KHET 2X: Great game - poor graphics Review

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Great game - poor graphics
The game play is superb. The graphics and sound effects are terrible - they didn't even try. I think the iPhone version of the game is more worth it. The game is excellent so maybe one day they will take advantage of graphics power!!
yerder on Apr 8, 2012 for KHET 2X
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Best game
It is definitely one of my favorites but it should have an optional eye of houres expiation.
hounddogie on Mar 28, 2012 for KHET 2X
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Could have been great--but it it's not even close.
I love Khet. It's a great game. This plays, more or less, as the board game does. It doesn't look as good (it could), it's not as expensive (but boy is it), and it functions (basically). Major complaints: 1) Board isn't reversible--so in standard iPad 'recline' mode or standard iPhone "gamer" orientation (headphone's up), it's upside-down. Very annoying and such a simple thing to implement. 2) The iPad and iPhone apps ARE THE SAME! At least make the iPad version universal--but buying both I feel truly ripped off. Ticket to Ride nailed it--they made a brilliant conversion with tons of polish AND an iPhone game. They are different and have different features. One is for home--the other for travel. That's how they play. But it's worth it to have both at the same cost. 2) You can't play as red (second player) against the AI. 3) The manual is literally copied from the board game. Nothing else about the interface is discussed. 4) AI is very competitive and a little slow, even on the "Noob" level--the difference between the AIs is subtle and not described. 5) There should be pick-up games. Playing friends is fine--but playing strangers for ranking is where it's at. For the price point, I think the feature should be included. 6) They made one of the most positively beautiful board games totally boring to look at. So the game is great. The game itself gets points. 2. But the iPhone and iPad conversions paleā€¦ *PALE* in comparison. And that's tragic. And $11 for the iPhone and iPad version when they are IDENTICAL? Highway robbery. Just buy the iPhone game and play it in 2X. That's all this is. 2X the size, 2X the price, SAME THING. Zoom it and save your change. Get Ticket to Ride, maybe.
Mitchismo on Mar 7, 2012 for KHET 2X
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got it,amazingapp,love it baddly.
L.Shrewdduke on Feb 17, 2012 for KHET 2X
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Good game~
Like it~
Bad Watch on Feb 17, 2012 for KHET 2X
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Great board game conversion
The AI plays a strong game, and the graphics , while different from the board game , fit the theme and don't distract. Decent tutorial system. Great implementation of a classic board game. I can imagine it would be challenging to pick up the game mechanics if you have never played the board game, or worse yet if you have never played ANY other such as Agricola, but you can always refer to the online rules for the board game. The key to overcoming the learning curve is to learn how the iconography next to each building describes the purpose of the building. Overall, I'm very impressed! I would have liked to have been able to examine the board when the final scoring is tallied, and a score pad that details how each player's final score was arrived at, but these are minor quibbles from a statistics freak... Highly recommended.
aaaa oooo on Feb 17, 2012 for KHET 2X
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