iPhone Twilight Struggle (by Asmodee Digital)

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  1. currymutton

    currymutton Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome.

    Trouble will come eventually, you cannot please everybody at the same time.

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    If anyone wants to know how it plays on iPad3. Game load time and animation speed are sluggish as expected. The AI speed is fine. Very playable.
     
  2. currymutton

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    I concur! This site publishes a free ebook filled with tips to newcomers. Grab and read it.

    Also, the masters over BGG suggest you should know/memorize all the cards as well, just like what people do to Ascension and Pathfinder.

    Some how, like Mutton, I wish somebody will port Balance of Power to iOS some day...
     
  3. D1vi8

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    I guess this game is great and I've been reading some strategies.
    But no matter wich side I play, I win every game after first round because the AI doesn't play the score card. Please fix this bug;
     
  4. pjft

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    One note on online async.

    The game will usually take around 70 rounds or so.

    If you play with people in different time zones, the current maximum time limit for an online game is worthless because you will not be able to finish a game playing one turn per day. I believe the maximum is around 51 days or so.

    The 24 day limit in Ascension is fine because a game usually takes 10 to 20 turns to finish, but I'd love it if they would increase the time limit for TS, otherwise I doubt I'll ever be able to finish an online game :(
     
  5. volcanopele

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    Just sitting here waiting for my Kickstarter reward...
     
  6. Greyskull

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    Look at screenshot #2. Do you think there is any way that could be scaled to any sized phone without meltong your eyes?
     
  7. Greyskull

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    Um-seeing as it will be going Universal...I take this comment back.

    <_< >_>
     
  8. ojtitus

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    Looks like the update fixing the AI scorecard issue is out. :)
     
  9. currymutton

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    Update is out, seems the AI not playing Score Card bug is fixed. Happy day.

    I too suggest if you want to play multiplayer, set the date to 45 days by default.

    Enjoy being beaten, for now!
     
  10. jamesp111

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    Considering getting this now the update is out: Has the update fixed the tutorial?
     
  11. CrayonWarrior

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    Great southern land

    Yes.
     
  12. jamesp111

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    Thanks CrayonWarrior - bought!
     
  13. volcanopele

    volcanopele Well-Known Member
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    Looks like the Kickstarter codes are starting to arrive. I got mine last night. After two years, I finally get to play this game :D

    So far, it looks great. They actually updated it for the big iPad Pro. Haven't seen too many games that have. Played through the tutorial and it runs just fine. They've done a great job with the design of the game, and I think it shouldn't be too hard for them to adapt this for the iPhone (I wouldn't want to play this on an iPhone regardless, but I can understand if many of you don't have a choice). I love you sound design, with music and bits and pieces of Cold War-era speeches mixed in. I think I have a few offline games to play to better understand the mechanics before opening myself to online play, but once I have, I would be opening to playing with some of you.

    I have never played the physical version of this game, but I have played a similar GMT game called "Here I Stand" (similar concept but set during the Reformation, so New World Exploration instead of the Space Race/Christian Denomination instead of economic ideology). I hope this is successful because I would love to see more GMT games adapted for iOS.
     
  14. jamesp111

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    Started a couple of games but have yet to progress much as I'm learning how this game works.

    Overall it looks like an excellent game, although the AI plays REALLY slowly - taking up to a couple of minutes to play a card on my Ipad Air 1. I'd often check it was the AIs turn.

    Assuming the AI does get sped up this is worth buying.
     
  15. ZS77

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    Seriously? And there's no fast animation/AI settings?

    I'm all for adding realism in games but there are limits......especially where my patience is involved!
     
  16. currymutton

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    There is animation speed setting but there is only one AI setting.
     
  17. currymutton

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    Finally win my first standard game against AI playing US +5 and I survive the war towards the end! I was so tempted to play the War Game card as Event when I have 10VP lead.

    Noting the "Score Card Played" icon in each region helps a lot in deciding where to put the efforts onto in the Mid and Late War periods.

    The AI is very slow when the event involves a lot of allocations like "De-Stalinizaiton". I dunno but the PC/Mac version does not seem to suffer from this problem so I think this is fixable.
     

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  18. currymutton

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    Some further thoughts on the game:

    1. The in-game manual does not explain everything: say: what are the causes for a game to end? The physical version contains such information in details and I suggest every newcomers to read it. To be fair, the manual is exactly the same as the "desktop" version.

    2. The latest update does not solve the problem with AI holding the Score Card in the last turn. In a game running Mid-War stage, the AI as Soviet loses this way.

    3. Unlike many other Playdek games before, the game does not save your offline games. If you kill the game with an offline game in progress, it will be gone.

    Bugs are reported but like my inquiries about my promo code, no official reply received yet.
     
  19. skoptic

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    I've got offline games saved - so not sure why you are seeing that. Dev mentioned tutorial game wouldn't save, but I've not seen others with issues and I have hard closed the app many times!
     
  20. currymutton

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    Here it is, I start an offline game, hit HOME button to quit. Kill the app. And then, still no active game found.

    Have I done something wrong?
     

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