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Marvel Villainous Announced
Dominate the Marvel universe as an iconic comic book villain! Each villain follows a unique path to victory; each uses different abilities to face other villains and mighty heroes from across the universe. Choose Thanos, Hela, Ultron, or two other villains to be announced soon and fulfill your dark destiny!
On the Marvel end... eh. I stopped reading superhero comics almost 30 years ago because the majority of it felt played out to me. I've now been through two dozen Marvel films and feel very little compulsion to ever see another one (I haven't even seen Endgame.) Been there, done that. I'll gladly keep following the Disney game (I think the inclusion of Steamboat Willie and the art approach they've used for him is kinda brilliant), but I really don't have much interest in Thanos, et al.
Jackwraith wrote: I love Villainous, despite not really being a Disney person. But I have yet to convince almost anyone among my various gaming groups that it's a worthwhile endeavor. I think it suffers from the Root problem, which is that people are paying so much attention to what they have to do that they're not really getting a feel for what other people are doing, which leads to it being derided as "multiplayer solitaire" and/or makes people feel like someone won without anyone else able to affect that victory, and so on. If you can get people to play multiple games, you get over that hump, but getting the same people to play one game (of anything) is an ongoing challenge.
I've only played Villainous one time, but felt no compulsion to play it more or go out and get it. My issue with it was precisely that it's kind of hard to accurately gauge who's close to winning unless you've played a bunch, and even then your only way of interacting is by the "take that" cards which is one of my least favorite ways of resolving player conflicts. The shared board and visible scoring track in Root at least give you a bit more to talk about and interact with when it comes to the other players, even if you're new.
Adding Marvel into the mix isn't going to suddenly change my mind either, most likely.
That being said, I think rebranding the game with Marvel villains is a very smart bit of marketing cross-pollination. I would fully expect a Star Wars version to come out next year.