Talisman: Prologue Premium Edition
Third party DRM: SecuromPlayfire Client required to download and play.
Premium edition contains:
- The Full Game
- A Windows Desktop theme
- Digital Soundtrack
Talisman is a game in which you take on the role of a heroic adventurer, building up your strength, wisdom, and wealth in a quest for glory. Talisman Prologue brings all the fun of the classic board game and more to the digital realm. Talisman Prologue is the first release in this exciting adaptation of the classic board game.
The legend begins with a single-player series of adventures designed to invite both veterans and newcomers to explore the land of Talisman. While multiplayer gameplay will be available in upcoming expansions, Talisman Prologue focuses on creating narrative depth through its single-player campaigns. The story unfolds as the player rolls dice to move around the outer, middle, and inner regions of the board. Each space will require the player to draw a card or resolve a special effect, leading your hero to encounter monsters, discover friendly followers, and gather treasure.
While Talisman Prologue uses the rules of the board game, there are some differences in the gameplay. The biggest new addition to the game is the introduction of quests. In the classic board game of Talisman, the goal is to reach the Crown of Command and claim it. In order to provide a varied, rich, and story-focused experience each time you play Talisman Prologue, you play one of fifty unique quests for each of its ten characters. The quests have goals that the player must complete in order to lead his hero to victory. You may be tasked with saving a damsel in distress, recovering a powerful artifact of legend, or fending off an immense horde of monsters!
In Talisman Prologue, you never have to wait your turn, but the turns still count for something. Finishing quests in as few turns as possible earns players between one and three Talisman tokens that rate your success. Learn the spaces on the board, get familiar with your weapons and followers, and make the most efficient use of your turns to get all three Talismans!
Whether you are a long-time fan of Talisman or new to this game of magical quests, Talisman Prologue offers the thrill of adventure to all comers.
No multiplayer?mahon | July 24, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »
While I have always been a big fan of the Talisman game, having played it countless times with many gaming friends, the thing is that what makes the boardgame shine is its multiplayer, social aspect.
Now what you get here is an accurate (well, even improved and expanded) recreation of the boardgame but it doesn't include... guess what? any multiplayer mode. No multiplayer, no bots, so it's just you and the game.
Not quite what I've been looking for. Just because Talisman has always been a game that shines when played with others (actually not even meant to be played solo), the game misses its mark a bit for me.
It's accurate, it's faithful to the original, it looks and plays well, but without being able to play with others (online multiplayer would be an excellent addition) it's merely slightly over average until the expansion is released.