Originally Posted by cprloe
I don't understand why they would release a board game at a $7.99 price point that cannot be played against AI in a solo mode. All of the other top board games have an AI option and most of them are priced lower than this one. Ticket to Ride, Samurai, and Neuroshima Hex to name a few.
Yep - but those are all iOS games based on existing games with established visuals, rules, and strategies. I believe you cover the creative R&D that goes into the creation of a new game from scratch at that price point.
But don't get me wrong - I'm bummed about no AI too since I don't have a lot of board game friends and am often offline with my iPad. Then again, I've seen so many board games with poorly implemented AI - it seems safer to launch the game without it (since it's expensive to code AI up), see general response to the game overall, and then determine if the AI will be worth the investment.