It's "Clash of the Titans!" Or, rather, "Clash of the Pygmies and Landians!" In cooperation with Bolt Creative, Nine Tales Digital brings you a new spin on their popular Desert Ashes turn-based strategy game, guest starring a powerful Pygmy army defending their territory.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (15 reviews) - 40% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 20, 2015

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It's "Clash of the Titans!" Or, rather, "Clash of the Pygmies and Landians!" In cooperation with Bolt Creative, Nine Tales Digital brings you a new spin on their popular Desert Ashes turn-based strategy game, guest starring a powerful Pygmy army defending their territory. The Desert Ashes Landians have passed through a magical portal to the remote islands of Pocket God. The Landians' victory over the indigenous Pygmies isn't as assured as they think. Even with their futuristic weapons, the Landians face a resourceful foe armed with spears… who are in turn allies with head-hurling zombies and sharks shooting laser beams!

Play as single player with over 10 hours of game play, or as multiplayer with unlimited play! Level up your army and become Lord of the Pygmies!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 or greater
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound device supporting OpenAL 2.0
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound device supporting OpenAL 2.0
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mixed (15 reviews)
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Kurumi=life
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
U CAN;T EXIT THIS GAME ON MAC

wtf don't buy don't even think about it
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Slothy Jim
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
STOP. Although this review says positive, this game is not like the Pocket God Mobile App. This game is purely using pygmies to fight other people. This game is funny, great sound, and hilarious text.
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InfinityCircuit
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
This is a tactical RTS, in the vein of Advance Wars. Bottom line: not worth $5. If it were $2.50 or so, like most mobile games like this, I'd say buy it. It lacks depth.

Pros:
Fun, challenging AI
Graphics and art direction is interesting
Game demands a mix of units to succeed, rather than just finding the strongest unit and building like mad

Cons:
Campaign is not difficult enough
Skirmishes mirror campaign missions
Main character in story says, "WAAAAAAAAH" way the ♥♥♥♥ too often
Online play is not working at this time
Low replay value

Disclaimer: I got this for free in a recent giveaway, so I didn't lose anything by trying it. Honestly, this belongs as an Android or iOS app for a tablet, not a full PC release. It could be browser-based, it's so basic.
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bigh
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
"Pygmies against tanks"
The turnbased strategy in mobile app optic seems pretty much unbalanced. If it would be just the normal Player vs AI nobody complains. But this AI has several advantages. Like distance measurements that it can attack you, but you cannot attack back. Or lucky strikes or insanely high money rates. I tested in Smirkish mode the other side and could barely defeat that AI. On multiplayer you desperately suffer of lack of opponents and get lost in those thousands of menues. The game has hidden functions like cloning game sessions or online automatching. Otherwise scrolling through my whole friendlist to battle a friend is a desaster. I even got connection problems and the upranking progress was flipping on each 2nd game from minus to plus. The graphics seem pretty unique, but that gameplay freaked me out.
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pablocidadenohaymejor
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
I had to close the game with Alt+F4 , the user interface is a joke. The Gameplay is just a traditional turn base strategy game, and that's fine, but all the rest, the annoying sounds, the awful characters. This looks like a bad mobile game that got turn into a bad pc game. And is sad because you can tell that there is a lot of work here, but it simply didn't pay off, like at all.
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Kenz
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
The control is broken ! And since it's not funny as its version on mobile as name "Pocket God", I truely not recommend this game ! but still !
5/7 ~
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*Logan*
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Pocket God vs Desert Ashes is the "sequel" to Desert Ashes, also available on Steam.
These games are turn-based strategy, which play very similar to Advance Wars. You purchase different units for various amounts of gold from your captured factories and bases on the map, and move them into position to defeat the opposing team.
I feel that this game should of been sold as DLC for Desert Ashes, because so far I find there to be a lot less content and story here than Desert Ashes to warrant a stand alone game and price.
This game adds a new team to fight as called the Pocket Gods (Ooga Chaka), and you play as them in the campaign. In a very unusual move, the "water freezing map event" that occurred at 1 am game time in Desert Ashes was removed in this game. This was a rather useful event in Desert Ashes because you could travel on the frozen ice as if it were land for a couple game time hours, but now that it's gone, the game continues to tell you what time it is game time for no reason at all now.
After 7 hours I have seen far less story scenes between campaign missions, and a much more simple tutorial. I have also found a rather unusual bug that happens occasionally, where I can not scroll down to the bottom of the unit creation screen to make a "Dodo" unit, and a large yellow Y appears on the screen when I try.
This strange bug was NOT in Desert Ashes.
This game basically just assumes you are familiar with Desert Ashes, which is fine, but this is another one of the reasons I feel it should of been sold as DLC instead of a separate game.
Another issue is the lack of online players.
While it is nice to have the option to both host and search for online games at the same time (you can easily play multiple games at once both online and offline with the unique menu system) the lack of players is very obvious. You will find no one else playing for very long periods of time. This is ANOTHER reason why this game should of been sold as DLC, they have split the online community for this game further by forcing two versions of what is basically the same game.
As I mentioned in my review for Desert Ashes, I really like these HD colours, and unique artwork and menu system, but the game does feel somewhat unpolished and incomplete just like the previous game. I have finished campaign (15 hours) but it didn't feel like I was doing much other than the same generic maps over and over. It was a good length though if you play it through to the end, and a very rewarding final battle.
Complaints aside... I DO recommend you buy this if you like games such as Advance Wars, or your a fan of turn based strategy games in general.
The gameplay of this series IS really fun.
I picked this game up during the Holiday Sale 2015 for .54 cents CDN so I feel it was money well spent, but be aware of what your buying if paying full price.
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the.kuribo
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 6, 2015
One-Sentence Summary:
A turn-based strategy game heavily inspired by Advance Wars that is enjoyable despite being severely lacking in depth, polish and refinement.

Pros:
+ It's a decent mimic of Advance Wars in feel
+ The artwork & animation is nicely done
+ Good sound design and soundtrack
+ Fun character designs
+ Jellyfish helmets & Laser sharks!

Cons:
- The tutorial stages are lacking in explanation
- Numerous small bugs and lack of refinement
- The menu interface is ugly and hard to navigate
- Unit information and game controls are lacking
- Gameplay/strategy is very basic
- Story and world are not fleshed out

Final Thoughts:
If you couldn't already tell, I'm a huge fan of the Advance Wars series, which is the obvious inspiration for the Desert Ashes series of games. While the artwork and visual design of the Desert Ashes world is actually really nice, it is unfortunate that the developers did not spend as much time on fleshing out the story and world in the way that Advance Wars does. If they added CO's with personalities and names and some investment in character writing, it would go a long way to making a connect with the game universe.

Despite all the bugs, the lack of depth and refinement, the lack of story and universe, I'm still going to recommend the game on the strength of its visual assets and core gameplay -- which, though not as in-depth or interesting as Advance Wars, is still a fairly enjoyable casual turn-based strategy game that newcomers to the genre will probably find fun and addictive. Just don't expect it to measure up to the source material it is trying to emulate.
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Pinano
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 5, 2015
Dodo bug not fix.

Developer abandoned this game?
No response in forum.
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YoloGamer132
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: August 22, 2015
it wont let me get on
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
One-Sentence Summary:
A turn-based strategy game heavily inspired by Advance Wars that is enjoyable despite being severely lacking in depth, polish and refinement.

Pros:
+ It's a decent mimic of Advance Wars in feel
+ The artwork & animation is nicely done
+ Good sound design and soundtrack
+ Fun character designs
+ Jellyfish helmets & Laser sharks!

Cons:
- The tutorial stages are lacking in explanation
- Numerous small bugs and lack of refinement
- The menu interface is ugly and hard to navigate
- Unit information and game controls are lacking
- Gameplay/strategy is very basic
- Story and world are not fleshed out

Final Thoughts:
If you couldn't already tell, I'm a huge fan of the Advance Wars series, which is the obvious inspiration for the Desert Ashes series of games. While the artwork and visual design of the Desert Ashes world is actually really nice, it is unfortunate that the developers did not spend as much time on fleshing out the story and world in the way that Advance Wars does. If they added CO's with personalities and names and some investment in character writing, it would go a long way to making a connect with the game universe.

Despite all the bugs, the lack of depth and refinement, the lack of story and universe, I'm still going to recommend the game on the strength of its visual assets and core gameplay -- which, though not as in-depth or interesting as Advance Wars, is still a fairly enjoyable casual turn-based strategy game that newcomers to the genre will probably find fun and addictive. Just don't expect it to measure up to the source material it is trying to emulate.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
"Pygmies against tanks"
The turnbased strategy in mobile app optic seems pretty much unbalanced. If it would be just the normal Player vs AI nobody complains. But this AI has several advantages. Like distance measurements that it can attack you, but you cannot attack back. Or lucky strikes or insanely high money rates. I tested in Smirkish mode the other side and could barely defeat that AI. On multiplayer you desperately suffer of lack of opponents and get lost in those thousands of menues. The game has hidden functions like cloning game sessions or online automatching. Otherwise scrolling through my whole friendlist to battle a friend is a desaster. I even got connection problems and the upranking progress was flipping on each 2nd game from minus to plus. The graphics seem pretty unique, but that gameplay freaked me out.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
U CAN;T EXIT THIS GAME ON MAC

wtf don't buy don't even think about it
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Pocket God vs Desert Ashes is the "sequel" to Desert Ashes, also available on Steam.
These games are turn-based strategy, which play very similar to Advance Wars. You purchase different units for various amounts of gold from your captured factories and bases on the map, and move them into position to defeat the opposing team.
I feel that this game should of been sold as DLC for Desert Ashes, because so far I find there to be a lot less content and story here than Desert Ashes to warrant a stand alone game and price.
This game adds a new team to fight as called the Pocket Gods (Ooga Chaka), and you play as them in the campaign. In a very unusual move, the "water freezing map event" that occurred at 1 am game time in Desert Ashes was removed in this game. This was a rather useful event in Desert Ashes because you could travel on the frozen ice as if it were land for a couple game time hours, but now that it's gone, the game continues to tell you what time it is game time for no reason at all now.
After 7 hours I have seen far less story scenes between campaign missions, and a much more simple tutorial. I have also found a rather unusual bug that happens occasionally, where I can not scroll down to the bottom of the unit creation screen to make a "Dodo" unit, and a large yellow Y appears on the screen when I try.
This strange bug was NOT in Desert Ashes.
This game basically just assumes you are familiar with Desert Ashes, which is fine, but this is another one of the reasons I feel it should of been sold as DLC instead of a separate game.
Another issue is the lack of online players.
While it is nice to have the option to both host and search for online games at the same time (you can easily play multiple games at once both online and offline with the unique menu system) the lack of players is very obvious. You will find no one else playing for very long periods of time. This is ANOTHER reason why this game should of been sold as DLC, they have split the online community for this game further by forcing two versions of what is basically the same game.
As I mentioned in my review for Desert Ashes, I really like these HD colours, and unique artwork and menu system, but the game does feel somewhat unpolished and incomplete just like the previous game. I have finished campaign (15 hours) but it didn't feel like I was doing much other than the same generic maps over and over. It was a good length though if you play it through to the end, and a very rewarding final battle.
Complaints aside... I DO recommend you buy this if you like games such as Advance Wars, or your a fan of turn based strategy games in general.
The gameplay of this series IS really fun.
I picked this game up during the Holiday Sale 2015 for .54 cents CDN so I feel it was money well spent, but be aware of what your buying if paying full price.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
STOP. Although this review says positive, this game is not like the Pocket God Mobile App. This game is purely using pygmies to fight other people. This game is funny, great sound, and hilarious text.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
I had to close the game with Alt+F4 , the user interface is a joke. The Gameplay is just a traditional turn base strategy game, and that's fine, but all the rest, the annoying sounds, the awful characters. This looks like a bad mobile game that got turn into a bad pc game. And is sad because you can tell that there is a lot of work here, but it simply didn't pay off, like at all.
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0 of 14 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
The control is broken ! And since it's not funny as its version on mobile as name "Pocket God", I truely not recommend this game ! but still !
5/7 ~
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9 of 35 people (26%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
Dodo bug not fix.

Developer abandoned this game?
No response in forum.
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5 of 34 people (15%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
it wont let me get on
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Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
This is a tactical RTS, in the vein of Advance Wars. Bottom line: not worth $5. If it were $2.50 or so, like most mobile games like this, I'd say buy it. It lacks depth.

Pros:
Fun, challenging AI
Graphics and art direction is interesting
Game demands a mix of units to succeed, rather than just finding the strongest unit and building like mad

Cons:
Campaign is not difficult enough
Skirmishes mirror campaign missions
Main character in story says, "WAAAAAAAAH" way the ♥♥♥♥ too often
Online play is not working at this time
Low replay value

Disclaimer: I got this for free in a recent giveaway, so I didn't lose anything by trying it. Honestly, this belongs as an Android or iOS app for a tablet, not a full PC release. It could be browser-based, it's so basic.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny