Reiner Knizia's Kingdoms
By Skotos Tech
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Kingdoms is a clever tile-laying game by top eurogame designer, Reiner Knizia. In a medieval kingdom, you must scout out resources and hazards to decide where to build your mightiest castles. Commit too soon and you might discover a tribe of ogres right next door, but commit too late, and your opponents will grab up all the real estate!
Six different opponents, each with their own personality, challenge you at a variety of difficulty levels to make the game very replayable.
Kingdoms is built on the same successful MobileEuroCard platform that was used to create Reiner Knizia's High Society and Reiner Knizia's Money. Simple gestures allow you to grab and move tiles. Everything is animated, for a colorful play experience.
This newest version uses Game Center for leaderboards and achievements. We plan multiplayer play for a future release.
What's New in Version 1.60
• Wider display for iPhone5.
• Improved look and feel including a new background.
• 12 new achievements.
• Option for shorter 1-round play.
• Larger board and mountain-filled large board with IAP.
• Zombie horde and monument tiles with IAP.
This is a fun game, but it is very hard. I started on the easy setting and have had a hard time competing. It is because the AI targets the human player, there is no doubt about that. This was touched on in an earlier review by sirjaydon, and he was right. I would expect this on the hard level, but not on easy. It is a 5 star game if it had multiplayer and the AI were adjusted.
I just learned that Skotos added some in app purchases to Kingdoms--they can try and get more money, but they still can't be bothered to implement multiplayer. I'm 1-starring every game of theirs that I have until they either learn to or hire someone who knows how to implement multiplayer through Game Center. Quit making iOS versions of Knizia's games unless you are going to do it right! Let someone else do it properly.
AI clearly targets the human player at all times. I never see the computer players play against each other. Don't play this if you hate AI designed to cheat.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 09, 2013
- Version: 1.60
- Size: 20.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Skotos Tech
- © Copyright 2010-2012 Skotos Tech Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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