We come to another Wednesday, fellow gamers, and to yet another review I have posted over at EN World News. With yesterday’s announcement and release of the new online version of the Adventure Tools: Monster Builder by Wizards of the Coast, I could hardly resist taking the opportunity to do my weekly review about this new application.
Regretfully, the new online app was a complete disappointment, and lacked many of the features and functionality of its offline predecessor. For more details about the Adventure Tools: Monster Builder, as well as the response from the D&D 4E Community, you can head over to EN World and read my full review by clicking the link below:
I had honestly hoped that the DDI content team had learned from the tumultuous release of Character Builder and would not make the same mistake twice. Regretfully, that was not the case. Although Trevor Kidd makes a good argument for this current release to be nothing more than an assist for the Virtual Tabletop beta test, the damage to WotC’s reputation was certainly not enhanced by what appeared to many 4E gamers to be an unfinished and poorly designed program.
I look forward to seeing the finished and complete version of the online Monster Builder – although I do have some concerns about how much storage I will be allowed to use for my customized critters – hope it has functions which make it far superior to the original version. I guess only time will tell…
So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming!
So what did you think of the new Monster Builder when it came out? Was it as you expected from the email announcement, or did you have different expectations? Do you feel that an online version of Monster Builder is a good idea, or do you prefer to have it as an app on your local machine?
As always, your feedback and comments are most welcome here!