I signed up for the Early Access for Sol Forge but ended up being unable to play it on my PC unfortunately because it runs into a DEP windows error which I have been unable to solve and the DEVs said they would look in to it but never got back to me. I can only assume it isn't common enough to be worth their time to figure out what it is. After trying a bunch of different things on my own I gave up in mid August which is when they went gold with it.
Full disclosure: I do have the game installed on my laptop too and that works fine but I rarely use my Laptop at home (where I have a guaranteed internet connection) and when I do go out with it I usually have other things I need doing instead. Sol Forge seems like a fairly basic game but I can't really say whether I like it or not since I've never played a person with it, only the bots which are predictably bad.
My "no" is with the caveat that is you like simpler CCGs and don't want to really think too much during play then Sol Forge might fit your bill. But Caveat Emptor. There are no refunds (if you buy packs and then find it suddenly doesn't work for some reason) and no one will care if it doesn't work for you.
My initial reason for getting Early Access had less to do with what I knew about the game (not a lot) and more to do with who was making it. Brian Kibler, Justin Gary and crew have been involved with CCGs for a very long time indeed and have some amazing credentials between them. I've never gotten a chance to play their other big game Ascension but as I understand it, it is quite elegant and powerfully fun. Sadly Sol Forge didn't strike me that way though it has its charms.
The 5 factions are I assume just the beginning of the diversity as I am sure many sets will be produced eventually. I hope someday I have something more positive to say about the game.
Posted: 28 พฤศจิกายน 2013