The game is basically Ascension with a few twists:
- Instead of having one big deck there are two which you need to build before the game: One of the Villians (the ‘red’ cards in Ascension) and one with the Heros (‘white’ cards in Ascension).
- You are both playing against each other and the game. The Villians can win, in which case everyone loses. If the Heros win, then everyone gets a team win and the player with the highest victory point total gets the Individual win.
- The game can vary quite a bit. The Heros, Villians, Master Villian and his evil plot changes each game. This gives each game a much different feel. So it is less like Ascension this way and more like Dominion.
- The thing I like the least is the setup time. You need to build two decks of cards which takes a little time. More than I would usually want to for a game that’s likely to be 30-60 mins. I assume this will go quicker as I play this game a bit more.
Clearly the person who created this game looked at Marvel Heroes and took some of the better ideas (like the whole Master Villan bit).
Also the cards are made by Uppper Deck (who make trading cards) and they are of a good quality. The art is really nice.
So do I like it? I give it a very solid 8.5 out of 10. For me, that puts this game ahead of Ascension (which I play a lot on my IPad), but behind Dominion.
First, sorry for the long time between posts. My work schedule has changed and I’m trying to figure out when I can do things in my life. I had to stay up until the middle of the night to post this. Partly because this looks cool and partly it will force me to figure out when to do this besides the middle of the night.
Check out this game:
Super Heros and Ascension? Yea, I’ll get this.
Hopefully it will do better than Marvel Heros.
Lots of cool ideas in this game, but the rules never really quite worked out. I want to give this game another spin however.
Anyway, I don’t pre-order many boardgames, but this might be the expection. I’m really pumped for this and hope it plays half as nice as Tom says (because he is usually overly positive).
Still, looks good. Art is good. I’m there.