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Review: Munchkin Panic

The following is a review of Munchkin Panic, provided for free as part of Amazon Vine.

Enjoyable even for solo play

Thus far I've only been able to play solo games of Munchkin Panic, so this review will be based upon that fact.

I've never played Castle Panic, which this game is a variant of, but I'm familiar with Munchkin. So I wasn't quite sure what to expect of this game when I got it. Having played the one-player/solo variant of this game, I have to say I do enjoy it, and would be interested to see how it plays with more people.

The solo variant of the game has you remove less than a dozen cards from the game, as they in someway interact with other players (stealing treasures or the like). The rest of the rules are pretty much standard, and require you to defeat all of the enemies before all your towers fall. Once you've picked up the rules the game runs fairly quickly, although you should plan on at least an hour the first time.

Since the cards and monster order is random, the replay value is pretty high.

The art style is nice, and the game pieces are of a rather good quality.

I can honestly recommend this game, both for solo play, as well as versus and cooperative play (which would require removing only a few pieces). I give Munchkin Panic 4 of 5 stars.

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Review: RADical ROACH Deluxe Edition (2014)

The following is a review of RADical ROACH Deluxe Edition, available on Steam and Amazon.

Not Rad

'RADical' ROACH is just not very enjoyable. I somehow made it through the first two levels, and recently opted to run it for a little over an hour today to just get the trading cards (which are worth next to nothing in money and gems).

I'm thankful I only paid 17 cents for this, thanks to a bundle.

2 of 5 stars, since it at least has cards, and an interesting art style. But not worth a purchase by itself.

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Review: TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter

The following is a review of the TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter, which I received as part of the Amazon Vine program.

Quite the big boy

On a Windows 8.1 machine, the TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter does what it says. Speed tests and usage suggest that it's on par with a wired connection, and I had no issues playing online with it.

However, there are two things about this that knocked a star off my rating.

First, this thing is big. I'm not sure why it has to be so large, in thickness or length. However, if a smaller size would have meant that it would have felt flimsy (it feels solid) then I suppose it's better to be how it is, especially for portable purposes. The included USB cable means you don't need to have this sticking straight out of your computer, but it's still larger than it seems it would need to be (based upon similar products).

The second issue I have is that the install disk is required for Windows support. I can't remember the last time I had to actually use an install disk for drivers for a USB device. It would be great if these could eventually be discoverable by Windows in the future.

On the bright side, while the instructions tell you to install the drivers and management software, only the drivers are required, which should be more than sufficient to connect to a wireless access point.

Ultimately the TP-LINK Archer T4U AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter gets a 4 of 5 stars from me, with the single missing star due mostly to the size of the product.

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