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Chainsaw Warrior is a board game from Games Workshop. Most game companies stick with what they know. Where as Milton Bradley tried to delve into the realm of interactive video board games which became a fast dying fad from the mid-late eighties, Games Workshop seems to not be able to figure out if they’re a miniatures game company, a pen and paper RPG company and now apparently a board game company.
The game and gameplay
At a glance this game seems to be a lot of fluff like the days if Fireball Island and Power Barons, games which offered lots of pieces and neat ‘special effects’ but not much in the way of a solid game. This game seems to not deliver the hack and slash it promises.
In the year 2032, demons come to New York and wreak havoc and when they leave, they take the city back with them. As if New York is that great you just have to take it home with you?
Where many have died before you, trying to assault the Darkness, you have been chosen thanks to your special forces background. You have all the equipment you need to battle… by yourself… across a demonic alien landscape and break into the Darkness stronghold and defeat the malevolent force. All in a day’s work, right?Wrong, this solo board game gives you only an hour against the clock to complete your task!
Pros and Cons
Looking to kill an hour? This game is for you! Looking to take out the aggression from a hard day’s work? Once again this game is for you!
The game offers not much in the thought of strategy. If a board game had a side scrolling video game, this would be it!
A militaristic version of the child’s Snakes and Ladders game (call it “Shoots and Ladders”), Chainsaw Warrior just doesn’t offer too much in the way of Pros for it to be labeled a decent game.
As harsh as that sounds and it does sound rather harsh. If you’re looking for a substantial game, then Chainsaw Warrior isn’t the place to find it.
Chainsaw Warrior is not the greatest game out there. If you’re a miniatures nut then you may indeed enjoy some of the game pieces. However, once again good game pieces don’t make for a good game. In this Gamer’s opinion, a board game of this magnitude should include a multiple player option. Where as it is reminiscent of the old solitary D&D modules of the 70s, this game is just a reminder of the bad points in game history.