Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to your tabletop
A few weeks ago, I posted a bit of news that Horizon: Zero Dawn was coming to Kickstarter.
And today, much quicker than I expected, the project is live!
Steamforged games have taken on a huge task, turning a hugely popular open world video game into a tabletop experience.
To me, they are also taking on a huge gamble of putting up a project with minimal gameplay information. Dark Souls the Board Game, while beautiful, has mixed reviews as a gaming experience, and there was a vocal backlash about the game.
While I haven’t played Dark Souls, I don’t think the negatives were entirely warranted. While some mechanics can be simplified, this is always true. I think the real problem was the game was heavier than many people expected, especially for ‘non-board gamers’.
So why am I talking about Dark Souls and not Horizon? Because I don’t really know anything about the gameplay for Horizon.
There is a gameplay video coming soon on the Kickstarter page, but right now I can’t really tell you anything on the gaming experience. I am getting a Fallout vibe, though there is nothing to found this on.
I can tell you the mini-renders look amazing, and I have backed this for a mini painting extravaganza!
Steamforged has a history of making quality miniatures, and Horizon Zero Dawn looks like it will keep this tradition alive.
The bigger additions/add-on’s/expansions are pricey though. For a £100 board game, all of the add-on mechs cost an extra £170! That makes Horizon almostAUD$500 without shipping – quite a pricey undertaking.
I have backed the early bird pledge available today for £95, but that is with an eye on painting the game up. I most likely won’t be getting the add-ons, even though they look gorgeous, simply from a storage perspective.
That’s right, it’s not the cost that is making me hesitate – it’s where do I put them?
Check out Horizon Zero Dawn the Board Game yourself on Kickstarter, and let me know what you think!