Talisman: The Horus Heresy – Final Days

I am late to the party again but…

Talisman: The Horus Heresy leaving Steam on 22nd June

Sad to see that Talisman: The Horus Heresy will be crossing the river Styx to join Grid and Marvel Heroes. At least like Grid, Talisman: The Horus Heresy can still be played once you own the game.

It is a fun digital board game. I only played single-player against the AI, but I still found it good fun. It is not the smartest AI, and sometimes it would do something down right stupid, but I still can only win about 50% of the games.

Having never played Talisman before, I got both Talisman: Digital Edition and Talisman: The Horus Heresy and was hopping between the two. Talisman: Digital Edition is great, but Talisman: The Horus Heresy, well… it’s Warhammer 40,000!

It feels great to take part in the galaxy shattering event that is The Horus Heresy. Where Talisman: Digital Edition feels like the ever changing fantasy mini-RPG, Talisman: The Horus Heresy feels more like a galactic civil war strategy game. Similar mechanics, but feels very different.

The whole relentless fighting across the galaxy atmosphere, is boosted by the great soundtrack composed by Mattias Westlund. He also composed the soundtrack for Talisman: Digital Edition, but his works for Talisman: The Horus Heresy are more impressive in my opinion (Warhammer 40k bias?). Talisman: The Horus Heresy also has the grandest, most awe inspiring, galactic war victory music in all of gaming history! Alright, I got carried away. Out of all the games I have played, it has the best end game music ever. For some strange unknown reason, this end game music is not on the official soundtrack.

As fun as it is, Talisman: The Horus Heresy is marred by a few bugs. I have only encountered one bug, but it cripples the affected character. Fans of Ferrus Manus better stay away from this game. With the game going away for good, it looks like these bugs are here to stay.

Although I don’t play the game online, looking at the online games list never shows anyone playing. So, if you are planning on some multiplayer goodness, make sure you have friends with the game. The developers have said that the online functionality will stay up, but who knows how long that will be for.

If you do decide to get Talisman: The Horus Heresy in these final days, make sure to get the complete bundle. The extras do add good variety to the game. Just don’t expect it to be as large as Talisman: Digital Edition. It is not a game for everyone, but it is a game for those that have a strong desire to say…

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