War Room: A good first step Review

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A good first step
So far so good... It's nice to finally have War Room, but the user interface is functionally pretty bad. (Feels like I'm trying to use a PC app on a tablet.) Layout is awkward, and it's difficult to try out all the features without buying a deck. A great start would be for Tinkerhouse to hire a design engineer. Still, it's the only game in town, so we're stuck with it. Here's to hoping it gets better, although I honestly thought it would be more baked given all the time it's taken to get this far.
AndyInAston on Aug 6, 2012 for War Room
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Great app!
Put the app through a real game after purchasing faction decks...ran beautifully. There are a couple issues, theme force validation and being able to put any merc jack with your warcaster, but that only knocks off a single star. Recommended for any one that plays Warmachine/Hordes on any regular basis! I am using an iPad 2, and things look great!
Wraithwolf on Aug 6, 2012 for War Room
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Disappointing, especially after so long
I had been waiting for this app with great enthusiasm, but I am sorry to say it fails on many counts. For one, the menu interaction departs from the iOS expectations, instead going for its own look and feel. I think that was a mistake, as uniform menu interaction is one of the hallmarks of a good iOS app (for me anyhow). I was also disappointed to see lack of tablet orientation switching on the iPad version. Things seemed pretty laggy, and in general, I didn't feel like I was using an iPhone app. As for Warmachine specific stuff; the complete lack of tier support is an annoyance, but it is the inability to see which cards I do and do not own that really drives me nuts. I really wanted to play around with list building with the included cards to see what it could do, but just figuring out which cards I can add is an exercise in frustration. All in all, quite a miss by Tinkerhouse and Privateer Press.
dbsmash on Aug 6, 2012 for War Room
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Awesome Utility!
Keeps track of the business end of my spread so I can focus all of my energy on gameplay! Awesome tool!
Hi131313131313121 on Aug 6, 2012 for War Room
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A very mixed bag
Warroom is ambitious. It adds features no one wanted, seemingly to justify a pre-decided price. At the same time it runs away from features clamoured for and more useful, such as a collection manager. At best it's roughly equal to iBodger, which was free and superior. Privateer co-opted that and made an "official"-looking piece of sluggish bloatware. Visually slick but functionally impractical, a fun toy but not viable during brisk gameplay, and too clunky and slow to supplant iBodger for making armies. The app cannot compete, monopolizing was the only way this could make much profit. Hopefully they learn and make it much faster cheaper and leaner. Hold off for the inevitable fire sale on this app.
Ninja007 on Aug 6, 2012 for War Room
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I give it one star for being pretty. Otherwise this is pretty bad. The user interface is clunky and all over the place. It is slow and has to load everything. The way theme forces are handled are just terrible. There are no restrictions in place so I can see players cheating their way to tier bonuses. The timer is only available in the fight mode and is tiny and unreadable. Overall a very poor app. The predecessor to this was much better in just about every way.
Warsmith on Aug 6, 2012 for War Room
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