Talisman is excellent if you liked the board game from back in the day... of course, haters of DLC won't appreciate that there are a bunch already existing and a new one (The Highlands?) just came out.
I try to catch the DLC on sale, and I really liked Frostmarch and Reaper...
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I played the board game as a kid, and picked up the base digital game during Steam's Xmas sale. I'd say there are a few minor design issues:
1) Default options are set to make the end game painfully long (fixable in the options, but changes don't apply to current game, so your first game might be frustrating to wrap up depending on RNG)
2) Game rolls in some cases even where it's not necessary. "Auto-kill/Auto-lose" options exist if base stats guarantee a specific outcome, but if a roll is required the game requires both rolls, even if the encounter is automatically resolved on the first party's roll. E.g. if you're Str 9 going against Str 5 there's no auto-kill - you roll a 6 and are guaranteed to win, but the animation will play out the opponents roll as well, which gets old pretty fast even on higher speed settings.
And there are at least two bigger issues:
1) AI is really hit or miss. Devs have acknowledged that the logic tree for decision making is deceptively complex, which I believe, but sometimes AI goes for the kill and uses skills effectively (it does pretty reliable seem to use spells effectively), but sometimes it dithers inexplicably. I've seen AI opponents run around with the Hag for half the game, whereas for any competent player ditching the Hag is a pretty high priority.
2) Multi-player connectivity has improved, but last I played it was still prone to dropping the guest connection. Because rounds are timed, if you do drop, the AI will take over. In a tight game that could be the difference between winning and losing, esp. if it happens repeatedly.
And obviously the real money for them is not the base game but the DLC. But I will say they've done a great job with what they've put out - game still needs some tweaks and fixes, but on the whole it works well with good fidelity to the original. If the Insomnia sale hadn't happened I probably would have invested my birthday money into picking up 1-2 of the DLC for that game instead.
Anyway, yeah, this was probably off-topic for the thread ><