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Subject: Star wars:rebellion vs risk?.. rss

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mikael mordai
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Will rebellion kick risks a**?...i heard alot of good stuff about risk so far but i think rebellion will win easily for me..
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I don't think they'll even be comparable. The new Risk game, while fun, was definitely meant for the mass market. Rebellion is looking to be very much a gamer's game.

So it depends on what you are looking for, but it seems like comparing a filet mignon to a happy meal.
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sigmazero13 wrote:

So it depends on what you are looking for, but it seems like comparing a filet mignon to a happy meal.


I really couldn't have put this better.
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Risk--snack
Rebellion--main course
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ROOM FOR BOTH on the shelf
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sigmazero13 wrote:
I don't think they'll even be comparable. The new Risk game, while fun, was definitely meant for the mass market. Rebellion is looking to be very much a gamer's game.

So it depends on what you are looking for, but it seems like comparing a filet mignon to a happy meal.


Though these are different games in the style and mechanics of play, it may come down to the enjoyment of the game. Which leaves a good chance that Star Wars: RISK could rise above Rebellion base on the enjoyment of the game.

Currently, Star Wars: RISK is doing well across the gaming community with all gamers alike. (Check the twitter hashtags and youtube)

We will see how big a splash Rebellion makes in the first quarter of 2016.
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I obviously can't compare to Rebellion, but when I compare Risk to other space games I like (Twilight Imperium, Xia, etc), it's definitely a lighter "snack". Enjoyable, and I think it's worth having, but it doesn't even come close to the fun factor I get from other games when I want something with more meat.

True, there will be some who will prefer the lighter fare of Risk over the heavier Rebellion. But I think most "gamers" will probably end up preferring Rebellion in the long run, even if they may play Risk a little more often (because it's much shorter and lighter).
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Access to customers should be taken into account, not just sales figures. "Star Wars Risk" I assume will have a very big exposure, with shelf loads of copies in major high street chains all over Christmas. I doubt I will ever see a physical copy of "Star Wars: Rebellion" in any bricks and mortar store, at least where I live. All my games of late have been online purchases.
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I assumed "kicks ass" means the better game not the one that sells the most. Frankly I don't care how many copies Risk sells. Why would any of us? If Risk sells more copies, good for it. Won't make me want it any more.

As long as Rebellion is...

1) Great as a stand-alone game
2) Sells enough copies for it to be supported with expansions.

...I'm happy.

Star Wars or not, Risk is not even on my radar.

P.S. I'm guessing Rebellion will be a butt-ton more fun than Risk.
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I've played R:SW, several times now. It proves a fun little diversion. I even played the 4-player with my son and two nephews. It's just right for their level (8-12 yrs).

SW:R on the other hand will be a game which will occupy the better part of grown men's minds from March '16--until the next SW bombshell hits.
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