It's been a while, HEX
. Last time I saw you was E3 2013
. I hadn't yet started to play Hearthstone
, and truthfully, I doubted it could hold a candle to you. In a lot of ways, I was right. It's so much simpler, it's less complex, and at the time, it felt less imaginative. But my card game days are behind me. I don't have the kind of time I used to, so Hearthstone
's faster games and accessible drafts
(called "arenas" in HS
) reminded me of the things I love about the genre while allowing me to keep my grown-up schedule intact and being easy on my wallet.
Just the same, HEX
, when I got the closed beta invite to see you again, my heart skipped a beat. I was ready to drop some big money on you, but I've been burned a few times. While I've been in betas and alphas for other games, there's been a trend of letting people pay to play unfinished products. I've been burned
, and while I don't regret the experience, I do regret the purchases at the moment. I mean, when a game suddenly disappears from the market
, it does make you question your decisions, so I decided we should go out a few times first before I really invest in you.