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Written by  :  Zorgob (27)
Written on  :  Sep 10, 2002
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
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Good, good, good.

The Good

I've played a lot of the "Hero Quest" board game, so this game is nothing new to me. It's basically a sci-fi version of HQ. But unlike "Hero Quest", THIS board game succeeded in converting to a computer game. The 3D fight scenes are fun to watch, and the enemies are nice and varied. The RPG and board game feels are never lost. There's plenty of strategy to consider ( for instance, you can use a scanner to see what enemies are ahead, but if you do, they will be alerted to your presence) and you'll need more then a little luck.

The Bad

The graphics in top-down view are pretty bad. Fights, based on randomly generated numbers, are inconsistent ( you can blast an orc with a missile launcher for hours without results if you're not lucky, but a pitiful goblin can kill your well-trained space marine with a laser if he's lucky). There's no health meter, so you can't tell if you're dying.

The Bottom Line

Really fun, but with flaws. Don't play it if you're really impatient. If you're patient, though, enjoy. 8\10