endoric Jul 23, 2013 @ 4:48pm
whats so great about this game?
granted only i played a few turns but OMG its so boring. If i could get a refund i would. I guess I am stuck with it and will try it when i am so bored that this might seem fun. More of an Ipad game than anything else.

If someone has a rational counter i would love to hear it.
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onyhow Jul 23, 2013 @ 8:55pm 
First, tell what you think is bad...

Second, did you even try the demo before buying it? If you didn't, well that's your own fault...
daTomoT Jul 25, 2013 @ 12:01am 
I agree with onyhow, would you trouble to explain what you dislike about the game?

You say you've only played a few turns. Well, it is in the nature of the game to have a slow start. You are forging two civilisations who will later come to war. In your first few turns you're still setting up your first town, garnering resources and trying to pump out some units.

Trust me, once you're well into the game, in 50 turns or some such and you have six, maybe seven towns per side all clamouring for space on one small board, each spewing out units, then you get the fun. That's when you're desperately clinging on to try and keep some balance in the war.

Please, instead of just abandoning the game, play a whole game first. Play a few, just play until you win one. Because the satisfaction you get knowing the war you caused yet you kept it under control is fabulous. What's so great about the game? The unique-ness of it. The colossal scale of the wars. The varied-ness between each game. You've got to invest in the game to enjoy it.
nobalkain Jul 25, 2013 @ 10:57pm 
daTomoT said it all. If thats not enough to convince you then its just not for you.
Misery Aug 2, 2013 @ 6:31pm 
I'll make it a bit simpler: If you like "one more turn" strategy games like Civ 5 (or any of the Civ series) or something like Fallen Enchantress or whatever, well, this game has pretty much the same sort of pacing. In those games, it tends to take ALOT of turns before things get "exciting", as each individual turn is meant to be done pretty fast, often taking many turns to accomplish even small tasks. This one is similar, though it's pacing is actually a bit faster.

However, it DOES still take a few turns to get going.... because it NEEDS to. The player needs to have time to get their first couple of towns up and running, and believe me, on higher difficulties this isnt always so simple, particularly when the game is already throwing bandits and other forms of pain at you. Once you've got a couple of towns up, and the bandits have appeared, and the woes are in full flow.... then things get interesting. And really, this doesnt actually take very long to happen. It actually takes LONGER in games like Civ to reach the "interesting" parts where the strategy bits really kick in.

Also.... you REALLY have to be playing on a higher difficulty for this game for it to remain interesting. If you're playing on the lower ones.... it's not going to get all that exciting, because there simply wont be much threat from most things, and the game wont be trying as hard to screw up your balance between the two sides.


Seriously though, this IS a turn-based strategy game, and it's one with the "short turns" idea.... if you're only playing a few turns and declaring it boring, you're doing it wrong, or the game just isnt for you.
ℐℎℯ Genji Aug 5, 2013 @ 12:27am 
I must agree with op, this game is so confusing :d, but its every game from Arcen =D
Billick Aug 5, 2013 @ 5:34am 
Originally posted by Genji:
I must agree with op, this game is so confusing :d, but its every game from Arcen =D
Playing Arcen games is like eating lobster. You have to crack the shell to get to the meat, but it's totally worth it.
Implied Facepalm Deadmeat Aug 9, 2013 @ 6:41am 
Originally posted by Kevdogg155:
Originally posted by Genji:
I must agree with op, this game is so confusing :d, but its every game from Arcen =D
Playing Arcen games is like eating lobster. You have to crack the shell to get to the meat, but it's totally worth it.

Lol. This. Totally this.
Silent War Aug 17, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
It requires time and a small learning curve. Watch a you tube video to better understand what is going on. Doing so may flatten the curve some. My couple games have been different and its time for me to ramp up the difficulty since I understand more of whats expected. This game is the provervial "onion", the more you peal it, the more you find to it, at least strategically.
Jhonis Aug 22, 2013 @ 12:01am 
Originally posted by Kevdogg155:
Originally posted by Genji:
I must agree with op, this game is so confusing :d, but its every game from Arcen =D
Playing Arcen games is like eating lobster. You have to crack the shell to get to the meat, but it's totally worth it.
You can Eat a lobster with its shell still on, just make sure it still isn't alive.
jupacshalom23 Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:07am 
Originally posted by Kevdogg155:
Originally posted by Genji:
I must agree with op, this game is so confusing :d, but its every game from Arcen =D
Playing Arcen games is like eating lobster. You have to crack the shell to get to the meat, but it's totally worth it.

i prefer crab, and you can get those softshell too
daTomoT Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:19pm 
Bit off topic guys, not useful information.
incandenzak Sep 6, 2013 @ 5:06pm 
its useful to me
Twelvefield Sep 7, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
Taco has both hard and soft shell. All tacos are edible, including seafood tacos, presumably with both crab and lobster.
incandenzak Sep 7, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
mmmmmm
jupacshalom23 Sep 8, 2013 @ 9:29am 
Originally posted by Twelvefield:
All tacos are edible, including seafood tacos

i don't even think you knew you were being suggestive hilarious if you did well done if you didn't thats even funnier
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