Autumn Dynasty Review – An absolutely awesome iPad strategy game

On June 12, 2012

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Autumn Dynasty Review – An absolutely awesome iPad strategy game

Our rating:


Version #: 1.2

Date Released: 2012-06-06

Developer: BULKYPIX

Price: 6.99

User Rating:

Autumn Dynasty will be the game of the year, 2012. At least, this is the impression I got from it. It is an awesome game.

Recently we reviewed Total War Battles, hinting at how we missed the “real” Total War experience in our iDevices. Well, Autumn Dynasty offers an original way to live that, putting Total War Battles to shame.

Set in something like Han’s China, with a deep gameplay story, what shines is gameplay. But before I get to that, cut scenes are gorgeous too. Drawn in the soft brushes, Chinese styled, it helps you follow the story as it unfolds.

Now, gameplay. Autumn Dynasty is a strategy game, a kind of “standard” at that. Build some buildings, train units, defeat the enemy. But units are formed by several individual units (much like the original Shogun Total War for PC, ages ago) that move and flow as you order them to march through a swamp. The order system is also awesome: pick the unit you want to move and draw the path you want the to follow. They will walk (awesome animations) the path, they can charge at your enemies… I miss not having an iPad 3 to see the gorgeous animations in full retina goodness.

I’m definitely impressed, so far this is the most innovative game I’ve seen this year. Of course E3 was just around the corner, but from all the accounts I’ve seen this is it.

In short: I see Autumn Dynasty winning Apple’s Game of the Year this year. The game deserves it.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Absolutely. 3 or 4 times ever

Learning Curve:Medium

Who Is It For:Strategy lovers

What I Like:Animations, gamepay, drawings

What I Don't Like:What could I not like? It's awesome!

Final Statement:A perfect iPad game

Read the Developer's Notes:
For generations, the knowledge of firedust and the legend of the Thousand Sun Weapon have kept the Autumn Empire safe from foreign barbarians.
But now, the government is weak and her officials corrupt. Masked subversives lead the peasants in righteous revolt, seeking to seize the secrets of Empire. As civil war threatens to tear the land asunder, will you take up the sword and stand on mountains to mend the sky?

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