Universal The Barbarian (by S.F. Bay Studios)

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  1. redribbon

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    ^im still not sure if the footage shown was captured directly from iOS device or from the simulator from PC which makes it possible to show all the fancy graphics with smooth framerate. so buy it with caution :D

    i cant argue though the game does looks great.
     
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    #22 Vovin, May 9, 2015
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    Greetings from your Current Behaviour. It says otherwise. ;) :D
     
  3. oldsnake

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    Hm,only 1Gb or more devices? They better if they do this for the iPad air 2..waiting for impression..
     
  4. meril

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    Looks promising. A diablo like dungeon crawler and NOT free to play *thumbs up*.

    Because the high price tag, i'm waiting for impressions or a gameplay vid. I'm curious is there loot? Gear? Character points?
     
  5. forsakenxe

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    From the trailer the fighting animations feel kinda floaty and weightless :/ definitely not worth 10€ but I wait for some imps!
     
  6. I hope those four green dots are not the directional pad? Seems poorly placed. If not, what are they?
     
  7. Devok

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    #27 Devok, May 9, 2015
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    Any achievements? Online connection? Multiplayer? Is it unreal or unity engine?
     
  8. Based Xatu

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    I'm disappointed in you guys; 3 pages and all we have is people asking for imps. I'd no one posts soon I'm biting.
     
  9. squarezero

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    The framerate could be better on my iPhone 6, but I wouldn't say it's weightless. In fact one of the nice touches I mentioned in my previous post is that NPCs react to your presence in a realistic way -- if you bump into them they stagger backwards, etc. You can also climb up stairs to get to the second level of outdoor structures, walk inside buildings without loading times and so on.

    Again, I have spent very little time with the game so far, so I can't say whether it's worth the price. But so far it doesn't feel poorly made.
     
  10. pauldavidmerritt

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    It does look good. I think they should advertise it with gameplay videos, maybe developer commentary. That way, no one feels like they're skipping a ten dollar dinner for nothing. Give us some real advert push, devs! This one is going on my watch list, for sure.
     
  11. pauldavidmerritt

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    Huh?..
     
  12. pauldavidmerritt

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    Lol I know, right?
     
  13. sivad

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    I purchased it already but haven't fired it up yet, weekends are bad. I'll post as soon as possible imps
     
  14. squarezero

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    #34 squarezero, May 9, 2015
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    What am I, chopped liver? ;) See early impressions above...

    Just finished the first quest. So far, it's playing like a cross between the Bard's Tale reboot and Aralon. Even in a basic mission (destroy the goblin camp) there was a fair amount of combat variety, with three different goblin types with different weapons and tactics. Weapon reach seems to matter, and it pays to wait for openings, use choke points, etc. Hits have an visible impact on the enemy, which is nice.

    Leveling up is automatic as far as attributes are concerned, but you have to choose (and pay for) training to allocate skill points. Warriors have access to magic -- not sure how different it plays out if you play a mage.

    So far so good.

    BTW the game does not hold your hand. Want find out where to train or buy weapons? Ask around. That nice looking chest in the back of the house? It may be trapped. Get killed? Lose half your gold. The game seems to encourage exploration but will punish you if you're stupid. I like that :).
     
  15. spader623

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    I may have been... Pretty harsh, but what I'm saying is that there's a random ARPG from a random decoloepr who's typically made... Honestly, it looks like crap. And at a high price point, I can't trust them
     
  16. Devok

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    Is it me or the video looks better than the images? The video gameplay has more detail and shadows"looks better" than images.
     
  17. squarezero

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    The video is from the PC version. Doesn't mean that the iOS version looks bad -- just not as good as that. Overall, though, the textures are decent, the animation is good, and there are nice particle effects on smoke, fog, spells, etc. It certainly does not look like crap.
     
  18. Yerti1

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    Downloading now. I'll be using my mfi controller for impressions as well. I'll be back later, hopefully with good news as I am always awaiting a great ARPG
     
  19. Yerti1

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    #39 Yerti1, May 9, 2015
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    EDIT 2: DO NOT BUY THIS GAME

    Running iPad Mini 3 so the specs should be okay.


    Here's impressions so far

    Mfi controller works for menus
    Character creation is a little bland, as you just select a prerendered model, with preprogrammed name as well. After selecting the character you select fighter or Mage for them. Characters seem to be male only

    Game crashed after character creation

    Game will not load whenever I pick my character to start the game, it crashes EVERY time. Uninstalled game, I'm going to try this again.

    EDIT: Reinstalled the game, it is now running, more impressions in a bit. I don't know if the game was corrupted on download or what happened, but I did nothing different this time.
     
  20. Yerti1

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    DO NOT BUY THIS GAME

    When changing the settings resolution gamepad won't move above the audio so everything there has to be done by touch. I switched 100% resolution and the game lagged and told me to adjust settings. While resetting back to 60% it crashed again. Once again I'm having trouble getting into my game without crashing. Deleted character to try again. Again, crashed. I will be contacting Apple for a refund as this game is completely broken.
     

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