iPad Games (and Apps) Catch All

BlackSabre wrote:
athros wrote:
Robear wrote:

FTL... On a portable device... I may just sell my computer...

I'm in the same ship.

Your ship has been invaded by 2 Mantis enemies and fire has broken out in the shield room. The only choice is to open the air lock and suck you and the enemies out to space. :)

Nope. Fighting retreat to the Medical Room, open the doors to vent the fire. 2 humans vs 2 Mantis in a medical room = Humans win.

I see you've played Knifey Spoony before!

farley3k wrote:

Oceanhorn looks pretty good

This is very, very pretty. Also has voice acting (for the cutscenes, anyhow), and cheerful background music (at least for the tutorial island; I don't know how much music variety there is). It's a universal app, and works just fine on an iPhone 5 (with the same steering problems I always have moving diagonally with a virtual D-pad.) It would probably look even nicer on the larger screen of an iPad. One person in the TouchArcade thread said they were only 30% done after 10 hours. (The developers say 10+ hours of play, I suspect the person at TA is a completionist, and has been throwing every single jar and searching ever clump of grass.)

For those that play Battlefield and are above lvl 10 to command: Tablet Commander is out

TempestBlayze wrote:

For those that play Battlefield and are above lvl 10 to command: Tablet Commander is out

This... is nexgen sh*t Love it.

Pathogen is on sale for $0.99.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/path...

If you like strategy games like othello or go (perhaps), check this one out. I'm really enjoying the campaign mode. The basic mechanics of the game don't take long to learn, but the game is very deep strategically. Also, the campaign mode throws in some cool variants. Definitely worth a look for a buck.

I've finally grown weary of Tiny Deathstar. The real appeal of that game for me was unlocking all the little blocky Star Wars characters. Day 1, I got 3 characters. Day 2, got 2 characters. Day 3, 0. Day 4, 1. I lasted about a week.

'The Room 2' Will Be Hitting the iPad on December 12th

Great news. It was a very fun puzzle game which focused on puzzles rather than trying to hard to shoe-horn in a story.

YES!

I hope the second one is harder. The first one was fun, but it could have lasted longer.

For those who like Paper by 53, the company finally put out their version of the Stylus. It has increased functionality with Paper, and can act as a stylus elsewhere.

I'm waiting for a couple of reviews, but I like the look of it.

athros wrote:

For those who like Paper by 53, the company finally put out their version of the Stylus. It has increased functionality with Paper, and can act as a stylus elsewhere.

I'm waiting for a couple of reviews, but I like the look of it.

I saw nothing in that video that told me why I should pay $50 for their stylus rather than $5 from one on Amazon. And I love gadgets so I really didn't need much reason. I guess you mention increased functionality with Paper but I don't use that much so it isn't going to get me to spend 10x as much.

farley3k wrote:
athros wrote:

For those who like Paper by 53, the company finally put out their version of the Stylus. It has increased functionality with Paper, and can act as a stylus elsewhere.

I'm waiting for a couple of reviews, but I like the look of it.

I saw nothing in that video that told me why I should pay $50 for their stylus rather than $5 from one on Amazon. And I love gadgets so I really didn't need much reason. I guess you mention increased functionality with Paper but I don't use that much so it isn't going to get me to spend 10x as much.

Yep, that's why I'm waiting for reviews. I have a Bamboo stylus right now, so there's no reason for me to get another stylus - especially one that's bluetooth - when there are others on the market.

farley3k wrote:
athros wrote:

For those who like Paper by 53, the company finally put out their version of the Stylus. It has increased functionality with Paper, and can act as a stylus elsewhere.

I'm waiting for a couple of reviews, but I like the look of it.

I saw nothing in that video that told me why I should pay $50 for their stylus rather than $5 from one on Amazon. And I love gadgets so I really didn't need much reason. I guess you mention increased functionality with Paper but I don't use that much so it isn't going to get me to spend 10x as much.

I'd pay that much if it worked well, especially for taking notes. I'll have to re-download Paper and see if that app would work for my practice.

After using the stylus for the Surface Pro for a while I am more than a little curious how well the 53 pencil works for iOS. Until I see reviews that the algorithm detects intentional touch and cancels out the contacts I make with the screen when writing like I would on paper I'm still in the dual-digitizer-FTW crowd.

Rezzy wrote:

After using the stylus for the Surface Pro for a while I am more than a little curious how well the 53 pencil works for iOS. Until I see reviews that the algorithm detects intentional touch and cancels out the contacts I make with the screen when writing like I would on paper I'm still in the dual-digitizer-FTW crowd.

Based on the page, and the video, I'd say it does, but I don't know for sure - need actual reviews.

TheCounselor wrote:
farley3k wrote:
athros wrote:

For those who like Paper by 53, the company finally put out their version of the Stylus. It has increased functionality with Paper, and can act as a stylus elsewhere.

I'm waiting for a couple of reviews, but I like the look of it.

I saw nothing in that video that told me why I should pay $50 for their stylus rather than $5 from one on Amazon. And I love gadgets so I really didn't need much reason. I guess you mention increased functionality with Paper but I don't use that much so it isn't going to get me to spend 10x as much.

I'd pay that much if it worked well, especially for taking notes. I'll have to re-download Paper and see if that app would work for my practice.

I use my Adonit Jot Pro for serious stuff, and a selection of cheap eBay stylii for more pedestrian applications.

m0nk3yboy wrote:
TheCounselor wrote:
farley3k wrote:
athros wrote:

For those who like Paper by 53, the company finally put out their version of the Stylus. It has increased functionality with Paper, and can act as a stylus elsewhere.

I'm waiting for a couple of reviews, but I like the look of it.

I saw nothing in that video that told me why I should pay $50 for their stylus rather than $5 from one on Amazon. And I love gadgets so I really didn't need much reason. I guess you mention increased functionality with Paper but I don't use that much so it isn't going to get me to spend 10x as much.

I'd pay that much if it worked well, especially for taking notes. I'll have to re-download Paper and see if that app would work for my practice.

I use my Adonit Jot Pro for serious stuff, and a selection of cheap eBay stylii for more pedestrian applications.

It's funny. In every article up about the Pencil, that's 90% of the commentators (when taking out the Samsung/Surface/Wacom aficionados). I wasn't looking at it for serious art (I suck at serious art), or anything even remotely professional. I was looking at it for sketching (which I'm somewhat ok at), note taking and I've tried all of the low grade passive styluses. I use Paper and Notes+ on a regular basis, not Sketchbook Pro (Holy crap did I get lost in that app trying to do simple things). I have no desire to spend more than 60.00 USD on a stylus - which throws out most of the professional grade, Bluetooth 4 styluses. The ones that come at, or under, have such wildly varying reviews, I quit looking. I'm still waiting for actual reviews, not fluff pieces, before I put money down.

The other thing I've learned by reading the comment sections in the articles out for the Pencil is: the iPad apparently sucks for serious art.

No one here has yet picked up (or maybe, stopped playing) the Lords of Waterdeep app?

Saw the BGG review, but curious what fellow goodjers thought.

Grabbed it, have not yet played it.

I got it. Played a bunch with AI and I really like it. Games with AI go super quick so I'm being carefully not to okay too much lest I get bored with it too quickly.

Has anyone had any luck getting AI into an online game? My wife and I were playing this evening and I wanted to add a few AI opponents but couldn't figure out how.

Would the Lords of Waterdeep app be a good first exposure to the game? I've never played it but have wanted to for the longest time. For reference, I had a crack at Le Havre on iOS having never played it and I had almost no idea what was going on, put it down and never picked it up again.

I have Lords of Waterdeep too. Played a handful of games vs AI, it is tougher than I thought it would be coming from Ascension AI, its beating me most of the time on Medium!

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This is some Lords of Waterdeep information I posted on the [IOS/Mobile] Boardgame Adaptation thread, but worth repeating for those that don't read that thread:

Someone posted on the BGG forums that they believe the AI difficulty is reversed. Against the hard AI, he found them to constantly give him the resources from intrigue cards, as well as never getting targetted with a mandatory quest, where as, when he tried a game on the easy AI found it was like night and day - his post is here - granted, he only had a small sample size, but I thought it might bear repeating

Robear wrote:

Grabbed it, have not yet played it.

Ditto

I spent some time playing Lords of Waterdeep this afternoon and I'm liking it a lot. At this rate, I may be picking up the board game.

LoW has been my go too for the last few nights. Really enjoying the way the resources ramp up as the game progresses, and the choices you have to make to balance juicy quest rewards with long term planning.

Space Hulk trailer for PC launch. Coming for ios next week

farley3k wrote:

Space Hulk trailer for PC launch. Coming for ios next week

Yes, please!

Pandemic is going on sale tomorrow for $2.99