iPad Orions

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  1. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    #1 NotYou, Dec 10, 2008
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  2. BulletDev

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    I don't think it looks like a port. It does look like it's worth the $2 though. I might try it out.
     
  3. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    It says it won an award in 2007 from PC Magazine for best strategy game. I assume that means its a port.
     
  4. AchillesReborn

    AchillesReborn Well-Known Member

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    Card battles? I just bought it. I'll try it and tell you what I think.
     
  5. NotYou

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    I just bought it too. I'll post my thoughts later.
     
  6. AchillesReborn

    AchillesReborn Well-Known Member

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    Looks very promising so far. Nice layout, easy controls, and the core battle system looks great so far. Only played a few battles, but seems like a mix between yu gi oh and magic the gathering, with a detailed campaign mode to boot, featuring random maps, locations you can expand by buying buildings etc.
    Now back to playing.
     
  7. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    What exactly do you DO?
     
  8. Rocketman919

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    Also if anybody would like to make a gameplay vid it would help my chances of purchasing (or not purchasing) this game.
     
  9. spmwinkel

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  10. AchillesReborn

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    Sorry, I'll try and give a quick explaination.

    The core of the game is a battle card system. If you don't know anything about battle cards, it's basically a system where you battle using creatures and spells represented on cards. Has nothing to do with a standard deck of cards. you select cards with different abilities based upon the resources that they cost to use. It has a high element of strategy, and does not rely on reflexes at all.

    Gotta go, work calls!
     
  11. Rocketman919

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    ARe there any kind of animations, like in pokemon? And does that mean you hAVE to use the bathroom?
     
  12. NotYou

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    This is pretty polished. I don't know much about these games, but so far it's great. The interface and graphics work very well. Now I just need to learn to play card games like this:rolleyes:

    I'm glad I bought it. This what's so great about the app store. I just bought Warfare inc, Orions, and Paradise (just came out tonight also) and only spent $8. That's a lot of gaming for $8!:)
     
  13. polyplay

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    Looks and sounds interesting, but I have a few questions.

    What is the depth/complexity of the game? 75 cards isn't really a lot for a collectible card game.

    And how do you obtain new cards? Do you beat other players and get their cards or random cards, or do you "find" new cards?
     
  14. VirtualAlex

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    I am also very interested in this. I am an avid Magic: the Gathering player, so I am into card games. Explain more about the gameplay.
     
  15. ITrocks

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    Yea, i loved Magic: The Gathering, used to thrash with my wirewood elf deck, awesome stuff. +2/+1! Tchyea.
     
  16. AchillesReborn

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    Check out the earlier link for an indepth review, albeit for the pocket pc version, which I believe is very similar (although the developer says this game has improvements).
     
  17. polyplay

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    I might get this tomorrow (or, technically, later today).

    The reviews answered most of my questions. But two important ones remain: Can you quit in the middle of a battle and have it saved? And what do you folks think the replayability factor is with this game? I *love* the idea of randomly-generated maps, but wouldn't it really just be a slight reorganizing of pretty much the same stuff? I mean, it doesn't seem that the different maps would allow for a change in basic strategy from game to game.
     
  18. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    Would you recommend this, even if I'm not into trading card games?
     
  19. spmwinkel

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    Well from what I recall from playing the PPC version, trading cards is a relatively small part of the game compared to picking the card you use against your enemy (how much damage can a card do, what special ability does it have that protects my team or damages the enemy team?).

    So if you like that last part, it still may be a game for you. But if that last part doesn't interest you either, you could just as well have asked "Should I eat a biscuit if I really don't like any kind of cookies?" ;)
     
  20. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    Haha thats true... anyways I just bought it, I figured 2 bucks isn't that much....;)
     

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