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Review: The Astonishing Game

Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:00 pm

Back in high school I was into the progressive-metal band Dream Theater (yes, I'm old). I really liked "Images and Words" and mostly liked "Awake" and even went to one...

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Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:21 am

Thanks for the review! Got the game but after verifying the lack of online multiplayer and online game manual, I deleted it from my tablet and got refunded.

Also, though a big DT fan, I just had to disable the music as I could not focus on the game, I guess my brain is going into single task mode when listening to their music.

For comparison, the similar Uhr Warlords made a better impression (and, yes in there, the music from Demonaz was left enabled). Although The Astonishing has a few technical improvements over Uhr (like, zoomable board and 2D view, at the cost of 450MB of storage compared to ~100MB in Uhr) there are indeed many other digital boardgames with better gameplay/digital implementation.

If they add async online multiplayer I might reconsider but, as it is now, it's a pass.

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