Fans of card games or board games may be curious to try this game out. There
isnt a lot to the game. You have a HQ, characters, power-ups, and actions. You
lay them all on the board and they do battle. Whoevers HQ takes the most damage
is declared the loser.
You use hexes (eight-sided tiles) on a small board. You only get 2 new tiles
each turn, and to initiate combat, someone needs to draw a combat tile and use
it. The game mechanics are bit more complex however. Direction, melee vs range,
actions, and the order of combat are all separate parts that determine who gets
to attack what. I know that in one game we went into combat and my guys didnt
do anything, we just took four hits in a row. Anyone thinking they could jump in
and play will be mistaken, as this game is about knowing the rules and tactics.
The app itself doesnt look stellar, but at least the game runs smoothly. You
do get a tutorial walkthrough, and the game does provide a nice info tool to
actually read what each hex does. There is even a guide that briefly explains
the back-story and further explains the gameplay.
The look of the game may not be appealing to some, and learning the complex
rules of a small, cramped game may not sound like a ton of fun. But if youve
ever wondered what it would be like to play a table-top, card, and board game at
the same time, this may finally be your chance.
Final Rating: 69%