In this topic i will discuss all the pro's and con's about the new stratego single player. I bought it yesterday and i played through the whole game.
Overall i have to see i am a bit disappointed. The programmers literally said ''We've made sure every player on out team is an excellent stratego player by now'', but i highly doubt that. This is because the All is very weak, i think it is even weaker than the one on stratego.com (the multiplayer version). This All at least keeps his information secret. I just played a full game versus the new All and he started with General Marshal Kolonel up front. His play is poor since his pieces are very easy to read. I would say his ELO score would be around 200 points.
A good point of the game are the graphics. I really like the new pieces and i would love to use them on the stratego multiplayer too. They look powerfull and they are just fun to play with.
Also i like the map modifications you can choose, when you want to play an opponent. In the standard version it is just 2 lakes, but now you can choose between almost 10 different shapes!
Another thing i am not so happy about though, is the campaign. It is definitelly made for kids and is not very fun to play for people like us. The campaign is also very short, i think there are 10 missions, i completed the whole campaign in 20 minutes i think. Also there is a mission were my opponent has 3 kolonels. I feel like that's a bit unfair.. He is still not a strong opponent, but an extra kolonel shouldn't be the way to make it harder to beat him.
Also there is a 4s rule programmed, not a 3s rule! This changes the game dramatically unfortunately.
So right now i am down 2 euro's and i think i played like 1 hour in total, i don't see any reason to play more, because i completed the campaign and the All is just too weak. I really hope the updates that are comming will make anything good out of it. I also hope the new introduced pieces will be in the multiplayer game too.
A nice app for kids, but it is not stratego unfortunately.