게시 일시: 2014년 12월 22일
The Digital Edition of the classic Talisman board game does manage to recreate the experience pretty well, but bugs, glitches, crashes, network instability, and lack of content reflect poorly on the whole.
What does work? The graphics are decent, without being stellar. They get the art style across but the colors aren't vivid and lively as they are with the physical game. The game mechanics are solid, and there are many house rules to adapt Talisman to your preferences. Expansions are available, including one expansion board. Playing with friends online is so much more fun... but...
What doesn't work? Bugs that break the rules. Glitches that can lock up the game or force things that shouldn't happen. Poorly programmed AI that doesn't play the game well and sometimes is oblivious to things like their alignment changing (ie. now neutral characters still trying to do evil things). The spell system is very clunky and mistakes mean you don't get to use your spells or the game uses it incorrectly and you can't cancel. Multiplayer crashes a lot - when you can get back into the game, it inevitably locks up for everyone involved and you have to start over. While extra content is there, it is slow to be released and is mostly of the nickel and dime variety. Without at least one major expansion, the content in the base game will get stale quickly. Introducing major DLC also means introducing new bugs and glitches to your game.
Bottom line is this... For a discounted price, it's a nice bit of nostalgia for people who already know and play Talisman. I can't recommend multiplayer at this point, which is a huge disappointment. If you're new to the game, watch some Lets Play videos of the real thing instead... and if you're still keen on Talisman, give this a shot but know about the shortcomings beforehand.
For the average off the street gamer, I can't give this a reliable thumbs up until all the glitches, bugs, and network issues are fixed.