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The tense excitement of Elder Sign is now available for your computer! 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 two 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 or Tsathoggua in hard mode, or Cthulhu or Ithaqua in very hard mode (in-app purchases required to face Cthulhu and Ithaqua).
-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.
Fixed bug allowing you to select the same investigator multiple times.
Fixed a problem with scoreboard entry.
Cleaned up startup resolution code to prevent multiple resolution switches.
Ratings and Reviews
Great Card Strategy game
This game was originally based on a card and die type game, so don't expect any action here. But for what it is it's pretty good fun. The random nature of the game can seem very unfair at times, but being ready to overcome bad luck by learning the ins and outs of the game and hedging your bets with different strategies is what this game is all about. Lots of fun once you get into it. A completed game won't take more than an hour or two once you know the strategies and aren't careless or unlucky.
My only big complaints about this game are the very long load times and the excessive amounts of repetitive presentation that really slow the game down. Also the price is maybe a bit much for a game I beat on my third attempt.
Best game for iphone or make
This is a really excellent game. If you are a Lovecraft fan or have played the Call of Cthulhu board game you wil see it is a very clever and faithful adaptation. However, you do not need to know about the Cthulhu Mythos to like this game. Coming to this game cold I think would be an even greater experience. The different gods you battle with a great and varied range of characters gives this game real staying power. Unlike other games I find I can play this again and again. Excellent!
I like it but it's a loooong game with no save option.
I'd like to see the iPad references (touch icons) removed from the instructions - I'm playing this game on my Mac after all.
A hotseat option would be nice.
- Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc
- 719.2 MB
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- © 2012 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.
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