Feb 1, 2013Simplistic and also with a great amount of depth. Meaning it's easy for players to get into, but also has enough meat and potatoes for hardcore players to spend many hours after the campaign to better refine their strategy.
During the journey of the afterlife, the player will encounter just the right amount of new mechanics that it never gets boring, but also never feels overwhelming. It has an excellent learning curve with a few potential difficultly spikes depending on your skill level, but feels that much more rewarding once the player has overcome such obstacles. The dialog is also something to mention as it is quite funny most of the time by either making old movie references or breaking the forth wall. After the Campaign, multiplayer is where you'll refine your skills either locally, online normal/ranked or asynchronously(play by mail basically). Async is particularly nice if you happen to have a windows phone or windows 8 tablet as it lets you play one turn and send it to your opponent, then come back hours later to see how your opponent responded to your actions.
With 30+ multiplayer maps specifically design(and well balanced so far) between 2, 3 and 4 players, there's a ton of game for just $15. Highly recommended … Expand
Feb 1, 2013Skulls of the shogun's simplicity yet the dept offers itself open for a a newcomer like myself to pick up and play. The user interface offers every move you can make with prominent button prompts every time you take control of you units. The games’s story mode introduces different stages and scenarios against enemy units. This mode can be approached by new comers and learn the game’s basic mechanics and objectives. Multiplayer offer a turn based strategy game at its finest with async or online multiplayer. Every move counts in Skulls multiplayer. This game's cross platform multiplayer mode is seamless and very good version of the game all around.… Expand
Feb 12, 2013This game is just solid fun. It has enough depth to make the hardcore happy but is easily accessible by new players. The humor is definitely there.
This game feels like it takes whatever made castle crashers fun and woven it in wax on and wax off style.
The online lobby system needs more work. It took me a minute last night to figure out you have to keep searching to find a game..don't just let the search idle.
Also the game is new and not many people are playing it online yet. Xbox definitely needs to advertise this game.
Have run into a couple glitches like where at the start of the match the game ends quickly and the host automatically wins. I'm assuming this will be corrected. This game is a blast. You owe it to yourself as a gamer to have this.
Oh and it has asynchronous play; so you can play turn based against other Xbox players, windows 8, and windows phone 8 players....that's just sweet.… Expand
Feb 13, 2013Turn-based strategy given the "Angry Birds" treatment. Simple fun with limited depth (I'm perplexed how other reviews claim otherwise). Single-utility units and single digit math. If you're a fan of the genre, this is a dumbed-down incarnation that might provide a few hours of entertainment. Strictly for novices of strategy games or light-hearted fun with friends.