Chromian Wars – Review – Augmented reality and smashing tanks
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Miralupa inc.
Version #: 1.2
Date Released: 2012-05-23
Developer: Miralupa inc.
Price: 0.99User Rating:
Chromian Wars somehow reminds me of lego tanks smashing and blasting each other to smithereens.
Chromian Wars is your run of the mill smash and destroy game, where you take control of tanks and your objective is to simply destroy the opposing army tanks. The control system is very simple to learn. All you need to do is to tap on the various spaces on the playing field and your tank will automatically travel there. Tapping on an opponent directs your tank to blast it to pieces, a rather enjoyable but sadistic sight.
The game presents itself with 3D graphics, which are fairly nice to look at and also has a lumbering pace to it. While not quite realistic as compared to most modern games, Chromian Wars leans more towards giving the visual effect of 3D scaled models.
While interesting, the game does seem rather repetitive after extended periods of play. This is where the main attraction comes in: The augmented reality function.
To use this function, users visit the Chromian Wars website to print out a marker sheet and point their device camera at it while playing the game. This adds a new depth of gameplay into Chromian Wars, giving it a special and unique touch.
For $0.99, this is game is highly recommended. Not only is it engaging, interesting, and entertaining, it is even interactive with the inclusion of the above-mentioned augmented reality system. Do give this one a shot.
Would I Buy Again:Yes.
Learning Curve:Simple. Just a few simple taps.
Who Is It For:Gamers who want a new experience.
What I Like:The augmented reality system.
What I Don't Like:Markers are a hassle to print out (Optional).
Final Statement:Boom boom pow!
War is coming...to your tabletop! Chromian Wars is an exciting new action/strategy game that uses Augmented Reality to provide a gaming experience unlike anything you’ve ever played before!
Choose your side between the Blues’ Sapphire Empire, the Reds’ Crimson Rebellion, or the Greens’ warmongering Horde. Hurry, the fate of the Galaxy is in your hands...or rather, right there in front of you!
AUGMENTED REALITY: to experience Chromian Wars' Augmented Reality (AR) mode, get your free marker from https://chromianwars.com/marker and print it to the desired size. The bigger the marker, the bigger the game!
Alternately, install the game on a secondary device and go to the “A.R. Mode” section in the Options menu to display the marker.
Use of AR mode is only recommended with a recent camera-equipped device, such as an iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2, New Ipad or iPod touch (4th generation).
For best results, print marker on non-glossy paper and try to avoid reflections or glare. Check out https://support.chromianwars.com for any questions regarding Augmented Reality mode!
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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