Universal Company of Heroes (by Feral Interactive)

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  1. chengchisang

    chengchisang Well-Known Member

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    #21 chengchisang, Feb 13, 2020
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    Silly question: if I don't play RTS, would I enjoy this?

    Put it this way, I play only Close Combat, would I enjoy this?
     
  2. Jackaluk

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    Lol, it is a stupid question! How the hell will any of us know if you will like it??? Watch game play videos, figure out for yourself if it you think you might like it!!

    but for the record I’ll say you will!
     
  3. Skall

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    Damn drinking battery... this time
    40% for 1:30 hour in game...
    Hope they can address this (ipad pro 12,9 2015)
     
  4. macplash

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    @Skall did you try to enable Battery saver? It says it limits the performance to extend battery life and since you’re on iPad Pro, you’re playing with higher frame rate, so this might help. Won’t make a big difference on regular iPad, but due to lower graphic settings it’s not even necessary.
     
  5. Skall

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    I have seen the option but before using it, i wanted to know if i was the only one to have this battery drainer feeling or not in fact

    about the graphics, i do admit that the texture are very low... even though i have downloaded the high res package (or something like this)
     
  6. macplash

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    I can’t complain on battery life in general cause it’s never been an issue for me. I expect graphically highly demanding games to drain the battery in a few hours so it’s not a big deal. If it gives me 3+ hours of uninterrupted gameplay away from the power source, I’m fine with that.

    Also the regular iPad is barely getting hot in comparison to iPad Pro. I wish there was an additional graphic settings instead of auto detection. For example the lack of shadows on regular non-pro iPad is a dealbreaker for me. I hate games without shadows.

    You need to keep in mind this is a port of game from 2006, so hires textures doesn’t mean the same as current standards. I’m very satisfied with how the game looks on iPad Pro. It’s still much better looking than original (with high resolution texture pack). Unfortunately, for gaming I’m using strictly my regular iPad. And it’s hardly as impressive there.

    Anyway, the battery saver should solve your issue and you won’t be able to tell the differences in visuals because there aren’t any. It’s just lower frame rate but still in stable 30fps which is perfectly enough for RTS genre if you ask me.
     
  7. Skall

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    #27 Skall, Feb 14, 2020
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    I did finish the game back in the old days so i m very well aware and can confirm that it s way uglier about the texture on my ipad pro 2015. That may be due to some « auto-setup » but i cant tell.

    the 3 hour-ish battery is indeed very annoying at my end but i will have to suck it up.

    i indeed fully agree that 30fps is much more than enough for RTS in general!
     
  8. gmattergames

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    Universal planned?
     
  9. Yes but they cant push it at the same time as the ipad release. Maybe they didnt want to delay anymore and just published the ipad game first
     
  10. Gavx

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    One of best all time classics online games without multiplayer feature and cost above steam version .??? Sorry guys Refund :( Add must have features and I will buy this again
     
  11. stelph

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    I have to say I am absolutely loving the game – given it was originally a AAA PC game which was warmly received back in 2006 its no surprise that its an absolute blast to play. I especially like how no two levels are the same, not just from an environment point of view but also from the type of gameplay, some levels you are the aggressor and are forceably pushing back the Axis often with superior firepower and armour, other times you are heavily outnumbered and outgunned and desperately attempting to defend a position. Its these differences that drags you into the game and makes sure it doesn’t get “stale” – love it


    Feral have done a great job with the port IMO, yes the graphics aren’t great but it’s a 14 year old game and when you’re playing it really draws you in – I think Feral have been right to focus more on the gameplay side of the game as despite the usual challenges of an RTS on an iPad it plays really well, personally I really like using the command wheel as I think adds an additional tactile element and over time you get used to swiping to get the result you want.


    Its well worth the price and a game I would say every gamer owning an iPad should buy
     
  12. stelph

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    Cost is a little unfair (especially comparing to steam) as they've had to put a lot of effort into porting, that's not cheap.

    Multiplayer is a fair comment, I would assume like GRID it will eventually come over time
     
  13. Bloodangel

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    Cool so it’s coming to iPhone?
     
  14. Yes ...cos they had to rework it for iPhone, they postponed the iPad release for sometime
     
  15. quangvietnguyen

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    How do you know that :) I contacted them a week ago, they said they will take it in consideration, but it does not necessary mean that they have worked on it
     
  16. I think i read a twitter retweet or something. Hey i could be wrong
     
  17. skoptic

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    #37 skoptic, Mar 6, 2020
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    Past performance of other Feral ports suggests iPhone port some (not insignificant) time after tablet release. Quality ports when completed, but took some time.
     
  18. speedcat_feral

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    We've now announced that the game is coming to iPhone as well as Android later this year. Owners of the iPad version will be able to install the iPhone version at no extra cost.

    Stay tuned to our news and social media feeds for further release information as and when we have it!
     
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  19. anthony78

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    Wasn’t the iPhone version supposed to be out today? Not seeing it yet.
     
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  20. Brightsiderus

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    Tomorrow.
     

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