Pure party game. Usually ridiculously hard too. If we play it normal, there is no winning. You won't win. Ever. We picked all of the easiest monsters out and ran the game. Finally survived. We played normal with the house rule that wells restore 1 scar marker. Definitely made it easier, but I think we ended up with an insane boss and lost that too.
We love heroscape. I really wish they didn't stop making it. The only bad thing I can say is it takes near as long to set up as it does to play. We don't have a dedicated gaming area, so we can't keep a board set up. We have to build it and break it down with every game.
Good game. We like resource management games and pretty much all our games require some sort of random element. This does it... well for most of us. For some reason 1 of our group hates it and refuses to play it. Not cool.
A good starter game, but we don't really play it anymore. Guess theres usually too much ganking people and stuff. One of those game where the description tells you to get ready to upset all your friends.