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Simone C.
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Nice review, but the comparisons seems a little off, how can you compare xia to mage knight? They are completely different games with different souls: MK is a german puzzle with a fantasy settings, Xia is an ameritrash freeform sci-fi adventure game, you underline how randomness is bad in xia and judge MK superior: of course, MK is a precalculated game where dice and randomness in resolution of the actions are near to 0, but zero narrative, zero emotions, all precalculated, if you like it then I agree with you, Xia isn't as good, but you are comparing apple with pears
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Mailok wrote:
but you are comparing apple with pears


If I wanted to purchase a fruit, then that comparison would be worthwhile.

The poster stated his biases, what he liked about MK and Xia, and why he compared the two. I found it to be a rather solid comparison on the metrics he listed.
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Jo Bartok
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Eclipse has nothing to do with this game. Don't be fooled aside the theme and space exploration there is not much in common. Eclipse is a euro and mostly about resource management and then some luck.

This game has flaws too but is a total different category of immersive!

It also plays a lot better than junkish MK.
 
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As for Engines, Shields, Weapons, let players decide if to use 2xD6 or 1xD12 etc.


p.s.: about expensive... take a look at Conan, Chutulu Wars... etc...
 
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very nice review. thanks
 
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I posted the review to the wrong BGG account. The review originally uploaded is now available here:

Xia - Legends of a Drift System a Pros and Cons Review

There is no change in the content. My apologies.
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