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Qvadriga
Svperb amvsement
by Matt Thrower 18/6/2014
Product: Qvadriga
Publisher: Slitherine Software
Format: Android, iPad
Genre: Racing, Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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The interface and the graphics of Qvadriga are that primitive that to begin with you might be worried you've accidentally installed a scam app.

Instead of a tutorial you're expected to wade through several pages of instructions. Instructions! Someone call Slitherine and tell it it's 2014, not 214.

After about two pages of semi-gibberish you'll give up, frustrated, and stab the "race" button in the vain hope you'll be able to just muddle along.

You won't. You'll almost certainly die a horrible, low-resolution death at the very first bend.

It doesn't matter though. You've already seen enough. Even in the short time between start-line and gory death you'll have realised there's a great game lurking beneath that archaic exterior. ...
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Summary
A painfully archaic veneer hides an exciting, unusual, and richly detailed game of timing and strategy
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 5
Gameplay: 9
Value: 6
Innovation: 9
Overall: 8
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