Re: Descent Journeys into the dark other Genres or similar g
Well, it sounds like the exact game you want is Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel. It's long out of print, but it seems possible to get on eBay... Pretty good minis for being mass market, a designer with street cred, and a tremendous mix of cooperative and competitive gameplay. It's just fabulous. There's also Doom: The Boardgame which is more readily available. Descent was pretty much a refinement of the Doom system, so I don't know if it would feel like a step back or not.