게시 일시: 2015년 5월 3일
7/10 - Lovers of fantasy board games, buy. Others pass...
- Lots of Characters
- Lots of Cards, Spells, & Events
- Easy to play while multi-tasking (TV, other games, ect.)
- Online multiplayer content.
- Too much DLC
- I swear dice are rigged vs AI
- Graphics could be better.
- Repetative music.
- Many mechanics to learn & employ.
So, I'm not big on board games. I got this in a Humble Bundle & decided to try it out. For a board game, it's pretty entertaining. That's why I gave it a 7/10 & a thumbs up. If it weren't a board game, I'd give it a 4/10. The game flow is pretty boring & the DLC is somewhat frustrating.
It's great that they want to keep the game up-to-date, & I don't expect them to work for free. However there's a bit of a pay-to-win feel, when you're looking at some of the newer content. It's not just new event cards, or "Alternative Ending Cards". It's new characters with OP abilities, or OP "Runes" (upgrades to base stats).
I also wish there was more flash & awe while playing the game. I mean, you pick up a "blizzard" card; you expect to see the board covered in a wash of hail! You have tons of spells, but nothing beyond the card's artwork to help you imagine the effect! The game falls a bit flat when it comes to graphic possibilites.
The same goes for the music. It's not bad, but it rarely changes. It's so monotonous. With so many events & the dynamic of "who's winning", alignments, what board section your in, ect. you'd think there'd me more variety.
I complained about the game's loaded dice vs AI. I rolled a "1" 5 times in a row on the same square. This happened twice in one game, then once again in the following game. While it's not impossible to do, it's highly improbable. If the dice aren't loaded, maybe I should play the lottery...
There's some strategy, but for the most part the strategy is overriden by the RNG of the dice rolls. Personally, I'd be more entertained with a game of Magic the Gathering or Hearthstone. You have a greater feeling of control, knowing what's in your hand & in your deck. In Talisman: Digital Edition, nothing is guarenteed. You can have 8 godly items one moment; nothing the next. There's nothing you can do about it, & it just makes you feel like the game is a big waste of time.
Lastly, there are a lot of quirks with regard to when & how you do things. I had a "Siphon Strength" card that I tried using for 10 turns. Suddenly it worked on an opponent that I never selected nor was he near me; just a random event. You need to learn which items are consumed on use, and which arn't. Or maybe you got turned into a toad. Is it worth it for you to land on that spot that gives you +1 Strength? Apparently not.
If you like board games, then perhaps you'd be willing to learn all the quirks of this game. Personally, I'd rather play something more intuitve & gratifying. I may play this on occation if I'm stuck watching TV with the kids, but there are many other games that can fill the time with a better sense of achievement.