Saturday, 26 July 2014
Users of the TouchArcade forums really sum up the grandeur of this game:
"... $20 for a complete game. There are 5 scenarios you can play, starting from each year of the war, and you can play those from both sides against AI and in mulitiplayer. The multiplayer looks the most interesting, as in Panzer Corps you got individual battles there which were fun, but by their nature kind of fast and frenetic affairs. Playing the entire Great War on iPad against a like minded opponent could be amazing.
You don't need a Panzer Corps style "Grand Campaign" because the 1914 scenario could not be grander in scope. It's day one of the war, covering pretty much every battlefield and frontline in the entire world, all the way until the armistice. While it will always start the same way, the flexibility to change things up seems pretty good. The battle for France and Belgium in my run so far has actually been a war of movement and flanking, with very fluid lines, and it wasn't until the Xmas truce (which ironically saw the heaviest fighting of the entire war in my game) that things started to become more static.
I'm already seeing ways to try different strategies on future runs. There's a natural clash of infantry at the beginning, and just pushing for land/holding on while mobilising for war is going to be the focus of the first few months. I've been investing in fighters as once I get to upgrade them from recon units to attackers I reckon I could dominate the skies while the Central Powers play catchup. My Russians pretty much ignored the Austro-Hungarian border and moved en masse towards the German Baltic ports. Could have played a delaying action on that front, built up a transport fleet and invaded Turkey across the Black Sea. Kind of interested to see if that would have been viable.
For anyone curious about the game, RiothouseLP on YouTube did an excellent Let's Play series of the PC edition as both sides. It's a good way to have a quick look at how the game plays. Sold me on the game while I was waiting for release."
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
The first of the wings , and this one at least for free, is due to release on 23 July for Europe.
As of this minute the Arachnid quarter has gone live as the Blizzard maintenance has been complete, who will be the first in the world to slay Anub’Rekhan, Grand Widow Faerlina, and Maexxna and add the Hearthstone boss cards to their collection. Sorry Europe it wont be you! Take consolation that companies like Jim Shore might one day stock Hearthstone collectibles.
Monday, 21 July 2014
Some people in Japan believe your ABO blood type governs your personality. The concept was born in the early 20th century and popularised in the 1970s by a book by journalist Masahiko Nomi. He called the idea "blood type humanics".
This pseudo science has crept into many facets of Japanese modern mytho-lore and is a sure fire ice breaker during speed dating, for deciding on types of diets and it turns out for finding out what character traits video game characters have too!
Monday, 7 July 2014
Thursday, 3 July 2014
MONSTER HUNTER FREEDOM UNITE for iOS
*No Hidden Costs*
No additional fees after download!
*For a list of compatible devices, please see the "Compatibility" section below.
The world’s most exciting hunting action game, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, is now available for iOS! Whether you’re a rookie or veteran hunter, intuitive touch controls will help you tackle the biggest, baddest monsters out there. Let the hunt begin!
There are so many ways to progress through Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. With a multitude of quests to complete, you can choose to tackle something new, or go back and replay a quest you’ve already cleared with new weapons and tactics. How you play the game is really up to you!
You’ll embark on quests with numerous objectives, from gathering items to slaying monsters. If you’re successful, you’ll reap the spoils, which you can use to create and enhance weapons and armor. Once you’ve buffed up your character, you’ll be ready to take on even bigger quests!
The controls have been designed so you can intuitively perform complicated actions at the touch of a button!
A number of functions are included to assist you while you hunt, such as the ‘target camera,’ which keeps monsters in your sights, and the ‘pop-up icon,’ which indicates things you can interact with.
The game’s graphics have been optimized for iOS devices. Just wait until you see all of the beautiful environments for you to hunt in!
You can go hunting with up to 4 players over Wi-Fi. When you run into a quest that’s just too much for you to handle by yourself, call on your friends to join the hunt!
*Online (co-op) play is not supported over mobile data connections such as 3G.
*To get the best co-op gameplay experience, make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection.
*You must be signed in to Game Center to play online (co-op).
・MFi Game Controller Support
Use the MFi Game Controller to get the best hunting experience!
*The MFi Game Controller is not compatible with iPhone 4s or iPad (3rd Gen).
・iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod Touch (5th Gen 32GB/64GB with Back Camera), iPad Air, iPad Mini (2nd Gen) with iOS 6 - iOS 7.1.
・iPad (3rd Gen), iPad (4th Gen), iPad Mini (1st Gen) with iOS 6.1.3 - iOS 7.1.
*Performance on an OS or device not listed above is not guaranteed.
*This title does not support the iPhone 4, iPod Touch (4th Gen), iPod Touch (5th Gen 16 GB), iPad (1st Gen), or iPad 2.
*It is possible to download this title to an iPhone 4, but performance is not guaranteed.
*Deleting this game from your device will erase the game’s save data.