iPad Games (and Apps) Catch All

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Cragmyre wrote:

Spectromancer HD is on sale for $0.99 today.

Fun game, I put about 10 hours into the PC version.

LeapingGnome wrote:
Cragmyre wrote:

Spectromancer HD is on sale for $0.99 today.

Fun game, I put about 10 hours into the PC version.

Been playing a lot of Solforge Demo lately myself. There are a lot of similar mechanics. But I don't really want to get into a game that's already past its prime. That said, if Spectromancer is half as good as Solforge it might be worth it at that price!

Do you need the IAPs to make it enjoyable? Can you gain their contents without purchasing them? (Through play)

polypusher wrote:

I need some letterpress opponents polypushercw is my game center handle

Just sent you a friend centre request.

To whomever I'm playing games with, I apologize for the delays in my turn taking. Between the holidays, and the steam sale, I've neglected my iPad, and thus, all of you.

Cragmyre wrote:

To whomever I'm playing games with, I apologize for the delays in my turn taking. Between the holidays, and the steam sale, I've neglected my iPad, and thus, all of you. :(

You're not alone in that...

Anyone up for some multiplayer Battle of the Bulge? Did I just hear you say no? In that case, read Bruce Geryk's article on it and try again.

My gamecenter ID is PhoenixFelix. A nice and quick Race for the Meuse scenario would probably be best to start with.

Lately I've been playing Deepworld which is a Massively Multiplayer Steampunk Crafting. It's hard to explain...just watch the trailer.

Free download for Mac and iOS - Windows soon. There are IAP's.

The only things you can't find on your own are:

  • Premium Account upgrade. Buy once, works on all devices. Give access to higher level skills and premium worlds (Normal, Hell and Ice) - 4.99 USD
  • Your own private world. Right now, it's only a normal world. Hell and Ice worlds are due in by Monday. You can invite only those people you want to to it, making it, in effect, your own server. Roughly 9.99 USD

Everything else is findable in chests and dungeons, provided your luck is midrange.

And yes, I sprung for both (and then some). The Devs are very responsive on their forums, and they look like a good group, so I'm all for supporting them.

athros wrote:

Lately I've been playing Deepworld which is a Massively Multiplayer Steampunk Crafting. It's hard to explain...just watch the trailer.

Free download for Mac and iOS - Windows soon. There are IAP's.

The only things you can't find on your own are:

  • Premium Account upgrade. Buy once, works on all devices. Give access to higher level skills and premium worlds (Normal, Hell and Ice) - 4.99 USD
  • Your own private world. Right now, it's only a normal world. Hell and Ice worlds are due in by Monday. You can invite only those people you want to to it, making it, in effect, your own server. Roughly 9.99 USD

Filthy enabler, I picked it up tonight, looks very intriguing.
Everything else is findable in chests and dungeons, provided your luck is midrange.

And yes, I sprung for both (and then some). The Devs are very responsive on their forums, and they look like a good group, so I'm all for supporting them.

MitchellW wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:
Cragmyre wrote:

Spectromancer HD is on sale for $0.99 today.

Fun game, I put about 10 hours into the PC version.

Been playing a lot of Solforge Demo lately myself. There are a lot of similar mechanics. But I don't really want to get into a game that's already past its prime. That said, if Spectromancer is half as good as Solforge it might be worth it at that price!

Do you need the IAPs to make it enjoyable? Can you gain their contents without purchasing them? (Through play)

I kickstarted Solforge, I played the prototype a bit but am not much of a demo/beta person, I would rather just enjoy the final polished product.

I last played Spectromancer at least a year ago, and I played through the single player campaign. It was good. If I remember right the DLC wasn't necessary, it added more heroes/decks to play as if you wanted variety.

m0nk3yboy wrote:
polypusher wrote:

I need some letterpress opponents polypushercw is my game center handle

Just sent you a friend centre request. ;)

Sent both you guys a request! It looks like my original Gamecenter ID got pooched for some reason, so I had to create a new one under Mr. Dhaelis - if you see a request come through, that's me!

I've been playing The Grading Game lately. I got it for free a couple of days ago, looks like it's .99 now. It's worth it. Finding a multitude of spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar errors in only 30 seconds is tough, at least for me.

Dungeon Village is on sale for $0.99 - I'm tempted, anyone have any feedback on the game?

MacBrave wrote:

I've been playing The Grading Game lately. I got it for free a couple of days ago, looks like it's .99 now. It's worth it. Finding a multitude of spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar errors in only 30 seconds is tough, at least for me.

I picked this up today, and it's fairly frustrating. The difficulty goes up pretty fast, and the sections are arranged in groups of three. If you don't do well enough in the third, you have to re-do the first two. Since the text is always the same, it can get monotonous. I've also seen several instances of something clearly being a mistake, like the first letter of a paragraph uncapitalized, but it says it's not a mistake. Really dumb for a game about finding typos to have typos. I also wish it was faster to restart levels after you fail. I don't love having to tap the screen to get the two results screens to tell me I failed faster.

If you're interested, try the free version, but know that the upgrade is still $2 if you want the full version, and the $1 version is a totally separate app.

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Cragmyre wrote:

Dungeon Village feedback

Lots of fun, definitely worth a dollar if you have any strong interest in traditional fantasy RPGs and/or fantasy sims (e.g. Majesty). Your job is to buy and arrange buildings, schedule events, and assign items to your heroes. As your town gets larger and more popular, more heroes arrive, which makes it easier to kill more stuff and get more fame. You'll probably want to play it through about twice, as you grasp and then I master the systems. There are some statistics that carry over from one game to another, but a lot of folks get burned out by one or two playthroughs (I think I did about five) since it's basically the same characters and quests and things. I would say jump on Dungeon Village if you have played and love any of the other Kaitosoft games, except if you've already played the crap out of Epic Astro Story, which is maybe a bit too cose to that to get your money's worth. Dungeon Village is their first universal app, though, so enjoy Kairosoft gaming with a somewhat less cumbersome feature-phone interface. For $1, you'll get 3-10 hours of fun, based on your number of playthroughs, so it's had to go wrong.

Final caution: if you loved Mass Effect 1 but wanted to kill all the developers because of the inventory management, you might want to try the demo of Dungeon Village before buying, because a good portion of the game is giving crap to heroes and buildings.

As someone who has just procured an Ipad, is there a master list of all the recommended games? Looking at toucharcade and the thread is a bit overwhelming...

As a strategy/rpg fan, looking at FFT and probably ticket to ride

Here you go http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/113951

And definitely yes on Ticket to Ride.

Iridium884 wrote:

As someone who has just procured an Ipad, is there a master list of all the recommended games? Looking at toucharcade and the thread is a bit overwhelming...

As a strategy/rpg fan, looking at FFT and probably ticket to ride

Here's my Master List of titles I am currently playing on the iPad. I have installed lots of games, and have purchased even more, but here's what's getting played:

Small World
Elder Sign: Omens
Hey, That's My Fish!
TTR
Titan HD
Risk
Puerto Rico HD
Plants vs Zombies
Zuma HD
Shredder Chess HD
Kingdom Rush HD
Tigris & Euphrates
and Comixology is a special type of game where you try NOT to buy comics on sale, but always lose. I think Beckett wrote a play about it, or was it Pinter?

Iridium884 wrote:

As someone who has just procured an Ipad, is there a master list of all the recommended games? Looking at toucharcade and the thread is a bit overwhelming...

As a strategy/rpg fan, looking at FFT and probably ticket to ride

If you like iPad board games, try this: http://ipadboardgames.org/

It's a good list of the best ones.

Natus wrote:

here's what's getting played:

TTR
Titan HD
Plants vs Zombies

I can absolutely agree on those titles. Also if you have ANY interest in deck-building games, pick up Ascension: Chronicle of...something. It's a decent physical game on its own, but on iPad it's fantastic. Beyond that, take a look at these, my favorites:

Angry Birds
Bastion
Battle of the Bulge
Battleheart
Bit.tripo Beat
Civilization Revolution
Cut the Rope
Dead Space
Fieldrunners
Ghost Stories
Sid Meier's Pirates
Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery
Zombie Gunship

Most importantly if you have not do so, you must create an account on appshopper.com and start using it to know which apps are on sale. The site will give you emails and the app can give you popup notifications for when games on your wishlist go on sale. Unlike Apple's App Store, you can see the history of every price change and update for apps, so if something's on sale for $1 but has been free in the past, maybe it will be better to skip that sale after all.

If you're interested in iOS boardgame apps, also check out this thread.

[iOS/MOBILE] Boardgame Adaptations Catch-all

Mr.M’s Code of Murder is currently free. I don't know much about it, but I believe it has been mentioned either in here or in the iPhone thread.

Aaargh Magic The Gathering Planeswalkers 2013! Bad UI! Bad UI! How do I "drag to select" for discarding? Where do I drag them? I've dragged them up onto the mat, down over my discard pile, left, right, I've tried double clicking and looking for "choose card" like in Ascension (much better UI), but I can't discard. I had seven cards in my hand, used the Plane ability with the squiggly symbol to draw many more cards, now have 14, ending my turn, and I have to discard seven. But I can't! It won't let me discard them! Who can tell me how? I'm not going to give them $10 for the full version with crap like this.

Keithustus wrote:

Aaargh Magic The Gathering Planeswalkers 2013! Bad UI! Bad UI! How do I "drag to select" for discarding? Where do I drag them? I've dragged them up onto the mat, down over my discard pile, left, right, I've tried double clicking and looking for "choose card" like in Ascension (much better UI), but I can't discard. I had seven cards in my hand, used the Plane ability with the squiggly symbol to draw many more cards, now have 14, ending my turn, and I have to discard seven. But I can't! It won't let me discard them! Who can tell me how? I'm not going to give them $10 for the full version with crap like this.

You are correct, it is not intuitive at all. I just tried it out and it took me a bit to figure it out too. You drag it onto the table above your selection of cards. Almost as if you were going to play it.

As soon as I release my finger attempting that, the card moves instantly back into the pile arrayed across the center. Is there a specific place to drop them? Maybe it would work fine if I only had to discard 1, but 2 or more it fails. 7, like I must, it's really confused.

edit: ok, piece of crap. I had to use the little arrows to the sides of the cards when they're zoomed in, manually select each card with "choose card" until there were seven. Why it doesn't just show each card being set into a "to be discarded" pile then confirm once you've selected enough of them....you wouldn't think these people have been working on M:TG for 20 years.

Thanks everyone for all your suggestions! I'll let you know what I end up buying... as soon as I avoid the Steam and GOG sales.

The Room was an iTunes Editor's Select. Looks neat; has anyone played it?

The Room is an amazing game. One of my best iPad experiences so far.

Natus wrote:

The Room was an iTunes Editor's Select. Looks neat; has anyone played it?

It is a great but all too brief puzzle game. Looks beautiful, great use of the touch interface, great hint system, very intriguing puzzles. I picked it up over Christmas one night, and had finished it by morning. The good news is they imply they're be more in the future. Not sure if it'll be in the form of free updates, though.

Speaking of interesting puzzle games, I just got Help Volty. It was free yesterday, but went up to 99 cents today. Still it's worth a look. Interesting puzzle design with no menus and no tutorials. Just use the visual and auditory cues to figure out what you need to do in each area.