• 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.


06-30-2011, 03:36 AM
#21
Quote:
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
According to the link and the appinfo, looks like some cards have been cut, or is it not?

At work place now and cannot really try it out.
Can't wait to try the game, as I love Dominion, and this one looks to have a similar style.

To answer your question, I looked at the official site for the board game, and there are only around 53 different cards (though over 200 of them in total), so I don't think any cards got cut.
06-30-2011, 04:05 AM
#22
wow

the polish and feel of the app are just amazing.
it's running fast (ipod touch 4) and during my first hour with the game i had no crash so far.

The interface is very solid.
Playable cards are highlighted and to view a card in detail you have to double tap it. To actually play a card you have to swipe it. This combination of swipe and douple tap lets you never play a card accidently.

The rulebook and tutorial are well done too.

only downside i found:
I find it a little difficult to realize what my (AI) opponent is doing. He is playing the cards fast and i don't know how to take a break and look at all the cards he played. maybe i'm missing something.

now i'm going to dive deeper into the game and check out multiplayer.

blown away so far
This is just so much better than all those crappy knizia ports :/

06-30-2011, 04:16 AM
#23
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommi654 View Post
wow

the polish and feel of the app are just amazing.
it's running fast (ipod touch 4) and during my first hour with the game i had no crash so far.

The interface is very solid.
Playable cards are highlighted and to view a card in detail you have to double tap it. To actually play a card you have to swipe it. This combination of swipe and douple tap lets you never play a card accidently.

The rulebook and tutorial are well done too.

only downside i found:
I find it a little difficult to realize what my (AI) opponent is doing. He is playing the cards fast and i don't know how to take a break and look at all the cards he played. maybe i'm missing something.

now i'm going to dive deeper into the game and check out multiplayer.

blown away so far
This is just so much better than all those crappy knizia ports :/

Yes, I love too that they delivered all at once.
And there's still place for expansions.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
06-30-2011, 04:19 AM
#24
Holy crap, this looks friggin' incredible. Has anyone tried playing online? Jeez...I mean seriously, totally blown away just from the screenshots.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
06-30-2011, 04:27 AM
#25
I'm not invincible, i have lost a match or two since then. i been putting the A.I. to the orange setting, it seems that there is a 3 difficulty, but i cannot select it for some reason.

Winning depends on the luck of the center cards. if you get lucky and get a couple of cards that give "mana" and also let you draw another card, you can gain a big advantage early on. Sometimes tho...

great game. other than a slight audio hiccup (i'm guessing when the loop ends and restarts) the game is spot on!

recommended.
06-30-2011, 04:29 AM
#26
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
Holy crap, this looks friggin' incredible. Has anyone tried playing online? Jeez...I mean seriously, totally blown away just from the screenshots.

Yeah, YOU should GET that immediately, my board game loving friend. It is a must-buy for you. Soon, we can play asynchronous mp games.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
06-30-2011, 04:30 AM
#27
Awesome game! You can press the log-button to see what the enemy has done.
06-30-2011, 04:30 AM
#28
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
so is the AI half decent?

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06-30-2011, 04:30 AM
#29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
Yeah, YOU should GET that immediately, my board game loving friend. It is a must-buy for you. Soon, we can play asynchronous mp games.
It will be mine! Oh yes...it will be mine.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
06-30-2011, 04:32 AM
#30
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by mekanikal fiend View Post
I'm not invincible, i have lost a match or two since then. i been putting the A.I. to the orange setting, it seems that there is a 3 difficulty, but i cannot select it for some reason.

Winning depends on the luck of the center cards. if you get lucky and get a couple of cards that give "mana" and also let you draw another card, you can gain a big advantage early on. Sometimes tho...

great game. other than a slight audio hiccup (i'm guessing when the loop ends and restarts) the game is spot on!

recommended.

Yeah, as I said. The factor luck only comes up in draws of new cards. Everything else is skill.
But watch the board closely when you know all of the cards. Try to remember which cards were already played and what's still in stock.
You can gain a big advantage over other players when you play strategical and there are only a few cards left.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

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