" Vampires, werewolves, hunters, generic shotgun toting state patrol men, and- my personal favorite, chainsaw handed anti-heroes... "
Title: Horror Minis by Nightshift Games
Format: Generic Minis for modern horror gaming.
Reviewing Monkey: Our Ape Masters
The Hype: Officially billed as companion mini's to Nightshift Games' modern and near modern horror games, the Nightshift minis are clearly aimed at having a general appeal to modern gamers in general.
What This Monkey Thought...
Sculpting and Paintability: There are usually two trends in gaming miniatures. Generally speaking, they are typically either way too blocky and under sculpted or they are incredibly and finely detailed. These Nightshift minis definitely fall into that latter category. Pretty, well proportioned, and incredibly detailed, these figs actually border on "too detailed" for your average gamer. Not that I'm saying detail is bad, but these have so many lines, cuts, and extras that for the amateur or lazy painter you may well be lost in the folds. Fortunately, they still look good just blindly dipped in paint or left to their standard metal sheen and if you take the time to do them right, they can well fall into the arena of stunning. 4 out of 5
Usefulness: Now, officially these figs are for the games "Hidden Invasion" and "Vampire Hunter$"- and that may well be true (we didn't get a copy of either to review with these minis). That being said, however, I couldn't care less about what they were "made" to go with, because they go well with just about every other modern set horror game I've seen. Lots of generic-but-cool characters, major beasties, and pop culture icons make appearances in the assortment and you'll probably find something to go with your World of Darkness, Modern D20, Call of Cthulu, or any other horror set game. Vampires, werewolves, hunters, generic shotgun toting state patrol men, and- my personal favorite, chainsaw handed anti-heroes, provide a wide range of figs to be used with just about any game. Can't beat that for your hard earned gaming buck. 5 out of 5
Value vs. Cost: At 3 bucks a pop; these figs are a bit expensive for my taste. Sure, they're pretty and neat but the 20 or 30 figs you'll need to encompass your gaming experience will run you a small fortune. That being said though, the good news is that so long as you stay within the genre you won't need any other figs to keep you going- regardless of what game you play. 3.5 out of 5
|Pretty, nifty, and- much more importantly, universal…The Nightshift minis are a great choice for modern horror gaming.|
The Good: Finely detailed, universally usable, and just plain cool.
The Bad: Pricey and not for the casual painter.
The Overall Ugly: Glad I got them, yes I am.
What it's Worth: Market.