Just curious how folks are feeling about the new maps? Here are my quick thoughts.
Right away this doesn't feel like any other map in the game. The intermittent obstructions on the outer wall, and built-in path obstructions on the bottom section make this the map I've studied the most before actually playing. It's small, but the options initially seem numerous. Having only run through the map a couple of times (and still yet to gold it) I find myself questioning my initial strategy. I can see this map having a number of viable but vastly different strategies.
Height of Confusion:
First impression, "this is perfect". Second impression, "this isn't as straightforward as I thought". After scrapping two initial strategies, this map turned into a lot of fun as I built away from the cores and led the aliens through an increasingly elaborate maze. This was a first try gold for me but there are so many ways to tweak any strategy that I can see myself going back through it a few times as I drop farther and farther down the leaderboards. I didn't take the time to look, but I've read that this map doesn't have a Grinder mode and that seems like a bummer of an omission.
Overall, this first pack has made me even more excited for the others and at $1, the value is amazing. After only getting to play for an hour or so yesterday, I'm looking forward to diving back in and working on new strategies while laughing at how far I've fallen on the leaderboards in the last 24 hours.
Two thumbs up from me HP. Thanks for all your hard work and for supporting your outstanding game.