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AFF Reviews

Postby bottg » Sat May 14, 2011 11:37 am

I thought i would collect links to Reviews here as they appear. If you find one that i didn't know about, feel free to add it!
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Postby bottg » Wed May 25, 2011 8:32 am

Not such a good one (for me anyway) here:

http://swordandshieldrpg.blogspot.com/2011/05/advanced-fighting-fantasy-new-rulebook.html

The reviewer doesn't seme to like the cover, layout, design, introductory adventure or point buy Hero creation....and that is in fact as far as he has got. Still, it is his review and his perogative not to lke something!
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Postby Slloyd14 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:23 pm

From the Sword and Shield review.

Frankly the hallmark of the FF books in my opinion is the random characters generated.


I agree that random generation is a hallmark of Fighting Fantasy, but it also leads to a high degree of imbalance between characters and between heroes and monsters, which made enjoyable play impossible for some players (those unlucky ones with skills of 7 who looked on while some smug warrior with a skill of 12 and a sword skill of 16 single handedly chopped up the Elimite army.)

Also playing some of the books with a skill of 7 just led to a gruesome and early death. Not fun.

I say keep the building option and suggest it for the solo books too.
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Postby MountainPeak11 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:52 pm

parkusuk wrote:Not such a good one (for me anyway) here:

http://swordandshieldrpg.blogspot.com/2011/05/advanced-fighting-fantasy-new-rulebook.html

The reviewer doesn't seme to like the cover, layout, design, introductory adventure or point buy Hero creation....and that is in fact as far as he has got. Still, it is his review and his perogative not to lke something!


I don't really like the front cover or the example adventures either. But surely the whole point is to use your own imagination and not worry so much about those things. xD I don't know... I just think it's a bit harsh.
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Postby Slloyd14 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:07 am

I've just posted a more in depth review, pointing out my favourite bits of the book and what I would like to see in future.

http://virtualfantasies.blogspot.com/20 ... y-2nd.html
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Postby aduial » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:38 pm

http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/15/15307.phtml

...same as the previous one, looks like, but another location.
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Postby PaulB » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:22 am

The August edition of SFX (#211 with Captain America on the cover) has a 3-star review of Advanced Fighting Fantasy, right round the back of the magazine, just after the comics.
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Postby bottg » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:54 am

PaulB wrote:The August edition of SFX (#211 with Captain America on the cover) has a 3-star review of Advanced Fighting Fantasy, right round the back of the magazine, just after the comics.


I will have to get that!
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Re: AFF Reviews

Postby bottg » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:27 pm

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Re: AFF Reviews

Postby Nuvole! » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:41 pm

http://maurolongo.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/il-ritorno-di-fighting-fantasy-2/

This is a very long and detailed review in Italian, covering lots of aspects of the ruleset, including its history and how it has been "modernized" with AFF2e for new players.
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Re: AFF Reviews

Postby Pożeracz zwłok » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:22 pm

And next, short review, but for those who know polish :mrgreen:

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