I purchased the Battletech 25th Anniversary Introduction Box Set game through Amazon as soon as it was available. I have many a fond memory playing this game as a kid and wanted to relive the experience with my little geeks.
I was very disappointed to find that two miniatures were broken beyond repair when I opened the box. Nothing more upsetting that seeing something broken before you even had a chance to interact with it. Luckily, Catalyst (the publishers of Battletech) have stepped up and said they would replace any broken pieces. This is awesome and what I would expect any quality game company to do.
But, on the whole, I am not really all that happy with what I purchased. The maps that came with the product are not terribly high quality, either. I might be asking a lot from a game, but if I spend over $40, I expect, at the least, average quality to be presented throughout. On a number of points, Catalyst appears to have dropped the ball regarding their quality control.
A shame but hardly the end of the world. Still, a good reminder that what you pay for is not always what you get…sadly.