Parents' Guide to

Blood Rage: Digital Edition

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Viking board game is pillaged by bad design and glitches.

Game Mac , Windows 2020
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If there's one thing that can be said about this board game's switch from physical to digital, it's that the game looks good. The visuals of Blood Rage are crisp and colorful, and the virtual miniatures are exceptionally detailed. Unfortunately, that's about the only thing good that can be said about the game in its current form. Plagued by various bug, glitches, and just plain poor design, the most challenging thing Blood Rage has to offer is actually completing a match. Right from the opening tutorial, things start to fall apart. The tutorial barely explains the mechanics, taking for granted that players should already be somewhat familiar with the board game. Also, the in-game camera can be unwieldy, often blocking game pieces and hiding options.

Those are just a few of the design problems. Things get even worse on the technical side. Sometimes gameplay elements can pop up awkwardly and won't leave, with the rest of the game taking place on top of or under that layer. Players can frequently get trapped in odd loops, where the game prompts players to make a move when they can't, while not allowing them to pass or move forward. Sometimes the "Exit Game" option even disappears, requiring players to force close the program from the desktop. While these technical hiccups might not occur in every game, the fact that they happen more frequently than not leaves the overall game little more than an unplayable mess.

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