Play Time (Goof): 30-90 minutes
Developers: Greater Than Games & Handelabra Games
You may have noticed a menu on The Goof Review’s website labelled ‘App Reviews’ which has largely gone unchanged over the past year. I’ve had every intention to review some digital board games however haven’t had the time to flesh out a full review. I’ll get to it, I promise. But my focus has been on keeping TGR focused on the games which actually hit the table and not just the ones you play while waiting in line or sitting on the loo.
Having said all that.
This week I’ve found myself travelling across the country to Perth in Western Australia for family reasons, which hasn’t left a lot of time to sit around a table together playing games. Instead, I’ve spent my dunny time, as well as plane travel and those few moment I get to myself before going to sleep, playing digital board games. I’ve played a few rounds of games like Ticket to Ride and Star Realms, but the one I’ve been playing the most is Sentinels of the Multiverse.
Enter – An App in a Snap.
Today I thought I’d follow the Games at a Glance format (or what my partner creatively refers to as GAAG) to give you a quick glimpse into the good and the bad about the Sentinels of the Multiverse app.
Spoiler Alert – I love this game.
If you’ve ever played Sentinels of the Multiverse on the table, you’ll know the basics. Superheroes go up against a Super Villain in a hostile environment – sometimes with dinosaurs (dinosaurs are cool. Just in case you didn’t know). Seriously, this game is awesome. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the quintessential superhero tabletop game.
While the tabletop game has a multitude of different powers, effects, damage types, and other additions and reductions to damage which can get out of hand; the app form tracks it for you, and calculates the damage done prior to confirming your attack which serves to streamline things.
The music has me humming along in the background, and they’ve done an excellent job on the visuals. It really gets you pumped as you make hard choices and try to take down the big bad dude/dudette.
I feel like the game jumps right into the action. While this can be viewed as a positive, it also takes a certain level of understanding for granted. If you don’t know the game overly well, I imagine it’d get confusing. It doesn’t stop and give you time to look over the cards or the way the villain plays before things start happening.
I really don’t like playing more than one character. It’s just not my thing. I feel like the game was designed for you to fully embrace a single character and the way you want to play them. The app has a minimum of three characters required for each game. I mean sure, you could play online, and a couple of my mates have the game, but you don’t always want a group chat open when you’re in the bathroom (I think I use my phone too much on the toilet…)
If you like the tabletop game, get the app for those times when you can’t get mates around for a gaming sesh. If you don’t know the game, it’s still worth getting but expect to have to spend some time working things out.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go to the bathroom.
Download the Sentinels of the Multiverse app HERE
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Find the tabletop version below on Amazon.