80 Days

First off, 80 Days is on sale for $0.99 right now on the Amazon app store, and given how much I enjoyed the two Sorcery! titles, the critical acclaim it’s garnered and that I still had Amazon spacebucks to spend, it was a no brainer.

However, the 15 minutes I spent with it so far has been pretty fustrating. The globe UI is atrocious, I can’t see the names of the cities unless I zoom right in, I can’t easily switch to the map when I’m doing something else (for example, asking people about routes.) There’s no automatic note taking that I can tell, the text scrolls at a glacial pace, time passes quickly while I’m wrestling with the map UI. Am I missing something?