App description: Amber Route is a trip to the land of the Slavic beliefs, monsters and magic. Might and magic, heroes, destiny, order and chaos, duels, fate, monsters and adventure. In this game full of surprises embark on a dangerous journey leading his caravan through more and more new areas. The path which you will defeat is however treacherous. At each step, they will persecute traps, sinister creatures and ancient magic. To win, plan your moves carefully, protect ambers, gain extra bodyguards and try to reach as soon as possible to your destination.

Amber Route turn-based game will satisfy even the most demanding fans of board games. The game offers four types of gameplay. So we try our hand at Campaign mode, where we are waiting for as many as 20 boards, play one of the special missions in Single or stand face to face with the enemy using the options Duel (playing on one device) or Multiplayer. The game also offers three difficulty levels, and more than a hundred unique cards.



Note: In order to ensure the smooth running of the game on older devices (iPad 1 and iPhone 4) it is recommended to disable large applications running in the background.

Vovin's comments:


Looks cool and just 2 bucks.
I'll check that out.
02-26-2013, 04:09 PM
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I'd like to hear what you think of this game Vovin, I'm really just trying to wait for Talisman since I know that will occupy most of my time once it's out wednesday night. I would still pick this up if you think it's good because I do love board games and this one looks interesting. Thanks

02-26-2013, 09:40 PM
#3
@Vovin,

when you figure out what those ugly white numbers are below the resources in picture number 3 let me know. i suspect the third one is number of discards? you think it's how many you can draw - how many you can play - how many you have to discard? why does it say "gods" under them? i think they are ugly compared with the games colorful graphics and thought i could turn that display off in Options but the option that says POPUP GODS CARDS (on/off) isn't it. in fact, i don't know what that option does. let me know if you've figured out that display....thanks!
02-27-2013, 12:20 AM
#4
The screenshots remind me quite a bit of Two Towers (which in itself is actually a copy of Arcomage, a mini game from Might & Magic). You're building up multiple resources by playing the cards you draw, only in Amber Route you're trying to get your caravan forward and not building up your tower.

Two Towers sadly is quite luck dependant, I wonder if it's the same with this game? I'm hesitant to try it out.
02-27-2013, 10:45 AM
#5
it is like Two Towers, and those Bloodshow games, and a few others that happen in egypt (pyramids). nothing real special about this. plays ok, doesn't look bad, and there are single missions, a campaign, and multiplayer with difficulty settings. it ain't bad so if you find $2 under the couch cushions might as well pick it up.
02-27-2013, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Mack the Knife View Post
it is like Two Towers, and those Bloodshow games, and a few others that happen in egypt (pyramids). nothing real special about this. plays ok, doesn't look bad, and there are single missions, a campaign, and multiplayer with difficulty settings. it ain't bad so if you find $2 under the couch cushions might as well pick it up.
When compared to Two Towers or Arcomage, I doubt anybody is refering to the game's thematic setting, but the gameplay. Turn based card game with 3-4 basic resources used to power cards that either advance the player, hurt the opponent, or do a combination of the two (crap, that could be any card game but I know exactly what Nachtfischer means here, it does look like it is just a very slight variant of that dueling towers genre).

Does the game track any stats like highscores or is GC only in it for MP?

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02-27-2013, 12:48 PM
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Game Impressions

Cute and stupid (not bad, but nothing amazing).

While I like the twist of terrains (bonus effects from a given card if you or your opponent is in a certain terrain), I'm not getting the point of the Escorts and Amber. Since the game is won by the first person making it to the end of the route, what purpose does the Escorts and Amber amounts serve? Can you eliminate your opponent if you knock away all of their Amber?

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02-27-2013, 12:53 PM
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This doesn't appear to be an implementation of a physical board game. Is this an original IP for iOS?

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02-27-2013, 02:16 PM
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Thanks for the quick impressions LordGek, I'm just going to wait for Talisman.
02-27-2013, 03:32 PM
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I doubt anybody is refering to the game's thematic setting, but the gameplay
where did i say it looked like those games? the obvious point was it plays similar to those mentioned.
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not getting the point of the Escorts and Amber
google Amber Route

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