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Adam Fortney
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Does anyone have any first impressions yet? Looking to purchase, but very wary of licensed games...
 
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Ben Turner
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I've not played, but Beasts of War did a one hour long playthrough video with the designers a few months back.

Seemed like a fairly lack-lustre roll and move, roll and beat the card type of affair to me. The fact the game is packaged with the miniatures visible through a clear box front is pretty much a metaphor for what I imagine the main selling point of this game will be.

In short - looks like a pretty low decision, simple dice based game set in the world. Maybe if you have kids they'll enjoy it, and you'll enjoy the world it's set in? After getting excited about the minis, I'm sadly passing on this one.
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Michael Van Biesbrouck
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There's also some resource management. It does seem like it would be a bit repetitive.
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Seth Goodnight
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My girlfriend is a huge fan of the movie, and she was super excited to get ahold of it.

It's a roll and move with only a little bit of decision making and a dash of resource management. You will find times where you have to choose whether to face a known challenge or a new one. Moving and facing encounters as a group is interesting as well. It slows you down, but gives you a better chance to beat an encounter.

The miniatures are really nice, and I can't wait to get mine painted, and the goblin expansion looks really nice too. The board is quite nice as well.

In the end, it is a game for fans of the movie, designed by a true fan of the movie. Watch the play through, it's obvious the guy really loves the film. It won't get a lot of play, but I enjoyed it for what it is. It's light and easy to learn and probably great for kids.
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Enrique Dueñas
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I played only once, but I thought it was terrible.

Talisman without the expansions has already not enough decision making for my taste, but this feels like a "Talisman lite"... and that means that there's barely a game in here. It's a shame, really, because I'm a HUGE fan of the movie.

Just my personal opinion, of course!
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Adam Fortney
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Thank you to all who replied! I believe I've decided to pass (not that it matters much, as it's sold out most places anyway).
 
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Elijah
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Who would of thought, a license does not make a game great.
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David McLeod
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derp wrote:
Who would of thought, a license does not make a game great.


Thankfully I think the days of licensed games being guaranteed garbage are long behind us.
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Danny Stevens
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I like this game and I like the strategy side of it which I discuss here. Unlike Talisman this is a co-op game and the cooperation choices are interesting and thematic. Its still aimed to a younger audience but heading on to 60 I still enjoy it. It's also fast to play through which the light strategy touches are good for.
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