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Hello again! This is the 11th article of this sort, in which I briefly tell you what I like and don't like about a game, so I can share my views. I don't explain any rules here and some of my points may be lost on people who don't know anything about a game - so this should be your second or even third stop when reading reviews.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the reading!

I love the movie and the graphic novel, and these were the main reasons for getting the game (it took me a year to finally find and buy it). The cards reinforce it strongly with pictures from the movie and the card names which are usually quotes.

I do enjoy this game a lot. It doesn't take much time, plays intensively and, what can I say, it is enjoyable to kill hordes of enemies or elite warriors holding their ground.

The units are all fine. The dice are ok. The cards... well, some people said they are too thin for their own good - not an issue with me, not at the moment, anyway. What I have an issue with though is the board - the mountains there don't look especially good (more like brown paper) and there is a lot of space which is not being used, making the board a bit big for such a game. Plus, the board from my copy doesn't fold too well and there's a gap between the board pieces when it's set up.

Dice hate me, so a mechanic based on them will generally get a "-" from me. Mind you, it doesn't bug me that much in 300. The game is still fun, but I do swear a lot when I roll 6 dice and get a sum of 12. The cards allow you to sometimes make that less of an issue, but I do find it extremely irritating at times. The rolls are usually what makes a victory here.

MY RATING: 7 (7.5)
Overall - time spend with this title is usually a very enjoyable 30 minutes. The fans of the movie and graphic novel should get it if they are not bugged by the fact it's just rolling dice with some strategy. I know I'm not, which is why my rating is a half point higher. I love getting back to this game and duking it out in the general Hot Gates area...
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