Good, but with caveats. The recent update has some welcome UI/usability improvements. Probably best played as an "adjunct" to playing the actual board game with friends (or perhaps multiplayer with the app, which I haven't done yet.) because the AI simply isn't good enough to challenge a competent human player. But it's not bad for experimenting, trying out new strategies, using the game mechanics, etc., and it's better than playing solitaire. It's extremely unlikely that the AI will be a threat to win, but the AI players at least can get in your way, use espionage, etc., so it's not a total cakewalk. UPDATE: Newer versions have an "AI2" setting that's significantly better than AI1. It still isn't a serious challenge for an experienced player, but it's semi competent and can surprise you. AI2 will usually at least build a bomb or two before you win.
A definite buy A little shaky when it first came out but the v3 update has brought this game to the front of game list to play. I wish more sites would review it again as I think people were turned off by the negative reviews when it first came out but it's a MUCH improved game now and has that "just one more turn" feel to it. Love it.
Beautiful, slightly flawed by poor AI Very pretty design with a slick UI. As soon as a game is over I'll happily start another. Against the basic AI I always win, right from my first game even though I'd not played the board game. The improved AI2 opponents play better and I win 50/50 which is a more satisfying challenge. My only significant criticism is that after a dozen games the AI still has never attacked another player, even when equipped with 10 fighters and 10 bombers - worse though is that they don't repair damaged buildings. This results in the ludicrous situation of an AI player having lots of damaged buildings but even with 12 workers they choose to build bombers, place a couple of workers on their only remaining buildings then Retrieve leaving 9 workers unused! A minor gripe is the slow speed at which the AI plays. At first I was happy that they played slowly. But after gaining some experience I wish there was an option for the AI just to present a rapid summary of their moves so that my turn comes around more quickly. Currently in a 4 player game I might have to wait a full minute or so between goes. However, it looks fantastic, plays without problems and is a cracking game. I play on a hudl 2.
Awesome. Needs expansions. sometimes its fiddly moving dudes around. love it.
Better than... ...the board game but where are the expansions?
It has some flaws but it is nice to finally play this respected board game. I had to learn the game from YouTube videos (Rahdo), and the downloadable manual from BoardGameGeek since this offers no tutorial, and little in the way of 'hints'. I think if they continue to improve this base game it could be one of the best, but they have some work to do. When the base game is sound, and the AI is improved I will certainly consider purchasing any expansions.
* added: save/load support for offline games. Game auto-saves on exit
* added: new sound effects
* added: improved UI art
* added: quit-confirm window
* fixed: AI could win by loading a bomb without bombers
* fixed: bad formatting and inconsistent verb use in log
* fixed: repair window showed wrong repairs remaining
* fixed: AI tried testing a bomb twice
* tweak: log line for bomb actions shows points earned and needed to win