March 1, 2016 by dracs
It’s time to once again save the DC universe from Crisis as Cryptozoic will be releasing the third Crisis Expansion set for the DC Deck Building Game tomorrow!
This set is compatible with the rest of the DC Deck Building Game sets and brings with it two new unique modes of cooperative play, new oversized character cards, including the debut of the Suicide Squad as playable characters, and, most excitingly for me, 14 impossible mode Crime Syndicate villains.
The Crime Syndicate are the dark reflection of the Justice League from another universe (because comics have a lot of those) and each member is a twisted version of our familiar heroes, such as the brutal and manipulative Owlman or the dictatorial Ultraman. They’re a set of villains I rather like as it is interesting to see familiar characters in a new light.
The DC Deck Building Game was a minor favourite among my friends, what with us all being massive comic geeks. While I do feel the base game has some serious balancing issues (once a person pulls ahead, it’s very difficult to catch up) it is still a fun game, and the inclusion of more elements of the DC universe, as well as new gameplay options, promise to revitalise something that can, at times, become a little stale.
Have you played Cryptozoic’s take on DC? What do you think of it?
"They're a set of villains I rather like as it is interesting to see familiar characters in a new light..."