As a rule, I try to avoid getting ‘unofficial’ versions of games, unless that’s the only way that I can get them. After all, cutting out publishers is bad hat, say what?
However, since the official cross-platform app of Dominion seems to be perpetually on hold, I broke down and downloaded Androminion onto my phone. I know, I should wait for the official version and a version that only lets me play solitaire against A.I.s isn’t my cup of tea. But I was weak and I got it
At the very least, I can console my conscious by pointing out that I did buy the hard copy of every expansion except Alchemy.
To be honest, the A.I.s aren’t the best and the interface is minimal at best. If I didn’t already know how to play Dominion, I think I’d have a tough time learning how to play and I originally learned how to play on BSW.
That said, Androminion has been fun for me in two regards:
First of all, damn if it isn’t a ridiculous time waster. If I need to turn my brain off for a while and take a break from thinking, Androminion has proven an addictive way to do just that. And if I need to actually come back to the real world before I’m done playing, I don’t care if I erase the game Quitting a game against another human being, that I’d feel bad about.
However, what really grabbed my interest was that Androminion not only had every expansion, it had every suggested set pre-programmed in. While the first couple plays of any set have usually been the suggested ones, the vast majority of my plays have been random.
So, when I realized that I could, I decided to play through every last one of them in a row. My argument was that it would let me understand and appreciate the pre-set kingdom sets more. The reality is that I got into a got-to-catch-every-last-pokeman fever
Is this one of my prouder moments as a gamer? Eh, not really. They can’t all be