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« Reply #1480 on: March 24, 2012, 06:22:45 AM »

The game is pretty fun.  I started on the iPhone but the screen is small, then I tried on the iPad and it's much better.  Still can't draw, but now I can use a pen instead of my finger.
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« Reply #1481 on: March 24, 2012, 06:49:22 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 22, 2012, 09:14:51 PM

The only thing I don't like is that the keyboard takes up drawing real estate when you're guessing, but the drawing screen doesn't show it, so you often get art that's obscured.  I am certain there's a way to make it disappear, but it's not apparent.

You can "pull" the screen up to see the part that's obscured by the letters.
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« Reply #1482 on: March 24, 2012, 05:20:14 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on March 24, 2012, 06:49:22 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 22, 2012, 09:14:51 PM

The only thing I don't like is that the keyboard takes up drawing real estate when you're guessing, but the drawing screen doesn't show it, so you often get art that's obscured.  I am certain there's a way to make it disappear, but it's not apparent.

You can "pull" the screen up to see the part that's obscured by the letters.

I actually just figured that out on my last play!  Still not ideal, though.  There should really be a way to hide the keyboard.  I'm sure they're working on it, it's so obvious.

Quote from: Teggy on March 24, 2012, 04:32:12 AM

One person I have been playing draw something with has been putting words in their pictures - kind of made me wonder if people send the answer back and forth just for coins. Played correctly its pretty amusing, though.

I've taken to deleting those people immediately.
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« Reply #1483 on: March 27, 2012, 11:18:43 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 24, 2012, 05:20:14 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on March 24, 2012, 06:49:22 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 22, 2012, 09:14:51 PM

The only thing I don't like is that the keyboard takes up drawing real estate when you're guessing, but the drawing screen doesn't show it, so you often get art that's obscured.  I am certain there's a way to make it disappear, but it's not apparent.

You can "pull" the screen up to see the part that's obscured by the letters.

I actually just figured that out on my last play!  Still not ideal, though.  There should really be a way to hide the keyboard.  I'm sure they're working on it, it's so obvious.

Quote from: Teggy on March 24, 2012, 04:32:12 AM

One person I have been playing draw something with has been putting words in their pictures - kind of made me wonder if people send the answer back and forth just for coins. Played correctly its pretty amusing, though.

I've taken to deleting those people immediately.

I do the same thing. It's fun played correctly, but giving the answer! Really?!? Where's the fun in that? Still don't understand the train of though involved in cheating.
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« Reply #1484 on: March 27, 2012, 12:06:05 PM »

Some of the drawing options are ridiculous. I've been in a game with someone where we're only choosing the three coin words. Unfortunately, my last drawing was on Raekwon. Really? I have to draw not even the most famous member of the Wu-Tang Clan? How many people will even know who he is?
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« Reply #1485 on: March 27, 2012, 12:42:35 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on March 27, 2012, 12:06:05 PM

Some of the drawing options are ridiculous. I've been in a game with someone where we're only choosing the three coin words. Unfortunately, my last drawing was on Raekwon. Really? I have to draw not even the most famous member of the Wu-Tang Clan? How many people will even know who he is?

That's why you don't limit yourself to the 3 coin words.

I try to use them every time, but I, too, got Raekwon and said, screw that.

BTW, I just got a repeat in the same game.  First time that has happened.  First repeat at all, actually, so weird that it was in the same game.
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« Reply #1486 on: March 27, 2012, 01:28:48 PM »

Really? I get repeats all the time. One repeat was right immediately the other player drew that word.
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« Reply #1487 on: March 27, 2012, 01:47:01 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on March 27, 2012, 01:28:48 PM

Really? I get repeats all the time. One repeat was right immediately the other player drew that word.

Are you playing the free version?  Paying $.99 adds, like, 2000 words.
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« Reply #1488 on: April 03, 2012, 07:33:28 PM »

Avernum Escape from the Pit HD just hit ipad today. I did not get a chance to play this on PC so it was an instabuy.
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« Reply #1489 on: April 03, 2012, 08:49:46 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on April 03, 2012, 07:33:28 PM

Avernum Escape from the Pit HD just hit ipad today. I did not get a chance to play this on PC so it was an instabuy.

Whoa, I had no idea this was even coming to the iPad. It's $9.99 though. CANNOT...RESIST...TEMPTATION...ARGH!
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« Reply #1490 on: April 03, 2012, 10:26:54 PM »

Having never played either, which would be a better one to try: Avernum or Avadon?  I realize it's based on taste, etc., but which game would you recommend to someone who loved the Ultima games?
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« Reply #1491 on: April 04, 2012, 12:07:51 AM »

Quote from: Crusis on April 03, 2012, 07:33:28 PM

Avernum Escape from the Pit HD just hit ipad today. I did not get a chance to play this on PC so it was an instabuy.

Downloaded the game but don't have sound for some reason.  I made sure the volume was set to normal and my mute switch wasn't on but still no go on sounds.  I've played a few minutes of it so far and love it, takes me back to some other Spider Software games I've owned in the past.  Looks good too.
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« Reply #1492 on: April 04, 2012, 01:15:31 AM »

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on April 03, 2012, 10:26:54 PM

Having never played either, which would be a better one to try: Avernum or Avadon?  I realize it's based on taste, etc., but which game would you recommend to someone who loved the Ultima games?

I would like to know the answer to this as well.
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« Reply #1493 on: April 04, 2012, 04:47:51 AM »

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Quote from: Vinda-Lou on April 03, 2012, 10:26:54 PM

Having never played either, which would be a better one to try: Avernum or Avadon?  I realize it's based on taste, etc., but which game would you recommend to someone who loved the Ultima games?
I would like to know the answer to this as well.

Well, they're both by the same company, so get both. biggrin

That said, AFAIK, Avernum lets you design your own party of 4 from scratch, while Avadon lets you create a single character (but you'll get companions as you go). And I hear really good things on both games.
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« Reply #1494 on: April 04, 2012, 02:27:23 PM »

Pocket Heroes looks interesting, though it doesn't list iPad as a platform, maybe it will look ok X2.

Hopefully, if it is good, others get it and we can journey together smile
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« Reply #1495 on: April 04, 2012, 03:48:14 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on April 04, 2012, 04:47:51 AM

Quote from: The Grue on April 04, 2012, 01:15:31 AM

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on April 03, 2012, 10:26:54 PM

Having never played either, which would be a better one to try: Avernum or Avadon?  I realize it's based on taste, etc., but which game would you recommend to someone who loved the Ultima games?
I would like to know the answer to this as well.

Well, they're both by the same company, so get both. biggrin

That said, AFAIK, Avernum lets you design your own party of 4 from scratch, while Avadon lets you create a single character (but you'll get companions as you go). And I hear really good things on both games.

Destructor has summed up the basic differences (aside from the story).  They use the same engine and game system. 
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« Reply #1496 on: April 04, 2012, 03:48:35 PM »

Quote from: Cragmyre on April 04, 2012, 02:27:23 PM

Pocket Heroes looks interesting, though it doesn't list iPad as a platform, maybe it will look ok X2.

Hopefully, if it is good, others get it and we can journey together smile

I've been waiting for this one.
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« Reply #1497 on: April 05, 2012, 09:11:15 PM »

Elder Sign: Omen just got a big update with lots of new features (many as in-app purchases).  New bosses, investigators, and quests, oh my!
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« Reply #1498 on: April 05, 2012, 10:28:02 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on April 05, 2012, 09:11:15 PM

Elder Sign: Omen just got a big update with lots of new features (many as in-app purchases).  New bosses, investigators, and quests, oh my!

But no retina. frown
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« Reply #1499 on: April 07, 2012, 03:19:25 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on April 05, 2012, 09:11:15 PM

Elder Sign: Omen just got a big update with lots of new features (many as in-app purchases).  New bosses, investigators, and quests, oh my!

I just took out Yig really quickly!  But I've found Azathoth enough of a challenge, even after a lot of plays, that Cthulhu scares the shit out of me!  But they really changed things up with him.  Finding R'lyeh in an ocean stage sounds cool.

BTW, I seem to have fallen into using Jenny (discards something to get both red and yellow dice), Carolyn (restore sanity), Vincent (restore stamina) and Mandy (lacy boob in pic).  It seems like the strongest team.  I will sometimes swap Mandy (she also gets to reroll a couple of dice once a turn) out for Gloria (who gets red and yellow dice for Other Worlds). 

I haven't unlocked any new characters yet.  I did notice that Wilson (turn yellow glyph into result of choice) or Kate (no monsters or terror on her turn) might be okay.

Does anyone else have other team choices?
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« Reply #1500 on: April 08, 2012, 01:16:53 AM »

Just finished the main quest of Rimelands: Hammer of Thor. It's a short, fun dice-based RPG. Crafting was a bit of a let down. The only thing I crafted was in the tutorial. Looting was good, but shopping was not. I don't think I ever bought anything but health and mana potions. I would give it a 7.5/10 score.
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« Reply #1501 on: April 11, 2012, 03:29:21 PM »

Blokus HD is free today, as is Raid Leader.   Both very fun.
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« Reply #1502 on: April 11, 2012, 03:38:27 PM »

I tried Raid Leader.  I was not impressed, but I can see how others might enjoy it.
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« Reply #1503 on: April 11, 2012, 04:17:00 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 11, 2012, 03:38:27 PM

I tried Raid Leader.  I was not impressed, but I can see how others might enjoy it.

Raid Leader is definitely worth free!
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« Reply #1504 on: April 11, 2012, 05:19:56 PM »

No idea if this is any good, but someone made a free remake of the old school space sim Elite.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unknown-3d-space-trader/id501361195?mt=8
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« Reply #1505 on: April 16, 2012, 05:39:31 PM »

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on April 11, 2012, 05:19:56 PM

No idea if this is any good, but someone made a free remake of the old school space sim Elite.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unknown-3d-space-trader/id501361195?mt=8

Ive played it and wasn't impressed by it. You're better off playing Galaxy on Fire if you want a fun space sim.
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« Reply #1506 on: April 17, 2012, 03:33:45 AM »

Yo, I bought the most hardcore iPhone game ever today. It was on sale for 99 cents, I couldnt believe it. That's right , Kitten Sanctuary!  It's like 2 of the most complicated and strategic games in one, Bejeweled (but more hardcore) and Nintendogs (but with kittens, so more hardcore). You can't handle this game!
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« Reply #1507 on: April 17, 2012, 08:46:25 AM »

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Yo, I bought the most hardcore iPhone game ever today. It was on sale for 99 cents, I couldnt believe it. That's right , Kitten Sanctuary!  It's like 2 of the most complicated and strategic games in one, Bejeweled (but more hardcore) and Nintendogs (but with kittens, so more hardcore). You can't handle this game!

I got it too after hearing Touch Arcade rave about it. It's decent, but I am getting a bit sick of that kind of puzzle type.
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« Reply #1508 on: April 21, 2012, 04:19:33 AM »

The Fighting Fantasy books on iOS are going to be leaving due to license issues.  Right now they are only .99 until they are gone for good.  Touch Arcade has the article here
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« Reply #1509 on: April 21, 2012, 02:14:27 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on April 04, 2012, 04:47:51 AM

Quote from: The Grue on April 04, 2012, 01:15:31 AM

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on April 03, 2012, 10:26:54 PM

Having never played either, which would be a better one to try: Avernum or Avadon?  I realize it's based on taste, etc., but which game would you recommend to someone who loved the Ultima games?
I would like to know the answer to this as well.

Well, they're both by the same company, so get both. biggrin

That said, AFAIK, Avernum lets you design your own party of 4 from scratch, while Avadon lets you create a single character (but you'll get companions as you go). And I hear really good things on both games.

Having recently looked into getting these on PC.....

The general consensus from what I read was that Avernum was the better of the 2.  Shrug.
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« Reply #1510 on: April 21, 2012, 07:15:46 PM »

Quote from: Cragmyre on April 21, 2012, 04:19:33 AM

The Fighting Fantasy books on iOS are going to be leaving due to license issues.  Right now they are only .99 until they are gone for good.  Touch Arcade has the article here

Cool... snagged all five.
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« Reply #1511 on: April 24, 2012, 03:27:46 AM »

If you like the Fighting Fantasy books, I feel the Gamebook Adventures by Tin Man Games are even better.  At the moment book #5 - Catacombs of the Undercity is on sale for .99
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« Reply #1512 on: April 24, 2012, 12:19:02 PM »

Quote from: Cragmyre on April 24, 2012, 03:27:46 AM

If you like the Fighting Fantasy books, I feel the Gamebook Adventures by Tin Man Games are even better.  At the moment book #5 - Catacombs of the Undercity is on sale for .99

Interesting. Looks like there are eight in all and #8 is free right now, with the rest clocking in at $4.99 other than #5...
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« Reply #1513 on: April 24, 2012, 12:36:25 PM »

#8 is free? Neat.  I grabbed #5 because I'm a sucker for interesting-sounding $1 things.
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« Reply #1514 on: April 24, 2012, 01:34:56 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on April 24, 2012, 12:19:02 PM

Quote from: Cragmyre on April 24, 2012, 03:27:46 AM

If you like the Fighting Fantasy books, I feel the Gamebook Adventures by Tin Man Games are even better.  At the moment book #5 - Catacombs of the Undercity is on sale for .99

Interesting. Looks like there are eight in all and #8 is free right now, with the rest clocking in at $4.99 other than #5...

Only the first chapter of #8 is free, you have to do an IAP to get the whole book ( which is 3.99 at the moment ).

I have all the books in my AppShopper wish list so I can see when they drop in price.  They sneak a .99 sale in every so often on only a single book, and the sale seems to last only a day or two.
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« Reply #1515 on: April 24, 2012, 02:50:10 PM »

Boo, I really despise that "It's free! (except that we don't mention that this is really a shareware version)" practice.  It's a cheap trick.
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« Reply #1516 on: April 24, 2012, 03:22:12 PM »

Quote from: Chaz on April 24, 2012, 02:50:10 PM

Boo, I really despise that "It's free! (except that we don't mention that this is really a shareware version)" practice.  It's a cheap trick.

A lot of times the "top in in-app purchases!" headline helps you spot which apps are only pretend free, but yeah, I agree with you.
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« Reply #1517 on: April 24, 2012, 03:49:15 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on April 24, 2012, 03:22:12 PM

Quote from: Chaz on April 24, 2012, 02:50:10 PM

Boo, I really despise that "It's free! (except that we don't mention that this is really a shareware version)" practice.  It's a cheap trick.

A lot of times the "top in in-app purchases!" headline helps you spot which apps are only pretend free, but yeah, I agree with you.

Those ones are definitely easy to spot, and the really nice ones tell you at the top of the description field what the deal is.  I still really dislike that I have to do detective work to figure out if the app is free, free to play (with in-app purchases a la Hero Academy), or is just a shareware version.
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« Reply #1518 on: April 24, 2012, 09:18:31 PM »

You're about to buy a book, this implies you don't mind reading... so read up and figure out which ones are shareware!  icon_twisted

edit: the non-snarky response is that generally anything with lite in the name is shareware
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« Reply #1519 on: April 24, 2012, 10:19:53 PM »

It's not just books, and they don't always have lite.  For example, The 13th Skull is an adventure game that doesn't say it's shareware in the title, but it is. Yeah, I can figure it out, but it's a lame practice.
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