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.
First the good: it's beautiful game using the artwork that makes FFG's board games so atmospheric. In addition, the game has run smoothly for me with no technical issues.
The Bad: The game cheats. There's no other way to say it. Play the easy boss and almost every roll seems to give you what you need. Move up to the next difficulty boss and suddenly you can even roll a single Investigation (the most abundant result on all the dice) when needed.
That's no to say the game can't be won, it just means that the game is PROGRAMMED to stop you. The difficulty is artificial and has no connection to the boss itself, it's just written into the programming.
In other words, you're playing with a cheater.
Whether it's cheating to make you win or cheating to make you lose, it's a disingenuous experience. Some people may not mind but I can't stand this type of idea in gaming. And shame on the makers of this game for violating the spirit of gamesmanship.
So basically I've had my money stolen by tricksters when I just wanted a way to play this game digitally on the go. I suppose I'll have to just break out the physical version when I have time if I want to experience the TRUE game.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 04, 2014
- Version: 1.4.4
- Size: 497 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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