after under an hour. I found the UI absolutely unbearable: They ported it 1:1, so you get the exact same clunky menu UI as on Playstation. Only that on a touchscreen it's even worse to navigate it.

- Warhammer Quest: Definitely recommended, solid tactics game and fun. Dropped over 100 hours into it.

- Demon's Rise: Another good tactics game. Still has some bugs as far as I know, though. Rajpreet (the dev) is very responsive here on TA, and doing awesome work; even more so for being a one-man show. And he's already working on DR 2.

- Heroes of Might and Magic 3 is a good mix of tactics and strategy. But I only played it on PC years ago, so I cannot comment on the bugs sinagog mentions.

- BattleLore:Command is another pretty good fantasy tactics game. Completed it twice and can definitely recommend it.
- Same goes for Crowntakers: Fun game, meant to be played more than once.

- Heroes of Steel is a nice fantasy RPG, with tactical turn-based combat.
- Same goes for the Spiderweb games: Fantastic RPGs, turn-based combat, highly recommended. But they are not strategy games, if that's what you are looking for.

And as usual, King of Dragon Pass gets a special mention:
It's turn-based, it's Fantasy, but I am not sure if it meets your criteria. KoDP really is unique. Even if you normally prefer to push units around on a map, I highly recommend to take a look at it. Nothing comes even remotely close in terms of story-telling, atmosphere, immersion, and sheer scope.
05-11-2016, 07:06 AM
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Passing over the fact I appear to be getting strategy and tactics games mixed up, I'll just add that Warhammer Quest has just gone on sale, so this is an excellent time to snap it up!
05-11-2016, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by OrangutanKungfu View Post
Passing over the fact I appear to be getting strategy and tactics games mixed up, I'll just add that Warhammer Quest has just gone on sale, so this is an excellent time to snap it up!
You were on point. Tactics games ARE strategy games.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
05-12-2016, 01:55 PM
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And as usual, King of Dragon Pass gets a special mention:
It's turn-based, it's Fantasy, but I am not sure if it meets your criteria. KoDP really is unique. Even if you normally prefer to push units around on a map, I highly recommend to take a look at it. Nothing comes even remotely close in terms of story-telling, atmosphere, immersion, and sheer scope.
Why have I read that? Why?
05-12-2016, 04:58 PM
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Why have I read that? Why?
Huh?
05-12-2016, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Nullzone View Post
Huh?
Now I must play.