Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Next in line

I think that next, I'm going to get a little more Culdcept Saga time in. Culdcept is a card and board game for Xbox 360, and it's strangely addicting. I think that the audience for a game like it is pretty limited—a certain subset of board game fanatics. The gameplay is slow and methodical, but pretty rewarding. There's a strong luck component, but tactics and deck construction are still more likely to be the defining factor in any match. A large portion of the game is the acquisition of new creatures for your army, new items to equip them with, and new spells to cast during battle. By that I mean getting new cards that let you do those things, which you assemble into a custom deck of exactly 50 cards to tailor your strategy for the next battle.

I'm pretty sure that anyone who reads that and hasn't played Culdcept Saga is going to be either pretty excited or pretty repulsed, and I'd guess that whatever your intuition after reading all that, it's probably correct. I finished about half of the campaign while waiting for Kane's Wrath to arrive, so I think I'll go back to that for a while. Then I'll probably move on to Crysis, unless Mass Effect or Assassin's Creed gets me first. I haven't had a ton of time to play games recently, but I try to squeeze some time in when I can to keep from going crazy...

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