Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Age of Sigmar App review - update
Still lame - but getting better. Not worth the $$ yet, that's for sure.
So, the fixes that I can see are;
-- In the book section, you don't lose your place every time you open the book. It used to start you back at page 1 every time you opened or switched back to it. This was a major bummer. While the advertisement says this update adds a table of contents, I can only see this table of contents on my iPhone. It does not work on the iPad. They also say you can "re-download" the book using a "long press gesture". No freaking idea what that is, and nothing I seem to try will re-download the book. So, the book is still pretty much useless for anything other than a quick read of the fluffy bits.
<Edit - 1752MST - You can get chapters on the iPad version, you just have to delete the app and re-download it, restore your purchases and download the book again. Crappy programming!>
-- The new "how to paint" section is actually just an opportunity for you to buy the e-book version of the how to paint Age of Sigmar book. There is no 'how to paint' section of the program.
-- You can now buy individual war-scrolls that you don't have unlocked from the book purchases. Again, this is freaking annoying, since if you buy the hard cover or e-version, you have no way to tell the app and unlock them in the app unless you pay for it again. Worthless ass money-grubbing. But at least you can buy all the scrolls for 99 cents each. <what a freaking joke>
-- The rules section works now. Wow, it took weeks to un-f%&k up a 4 page pdf? The 8 year old programmer must have gotten to that page in the objective-c programming book.
So, where before I gave this an F-minus for shitty execution and crappy programming, I will upgrade it to an D-plus for shitty execution and crappy programming, but some fixes.
I must still advise you to run away from this garbage. Perhaps I should clarify, run away from purchasing books on this garbage. Having the rules and scrolls is pretty handy overall though, so it is worth the download.
Also, I was asked to clarify where I came from on this, so I should say that I use a couple of things for my opinion. First, the utility of the enhanced editions of the 40k codexes. Second, the Privateer press digital rulebooks and their War-Room apps, both of which are pretty damned decent apps overall. Lastly, I have programmed in almost every major language since high-school (in 1982). So, that's where it all comes from.
See ya soon!!