I´m sure I´ll get it someday for cheap and try it out but hey...SO many unplayed games sitting on my shelves...it´s kinda stupid
I´ve played a bit more Summoner Wars, trying out the four starter-factions a bit...mostly just against myself but simulating a real game is not very hard if you ignore the other "player´s" cards.
So far the Phoenix Elves gave the Tundra Orcs a really hard time basically because of really bad luck for the Orcs.
Against the Dwarves, the Elves waged a very intense battle (or it would´ve been intense if I had played against someone else than myself
) but in the end, a lone Guardian broke through and autohit the enemy Summoner for the final 6th hit. Both forces basically killed of all enemy troops each turn, it was really nice.
Then the Goblins showed up to try their luck against the Elves and what do you know, they won and didn´t even break a sweat. Rushing through the Elve´s defenses and double-attacking everything in sight cleared the way for one final Berserker attack, killing off and Archer, Warrior and the Summoner himself after he suffered a rush attack a few rounds before that.
It really felt that immersive and engaging and I´ve played against myself there...I really need a good Opponent for this game, it´s amazing.