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Descent: Legends of the Dark Review – A New Kind of Dungeon Crawler

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20 Comments

  1. I LOVE this game! We have been having a blast and are playing tonight!

  2. i love gloomhaven and too many bones. so i should buy descent 😀

  3. Hey! When is Arkham Horror The Card Game Part 2 coming out?!!? Great video!

  4. Never played a descent game and bought this. Heard nothing but negatives since. Thanks to this review I'm looking forward to playing it again.

  5. Only 17 scenarios?? Does anyone else feel thats pretty low considering the price tag? Hm

  6. I clean my sink every week, thank you very much.

  7. This is a very, very good review not just because I needed a little confirmation bias after watching Tom Vassals Dice tower review but because its super thorough. I bought this game without even hesitating because I love dungeon crawlers, fantasy flight and app driven games. I like games essentially. But when I heard this was mansions of madness meets journeys in middle earth with a much more developed app I was pretty much "Yes please". I haven't played the game yet its still sitting on my shelf but my wife and I are very stoked after watching your review and washing away that Dice Tower review taste ie; tell me what i want to hear. Thank you. I am little discouraged by that bit surrounding the rules at the end. It's all small potatoes to me I look forward to playing thanks again for the review. PS: I like the art alot I dont get the haters at all on that.

  8. The expose joke. Scathing.

    Honestly I was surprised by this one after other recent reviews. I just can't see myself dealing with this one, even if it would be right up my alley otherwise. A $150 paperweight one day isn't appealing to me either.

  9. It looks cool for sure and don’t really care here or there for the app – but for $180 I can’t see buying it to basically pay for the development of said app and with 3D printing options out there and how phenomenal it’s become, cardboard paper terrain seems like a beginning tier in a Kickstarter project rather than an all-in idea.

  10. Thoroughly enjoyed this review. Even if I never end up getting/playing the game, watching this was time well spent 😊

  11. I think a lot of the “1” reviews on BGG are only because the game is app-based, and there are some fanatical app-haters out there in the community. But while I like being the “Dungeon Master” in a game like Dungeons & Dragons, I always felt like the job of controlling the monsters in a boardgame isn’t quite that interesting. So I am happy that an app can replace that. Although for my tastes there could have been more voice-over for the narrative part. Unless you project the app on a TV, everybody huddling around the phone/tablet to read the story isn’t great for more than 2 players.

  12. Re why it is getting some hate, Ifeel this game has several barriers to entry. It's art style is not universally popular, it is expensive and it has an app which it seems to lean on heavily. Rating it without playing it is bonkers. Im not a fan of app based games but they are here and can be fun to play

  13. such a different review from Tom Vasel… the thing is, Tom admittedly loves dungeon crawlers with quite a few in his top 20, and from I can tell this is not you favorite genre … probably not even top 5 genre.

  14. Great review! I guess my final concern is FFG’s history of not putting much additional content for their app-based games, but this looks like a game for me.

  15. Wait – what's wrong with living rulebooks?

  16. Thanks for the review.

    The reasons this game got so much hate on BGG are not "bad game " and I disagree with the logic the people should not complaint about the price if they are spending 200-300 $ on kickstarter games.

    This should have been a sign for FFG .This is actual customers giving feedback about the perceived value of a game, a thing most consumers do not inform you about, they rather simply – do not buy the game.

    And as you can tell, I agree with those people on some points:

    1. That price for a chore box is waay too much. A typical KS has much more stuff (heroes, minis, bells and whistles etc .) for that kinda money.
    2. Its Descent, but nobody can use their heroes from Descent 1st and 2nd ed. Stab in the back. " Fuck you,loyal customers! – and your money that you already gave us"

    3. App that is the game. If I want to play a game on an app, I'll play a dungeon crawler on the PC.

    Oh and I hope I concluded correctly that since the App it what's driving the game, there is no way of making our own scenarios as the game itself does not have an AI mechanism?

    Nice review again! I'll get this one only after and if I can get it second hand. It does not seem to be worth the money.

  17. This may be wlone of the best board game reviews I have ever watched! Smart and engaging throughout! Thank you!

  18. The whole "trope" thing is overblown. D&D – the largest fantasy game, is obviously full of tropes because it generated them. So what? I don't want the wheel reinvented, I just want a really good wheel. I'm still waiting for a game that has Elves the way they were in the Tolkien books – would I care if there were? No, not if the gameplay is fun…

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