Elder Sign: Omens
By Fantasy Flight Games
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**iPhone 3GS or later device required**
**Elder Sign: Omens (HD) is sold separately and is only compatible on iPads.**
“GAME OF THE WEEK” - G4TV.com
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GAMEZEBO- 4.5 out of 5
BOARD GAME GEEK - 3 out of 4
The tense excitement of Elder Sign is now available for iPhone/iPod Touch! Elder Sign: Omens places you in control of up to four intrepid investigators, as they fight to keep all-powerful Ancient Ones from invading our world through a museum’s arcane exhibits!
*Build a team of unique investigators*
*Explore an ever-changing museum*
*Face challenging arcane tasks*
*Save the world from absolute destruction*
*Expand the horror with exciting in-app purchases*
Can you stand against the impending arrival of a malevolent Ancient One?
While Elder Sign: Omens brilliantly conveys the spirit of the Elder Sign dice game, a few noteworthy differences were adopted to optimize the mobile play experience:
-A limited number of available Ancient Ones streamlines the game play experience while offering adjustable levels of difficulty. Face Yig in normal mode, Azathoth in difficult mode, or Cthulhu in very hard mode (in-app purchase required to face Cthulhu).
-A number of subtle changes increase the peril of defending humanity. For example, the random negative effects drawn every midnight are more challenging, and the frequency of “no effect” results has been decreased. Monsters have likewise been altered to make them more difficult.
-Finally, there are no Ally cards in Elder Sign: Omens, which further streamlines play while increasing the overall challenge.
What's New in Version 1.4.4
Fix for the splash screen on iPhone 6 and 6+ devices.
Great Game, and actually IS winnable
I'm a big fan of the Elder Sign board game, so I grabbed this game just for fun. It's certainly more difficult than the board game, with a few of the mechanics being different, but I love it! You have to know the game. Know the characters and what each is capable of. It is not just luck. It is luck mixed with strategy and understanding of odds. Yes, sometimes you'll get awful rolls, but that happens when playing with real dice, too. Be smart about your play, and you can get the upper hand. Seriously, I play a LOT of different tabletop game, including every one of FF's Lovecraftian games, and they all have some element of luck to them. On this app, I win about 60% of the time, but it's a challenge every time! Don't buy it, or any Fantasy Flights game for that matter, if you don't want to work hard for your wins! :)
Works great, not hard, helped with board game.
As the title says, the app isn't hard or impossible. As with most ffg card/board games, it's complex but that's what I love so much about them. These sort of board games needs to be fully understood prior to judgement, learn the rules to the game, then play it.
Why I'm so appreciative that ffg released this app is because I was hesitant of purchasing the board game due to how complex the gameplay might be. After playing (and learning the game) for a couple days and went right out and bought the hard copy. The gameplay on the hard copy is just as amazing, if not more. I recommend that as well!
LEARN THE GAME, THEN PASS JUDGMENT.
A Fantastic Game
I don't ordinarily leave many reviews but when I saw how low-rated this app was, I had to sign in. I've spent dozens of hours with this game since I originally bought it. It's very well designed and the game is intended to be challenging—you really have to play and lose a few times before you start to grasp the underlying strategies.
Finally, understand that this is Lovecraft. The entire mythos is based on the concept that mankind is fighting a losing battle against overwhelming dark forces and victory does not come easy or cheap.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 04, 2014
- Version: 1.4.4
- Size: 382 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc
- © 2012 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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