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mezike wrote: MicroMacro Crime City . . .
So this is kind of like a Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective but visual? That's kinda cool. My family has been doing escape the room kinds of mysteries so this might be a good fit. We like puzzles as much as games for family time.
Anyone have deep experience with this? I can't find much on it anywhere, and the demo on their web site won't function for me.
For the demo you need to look for the murder victim and then figure out where they came from, who the murderer is, what the murder weapon was, and where they are now. You only need to look at the map in order to figure all of that out. It's a fun diversion but this definitely does not look like a "gamers" game.
My wife also wanted to paint the Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps minis, so I preordered the full set for her for the holidays, at her request. It's all a bit ironic because her first foray into minis painting--which was good but she wasn't entirely happy with it--was Space Hulk, which never got finished and has never been played. Plus, she bought a second copy on the thinking that she might do better a second time (and she'd understandably enough maimed some of the minis removing them from the sprues).
Why would someone get this who already owns and enjoys NEMESIS ( and pledged for the upcoming LOCKDOWN sequel ) ? This is a pure co-op as well as more of a "bug hunt" as Hudson once said vs suspense/exploration . Thematically its a licensed game version of ALIENS whereas NEMESIS is arguably more closely related to ALIEN. If you just want to kill stuff, this may be more your speed than the semi co-op of the other game which while it has combat, is more quest/treachery oriented, although it too has a pure co-op mode.
The base game has 4 double sided boards, half a dozen of the movie characters, and assorted weapon/item cards. There are tokens for crates, computers, spawn points and blip tokens, which appear to operate similar to the ones in SPACE HULK. There are a half dozen or so scenarios, which can be played standalone or as part of a linked campaign.
The large expansion GET AWAY FROM HER YOU BITCH has a beefed up Ripley character, Bishop ( both intact as well as mangled ) , an Alien queen model, and more item cards. It also has a Power Loader model with Ripley inside. It also has four more double sided boards that appear to depict the cargo bay area on the drop ship.
The smaller expansion, ULITIMATE BADASSES has the rest of the characters from the movie .
Component quality overall is pretty good, as one would expect from GF9. The cards and rules have stock photos from the movies with all the well known quotes. If you get the whole shebang its just over $100, so its not cheap, a little less than the NEMESIS base game.
The only flaw IMO is that the models must be snipped from the sprues and assembled. Most are only 2-3 pieces each plus a base ( with the characters name etched in, a nice touch). A few are more complex, such as the Queen at 12 pieces. It does come with diagrams. Apparently you can buy them pre assembled for an extra fee. Once assembled I may have to get some foam or something - there are no model specific inserts.
Couldn't agree more, I have those six titles and while the WWE game doesn't see much play (2-player which I don't usually have the numbers for) they all had interesting, different and maybe even unique rules that integrated with the theme for the time they game out - most are still great to play now.
Michael Barnes wrote: They really hit paydirt with Spartacus, Firefly, and ST:A. Even their tier 2 was solid with Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, and that forgotten WWE game. But between Doctor Who and this (both, notably, designed by the same person) they seem to be content to hope that mediocrity will carry a branded title.