In case you haven’t heard, Riot Games is going to be producing a board game next month! It’s apparently been worked on for several years as a “labor of love”. It’s called Mechs vs. Minions, and I have to say, I’m a little unsure of how I feel. No matter what you think of League, the fact that the game causes incredibly hurt feelings, saltiness and rage in almost all corners of the community. I make it a point to not play with most of my personal friends so I don’t wind up messing up and making someone upset or vice versa [though I don’t really rage so much]. But the missions that come with Mechs vs. Minions will likely take as much time as your average League game [60-90 minutes] and it comes with ten of them. Four characters out of the entire lineup will be represented: Corki, Tristana, Heimerdinger, Ziggs. So far, I’m not hooked. My dislike of the Yordle group are pretty legendary.
I do think it’s a cool idea, and they’re keeping a lot about the game secret other than it has interesting missions and the characters pilot mechs while fighting waves of enemies. But no Rumble? Come on now. But I have to say, 75 bucks for a game that’s mostly secret kind of worries me. Once the secret stuff is spoiled, is there going to be replay value? That’s another major concern I have. Features of the game will unlock as you play, but it is not confirmed if it will require spending RP to do so. That takes me back to the “replay” question. Once that’s spoiled, how am I going to have fun again unless they release expansions for it which will no doubt. . . cost more money. I wonder if it will be like the WoW Raid sets where a player runs other players through it. That could create some replay if you run new people through it every time.
The end of day, what do I think? I’d rather them create more digital content, rather than a board game. I think it’s a cool idea, but that asking price makes me a bit leery, despite how much money I’ve spent on a free game. I’m not convinced yet, guys. Will it come with digital content too? Are we going to get new skins hidden in this if we buy the game? What do you guys think?