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Battle for Wesnoth vs War of Eustrath; Thoughts?

View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Battle for Wesnoth 11 73.33%
War of Eustrath 4 26.67%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll
06-27-2010, 10:40 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Montreal
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Battle for Wesnoth vs War of Eustrath; Thoughts?

Well, I was looking to get a nice strategy game for my iPad and came across Battle for Wesnoth and War of Eustrath. They both look amazing and I'd love to get both, but they are a little pricey and I most likely won't need to get both at first (since I probably won't play both simultaneously). So my question is, which do you prefer, and why? Also, if you have had time to play them both, what are some differences that really separate them from one another? And if you don't want to answer, vote in the poll :P
06-27-2010, 11:09 PM
#2
Get Eustrath first, then after you have beaten it, get Wesnoth and enjoy playing all the campaigns for the rest of your life

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06-27-2010, 11:10 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2010
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Battle for Wesnoth is great. It's definitely worth the 5 bucks, but if you are tight on cash, wait a little-it often goes on sale for a buck
06-27-2010, 11:10 PM
#4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyle Poole View Post
Get Eustrath first, then after you have beaten it, get Wesnoth and enjoy playing all the campaigns for the rest of your life
I think I have put 60 hours into it already. Great job, man
06-28-2010, 12:24 AM
#5
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Location: California
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Yea I don't have an ipad but BfoW is a great game. I've put tons of hrs I to it. I've beaten maybe 3 working on 4 campaigns so it's a great game. You can also play online which I haven't tried and sync saves with pc
06-28-2010, 12:47 AM
#6
The War of Eustrath is pretty different from the Battle for Wesnoth, even though they seem similar at first glance. WoE is very much a SRPG, with a stronger focus on story and a specific set of characters. BfW is more of a strategy game with RPG elements; the focus is on conquering territory, managing resources, and building up your forces. Which one you prefer has more to do with your particular taste than the quality of either game.

It should be noted that, as Kyle Poole alludes, BfW is an ever expanding game with multiple campaigns, WoE is nothing to sneeze at, game-length wise; I'm about 15 hours into it and nowhere near the end of the main campaign. Personally, I find the combat and leveling in WoE to be more entertaining than BfW, but then again I'm not a big fan of pure strategy games.

In any event, you're talking about two of the best games available in the App Store, so it's really tough to go wrong either way.
06-28-2010, 11:56 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 2,013
Thanks a lot guys!
06-28-2010, 01:44 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 996
Well, I haven't played Eustrath, not having an iPad, but I can only join the choir re: Battle for Wesnoth, it is a great TBS with ton of varied content with light story and RPG elements.

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