Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy
By Big Daddy's Creations
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Alliances are shattering, and hasty diplomatic treaties are made in secrecy. A confrontation of the superpowers seems inevitable – only the outcome of the galactic conflict remains to be seen. Which faction will emerge victorious and rule the galaxy?
A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies, and build mighty spaceships. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy considering the strengths and weaknesses of your species, while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors.
Eclipse other civilizations and lead your people to victory!
* Official iOS version of the 'Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy' boardgame
* Deep and challenging 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) gameplay
* 7 species with different strengths and weaknesses
* Customizable star systems, technology tree and ship designs
* Up to 6 players (human or AI)
* Asynchronous multiplayer with push notifications
* 3 AI difficulty levels
* In-game tutorial & manual
Eclipse received multiple awards:
* 2011 Charles S. Roberts Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Board Wargame Nominee
* 2011 Jogo do Ano Nominee
* 2012 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner
* 2012 Golden Geek Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Winner
* 2012 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
* 2012 JoTa Best Gamer Game Audience Award
* 2012 JUG Game of the Year Winner
* 2012 Ludoteca Ideale Winner
* 2012 Lys Passioné Winner
* 2012 Tric Trac Nominee
What's New in Version 1.11
- Game crashes in a bankruptcy area
- Game crashes when selecting a orbital during building
- Added a message with warning about coming bankrupcy
Imperfect but good port
The board game itself is very solid and I highly recommend anyone interested in board games to pick this gem up. It looks like it has a high learning curve, but it's actually not nearly as bad as it seems once you understand the basic mechanics.
As far as the port is concerned, it's generally quite nice with a slick UI and a very clear and concise presentation. The biggest problem I have with it is the general sluggishness. Things like panning the camera and zooming in and out cause the game to stutter, and animations look jagged. This should not be the case on a game that isn't quite so graphically intensive. Also, as other reviewers have pointed out, it can be extremely frustrating to lose your colonies or not trade resources when you accidentally press the wrong button. I guarantee it will happen to you at least once after playing a 1 hr plus game and it will make you very angry. Finally, they need to have a better breakdown screen at the end of the game. It only shows total victory points for each player and it would be really nice if they broke it down by each source (hexes, research bonus, monoliths, etc).
Overall, I really recommend it. Once the gameplay smoothens up little bit and they fix the aforementioned frustrations this will be flawless.
Great for anybody
This is one game I thought would be too much for my brain to process. But it's actually not too complicated. Be brave, try it. It will come in time.
There are a lot of options for what you can research and put on your ships but only certain technologies that are available each round. So this makes it easier because it reduces your options.
I still find the scoring a bit complicated but thankfully it adds it up for you, though I really have no idea if I'm winning or losing in my games til the end. I hope to get better at figuring out how I'm doing.
I do love old school and new XCOM but space games usually aren't my theme because of how space games are usually done with loads of 3d graphics.. But Thanks to this game I might give other turn based space games a try. Though I don't need to now.
I think eclipse will remain one of my favorite games of all time. It really is a perfect snowflake. I think it will be the best space board game on iOS, just a hunch but I think I tried the best first!
If like me you're sitting there worried it will be too much for you and be boring, I urge you to try it. It's really very well done and I don't regret it one bit. One of the best iOS games as well made as carcassonne.
Great game, needs a few tiny improvements.
Overall a great game with a lower than expected learning curve and competent AI.
I agree that it needs a proper breakdown of VP's points when the game ends, akin to Lords of Waterdeep where it's very easy to know which parts of your strategy worked and which didn't, and I'd like the AI moves to go by a bit faster, during solo games a full compliment of AI can bog down the total round length and I don't need to see every little thing they do. I'd like to point out that gameplay feels solid but not as smooth as it could be; I'm not sure if this is due to the UI or general slowdown, another minor quibble.
All-in-all another fantastic board game conversion for iOS and I can't wait for the tabletop expansions to make they're way over.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 04, 2013
- Version: 1.11
- Size: 158 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Big Daddy's Creations, Wspolnik S.C.
- © 2013 Big Daddy's Creations
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.