Lux DLX is out! (and review)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Packersfan27, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Packersfan27 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2008
    I just downloaded it and played for a bit and these are my first thoughts.

    Note that I am a big fan of the desktop version of LUX DLX

    Played the game for a few minutes-

    It comes with 4 maps built in

    -Classic (world)
    -Roman Empire: The Punic Wars
    -USA War zone
    -Castle Lux

    You can download more maps but I don't have wifi where I am.

    You can play with up to 6 players

    There is
    -Human player
    -Easy AI
    -Medium AI
    -Hard AI
    -Random AI

    Options allow you to

    -Turn sound effects on and off
    -Change the AI speed
    -Change how the map starts (how armies are placed and countries are chosen)
    -The card sequene (how much cards are worth ie-4, then 6, then 8 etc)
    -Continent Bonus (how much each continent gives goes up as the rounds progress)

    This like Risk in most every way. Most things in the free version were kept in this version. (You hold down to move more armies etc.) There is also a save feature.You can also zoom in and out, which is nice.

    There are some problems with this game though. It is laggy (even on my ipod touch 2G). It not unplayable but the sound is off with the screen and stuff like that. There doesn't seem to be anyway to get back to the menu apart from leaving the app, coming back and choosing to set up a new game. I also had a problem with the accelorameter. I was playing a map in landscape mode and the information was being shown in normal (upright) mode.

    Good game but until some issues are fixed I don't think i can justify the full 8 dollars though.
  2. filmmaker13 macrumors newbie


    Jan 7, 2009
    I agree about the lag. In the free version of lux there was only one map with set AI but there was no lag.

    The price tag was also a little high maybe less that $5 would be decent?

    On the other hand i thought that the maps were really awesome (thats after playing the same world map on the free lux for months)
  3. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    I bought the desktop version as soon as I played Lux Touch. I havn't looked back since, Sillysoft rocks.
  4. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Aww, hope the fix the the free one, and will drop 7.99 when its working 100%
  5. MacDuff2000 macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2009
    Plano, TX
    Just bought Lux DLX for 4.99 after playing the free version for months.

    The game is LAGGY on my 3GS, even with all features/sounds turned off.

    The free version is so fast and smooth, yet the full version SUCKS.

    Also, DLX has WORSE graphics than the free version. They are blurry and hard to read.

    The new maps are nice, but they are basically unplayable because of the blurriness, lag, and general lack of polish.

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