So we played Crisis coop for the first time last night and randomly handed out the Crisis heroes. One person got Batman, but we all puzzled over how his ability would ever be good. He lets a player discard their cards and draw again, but one less.
Has anyone played with Batman and found instances where that's useful?
I think it's basically just always having a Batmobile available. I've always found Batmobile to be great in the early rounds when you have the vulnerabilities come up more often and to cycle through to the good cards faster, but it's usually the first card to go once I've trashed my starters.
he can be extremely useful. Especially if other people have had a bunch of weaknesses in their deck or if they get a hand which is mostly starter cards.
It helps you cycle through your deck a bit faster. Granted it's a bit situational and you have to talk it out a bit but it can be very useful.
You also have to remember that some/most crisis games can get a bit long and you will likely end up with some pretty big decks each after a while, so this will help you when one of the players you are playing with just do not have a good hand at all. It's basically assuming that you will draw a much better hand then you got rid of.
I hadn't acctualy thought about this till now but if there are say 4 of you and 3 have the right cards in your hand to complete a crisis then this ability is great to give a second chance for the remaining player.
We banned Crisis Batman and Crisis Cyborg from competitive play since it is so easy to F-up someones turn/deck compared to most other Oversized heroes that give you a benefit directly (even FE oversized villains don"t mess with other people on your turn).
I would also be concerned with Crisis Aquaman playing Forever Evil due to his ability to give Weakness to other players that he gains from the Bizzarro Power card.