As you may have noticed Platform Nation has been starting up some new weekly posts. I will be picking one iPhone app every Tuesday for the iPhone App of the week. If you have any app (game) suggestions, or any sort of input feel free to comment.
This weeks app is Lux DLX
Developer: SillySoft Games
Lux DLX is a strategy game for the iPhone, similar to the popular board game Risk. The only goal in this game is TOTAL Domination. Lux supports up to 6 players locally, there is no online multiplayer. It will cost you $7.99 or you can get the demo version for free.
Lux is basically a speeded up version of Risk. You are given armies that you must place on your territories that you use to attack or defend. Every turn you are awarded more armies to place based on how many territories you have command of. Every so often you will get additional armies because you acquired enough cards, it is unclear how you get the cards but it is always a happy surprise to find that you get additional forces. Overall the gameplay is very fun, and simple.
The game is great simply because it is so addicting. You could spend a hour or so playing this game before you started getting board. You can choose any difficulty you want so you can slowly ramp it up as you desire. Another great thing about Lux is that you can download a variety of custom maps so it will never get old. Lux is also great because it take the game of Risk and gets rid of the one bad part, the HOURS of gameplay to needed to finnish one game.
There are a few improvements that could be made but they are fairly minor. Most notably would be the armies that you get from cards should be scratched from the game entirely, because they kind of screw up the gameplay. It would also be nice if you could change a human player to AI during the game, because there isn’t always enough time to play an entire game in one sitting with your buddies.
Lux DLX is a must buy for anyone who is a fan of Risk. This game defiantly has more of a long term playability that most iPhone games that get boring after awhile. You should at the very least download the demo version and give it a try.
Stay tuned for next weeks Iphone App of the Week.