Context: When it comes to tech, I'm like a monkey humping a football.
- Very intuitive. One or two attempts for all but the drawing functions and it was doing what I wanted it to do. Typical MAC/multitouch. Change the fingers, hit keys and see what happens. The main developer gave me some pointers, was about as responsive as the program itself, and about as user friendly. I suppose since he is the main dev and this is his 'offspring' this makes some sense, and is quite interesting.
Even if you are not using one of the fully supported Hero Lab games, it is very easy add to the pallet of filled with your basic jpeg etc type file extensions, making this product, if nothing else, a virtual battle map on crack. Did I mention the range finder, elevation settings etc? I hate collectible crap, but I could very easily see using this for hero clix and the like. I doubt they could get the license, but some more technically evolved creature than myself I'm sure could backdoor this one without too much fuss.
- Support. Unsurpassed. No question. Biggest selling, and buying point, bar none.
Bullet point assessment. Some people like 'real' product, real markers, real minis, books etc. I would try the FREE TRIAL.
If you aren't that attached to mass, metal, mats, and markers, or the 3D stuff, buy it. Portable, just as functional. Done deal.
If you already play one of the HL supported games, going by the chatter, not by play, you need to have your head examined if you don't pick this up.
The main developer stated a 'by gamers, for gamers' It shows.