Picked up Edler Signs.
Here are my first thoughts:
Hmmm, graphics have an animated feel to them. But more in a "We'll stay far enough away from the uncanny valley to let the character shine through," rather than, "The graphics look cartoonish." Definitely not anime, but animated.
Music is nearly perfect. A compliment that can ratchet up the tension without being intrusive. Also, has the ability to be listened to.
Animation of the game effects seems lacking.
Why do I get the feeling I'm playing a board game that has been translated to a smartphone app?
Where is the text descriptions that I feel like should be here. Shadowgate had text way back in the day. Where's the text?
Why the hell do I feel like the die roller is screwing me?
Damn! Everyone dead due to loss of Sanity.
Not sure this is my kind of game. Seems too random, too picky.
Well, those were my first thoughts. I was playing the game after midnight, alone, with the lights off and a good pair of headphones. After I woke up today, I gave it another try and ... WOW ... does reading the instruction "manual" change things.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that this IS based on a board game. Also, there is text to read, I just missed where it was hiding the first go round.
Still feel like it has a little too random element to it but it's doable. Would like to see the four adventurers move as a pack rather than one at a time.
Second play through ended in one fatality and three insanities. The Ancient One had 7 out of 8 Doom tokens in play and I only had 7 of 10 Elder Signs in play. Ah well.
Casual enough to play for a few minutes but, deep enough when you want to immerse yourself in The Mythos for a moment. Also, can save a game in progress. All in all, it was a good buy.