Hero Battle: The Super Hero Battle Game - Ever wonder what to do with all those #Super #Hero figures stuffed in a drawer? Now you can play the Hero #Battle #Board #Game.
Holy #boardgame fail, Batman! We can see how this is marketed more towards children than anything else, but wow. This thing is just. . . #ugh! So "ugh!" in fact, that it deserves a breakdown as to why we can't find words to describe our disappointment. So here we go:
Item 1: Intro video was terrible at depicting gameplay/anything. Kudos for effort, but next time put a little more effort in refining the video flow & animation.
Item 2: The use of an app as a replacement for the cards (if funded to the $58,888 mark) seems a bit redundant. If you're already charging people for a game, of which they're already supplying their own pieces (covered in Item 3) why would you market an app that would replace the most integral part if the ENTIRE game? All they need at this point is a couple of boards with a grid on them and they have almost the entire game without the artwork! We're not against apps that enhance gameplay, but we're NOT fans of apps that replace gameplay. #getyourheadoutofthescreen (not just yet. finish reading, then get your head out of the screen)
Item 3: The "boardgame" requires action figures that YOU the player already have lying around your house. There do not appear to be any filler action figures, meeples, or ANYTHING else that you can use in the event you don't have toys stuffed in boxes or at the bottom of your closet (or if all your action figures are in their respective packaging where they belong so as to preserve their integrity and their value so that one day you can sell them off to put your kids through college).
This game is not a terrible idea. I would definitely help those with kids, who don't play with the toys they have, get a bit more use out of them before it's all over. It would even be fun to place a GI Joe or Brett Favre down and watch them kick the crap out of The Silver Surfer or The Punisher. There's just better ways to put something out there. Give us a bit more than just, "USE YOUR OWN STUFF TO PLAY A GAME WE SELL!"
The campaign is only asking $8,888 (someone is a fan of 8). It's trending to only garner about $1,463. No danger of this hitting the shelves anytime soon. Maybe if this attempt fails, it will give the creators a chance to rework their approach. Let's hope so anyway. . .
We will be taking off Monday in observance for Memorial Day. We'll be back Tuesday for an new & exciting lineup!
Until next week, keep leveling up, #NERDS!
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