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Waana Friday, August 22nd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month9 of 18 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
Less than a month
Strengths: Very attractive production.
Game mechanics are good.
Weaknesses: The text is awfull.
The board has coordinate letters printed backwards
Review: The only bad things with the pieces is that the standing players don't stand very well...they should have bases. And the bunkers only come in yellow...not yellow and blue like on the box.

The box says that the game can be played by people who don't know paintball...but the text is full of references to regular paintball that people would not know...and there is no glossary.

The table of contents is in the back. There is no alphabetical index.

The game would be great if the text had been proofread and edited better. There are numerous errors, both in spelling and typographical all over the place. "Enemy" is spelled "ennemy" at every occurence. Many contractions are split between lines. Many punctuation marks are spaced incorrectly. Some rules are ommited (specifically that distances off the end of the shooting ruler are -3). The move and shoot rules as explained in the book are very confusing. There is no procedure for checking initiative for simple moves.

For 50 dollars (and 24 S&H to get it to Iraq), there are a hugh amount of errors and shipments.

This game carries all the errors that you find in paintball magazines published from Europe. Mispellings, weird symbols instead of apostrophies or quotation marks. Speaking of quotations...there are a large number of phrases and explanations in quotes but no reference to who is being quoted is given.
Conclusion: Good game.
Bad text.
Wobbly pieces.
Rating:
6 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, July 21st, 2004 at 2:39 pm PST
 

Review Comments
willup Thursday, September 11th, 2003 | 7:53 am PST
A few words from one of the author of the game:
Sorry for the bad text, but as poor frenchies, we did our best to have it sound as english as possible, by ourselves... Next edition will be better, this I promise. But this is not a major problem: once you know the rules, you won't read our awfull prose anymore...:-)
As for the standing models, the very first copies of the game had a weakness, this is true, but it has been fixed in the regular copies which are available from now on.
The important thing is that the system seems satisfying to the player. If some rules seem obscure to you, feel free to visit our website paintcheckthegame.com, where you can ask questions about the rules.
The very first paintgun was a bit rough, it doesn't mean it didn't worth it... Let us time to improve the quality of this very first attempt.
Bye bye
Willup
   

Avery Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004 | 9:17 am PST
It's nice to see a reviewer without paintball experience not getting slagged, and it's nice to see a product manufacturer engaging in a dialogue about how they will improve the product. Kudos to both of you.

Also, I thought I'd mention that 6/10 should be ABOVE average, so I'd say this is a good review. Nevermind that 8.9/10 means crap on this site =)
   

Waana Thursday, April 29th, 2004 | 4:38 pm PST
Sorry for the confusion. I never said I don't play ball. Matter of fact I do. That is how I know that certain terms are paintball specific. I all ready know what they mean.

Like the look of the new web site. www.paintcheckthegame.com Still has the translated French problems. Still no fields, games, and tourneys. Still no Advanced Rules even tho they been advertised for a year. Tutorial still does not work right. Still no AMERICAN consultant credited. (Wanna put me on the payroll?)

We shall see.
   

Dravion Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 | 7:57 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by snowbordr011
what the hell you doing in Iraq?

How appropriate to this discussion.

I also find the rules very confusing at times. The only real way I've learned them is to just set up fields and play against myself. Generally these games take about 2 hours, and I learn a new rule nearly every time.

I'm still iffy on the running rules a bit however.

I'm a bit reluctant to post on the Paintcheck message board however b/c responces seem to take weeks and I don't think there is e-mail notification. It's not something I'll remember to check daily.
   

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