Last week we had the pleasure of enjoying yet another fun fantasy flight board game, Gears of War. Just like its console cousin the game features 1-4 player co-op and plays very similar. The game system features missions that progress when certain criteria are met and has a unique ‘AI’ card system that keeps the enemy interaction interesting. Each mission has a different tile setup that adds to the replay value. The difficulty of the game is moderate and teamwork is crucial to survival, so if you have a teammate that’s more worried about picking up a gun rather than completing an objective you’re probably going to perish, horribly.
We started with be beginning mission that is designed to get players used to the system. Right at the beginning we were swarmed but between grenade and lancer sawing action we were able to pull through. We managed to make it to the end but a massive force of enemies appeared and steamrolled the group. Our first run wasn’t bad and I really enjoyed how the game played out. I would recommend the board game variant of Gears of War to anyone who can stand a little awesomeness!