So about 6 days ago the Tuseday Knight Podcast posted it’s 184th episode:
To sumarize it is the tale of Ben Kanelos four year journey to create the Mega-, boardgame thing that is “Vampire the masqarade: Blood feud”. Only for the SUSD crew to kind of rip it apart on their latest podcast.
The episode is very intresting, in that it once again puts a person behind the game that SUSD is giving a bad review but it also mentions the danger of hype and reviewing an unfinished product.
The critique of the game focused mostly on how; it was “not a Megagame”, the fact that their were human players in the game and how the game was severly lacking in theme. It never lays much foucs on why it never works mechanically, this may have been becuase of the podcast format.
Ben Kanelos points out that all of this things have already been adressed, he was never aiming to create a Megagame in a box, he aimed to fuse boardgames and megagames. There are gamemodes where everyone is a vampire and the theme was so bare bones because the art and the license was not completely implemented yet.
Points are brought up during the episode about the dangers reviewing a unfinished product, a fact that Quinns and Matt failed to mention: Blood Feud was not a finished product. Ben Kanelos also points out the apparent hypocrisy of inviting the SUSD crew to a game demo in hope that it would give him good press but that he would not tolerate if they gave him bad press.
Also Quinns and Matts problem with the game might not be thematic or hypebased at all, they might have a genuine problem with the core of the product.
So this is my attempt to sumarize the episode as objectively as posible…might have failed there but what does the forum think of this?