Elder Sign: Omens HD
By Fantasy Flight Games
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**Please note that Elder Sign: Omens HD is iPad only. The iPhone version is sold separately**
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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 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.
What's New in Version 1.4.3
Fix for iOS8 store compatibility and other bug fixes.
Excellent Single Player Strategy Adventure Game!!
This is a very well-made and fascinating strategy adventure game for a single player (...made even more fascinating if you are into the creepy crawly Cthulhu Lovecraft saga). It's basically a manipulation of cards, dice and characters who each have their own special abilities. Your mission is to stop an ancient, timeless evil from entering the world. Very, very hard and it just gets harder. It took me about a week to finish the Cthulhu expansion and I was having bad dreams about it during the process! It's a scary, intense, atmospheric and story-based ride with cool art, nice movies and difficult gameplay. The learning curve is about a day and if you like single player story based gaming (I'm a Baldurs Gate type myself...) then you will dig this. Just make sure you have plenty of time to kill because it gets addictive after a while. Just started the Egypt expansion and its been hellishly challenging.
Fun Single Player Game
Pick an Old One to battle, gather your team of investigators and go at it! It’s pretty easy to play, with rich in-game help. There are some differences from the board game, but they are pretty minor. The investigators are limited until you unlock or buy them, but it’s enough to have a good game. Obviously, some combinations of investigators are better than others; but again, that contributes to the fun. Be aware this game is all about the dice rolls. Crappy rolls will beat the best team, and vice versa.
I’m still terrible at it, but I found: You need to take out effects like monster generation and dice locks ASAP, or it will add up fast. Go for the Elder Signs whenever possible. Use the investigator’s abilities and inventory items early and often, especially clues. More dice is better.
If others have better strategies or tip, please add them to comments!
Fun but beware expansions
This is a great game as far as it goes, entertaining and challenging. It's immersive and doesn't get old. But the expansions suffer from gimmicky design decisions. Example: one expansion forces you to gather supplies for an Alaskan expedition instead of Elder Signs at first. No supplies = constant health drain. But a random, unavoidable event in the latter stages can make you lose all the supplies you gathered for no reason, involuntarily and immediately. After 45 minutes strategizing you lose the scenario in an instant. Good play isn't as import as dumb luck. I'd say get the base game but only devotees need bother with more.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 20, 2014
- Version: 1.4.3
- Size: 387 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc
- © 2012 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Top In-App Purchases
- The Call of Cthulhu$2.99
- The Trail of Ithaqua$2.99
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