Write a review of Blight


#1

Anybody want to write a 500 word review for Blight of the Immortals for

Write it, post here or email me, and I will forward it on to them!

You could make it a community effort if you like. Write it collaboratively here.


#2

What kind of review are we talking about? Are you looking for an actual “review”, or something more along the lines of the game introductions/descriptions I’m seeing over there?


#3

Probably the same as what they have over there. They asked me for it.

A lot of them do read like real reviews.


#4

"Blight of the Immortals is a cooperative strategy/CCG hybrid that gives new meaning to “real time.” Players take command of Blight’s six unique races and assemble custom decks with heroes and units that help aid in the the fight against the undead. Orders are given and carried out in real time, but movement and combat takes hours, not minutes. With mechanics that are easy to learn, and strategies that are tough to master, Blight of the Immortals is a great game for casual and hardcore gamers alike. The game is free to play, and while there are in game purchases, the features unlocked keep the game well away from being pay-to-win.

Blight of the Immortals also features an extensive single player campaign that can be unlocked through a subscription fee, or players can play a handful of single player maps for free that rotate monthly.

If you’re a patient gamer who loves deep strategy games and a very friendly and supportive community. Blight of the Immortals will be perfect for you."

How many words is this? Maybe it’s just a start?


#5

Thanks thanx! Thats a great start. I’ll have a look at it soon, finish it off and send it.


#6

Nice start! I’m working on a draft; I’m going to shamelessly steal some of this to supplement what I’ve already got. I’ll have it up tonight sometime after dinner.


#7

Thanks DrBwaa, really appreciate it!


#8

Going to be later tonight, but it’s coming along great! Expect my next post around 1am pacific time. :smiley:


#9

I’m not totally satisfied with this, but 500 words just isn’t very much room! I feel like I’m still failing to communicate what makes the game so fun. Hopefully it’s at least a useful draft.


Blight of the Immortals is a cooperative strategy board game/CCG hybrid that gives new meaning to the label “real time.” Players lead the six Mortal races of Alundria in a desperate war against the Immortals: zombies, reanimated by the titular Blight. The orders you give to your forces will be carried out over the course of the next hours or days. Check in as often as you like, to respond to the movements of the Immortals. It’s not a game where success requires constant attention; once or twice a day is plenty—but you may still find yourself checking in every hour, just in case.

Between games, players amass personal collections Hero Cards: special units that are deployed in-game to unleash unique abilities.

Gameplay

Before a game begins, each player assembles a custom deck of Heroes using cards in their collection. Heroes can have tremendous impact all game long, so building the right deck requires as much forethought as any other decision in the game.

When the game starts, units begin carrying out their orders immediately. As it takes hours for your army to move from one town to the next, careful planning is paramount. Where will the zombies go while you’re at work? Set your forces in motion carefully, as one careless order in the morning could sentence a village to a certain death that evening. Any fallen civilians (or soldiers) will soon begin rising as zombies themselves, so early containment is crucial.

You’ll have to coordinate with your Mortal allies to decide which towns are worth saving, and which are too difficult to defend. Sometimes you don’t have the strength to meet a horde on the field of battle, but a Human ally’s Dragonhelm Knight can draw the Immortals away while you muster a defense. Players can also freely trade resources, so if you lack the Gold to hire the army you need, perhaps a Goblin ally could be convinced to give you a loan.

Single Player

Blight of the Immortals also features an extensive single player campaign for each race, unlocked through a subscription fee. Individual scenarios are available for free on a rotating basis. The single player mode dispenses with the real-time nature of the multiplayer game, instead letting the player choose how far to advance the clock at each step. The single player campaigns are valuable practice not just for multiplayer, but also for the weekly tournaments, which provide a large payout in Hero Coins (the out-of-game resource used to buy Hero Cards) for the best scores on a given scenario.

Summary

With mechanics that are easy to learn, and strategies that are tough to master, Blight of the Immortals is a great game for casual and hardcore gamers alike. The game is free to play, and while in-game purchases are offered, they steer well clear of pay-to-win territory. If you’re a patient gamer who loves deep strategy games and a very friendly community, Blight of the Immortals will be perfect for you.