Universal Banner Saga (by Stoic)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by PeteOzzy, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Tonk Montana

    Tonk Montana Well-Known Member

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    The tutorial at the beginning of the game is awesome at explaining the mechanics. It is pretty straightforward but requires a lot of strategy and thinking and risk/reward balances. It is great.
     
  2. Pipipitchu

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    Kinda low res on iPad 3, similar to Valiant Hearts. And Beat Buddy and Bioshock are not compatible with it. I think it's time to get a new one...
     
  3. thedemographic

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    Oh, no. I hope this isn't true. Valient Hearts on ipad 3 is pretty awful with the low res images. I was really looking forward to Banner Saga in part because of the amazing graphics. Hope this is fixed for iPad 3 soon.
     
  4. nightc1

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    I will have to wait and get this on Steam (don't want to upgrade my 4S, not that this seems super playable on it), but it's awesome to see such big indie games on iOS. It makes me want an iPad... though now that I've searched it, I see this is coming to Android too, so it's highly likely it'll play on my android tablet as so far all games seem to play fine on it.
     
  5. wedge598

    wedge598 Well-Known Member

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    If by "fixed for iPad 3 soon" you mean that a team of Apple technicians will come to your house and replace the aging processor in your old iPad3 with a faster one so that you can play the most recently games on it. I'd say, don't hold your breath.
     
  6. spooky23

    spooky23 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone playing this on the still not ancient ipad 4?
     
  7. Dragan

    Dragan Well-Known Member

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    Same question here.
     
  8. thedemographic

    thedemographic Well-Known Member

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    Now, expecting Apple to come to my house to replace the processor in my iPad would be expecting a little too much I think (maybe if I had sprung for AppleCare!!!).

    The game release notes recommend devices more recent than iPhone 4s, which includes iPad 3. I'm not sure if low-res graphics are a processor thing or if it's something that can be improved by the devs. If not, perhaps they should not include the ipad 3 as a recommended device, or at least advise that lower resolution graphics may be expected.
     
  9. Flip90

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    Anyone played on normal iphone 6 hows it play on that control wise? i no people said it was ok on 6+ with the bigger screen but not so much on 5s but nothing on the 6 cheers
     
  10. aconfusedkender

    aconfusedkender Well-Known Member

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    Damn I guess my iPad 2 is out of the question...I was going to get this one too...
     
  11. ramzarules

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    ehm.. i feel sort of embarassed, but... how would it look on iphone 4s? i'm holding out for the new ipad, so i'm definitely getting this, it's just a question of now vs later. I've bought a lot of games that i can't play because of too small fonts on my iphone, but i'm keeping them for the future.
    So: would i be able to play / read comfortably on 4s? someone said earlier you have to squint, but i would like more opinions.
     
  12. Xexist

    Xexist Well-Known Member

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    I can see that this has good production values, seems to be critically very well received, and it looks decent, but how is the story, does it have a nice rich deep story, or is the main focus the fighting etc?
     
  13. cachecat

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    L.Lawliet was saying how terrible it looked on anything other than an iphone, reading that as the game was downloading, I was getting worried. Having a 5S, this is reassuring.
     
  14. ramzarules

    ramzarules Well-Known Member

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    cachecat, as your 5s has only a small screen difference than my 4s in size (not like 6+) can you post your impressions on how it looks after playing please?
     
  15. spooky23

    spooky23 Well-Known Member

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    Can't see how this will be a good experience on anything but an ipad. Or a 6+ (a 6 at a push).

    I've got a 5s but don't really want to be playing it on that. If anyone has installed on an ipad4, let me know.
     
  16. Based Xatu

    Based Xatu Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
  17. Baracus

    Baracus Well-Known Member

    For the sake of research I just played to about the same point on iPad Air and iPhone 6 and gotta say it's perfectly playable on the phone. Can't imagine it would be any worse on a 5 with it being only a fraction smaller.

    All the scenes (battles, travel, cities) you can pinch zoom so you can get things to nearly same physical size they are on the iPad. It looks sharp and really clear to me. All text readable - the smallest being the character stats screen descriptions of abilities but it's still totally clear for me.

    Only slight thing is when the tutorial text popups come up they can be hiding some of the action icons and characters if you are zoomed out (the default zoom it moves to) but you can pan the view (or zoom in) so it is fine really.

    Overall I wouldn't let a smaller device stop you from playing - tho of course it's more impressive on an iPad! I might even stick with playing it on the phone tho tbh as it's nice to hold this world in your hands and get up close and personal with it, and looks so cute!

    Animations and atmosphere are top notch. Depth of the battle tactics seems really deep for me... not sure I'm playing it as well as I could be yet but a big part of the fun for me is learning!
     
  18. sivad

    sivad Well-Known Member

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    I'm sold sir, my 5s is downloading as we speak
     
  19. PoloBaquerizoH

    PoloBaquerizoH Well-Known Member

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    1,7gb on my ipad
     
  20. Baracus

    Baracus Well-Known Member

    hehe, enjoy :)
     

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