A five-minute-a-day war against the undead.
Blight of the Immortals, put out by Iron Helmet Games bills itself as an internet board game. With the speed of it however, most people would say it should be spelled bored. The game moves at a snails pace (intentionally) which can frustrate many people, but works well for other’s schedules. Very little can happen within 12 hours time, meaning that you can check the game twice a day and play for a few moments and get just as much as someone who is logged in constantly (like me).
The best thing of this game is the graphics. The maps look believable, the characters are wonderfully detailed, and the zombie versions of the characters blow everything else away. I spent at least an hour or more just looking for every different creature’s picture, and trying to find the zombie versions of each (that took a little while, since they weren’t all there in the beginning). It would be great if they were animated but *shrug* they’re still nice to look at.
The things is however, that when this game is bad, ITS BAD. In my first six person game, everyone else went inactive, to leave me trying to salvage the entire continent. Also, I personally think that a faster game would be nice, but that’s reserved only for playing subscribers. I’ve played for two months now, and never finished a game because people don’t stick around long enough to be able to win. It will most likely be better on the paid servers, but I didn’t think enough of the game to pay for it. Also, the AI for the zombies makes little sense to me and they gain units seemingly at random.
Overall, I would suggest registering for this game (you’ll need a google account), go into a game and look at all the pretty pictures. But for actually playing, I wouldn’t advise it.
Rating: (2 stars) mostly for art