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App description: - TOUCHARCADE REVIEW (****):
"It's pretty rare to see an iOS strategy game that not only has a captivating story, sound gameplay mechanics, and challenging difficulty, but also manages to accomplish all this while not being a tower defense derivative. Companions manages to achieve all this and more, and leads to a great experience for those iPad owners looking to try out a real strategy game."

- GAMERS TEMPLE (96%):
Companions drags together the best of bigger console titles (story, character, length) and the best of the handheld world (touch-screen controls, single iPad multiplayer) into one cohesive, extremely fun game. No joke: If you don't like the game after level 1 or 2, you probably just hate fun games. Download this one soon.

- iPHONE LIFE:
"Companions makes good use of the iPad to give complete command over any melee situation, has a detailed storyline, and plenty of challenges to keep oneself immersed for hours!"



- FEATURES:

- PLAY the huge campaign with 10+ hours playtime
- PLAY again with different party combinations
- ENDLESS replay value (random drops, random enemies)
- PLAY with 3 different classes for each race:

- Minotaur: Berserker, Gladiator, Bull
- Elf: Assassin, Ranger, Archer
- Dwarf: Miner, Draftsman, Engineer
- Human: Light, Matter, Void

- IMMERSE yourself into the deep story line
- ENJOY the 40+ skills
- BUILD bombard, crossbow and scythe towers
- LAY spike traps, stone traps and decoy bombs
- GATHER 100+ items
- GAIN 30+ unique items
- FIGHT brutal boss mobs
- SURVIVE gigantic battles
- USE the tactical pause (20 or 60 seconds)
- LISTEN to philosophical pest zombies
- DEFEAT the really BIG DRAGON RAARTAARK
- LOOK upon the great artwork
- CHOOSE from 3 difficulty settings
- CONNECT to GameCenter
- GET 41 achievements
- SCORE on the 4 single maps with leaderboards
- AUTO and MANUAL save



- YOU ARE IN CONTROL!

Lead the four Companions to their destiny. Battles of epic magnitude await you on your way down towards the catacombs of Mentzel and the lava chambers of the volcano Eaneum.
Hordes of evil and strange creatures with nothing but hatred and death in their minds will do everything in their power to stop the Companions!

Altland may well be thrown into another devastating war. You are the only one able to guide the Companions safely through the storm that threatens to engulf the world!

The dangers are potent and manyfold. MAY UROORG BE WITH YOU!

- SAVE ALTLAND!

Altland is in danger. The dark god Detexx is on the rise again, ready to plunge Altland into eternal darkness.

People are vanishing and rumour has it, that strange creatures roam the land. Unbeknown to each other our four heroes begin their quests in the catacombs of Mentzel.

You have to unriddle the evil plans of the dark god and do everything in your power to stop the "Hordes of Nether"!


smuttlegiaco's comments:

"It's pretty rare to see an iOS strategy game that not only has a captivating story, sound gameplay mechanics, and challenging difficulty, but also manages to accomplish all this while not being a tower defense derivative. Companions manages to achieve all this and more, and leads to a great experience for those iPad owners looking to try out a real strategy game." TA Review








05-26-2011, 04:50 AM
#2
Haven't been following this game's progress, but it looks interesting enough to take a chance on. I understand it's a tower defense/rpg cross sort of thing? Or am I off on that? In any case going to pick it up so guess I'll shortly find out.

05-26-2011, 05:26 AM
#3
Joined: May 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 83
Finally! Been waiting for this for a while. Downloading ...
05-26-2011, 05:29 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by Mivo View Post
Finally! Been waiting for this for a while. Downloading ...
+1
05-26-2011, 05:56 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: VIrginia
Posts: 194
Please b good

Been waiting for this, someone pls review.

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05-26-2011, 06:23 AM
#6
Rouge-like meaning no touchpad, but click to move. Had I known I wouldn't have brought it, but a least I can hope the developer ads a pad. Other than a few spelling errors the game seems polished and like an interesting take on the Dungeon Crawler. The graphic seems a bit too tiny for my liking, but again that is a personal preference.

Not a bad game so far, but I am not blown away either.

Last edited by Leegames; 05-26-2011 at 06:29 AM. Reason: spelling
05-26-2011, 06:26 AM
#7
Joined: May 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 83
Only done the tutorial so far. My main concern from the previews was that things on the screen may be too small. It was unfounded, though. Controls are straight-forward and intuitive, at least once you get the hang of using two fingers to scroll. There are some tiny spelling/grammar errors here and there, and I think "loads" should really be replaced with "charges". And I prefer Tolkien's "elves" and "dwarves" over "elfs" an "dwarfs". But this is just nitpicking. The writing is good and humorous.

Combat sounds and effects could be a bit more impressive (missing the "oomph!" feeling somehow!), but I really haven't played long and the first impressions are definitely positive. I know what game I'll spend the evening with ...
05-26-2011, 06:41 AM
#8
It's great to see this on the app store. I've been involved (in a small way) with this game for quite a while and it is a very nice tactical dungeon crawler. The party control mechanics are well designed. Don't worry that there's no pad style control - the control method is good and suits the game perfectly.
05-26-2011, 06:56 AM
#9
Very initial impressions are very positive so far. Spent around an hour with it and feel like I've barely scratched the surface though, so anything resembling any kind of an in-depth review will have to wait - that alone though, says something in itself in this app store world.

If you've been waiting for this one though, I feel it's safe to say purchase with confidence on what I've seen so far.

One minor niggle: item description window should come up above where you tap, not below where it is obscured by your finger. Obvious really, and a strange implementation.

I'll echo the grammar/spelling issues as well: more important in a game like this than in certain other genres and really would benefit from more thorough proofreading.

Main thing though: the overall experience is absorbing to this point and I'm looking forward to getting back into it.
05-26-2011, 07:54 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,944
Congratulations Smuttlegiaco! Purchased and downloading now.