• Publisher: Playdek
  • Genre: Card
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 167.3 MB
  • Version: 1.9.3
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (33)
App description: Ascension: Realms Unraveled expansion is all new. This new expansion introduces Dual Faction heroes and the ability to Multi-Unite heroes of the same faction for even bigger rewards! It also features 14 new Transforming Heroes, Constructs, and Monsters.

2011 Golden Geek award winner (Best Mobile/Handheld Game)
Pocket Gamer Bronze Award 2011
Dice Tower Awards Awards: Best Digital Boardgame
iOS Boardgames Blog
iOS Board Game of the Year -2011
iPad Boardgame of the Year - 2011
Best Interface and Graphic Design - 2011 Best Online Multiplayer - 2011


Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, is the first officially licensed deck building card game for iOS. Play alone or with friends to battle against the Fallen One for honor and victory. Conceived and designed by three Magic: the Gathering tournament champions, Ascension will provide hours of engaging and strategic game play for enthusiast and experienced gamers alike.

Highlights
Universal Application: Play on iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Air running iOS 5 and up for free.
1st officially licensed deck building game for iPhone and iPad.
Over 50 beautifully detailed cards, hand drawn by Eric Sabee.
Full asynchronous support for multiplayer online games.
Play against multiple A.I. opponents using varied strategies.
Introductory tutorial to teach you how to play.
Enhanced visual optimization for iPhone 4 and iPad using high resolution graphics designed for the retina display

Also by Playdek:
D&D Lords of Waterdeep
Agricola
Summoner Wars
Nightfall
Tanto Cuore
Food Fight iOS
Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil
Fluxx
Cant Stop

Artfoundry's comments:
Wow, amazed no one caught this yet. This looks amazing.


05-11-2012, 07:00 AM
I am absolutely loving SoS. The Next Game button makes life a lot easier too. Great update! Now onto Summoner Wars and Nightfall's first expansion

Obsessions: FTL | Sword of the Stars: The Pit (Gold Edition)
GC: onlyphoenix
05-11-2012, 07:28 AM
Updated and bought SoS and Promo pack and can only say Best.Update.EVER!

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05-11-2012, 07:48 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: With Carmen Sandiego
Posts: 875
Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_neo View Post
I am absolutely loving SoS. The Next Game button makes life a lot easier too. Great update! Now onto Summoner Wars and Nightfall's first expansion
Great first game! Thanks, it's really like a brand new game with this update! I just encountered the rat king in another game, what an awesome concept! Loving the new cards, new resources to "save up" with the trophies.

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05-11-2012, 07:51 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 785
Which is the best way to play: CoTG/SoS or RoTF/SoS?
What do you guys prefer?

Loving all the new cards.
05-11-2012, 07:58 AM
For some reason on my iPad 2 the Play Online button is enabled as soon as the game launches, but tapping it brings up a message saying you need to be logged into GC to play online, while on my iPhone 4 it still works like before, with the Play Online button *disabled* until GC logs in. I prefer it like the latter. Anyone else seeing this issue? It's minor, but slightly annoying.

I also ran into a problem playing vs. CPU. I was playing a 3 player game (2 CPU players) and about halfway through, the 2nd CPU started taking a ridiculous amount of time to take their turn. They'd play a card, then perhaps 10 seconds pass, then it played another card, etc. I found that if I quit out of the game and then went back in it would speed up, but only until their next turn. However after that game was over, I played another and this didn't happen. Weird.

Other then these issues, though, the update's improvements and the expansions are great. I got SoS and the Promo pack.
05-11-2012, 08:08 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,850
Great, great update. If only we could have push notifications that bring us directly into the relevant match, and adjustable honor points in online matches, I'm set fr quite some time

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05-11-2012, 08:13 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,283
Another great update from Playdek.
Feels like a brand new game.
Bought both the expansion and the promo cards (just to support, I do not even know what they are).

I loved Nightfall (after getting the hang of it) but I must confess that this update renewed my unconditional love for Ascension.
05-11-2012, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by scarypharaoh View Post
Great first game! Thanks, it's really like a brand new game with this update! I just encountered the rat king in another game, what an awesome concept! Loving the new cards, new resources to "save up" with the trophies.
Haha you blew away so far ahead on that game. I barely knew what I was doing half the time, but I'm getting the hang of how to manage runes and power on SoS now.

Obsessions: FTL | Sword of the Stars: The Pit (Gold Edition)
GC: onlyphoenix
05-11-2012, 08:26 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 447
I have to say, I think Ascension is one of the best supported card games for iOS; Cabals and Shadow Era are pretty good in that area, too. One thing I have not seen in any card game yet is the ability to browse cards in fullscreen mode on the iPhone. It's a shame all that great artwork cannot be fully appreciated; same goes for Cabals and Shadow Era.

I know it's not a major priority, but please can we have fullscreen display of cards in a future update. Apart from showing off the artwork, it would also make the flavour text easier to read.
05-11-2012, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by crunc View Post

I also ran into a problem playing vs. CPU. I was playing a 3 player game (2 CPU players) and about halfway through, the 2nd CPU started taking a ridiculous amount of time to take their turn. They'd play a card, then perhaps 10 seconds pass, then it played another card, etc. I found that if I quit out of the game and then went back in it would speed up, but only until their next turn. However after that game was over, I played another and this didn't happen.
I've noticed the same issue when playing the AI. Happens to me towards the end of the game on the last turn or two. The CPU takes forever to play each card. Feels almost like the app is jamming up or something. Other than that it's an awesome update and the new deck is great!

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