on 28 March 2009
Being a big fan of the Skulduggery Pleasant series I snapped this up, and can honestly say I wish I hadn't bothered...
What you get in the 'Battle Pack' isn't very clear in the various website descriptions (most simply have a review of the book and leave no mention of what the pack actually entails) but here is what you get:-
A paperback copy of the first Skulduggery book (which, chances are, you already own otherwise you wouldn't be checking it out) and a pretty poor 'Top Trumps' style game.
Top Trumps is a lousy game at the best of times, but even die-hard fans will struggle to find anything to get excited about this pack; the artwork is in a mediocre monochrome so you wouldn't even want to frame them or anything...
This could have been an opportunity to create an original new game, or even paste the theme onto a respectable game engine, but instead the easy and cheap route was taken. AVOID
on 2 November 2009
This battle pack is amazing and a good collector's item. The pack contains 'Skulduggery Pleasant'-the first book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series-and 30 game cards of characters from the first three Skulduggery Pleasant books. The artwork is fabulous on each of the cards. It is in a Top Trumps style with five categories: Fighting Ability, Intelligence, Elemental Magic, Adept Magic and Total Battle Power. When I got pack and had a look at the cards I loved them and thought they were great! The cards give you an in-depth look at how skilled each of the characters are and give you extra information. If you haven't got the book buy this set and if you have got the book I'd advise you to consider buying it anyway.