Summary: " RISK: Factions " does a great job of making Risk a lot more fun than it has been for many years. With a great visual style, some fun additions to the classic risk gameplay, and a variety of online multiplayer modes, Risk Factions is probably the best board-game adaption to hit the XBLA yet.
Conclusion: RISK was always one of the “hard-core” board games, requiring more thinking and strategizing than say, a game of Sorry! With rolls of dice and cards, RISK is a global domination contest, where players use their armies to vanquish their foes and take over the world.
Conclusion: First edit: Spelling and grammar Second edit: If you decide to give me negative feedback please explain so i can improve for the future, thanks. Absolutely bamboozled why i have negative *scratches head* or is just too much info? Third edit: Condensed the review, less text, easier to understand.
Excerpt: My sister stood up from the table, lifted the game board and spun it sideways. Plastic pieces fell all over the place. They scattered across the polished oak surface, along the chairs and even along the plush gray carpet.
Conclusion: I want more revisions like this on old ideas. Risk: Factions takes the old game and adds things that make it better; It's not just to make it pretty. With achievements, goals and a goofy storyline there's so much to love about Risk: Factions.
Excerpt: I tend to enjoy board games most in video game form. Titles like Carcassonne or Catan take the busywork out of setting up a complicated game. Risk: Factions isn't content to be a mere "port" of the classic board game.
Pros: you have fond memories of the board game, enjoy seeing a new spin on the classic.
Cons: you don't like short campaigns, think that cat and dog armies are Risk heresy.
Summary: Like the family board game that serves as its inspiration, Risk: Factions is all about rolling dice. Even though developer Stainless Games has freshened up this dining-room classic with kid-friendly armies and a handful of gimmicks geared to speed up play, the core game is still based on crossing...
Pros: Faithful adaptation of classic Risk gameplay with some twists, Cheerful, cartoonish personality with the likes of cat, zombie, and yeti armies
Cons: Short single-player campaign, Factions mode is a little gimmicky and too similar to classic Risk, As with the original Risk, matches often hinge on dice rolls, Cakewalk AI