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I keep coming back to this one
An outstanding turn-based strategy game, with enough depth to keep you coming back. It's still accessible enough for beginners, though, with a well-thought-out trajectory for increasing the game's complexity. There is variety: the game doesn't have just one sort of problem, but several interconnected problems. A good deal of the fun is learning which problem most needs your attention in a particular battle. The game makes good use of the space available on the iPad--everything is always visible. It plays well on the mini. The random elements are great enough that you'll get some unwinnable (and sometimes unsurvivable) battles on the "insane" level. I don't mind this--why play a game you're sure to win? It would be nice if the game had a way to unlock a replay function so you could retry the really difficult battles to see if there is any way they could have been beaten. I'm a bit less enthusiastic about the game's one twitchy element, where you have only a couple of seconds to deploy your troops, but at least you are allowed to gather your thoughts before the time starts.
Readingaloud on May 26, 2013 for Defense of the Oasis
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Solid, Simple, Deep Srategy Game
As the title states, DotO is a pretty engaging strategy game. It's quick enough to be pick-up-and-play, but chances are time will fly as you move from one randomly generated level to the next.
Nutranurse on May 22, 2013 for Defense of the Oasis
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Great pedigree
Crazy coincidence! I was listening today (5/11/13) to a Games With Garfield podcast from 3 years ago, and one of Oasis' designers ( Marc LeBlanc) was a guest. He mentioned that this game had just been approved for the iPad. The game sounded great, so I hopped on the App Store, and discovered that it just went on sale yesterday! Perfect. These guys know strategy gaming. Support developers like this.
GritHog on May 11, 2013 for Defense of the Oasis
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Great game for two days...
Now it crashes on start up every time. Using an IPad 4.
murfcat on Apr 21, 2013 for Defense of the Oasis
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crashes on startup
ipad 3 paid on itunes do not buy this game you will get to a point you will have to delete and reinstall the app just to start over then play to the same point. How does itunes allow this to happen?
Brucerelli on Apr 16, 2013 for Defense of the Oasis
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Great Strategy Game
After reading the reviews I was a little worried about the crashes. I have played over 3 hours on my iPad 3, with no crashes. The game is very well done. You have 85 moves on a map, so you have to balance between searching for cities, building roads, researching, finding followers (needed for researching and mining), looking for treasure/advisors in cities, finding the obelisk, and where you will be attacked from. There are multiple campaigns to choose from and many scenarios that change up the game from map to map. Highly recommended, I am glad Pocket Tactics decided to post about this hidden gem.
GKar27 on Apr 14, 2013 for Defense of the Oasis
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