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The sun has retreated from the earth, a week ago it shone its last, and now chaos has begun. People fear for their existence, and while scientists struggle to explain the phenomenon, the creatures of nightmare began to appear. Fear the Night!
Gamezebo: 5 Stars - “Playdek has once again hit it out of the park.”
Appolicious: 4.5 out 5
Nerd Appropriate: “Nightfall on iOS is a great way to play cards with friends when you can’t get a gaming crew together.”
New In-App Purchase Expansion: Nightfall: Martial Law
Nightfall: Martial Law introduces many new characters, actions and new color combinations for creating chains and achieving kickers. Martial Law will also introduce the new "Feed" mechanic which will allow players to get even more uses out of their orders. The game also brings to the table a new “Wound” effect that is sure to surprise opponents.
In Nightfall, players must master hordes of ghouls, vampires and werewolves as they struggle to gain control of a post-apocalyptic world.
Begin with a set of starter Minions then draft cards into your private Archives, play cards into the Chain in order to maximize the effectiveness of your cards and Claim new Minions and Actions to pit against your foes. Attack your opponents every round in an effort to weaken your rivals. Time is limited and only mastering all Phases of the game will leave you standing as the victor at the end of the game.
Nightfall for iOS brings AEG's modern horror game to select iPods, iPhones and iPads.
•New In-App Purchase: Martial Law expansion!
•Achievements and un-lockable Promo Cards
•Asynchronous multiplayer with game timers
•Two start-game modes: Quick Play and Draft
•Play with open Wound counts or traditional hidden Wounds
•Supports 1-5 players (human and/or AI)
•3 levels of AI
•Asynchronous multiplayer online games
•Play against others with “pass and play” multiplayer
•Introductory tutorial to teach you how to play
•Maintain and save multiple games
•Automatic shuffling, cleanup and scoring
Also by Playdek
Summoner Wars; Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer; Food Fight iOS; Can't Stop; Fluxx; Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil
What's New in Version 1.1.3
All the Nightfall and Martial Law Promo cards are now freely available!
Fixed an issue when viewing the online Find Game list.
If you haven't played a deck builder game then I suggest starting with ascension (also well worth a purchase). Ascension is more accessible passing around the iPad for live multiplayer since its rules are easy to explain but I would say nightfall would be better suited to the 4player experience since the center cards don't change. Both games play very different and I call them both deck builder games because both start everyone with an identical deck of resources they use to acquire what they need to then get shuffled into your base deck. 1 works on a points system, the other deals with attacking.
As for how it's played.. Every card has a color and 2 colors that can be played on it by any player. Say I play summon a red monster that allows blue and green, I could continue the chain with a blue or green card but it would also have 2 colors and when I'm done enemies have the option of playing counter effects or summoning creatures if they can match the color. If not, they have to wait till their turn to start their own chain. Each player drafts cards unique to them at the start so that adds a ton to the game. Creatures have power and toughness, the typical fare.
As a final note, the xpak feels like a must buy as how it adds so many more combos and such that I strongly suggest getting it to fully appreciate the game.
A deep game with a real learning curve
Nightfall is a fantastic game that has me playing over and over again to figure out the best strategies, combos, and card chains. I think the expansion (which is an in-app purchase) makes it all the stronger. The choices you make differ when playing with 2, 3, 4, or 5. And the AI is solid.
That being said, the game is complex and has a steep learning curve. The interface is good but until you know what it's doing it will feel impenetrable. There's a tutorial, but it's so dense that it took me three or four times through to really grasp it. It's well written but there's a lot going on here.
If you like deck building you should give Nightfall a chance. Just know going in what you're signing up for.
Great game, but...
It needs Blood Country already. It needed it in back in 2012. It's starting to feel like abandonware. I hope AEG doesn't pull it to do it in-house. Or maybe I do. Yes, it's a super-deep game with an expansion big enough to play by itself, but for those of us who are playing obsessively, all the time, it needs freshened up, already. Playdek still doesn't realize what a well-populated server is worth to them. They should dial back the new great games just enough to be able to support the old great games (except Food Fight, just let that one die). I was upset that they released PVP instead of new cards for old games. PVP won me over, but it's already hurting for new cards because it comes with so few to begin with. Now Agricola's coming out, and it's gonna be awesome, too, but come on people, get with the program!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 30, 2012
- Version: 1.1.3
- Size: 33.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Playdek, Inc.
- © 2012 AEG, 2012 Playdek, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Martial Law$1.99