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I LOVE Lords of Waterdeep, and when I originally found this app, i was so happy. The UI and game were perfect to the point that sometimes My friends and I decided to play on our phones vs hard copy. But now with the major updates, the app is terrible. It’s hard to move around on the board, hard to click buttons, it lags, and now with the newest update I can’t even play mandatory quests. The developers need to go back to their roots and put back the old interface back. From there, they can continue to improve that, but I don’t know what they thought that lead their programming to here. The new reviews of the game speak for themselves. The users are unhappy and it seems that the devs can’t realize what needs to be done.
The game runs much more smoothly with the latest update but the layout makes it so hard to play that I find myself playing a lot less. In the prior version, you could play the game in portrait mode on an iPad mini and view your hand and the map at the same time. Why would you make the map and all components smaller and change the layout so if you view your hand, it covers part of the board? If anything, smaller components should give you more space so there is no overlap. The latest update also removed some of the highlights on quests you have the resources for when it is time to complete them. This last comment is really user based but why add more steps to a game? It seems like for every part of every move have to hit the green button. I know with the prior game you choose and then hit select but it seems like with this update you added an extra button or steps to ever move. And I mean move, not turn so in a turn there could but like 3 extra steps. This was a great and fun mobile version of game. The update literally killed the playability of the game. Add a revert please so I can play this game again
If you like worker placement games, this is one of my favorite. Each turn, you're trying to complete quests by accumulating units of various professions (and also money). Each player has a secret agenda, which changes what types of questions you'll prefer. There's considerable variety in how each game plays out, and the sounds and graphics add nicely to play. This isn't a D&D RPG. But it's very enjoyable. It's nice to have a game where you turn your mind on rather than off, on iOS. Edit: Minus one star for the update the switched to landscape. This took a 5-star game and worsened playability. In a strange way, it’s a little prettier. But I have a much harder time playing. They had (and no doubt in their codebase still HAVE) and perfectly good portrait-orientation UI. If they wanted to enable landscape, I wish they’d done it by giving is the OPTION which one to use. As I type this, the average rating is now 2.6. When I first reviewed it as a 5-star game, its average was quite a bit higher.
I was so excited to see Lords of Waterdeep finally get updated. Then I opened it and tried playing a few rounds. I thought I was struggling because it was just new to me. But the more I played, the more I realized how terrible the new interface is. And I mean terrible to the point of taking all the wonderfulness that was LoW and making it not worth playing. At all. It was my go-to game for several years, playing almost every day. Now I don't even think about it. I was just about to delete it off my phone to make room for other stuff and thought I'll just give it another try. Terrible! Enough that I'm writing this review in a last ditch effort to beg the developers to either revert to the old interface, add a user preference to choose the interface, or at least give us users the option to download the old version. C'mon guys...the first step to healing is admitting a mistake was made. And you can read all the reviews to realize it's a huge mistake. I promise we're all very forgiving if you will just fix this!
Never heard of this game nor played it before the update. The reviews scared me off but gave it shot with the app sale. No regrets. Playing on mini iPad 4 and it is very much playable. Just went through the tutorial and no issues with reading cards. Granted can't compare to what people are complaining about before but so far so good. Recommend it! Update: So after playing a couple games I can see where people say you can't read all the cards. I'm guessing they mean the building cards if there's a lot at once. No problem as you can swipe and scroll them. Then double click to view it entirely. Not a big deal and nothing to prevent playing but it is a nuisance. Granted the playing field is limited and its mobile so what they have is probably as good as it gets.
*Cross platform online play! Join your friends on other platforms!*
*New In-game chat feature. Stay connected while playing online!*
*Newly designed horizontal layout for better screen usage!*
Wizards of the Coast and Playdek present the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons board game Lords of Waterdeep!
Now available: The award-winning Dungeons & Dragons® expansion for Lords of Waterdeep – Scoundrels of Skullport!
Skullport -- also known as the Port of Shadows – is nestled in the heart of Undermountain. A haven for nefarious crimes, underhanded deals and back-alley murders, Skullport is a hive of evil beneath
the City of Splendors.
This expansion brings with it Corruption, a new resource module that has both benefits and disadvantages to it for players. This expansion also includes the Rapid Expansion Promo Card which allows you to obtain more buildings to add to your collection.
New Lord Cards, new quests, and new intrigue cards can be found. The map has been expanded and advanced buildings have been added that will provide more resources for the players to acquire. These additional cards and buildings are sure to make for a challenging game against strategic players.
The expansion also adds a player, for a total of 6 giving even more players the chance to engage in D&D action whenever and however they want.
Praise for Lords of Waterdeep!
- 2013 Golden Geek Awards Readers' Choice Game of the Year Winner
- 2013 Golden Geek Awards Technical and Design Awards: Achievement in AI Gold Award
- 2013 Golden Geek Awards Video Game: Best Mobile/Handheld Game Nominee
- PocketGamer: Gold Award
- PocketTactics: 5 Stars
- AppAddict: 5 Stars "Fantastic"
- Game Informer: 4.5 Stars
- 148Apps: 4.5 Stars
- TouchArcade: Hot Game of the Week
Welcome to Waterdeep, the City of Splendors! A city run by a secret society of masked Lords who rule with shady back-door dealings and unmatched political power. In Lords of Waterdeep players will play as one of these masked Lords and will need to recruit adventurers to go out and complete quests for them. The more quests they complete, the more control and influence they have over the city.
Players can expand the city by purchasing buildings that will open up new opportunities within the city walls. Intrigue cards can be used to help the player and may also either help or hinder their fellow Lords in their quest to become the supreme ruler of Waterdeep!
Lords of Waterdeep is a turn-based strategy game played in 8 rounds and can be played against AI or with up to 5 human players. Players take turns assigning their agents to do their bidding, whether it is to recruit new adventurers to their tavern or purchase a new building for the city. Points and resources are gained by completing quests, playing Intrigue cards, constructing new buildings or having other players utilize the buildings you have constructed. At the end of the 8 rounds bonus points are awarded and the player with the most points at the end wins the game.
•2013 Origins Awards Best Board Game Winner
•Computer opponents, pass and play multiplayer and asynchronous multiplayer online play
•Universal game application - buy once and play on all your devices
•iPhone5 / iPod 5 screen support
•Options for 2-5 players (6 players with the UUndermountain or Scoundrels of Skullport expansions)
•Pass-and-play multiplayer gameplay (2-5 players)
•Asynchronous or real-time online play (2-5 players)
•Ability to invite Playdek friends to matches
•Public or Private online profile statistics
•Selectable online game clocks
•"Next game" button takes you to your next asynchronous online game
•A game tutorial
•Rule Book and Card Gallery to review game text and effects
•Options for Music and SFX, animation speed
•Player ratings system
•Other player's Online status indicator
•Playdek Account required to play online
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