Universal Neuroshima Hex (by Portal Games)

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  1. Riotgirl

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    Bought as part of the recent BDC sale, along with Caylus and Eclipse. Yet to even open those games as my attention has been divided between NH and Zork (I'm in an IF retro mood).

    I absolutely *love* NH thus far in (4-player AI - although waiting for my friend to return from holiday to play 2-player MP. It is, after all, a 2-player game at heart). Took me 30 minutes to decipher and get to grips with NH (gameplay, not strategy - that's going to take *much* longer). Although attempting to play as Hegemony straight after Borgo, almost caused me to hurl my iPad in disgust across the lake in Victoria Park!

    I *love* the fact that one can play in 15 minutes and still get a great deal of thinking done. NH concentrates on tactical play, not having to remember a million and one bits of different information.

    2 quibbles: the actual tile icons are initially confusing, but light years from Race for the Galaxy WTFness. Turning piles prior to placement is a major PITA. Any chance of adding directional arrows to click 'n' twist?

    In terms of pure gameplay, this is Ascension good (I've only recently been playing with the expansions in Ascension) in so many ways.
     
  2. onewithchaos

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    I'm going to have to disagree with this being Ascension good. I've been playing Ascension since it came out and it only gets better and better. NH is amazing, don't get me wrong, but I do get tired of the game after a couple of months that I need a break. Of course the same happens with me with most games: Carcassone, Nightfall, Hero Academy, etc etc. Ascension is the only game I've played continuously since it's release....to me it's like in a whole other level :eek:

    BUT...with that said, NH is still an amazing game to play. I own the live game and I love it b/c you can play in one board and against each other. Just a great great game. :eek:
     
  3. sapphire_neo

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    Gogogo!

    PS: Ascension is an evergreen game because it's so incredibly light. I generally play it on auto-pilot, the incredible art and varied cards keep bringing me back to the game. Smash Up! would have been the game to overthrow Ascension but alas, was not to be.
     
  4. athros

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    The update is a little crash happy right now. I've started 3 games against the AI and have only been able to complete one. The other 2 crash during the AI thinking process.
     
  5. nkarafo

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    The game got updated to v.3. For me this update is better but some others don't like it very much. It would be perfect also to have a sale for the bundle and the dlc armies with this new update.
    With the price drops, games are getting more popular and I believe more copies occur.

    Thank you developers.
     
  6. strivemind

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    Man this game just keeps on growing. Constant updates and new armies over 2.5 years since release. The game is great too.
     
  7. LordGek

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    So does this new look make it easier to grab info from tiles (in-hand or played)?
     
  8. nkarafo

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    Hehe I tried to see it for myself before seeing your post, but no unfortunately it's like before. They could implement a way that if you press for some seconds on a tile, to have a pop up info regarding this tile only and not doing many undesired clicks and moves. It's not so practical.
     
  9. LordGek

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    I forgot how this game is all about Mexican Standoffs.

    I've got a guy down ready to smack my opponent's base, then he puts a guy down that will take out my guy. I respond by placing a sniper that will take out his guy ready to take out mine, but none of this long chain of events will take place until somebody plays a battle tile.
     
  10. nkarafo

    nkarafo Well-Known Member

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    In order stop playing this repetitive ingame music and play music from itunes library, you have to select music off from settings and then go back to itunes music library, play whatever you want and return again to game. Like this, you can hear game's sound effects and your desired music.
    :):)
     
  11. mzinn

    mzinn Well-Known Member

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    Bought a little while back & love it.
     
  12. esty8nine

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    Is there no sound ? In playing in a 6+ and not getting anything at all even after turning sound on and off in options
     
  13. sinagog

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    Another wicked board game on sale!
     
  14. nkarafo

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    New update! New artwork! I think it's better than before!
     
  15. Patjelol

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    Aye, it looks like the boardgame now. Looking good.

    Also new faction!!

    Seriously didn't expect this update, but loving it.
     
  16. Alex DeLargest

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    Just bumping this in the hopes that it gets an update for modern devices and software like so many other presumably dead games have lately. Such a great adaptation. I don’t know if I ever could’ve gotten into the game without the digital version given how much I dislike manually scoring on tabletop.

    Somebody should really develop an automatic battle/scoring app for the physical game much like the one that exists for Ticket to Ride.
     
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  17. skoptic

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    Have you contacted Portal support? It is a great port but I can’t restore purchases in my new device so don’t play anymore. I think devs are more likely to respond to a direct request than via this forum.
     
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  18. Alex DeLargest

    Alex DeLargest Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I know. More just hoping out loud and reminding others how great this port was and that it is now broken.
     
  19. Unordinary

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    Are they finally fixing it, or was it removed from the store ahead of the new app release next year?
     
  20. Alex DeLargest

    Alex DeLargest Well-Known Member

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    If you still have this in your purchase history or on your device, it appears that they fixed the backend somehow. I can restore purchases and even start a game for the first time in years.
     
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