Nomad Games, the team behind Talisman Prologue, have been very faithful to the original board game, as I found out when I took the iPad version for a spin. You start out as a Warrior and, like the board game, you have to adventure around the board in search of weapons, treasure and magical gifts and fight Orcs, Ogres and other evil creatures when they get in your way.
Initially I thought the game was quite simple - you move, you pick up stuff, you fight a Hobgoblin, and so on. But as the game progresses you find it quickly becomes more intricate - you have to plan your moves carefully, make decisions on what skills or abilities you will use (or lose) and pray that you don't fall foul of the Black Knight. It also becomes more addictive as you quest to unlock new characters and abilities. With ten playable characters and 50 missions to fight through, Talisman Prologue is a game that will certainly keep you entertained for hours. And when you've completed the game? Play it again and try and beat your previous score. I know not to fight The Sentinel now, so I should get a better score next time.
You can download Talisman Prologue from the following places:
Apple App Store for iPad and iPhone
Google Play Store for Android-powered phones and tablets
Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire devices.
You can find out more about the game and download it for PC from the Talisman Prologue website.
In other news:
There are three new French-language books available to pre-order: Malleus, Architect of Fate and Caledor Vol.2. Malleus is the first book in the Eisenhorn trilogy. Written by best-selling author Dan Abnett, it follows the story of the renowned Inquisitor as he fights against the myriad enemies of the Imperium. Right from the start you find yourself immersed in his grim world and the opening scene (which involves Eisenhorn ploughing his bolt pistol through someone's teeth and blowing their head off) sets the tone for both the novel and the series. Architect of Fate, meanwhile, is a four-part series about Kairos Fateweaver, now collected for the first time in one anthology; while Caledor Vol.2 continues the tale of the infamous High Elf hero from last month's release: Caledor Vol.1.