My wife's birthday is tomorrow. I'm thinking about giving her this as a gag gift before I pull the real deal out. Good excuse to check it out.
Finally got to play a game. Very cool! There is definitely some strategy in building your squad. The melee obi-wan combined with a bunch of cheap trooper classes can keep Obi-Wan alive indefinitely with his abaility to replace any tropper on death if his special fires (6 out of 7 chance).
The balancing is really pretty cool. I was spinning the wheel and checking how often some of the specials fire... specials on the cheap troops almost never fire while on the higher cost troops are pretty close to guarantees.
I really like general grievous with his big projectile with good range and fairly small profile, making him hard to hit.
The projectiles on the ranged jedi (ranged obi-wan for instance) are so big and heavy they have almost no range, may as well go with a melee jedi, those melee attacks and fats moving pieces are very powerful.
I can't believe I am talking like this about a game that says ages 8+ on the box
This is one of those rare moments I really wish I had a kid hehe