Star Wars: Imperial Assault
By Fantasy Flight Games
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Imperial Assault: Legends of the Alliance is a companion app for the Star Wars: Imperial Assault board game, a scenario-based game of tactical combat. When you play with Legends of the Alliance, the app assumes the role of the Imperials, while you and your friends form a team of Rebel heroes fighting to bring down the Galactic Empire.
Legends of the Alliance introduces a completely cooperative way to play Imperial Assault, freeing you and your friends to work together to overcome challenges set before you by the evil Empire. With a full campaign featuring exciting new missions and the ability to incorporate your entire collection of physical Imperial Assault products, Legends of the Alliance provides a thrilling new way to experience Imperial Assault!
While the app is certainly pretty to look at, it should be specifically mentioned that this app should be treated as a variant of Imperial Assault, but not as the game itself. This is because the app employs several “house rules” that are NOT part of the core game rules set, such as unit bonuses.
The app is also missing several critical features on launch that are required in an app meant to fully automate Imperial Assault:
1. Full compatibility with all current Imperial Assault products, excluding expansions AND written materials such as campaigns.
2. Full AI automation. This would include the app tracking player movements, hit points, and other stats for the players and itself to allow the AI to make informed, strategic decisions. As it stands right now, the “AI” does none of those things, leaving the player to decide how it should act. This ultimately means that the players are never surprised at how the app will act because they are always presented with the possible outcomes and are made to make the decisions for the app because, while it should be able to so the work itself (the whole point of such apps in the first place), it lacks the artificial intelligence to do so.
After such a long time, very disappointed overall...
This looked like it would be an enormous help to me since I only have a couple other people to play with and when one of us plays the empire it becomes a little ridiculous. But this app has major problems. The main problem is that it isn’t what it says it is since there is NO AI and the players are just expected to activate the empire’s troops with a small and set number of actions. In addition, many of the imperial troops have been tweaked so that they are better or worse than they were in the core game. If you’re looking to add a free campaign to your collection, albeit a short and very inaccessible one, this app is for you. But if you’re looking to replace the empire’s player with an effective AI, this app simply can’t do that for you. Really hoping to see some major changes in the future though.
Gorgeous and Challenging.
Just ran the first mission as a solo campaign and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are a lot of fun new tweaks that bring the game alive. For example, each Imperial deployment group has unique bonuses. So one Probe Droid might have an ability to shock the heroes while another detonated near them. I also enjoy the between mission encounters - story vignettes that sometimes require you to test a skill and might give a small reward.
Haven't tried it with a group yet, but it's perfect for solo play!
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 01, 2017
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 148 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc
- ™ & © Lucasfilm Ltd. The FFG logo is ® Fantasy Flight Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.