Risk: Factions Review
Cartoonish graphics and a smart sense of humor give Risk: Factions some life, although play remains awfully close to the shallow, dice-dependent board game.
Positives: On a quick glance of the game you could easily been put off by its cartoony spin that has been put into the Faction side of risk but i have to say i am a convert. The factions part of risk is very well im... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Since anyone playing this game has undoubtedly tried their hand at the original board game, I won't bore you with the details. You play your pieces, roll your dice, and in general fulfill your goals. Risk: Factions' e... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
The Factions are great; there are 5: humans, cats, robots, zombies, and yetis. I of course, love the robots. Each Faction has a nice little intro as part of the very very short single player campaign mode. The videos are... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Opinion - I'm an avid Risk play for many many years and enjoy playing against both human and computer. However, the AI for every game I played were predictable, made stupid mistakes, and beatable after figuring out its ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Board games, like movie tie-ins, are just one of those things that often doesn't work in videogames. Risk: Factions, however, the latest adaptation of the classic board game from Electronic Arts, is one of the few except... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
First things first, if you don't like risk don't bother with this game. Whilst the the games 'faction' mode adds new maps and a couple of special abilities, it doesn't mess with the fundamentals. You still take it in t... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
The single player campaign is actually pretty good in the fact that it is mildly difficult and it teaches you in detail how to play risk and be ok at it. The problems come when you try to play online... which if you ar... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
"Risk" the board game was always a slightly irritating experience. As much as you may be the best tactician since Admiral Ackbar a simple roll of the dice could destroy all your well laid plans and see you retreating bac... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
I guess if you were going to update any board game for the console market, it may as well be Risk. It's not that online renditions of Kerplunk or Hungry Hungry Hippos couldn't work (actually, they probably wouldn't), it'... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
You can't do much with a video game based on dice driven board games. i.e. Monopoly, Sorry. I do however feel Risk is quite fun. When playing in classic mode, it plays just like the board game. Deploy your troops, roll ... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
I was excited about Risk coming to Xbox Live. I got even more excited seeing the funny new graphics, they were cute and right on the money. However, it was like getting served a nice meal, it smells good, looks good, but... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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