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Warhammer Quest review – iOS / Universal

June 6, 2013

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10 word description: Top-down dungeon adventures in the Warhammer world. iCloud support. Game Center.

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10 word review: Very pretty turn-based dungeon crawling. Mostly a fun time.

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You will like this if you enjoy: Warhammer. Turn based RPG combat. Standard (Tank/Damage/Healer) party builds. Elves and Dwarves.

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The good news: Attractive presentation and graphics – the town book is completely over the top! – proven and virtually flawless control system, rousing soundtrack. Plenty of loot to find and buy. Combat basics are simple enough for anyone to pick up. Three difficulty settings. Three separate save slots. iCloud sync works.

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The bad news: Text seems a bit small, particularly on the iPhone/iPod Touch size screen. A lot of the content is available only as additional IAPs. The random events (basically just a text notification) that you have no control over can leave party members with handicaps for the entirety of the next dungeon – this does not add anything to the fun of the game. If you’re in the wrong frame of mind, the dungeons and combat can feel very repetitive. Rotating the device to access the inventory is a bit of a gimmick and quickly becomes mildly irritating.

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Arcadelife verdict: Overall this is a fun and very polished game. I expect Warhammer fans (I’ve never been into it) will either get a lot more out of this or will be more likely to spot things that are missing than normal people (no offence). I don’t like the random events that occur when you’re in town and select the level up option. The game randomly decide to hit you with an out of control cart or some other pop-up text box and one or more of your party can be afflicted with injuries or disease for the whole of the next dungeon. I don’t know if this is pure Warhammer tradition, but it certainly doesn’t make the game any more fun.

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Apart from that, and the generally repetitious nature of the game – which I don’t actually mind – there’s a lot of turn-based axe-swinging and Orc-smashing fun here.

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Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 10/10
Visuals – 8.5/10
Controls – 9.5/10
Content – 7.5/10
Fun – 8/10

Final rating – 8.5/10

PRETTY GOOD

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.02
iTunes link

Rodeo Games website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (iOS 6.0.1)
4th gen iPad (iOS 6.0.1)
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