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#1 StuartB

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:48 PM

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Elder Sign: Omens, a digital game for your iOS, Mac OS X, and Android device! Approximating the popular dice game’s addictive experience in a portable new medium, Elder Sign: Omens ensures that there’s no escaping the horrors of the Ancient Ones.

For those of us enjoying the original card-based Elder Sign, this can only be seen as good news! :D

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http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=2751

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:02 PM

It looks good. So I guess it will have some sort of remote gaming?
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:15 PM

Ooooh! Nice :) I still have to try my box set of Elder Sign. Planning to break it open on Sunday or Monday night.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:49 PM

Iphone ready to download.
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:55 PM

This is awesome news. Hopefully more board game companies will start releasing their games on to iPads and tablets and whatnot.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:21 PM

Can't wait to load that on my iPad2! I'm confuzzled, though- is it 4 player co-op, or single player?

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:01 PM

Woah excellent. There is a terrible shortage of nice apps for Android. I'm really looking forward to this one!

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 01:20 PM

Can't wait to load that on my iPad2! I'm confuzzled, though- is it 4 player co-op, or single player?

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You can play solo with up to four investigators or play a co-op game of up to four people.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

Oh nice. And they'll make it available as a stand-alone app on OS X. Awesome for poor poor Mac users like me who can't afford an iDevice.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 03:37 PM

I'm a fan of asynchronous multiplayer games on tablets, but pass-and-play may be best for this game's co-op experience. That said, I hope this game comes with asynchronous multiplayer.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:35 PM

You can play solo with up to four investigators or play a co-op game of up to four people.


Nice! All I need now is to get 3 other iPhone owners to play with me.
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:32 PM

The price for the app is hard to say no too. $3.99 for Android, iPhone, and iPod and $6.99 for iPad and Mac

Nice! All I need now is to get 3 other iPhone owners to play with me.


I don't think there's online multiplayer

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 10:50 PM

This is fantastic news! The dice game is fun, but being able to play on the bus commute to work will really improve my day!

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:37 PM

Nice! All I need now is to get 3 other iPhone owners to play with me.


Ha! Yes, I think I'll more be opting for the playing on the train or when I can't sleep. :)

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:11 AM

This came out today for the iPhone. I'm downloading it as we speak. They've also announced it for Android now, and iPad soon. I'll drop a review as soon as I've played a few games.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

I so need this, but they keep giving these vague release dates. Now it's coming 'soon' for Android. Could be anything really..

Curse you Iphone users!

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

Downloaded and played a bit last night.

This is a very slick app and I didn't run into any trouble. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of choice/flexibility in the game, the look and feel of the game, and the amount of time it takes to play. This really will be a great game for those long train rides. I played for about 20 minutes and had barely begun my desperate battle against Azathoth.

Interested to hear what others think. I'm impressed so far. :)

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

It is pretty though I found it not as easy to "manage my team" as looking at the tabletop version and seeing "who's what" and "what's up" with locations "all there at once".

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:55 PM

Will be pick this up tonight, I'll let you now how badly I lose soon after.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:17 PM

Will be interested to know what people make of this after playing it for longer. My iPod touch is too old to run it (2G), so I'll have to wait for the iPad version.





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