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Long ago, the god Adayu lost his grips on reality, and in his madness, unraveled the realms of Vigil. Heroes from the four factions rose to save their shattered world, and from the ashes rose a new world, New Vigil.
Even after Adayu’s redemption, New Vigil remained littered with portals to previously unreachable worlds – a final gift from the mad god. One such world was the Dreamscape, a realm of dreams and nightmares, where no conscious being was ever meant to enter.
Ascension: Deck Building Game, is the first officially licensed deck building card game for mobile. Play alone or with friends to battle against the Fallen One for honor and victory. Conceived and designed by three Magic: The Gathering tournament champions, Ascension will provide hours of engaging and strategic game play for enthusiast and experienced gamers alike.
2011 Golden Geek award winner (Best Mobile/Handheld Game)
Pocket Gamer Bronze Award 2011
Dice Tower Awards Awards: Best Digital Boardgame
Best Interface and Graphic Design - 2011
Best Online Multiplayer - 2011
• Universal Application: Plays on phones and tablets
• Over 50 beautifully detailed cards, hand drawn by Eric Sabee.
• Full asynchronous support for multiplayer online games.
• Play against multiple A.I. opponents using varied strategies.
• Introductory tutorial to teach you how to play.
• Enhanced visual optimization for high resolution graphics
• 11 expansions available to purchase from the shop !
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My favorite iPhone game, but buggy on my XR
For the past few years, Ascension has been my favorite way to get my board gaming fix when I’m killing time in a line or when I’m flying. The experience of the game itself is fantastic within iOS, and the price for the expansions is very reasonable for the amount of fun that I get out of them.
I just upgraded my phone from a 6S plus to a XR and I was looking forward to avoiding the game crashes that happens sometimes when I have a really complicated and long game involving chaining multiple turns together since the XR has much more robust processing power. I was very surprised to find that the experience on the XR is much worse than it was on the 6S because the game constantly stops responding in the middle of my turns. I have to end up killing the game, going back to restart the app, and the game usually locks up again within five minutes.
Please address whatever issue the app is having so I can go back to my favorite iPhone game. Thank you.
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Pretty good no brain game
The game is pretty good and a lot of enjoyment can be found in it. That being said it has a few problems. Firstly the online doesnt even exist nobody plays this game online so be ready to either do couch co-op or just play against the ai. The game also puts a lot of its content behind paywalls that being said i have enjoyed the expansions and how poorly implemented they are. As an example of how badly implemented this game is you can turn on 2 expansions and within 5 turns have beaten any opponent due to several ways that you can gain infinite turns without using glitches. The game also has a few bugs. Most of the ones that i have found are related to playing more than 100 cards in a turn. There are also a few card interactions that need to be hammered out. All that being said it is a good looking game that works well for wasting time. I particularly enjoy the games esthetic and the fact that you can break this game and then revel in the games lack of balance. Its kind of like the might and magic games, cosy as hell and extremely unbalanced. Also if you are turned off by the aforementioned pay wall its worth noting that the base deck is perfectly fine on its own. If you want to buy expansions these are the ones i would recommend: return of the fallen, dreamscape, promo pack 3, 4, and 5. I would not recommend buying dawn of champions. The other expansions range from ok to hot garbage.
Marred by mired AI
The card game Ascension is s pretty solid game. It has wonderful synergy between cards and a mechanic that is quick paced and has a good amount of strategic deck building. The gameplay drawback is its ridiculous randomness, particularly when you purchase expansions. At times these expansion sets are reminiscent of playing Chutes and Ladders or Candy Land since you can randomly gain free cards by the dozen. That said, if you are selective with which expansions you buy the game is better balanced. Check board game geek to see which ones are ideal.
The real issue with this isn't the gameplay. It's the slowdown. If the AI gets certain cards, too many cards in hand, or too many cards interacting with each other on the table it grinds to a halt. I've sat and stared for a minute or two waiting for the computer to slog through placing a few cards on the table. In a game where turns last an average of 10 seconds this is truly unforgivable, especially on an iPhone 6. A game as streamlined as Ascension shouldn't consist of 20 minutes staring at nothing and 3 minutes playing. Give this one a pass until playdek does something about the terrible slowdown.
One year later and the game runs just as slow. Still not worth the time it takes to get through a slogged game.
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- Playdek, Inc.
- 614 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Playdek 2011, Gary Games 2011
- In-App Purchases
- Return of the Fallen expansion $1.99
- Storm of Souls expansion $2.99
- Bundle 1 $4.99
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