Larry was busy making War Room, @Hunter:
Can someone tell me why we needed this? I would really like to know. I would buy it for the sculpts if we get any new ones besides the zombies.
Better than the brand being dead IMO.
I could be wrong though (I’m saving my temper tantrum until we get more info on the game), which is why I haven’t voted in the poll.
especially ones that don’t involve the original designers or creators.
Larry’s gone, man. He’s moved on from A&A to make War Room as a new take on the WW2 Genre.
(Un)fortunately, the A&A brand is with Avalon/Wizards, meaning we still get new A&A games.
…The downside of course, is that we’re stuck with gimmicks like this mess for the time being.
I think this above sums up just about everything. Yeah, it’s total rubbish. “Gimmick” is the perfect word. It reminds me of the video game Dino D-Day where US soldiers would fight an unholy alliance of Nazis and genetically engineered dinosaur clones. The best review of the game that I read, and the one that sums up this game, was something like “once you stop giggling after about 2 hours at the absurdity of the premise, you’ll be perpetually bored each time you log on.”
But at the same time, it’s interesting that there’s at least a spark of life in the A&A franchise. Is it a bit too on the nose, though, that the theme here is the undead? “Yeah A&A is basically dead, but we can have it come back with the shell of what made it great.”
In any case, this might be the start of something.
Looking forward to:
Axis & Allies: Twilight
50 Shades of Germany: Axis & Allies Kinky Edition
Axis & Allies: Tide Pod Blitz!
Axis & Allies: Disney Princesses
Axis & Allies: Dank Memes Kamikaze Assault
Axis & Allies: North Africa