Reviews for Talisman: Digital Edition
I swear, if one of you steals my pack mule one more time...midgetjacks | Sept. 29, 2014 | See all midgetjacks's reviews »
I'm gonna get this right out of the way, I think Talisman is a bad game. So why the high score? Well, it's complicated, almost in that way that only Avril Lavigne can express. If I'm sitting down at a table to play a game that's going to last a few hours, Talisman is one of the last games I'd want to play. It takes forever, there's lots of cards and things to juggle that just drag it out further, you're basically rolling the dice and then maybe rolling them again, and it's really easy for the game to become lopsided due to some bad luck.
With that being said, I will gladly play this version. Okay, maybe gladly is the wrong term. It abuses me, over and over again, yet I keep coming back. Maybe one day I'll win, I think, maybe one day I will be the one stealing everything from everyone else. I, of course, am always wrong.
The reason I keep coming back is that while the game part is limited, playing with friends creates stories. Once I was the worst knight ever, incapable of defeating simple thugs, but could gamble like no other, unless I was getting in fights with drunken farmers, and losing. Or another time I was a priest, or maybe a monk, I can't remember. But anyway, as this holy character, I spent half the game within sight of the monastery where I began, losing repeatedly to a dastardly boar. I've been turned into a toad countless times by a shady vendor who deals in spin-the-wheel type magic. And I have never been able to hold onto a pack mule for longer than three turns before having it stolen. Every game creates a new, strange, but always memorable character story, if you let it.
If you want a balanced game, you should look somewhere else. If you're looking for something skill based, this will infuriate you, over and over again. But if you have a few hours to kill, and some friends to play with, and want to have a dumb romp through a fantasy setting while rejoicing in the highs of having everything come up shiny, or swearing as your big, bold knight fails to slay a lethargic giant rat, this just might be what you're looking for.
Not Quite Hearthstone But Good EnoughSciazs | Jan. 22, 2014 | See all Sciazs's reviews »
As per the title, if you're in the same position as I am, eagerly and anxiously waiting for your Hearthstone beta key, then this game is the one for you to tide things over. The game has some great gameplay and none any cards feels overpowered in anyway.
This game brings a total nostalgia feel reminiscent of my days playing Magic the Gathering, though not as in-depth but equally satisfying and fun nonetheless. The price may be a bit of a stretch for some but for fans of the genre, this is definitely a great catch.