Greetings once again, fellow gamers, and I hope that you are enjoying the change of the seasons into the awesomeness of Fall where ever you may be! Here in the Lands of the Wolverine, trees are turning stunning colors, the weather has turned cool and pleasant, and the month rolls on toward Halloween. Admittedly, we do get the occasional rain showers, but this has got to be one of my favorite times of the year to enjoy the outdoors.
This week, I have another weekly installment of my EN World Review column, and I’m taking a look at the new D&D game app for Facebook, Heroes of Neverwinter. by Atari. I wish I could say I’m excited about this new way to play D&D 4E, but for the second time this year, Atari has given us a pathetic interpretation of our favorite game, choosing to re-invent it for reasons known only to their developers.
To read a full version of my review, click on the link below and head over to EN World and check out all the details about this game app:
One thing I simply fail to understand about WotC and Hasbro when it comes to these computer games is where is the quality control? Who is in responsible at WotC to make sure that when they hand out the D&D license, the program that come back is going to be at least reasonably accurate to the game system. First Daggerdale, and now Heroes of Neverwinter, have been produced by Atari this year, and are terrible re-inventions of our favorite hobby. Does WotC just sign over all editorial rights when they offer their license up to a company like Atari? Is no one concerned that a game which old edition players have denounced as too much like a video game cannot be accurately made into a video game by the programmers who develop the projects?
Honestly, I have never been a big app player on Facebook, and I certainly won’t be wasting my time playing this app online. To me, it just feels like a slap in the face to any D&D 4e fan looking for something fun to play that will be like their favorite pastime. I think I’ll stick to Bejeweled and Angry Birds on my tablet any day over Heroes of Neverwinter if I really feel like killing some time.
So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming!