The game is relatively pricey although the components are nice and give you a basic starting force of 2 TIE fighters and 1 X wing and offer the tempting promise of being able to blast Luke Skywalker out of the sky. With additional ships available and the promise of forthcoming releases including the Millenium Falcon the game seemed worth a punt. Amazon is definitely your friend here as it can be several pounds cheaper online. I gather people [...by which I mean people with more money than sense!] are also buying several starter sets as this is a more cost effective way to build up a larger force of core ships and components.
Having finally gotten round to playing it, it seems it's not really that much like WoW after all. The game uses a rather chunky dial to plan moves and has some cardboard templates rather than the little WoW cards that inevitably slip around the table and lead to swearing and arguments. There is a simple but effective mechanism for handling the effects of complex manoeuvres [causing 'stress' which does generate an image of TIE pilots having some aromatherapy while tracking down Rebel Scum]. Ships are neatly distinguished by having different manoeuvre capabilities and individual pilots bring unique abilities... and of course there's always the simple pleasure of trying to shoot the R2 unit! Like a number of other games at the moment [SAGA, Bolt Action etc] it uses some game specific dice which come with the starter set but can of course be bought separately.
|Luke's X wing is neatly caught in the crossfire of 2 TIE fighters... of course he survives!!!|