12 November 2020
A challenge to survive
Posthuman Saga challenges players to survive the post-apocalyptic wasteland crawling with mutant creatures. In its latest expansion, Resistance, the overarching story of the base game continues. Players delve deeper into the lands, facing grimmer challenges and tougher opponents.
The expansion does not seek to redefine the base game or even add new twists to the ‘add-the-tile and fight-the-monster’ gameplay. It simply gives players more of the world while raising the gameplay difficulty. There are new level three missions to complete and harder mutants to face. The biggest addition of the expansion is the slave train board and tokens which give players another way to earn victory points throughout the game. That is, of course, if they manage to survive. There are also two new characters to play with and an additional 30 story scenarios. The latter being particularly welcome as the world of Posthuman Saga is well-written and interesting to explore and discover.
Overall, however, the expansion feels underwhelming. The slave train brings almost nothing fresh to the original gameplay and simply feels like more tokens and an additional board to set up in an already component heavy game. While new characters and stories are always welcome, they alone can hardly justify the hefty price point of the expansion.
The base game of Posthuman Saga always had a looming expiration date. Its gameplay alone was never enough to sustain its longevity, and as soon as its stories become familiar and mutant monsters lose their novelty, the interest dwindles overall. Resistance expansion prolongs it somewhat, and fans of the game will surely enjoy exploring this unforgiving, yet fascinating world further. However, those who were lukewarm on the game to start with are unlikely to change their minds after playing this expansion.
Words by Alex Sonechkina
Designer: Gordon Calleja
Publisher: Mighty Boards
Time: 30 minutes
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