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Subject: GoW or Omega Protocol for solo play? rss

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Pete aka The Masked Minstrel
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Gears of War, as it is made with solo play in mind so you don't have to modify anything, plus its a damn good game.

I like Omega Protocol but the Overseer has 'meaningful choices' as stated often elsewhere as compared to other games where someone has to be a quasi-GM, and that would make automating the Overseer a lot harder unless you are good at actively playing both sides in an impartial way.

Both are great games, but if you want solo play go Gears of War.
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Bryce K. Nielsen
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GoW is a co-op game, so it's inherently a solo game. It's designed from the group up to not have a 'versus' opponent (you have the AI cards instead).

L7OP is a fun game, but does require an opponent to play. Some players though like playing both sides, and if you randomize the room cards, then it plays pretty well in a "solo" fashion. I've done it twice, just to make sure I understood the rules, and found that it's pretty good.

Between the two, I'd probably get GoW first. The one advantage L7OP would have is if you do find a friend to play with, I find it more enjoyable than GoW. But if you never find that friend to play with, then GoW would be your better buy.

If you want a fun iOS game though, check out the new Space Hulk. I'm having lots of fun both on my PC and my iPad

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Randomizing the room cards makes for a less than ideal Overseer play, but only marginally less. And it makes for some really surprising gameplay that can be rather fun.

As for Space Hulk, I was fortunate a friend gave me a copy on PC for Christmas. Felt they did a good enough job I bought the iPad one. Unfortunately for iPad, 'bonus' campaigns cost more money (currently $2.99, $4.99 and $4.99 for the three campaigns). I also miss the mouse-over effect on the pad, but overall it's not a bad solo way to play the game.

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Personally they are both great games, so get both!
 
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