uniwar tbs game

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by liptonlover, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    I heard about this one awhile ago, it's a turn based strategy that just came out. Introductory price is $0.99, normal is $7.99.

    It's being described as a cross between advance wars and star craft. I just bought it, I'll post what I think of it soon!
    Nate
     
  2. atomheartmother macrumors regular

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    Looks interesting. Perhaps worth a buck. The graphics are pretty poor, even compared to Advanced Wars for the GBA. Also, the maps look to be basically wide open like a cheesy chess board or something. I want closed off, unique terrain like in Advanced Wars with chokepoints and so forth.

    What the heck. For a buck, I'll bought it. If there's a way to arrange games, I'll play anyone here.
     
  3. atomheartmother macrumors regular

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    (Very) quick review after playing the first mission:

    It seems like a rather fun game. Everything seems rather well implemented. If you're a fan of turn-based strategy games, you'll probably like this one.

    Complaints:

    The sound effects are very minimal. There just really aren't any. The music is very minimal too. There needs to be constant music and more (and better) sound effects.

    Get rid of the grid/cells. It looks ugly. Maybe pop it up when moving a unit. At the very least, give an option to turn it off.

    The graphics are pretty minimal too, but I can deal with those, I suppose.


    All in all, I'd say that it's definitely worth a buck. But I would be pretty disappointed had I paid $8 for it. At most, I'd pay perhaps $4 or $5.
     
  4. liptonlover thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Overall rating (4/5)
    Worth buying overall, probably not at $8 until updated though.

    Music (1/5)
    The only music that plays is in the main menu, iPod music can't be played in background it fades away immediately.

    SFX (3/5)
    Not very interesting, and empty without music to accompany.

    Interface (2/5)
    The interface works, but feels hard to use. Certain things should be easier.

    Animation (2/5)
    Main menu has annoying animations to bring in the buttons, gameplay animations are minimal.

    Graphics (menus 5/5, game 3/5)
    Menus look nice, but in-game isn't breaking any new ground.

    Gameplay (4/5)
    Solid game mechanics

    Originality (1/5)
    Though solid, there's nothing special. No special strategic elements

    Strategy (3/5)
    Unlike other tbs's, there's no walls, few strategic points that are critical. It does have a basic variety of terrain, which affects each unit differently.

    Storyline (3/5)
    There is a campaign mode, with an intro to each mission. It doesn't feel very deep, but I'm not very far yet.

    Content (4/5)
    There is a decent variety in terrain, and each of the three races has their own unique set of units. There's also a lot of maps. Finally, there are five gamplay modes including online.

    Controls (4/5)
    Needs a few minor tweaks, but none of my taps have missed yet. They're basic and work.

    It's no advance wars or Starcraft tbs port, but it's still fun. But if you don't catch it at $1, wait for a sale or update. It has the potential to be worth it's full price. I'm definitely enjoying it more than reign of swords.
    Nate
     
  5. atomheartmother macrumors regular

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    After playing a few online games, I have to say that this game is pretty damn awesome online. The single player modes aren't the greatest (and wouldn't be worth more than $2 or $3), but the online mode is a blast to play, if you're a fan of strategy games. If the game can get a big, strong community going and the developers make even a few of the changes outlined in my previous post (and my iTunes review), the game would definitely be worth $7.99 for just the online mode.
     
  6. escapee626 macrumors newbie

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    I've played this game quite a bit since it came out. They've taken the price back down to .99 cents, whoopee! And have released the 2nd version which seemed to fix most of the issues I noticed. Also there's a review here which outlines some planned feature additions: http://toucharcade.com/2009/04/28/uniwar-101-and-an-exclusive-look-at-future-updates/

    The difficulties would be the biggest and best improvement imo. The online play is definitely still got me hooked several weeks later thought. :)
     
  7. devilsadvocate macrumors newbie

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    I want a pincer as a gaurd dog. COuld you imagine the a robber being greated by a mutated forward walking crap. This game is great good mechanics, nice assortment of gameplay. Online is awesome though it can be a bit slow hopefully an update will come out for faster paced players.

    Worth the money and the time enjoy
     
  8. mysticdoom macrumors newbie

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    Faster games?

    I've been trying to set up games with bots only to play fast (complete in a single sitting). To get more than one player it seems you have to go through the online multiplayer, in which you can set up a big game with a lot of bots and yourself as the only human player. That sounds great until you realize the bots take the FULL alloted turn time even though the program should be able to do its calculations and move lightning fast. Anyone know now any trick for getting a quick game with more than one AI opponent? I might be missing some option in the game setup.

    Thanks!
     

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