Hey marco,Just a curiosity... why Fighting Fantasy legend is out of scope ?
Not that i have a special interest for the game but just to understand better.. Thanks
Not sure if you noticed, but we recently did a reader feedback poll a couple of weeks ago, and the results have been published here.
We're essentially trying to tighten the games we cover, as there are a lot of concerns that Pocket Tactics has lost some of its identity. While I think the true story is a bit more complicated than that, if there's one thing that the past year can say it's that our attempts to widen the scope of PT hasn't really worked.
People came to us for a reason, and the next few months are going to be about trying to re-establish that. Unfortunately it means we will be cutting coverage of certain games. The Fighting Fantasy Legends mobile game is the first high-profile casualty of this new policy. Reflecting on it, it felt more like an adventure game than anything else and that's one of the dropped genres, ergo it didn't get a mention and won't be getting a full review.
With regards to your point Jeffy:
It's not that I don't agree with you, but at the end of the day I had to make a decision. If people like BGG cover it, that's great - they felt it was worth covering. We've done a lot of that this past year, and as I mentioned above, it hasn't worked. I decided that FFL was outside of our remit, and there's no use flip-flopping on that choice now.Interesting. I could maybe understand not doing a review on it, but, for articles like this, I don't get the need to be so limited in scope, especially when it's not strictly an adventure game. Boardgamegeek even did an article on it, so it definitely appeals to this type of audience.
If, in a few months time, readers think our new stricter policy is causing us to miss out on too many things they're interested in (or generally they feel there should be exceptions) then we can look at this again.
Hope that helps!