Ratings and Reviews
Why can't you create mutant characters? This was not made clear and as I play mutants I feel I've wasted my money.
Still slow and less than useful
After several updates, the time taken to flick between tabs is still very slow. To cap it, the pretty background images now look awful in landscape mode because there's a large portion missing from the middle with a very obvious join mark where the top and bottom of the image have been abruptly stitched together with no care or attention.
The app still does what it sets out to do, but doesn't set out to do nearly enough for my liking.
Disappointing, poor experience and lacking functionality
It works, and some of the nice (but already well used) art from the website and books is present.
However, it doesn't feel like a native app, I suspect implemented in something like Codename One or Phonegap to give cross platform compatibility. As a result it's sluggish and missing some details/animations that could have made it really slick.
The user experience is generally pretty poor. You create characters using a series of wizard pages, some of which become quickly cluttered. Input errors are rudely reported via a popup when you click next, rather than guiding users through creation gracefully. As such, once you start the process there doesn't seem to be away to pause what you're doing, though it does seem save your choices if you click next.
When editing you face similar problems. There's no way to jump to a section of interest and the pages appear to take time to populate.
Likewise, the tabs have a noticeable delay when trying to use the character in play. Given the frequency and variety of cyphers a GM will dish out, the equipment tab is somewhat lacking, being slow and complicated to use. I would like to be able to print the character sheet, but that option does not appear to be available. Even export/email as PDF would be useful.
As a GM I was sad to see no cypher, artifact or oddity generator.
Finally, the app looks very out of place on iOS 7, but given this appears not to be a native app, I don't see that changing very soon.
- Robin Moulder-McComb
- 30.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 3lb Games, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Numenera Character Options £1.99
- Cypher Collection I £0.99
- Technology Compendium: Sir Arthour’s Guide to the Numenera £1.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.