I adore the board game, but I gotta say, I'm not a fan of the app. It needs a lot of improvement. There were times where I didn't know if I was looking at my board or the AI's. The UI gets in the way of making decisions. There are redundant animations (if you harvest a field with a red and white wine, it shows an animation for each with a fade out/in for each). It's disappointing as it's such a great game. But, also playing the Charterstone game on Steam, I'm finding similar UI issues--for instance the backspace key takes you back a screen instead of, you know, deleting a character. It appears that Stonemaier Games puts in a lot of effort to make sure the details of the board games really shine, but the same level of care is not matched in the apps. I was looking forward to getting Wingspan for the Switch later this year, but I hold off. Devs: If you wan screenshots and/or easier to do a video chat to demo some issues, let me know.
27 people found this review helpful
Hello, and thanks for investing your time to improve the app. We already test an new update in which we exactly covered that issue with the multiple transitions of the panel during harvesting. Then we added a localization to some dialogues were we might have overdone the language neutral approach. Also a "skip animation" button was added. Cheers
Overall it's a pretty good port of the board game. Bots put up a decent fight. A few critiques though: * The tutorial does not teach you everything. But you'll figure it all out during your first game if you try * The UI can take some getting used to. At first it's kinda hard to know what's going on, but again after your first game you'll figure it out * I would love to see more customization in order to boost replayability. For example: make the number of victory points to win configurable
7 people found this review helpful
September 23, 2022
Hello! Thank you for your review and the positive feedback. We will talk in team about your suggestion. If you have more ideas or feedback to give you can send us an e-mail or join our discord channel! Best regards, Team Digidiced
Gene Parish (Gene-Paul)
The app seems to be less well designed than one would expect. When choosing initial player options there is no text to highlight what each item gives you in exchange for turn order. When it won't let you do something, like planting vineyards you are left wandering if you are making a mistake or whether you have discovered a bug in the game. It's not at all clear or very friendly to a newbie to the game.
11 people found this review helpful
Hello there, I am sorry you did not like the help we offer for beginners. We have an tutorial that leads you through the important functions and there is also a help layer ("?") Button that labels the functions. We will add the tuscany extention in this year and in that process certainly will implement new stuff. (e.g. auto engage of help layer)