Author’s note: Credit to David Coleman, one of the Bay Area dads, for taking such great shots of the action this weekend. You can find more pictures from The Stalking Dead 2019 here.
After all the modding and Convention action, Ragfest moved to the core part of the weekend: actual playtime! First up, of course, was The Stalking Dead, a Human v Human v Human v Zombies game that took up most of the afternoon and early evening. Humans fought to control resources and defend themselves from the ever-growing zombie threat, and it all ended with (surprise surprise) the end of the world! There were some hiccups along the way, but it was a great game on the whole.
My time here in California is just starting, and after a day spent with friends, I got to meet more hobby friends at the mod party and see some neat things. Just posting a few pictures and some details before I get stupid busy with a booth tomorrow and the main HvZ game!
Also, I spent lots of time hanging out with these guys. You should, too!
AUTHOR’S NOTE: One blaster was sent for free for reviewing (I bought another to purposefully tear apart). Thanks for the free sample, Hasbro!
This was a hard review to write. On the one hand, Ultra One is a brand new blaster that, combined with its new, proprietary ammo, outperforms other Nerf dart blasters. On the other, Ultra One is a brand new blaster that, even with its new, proprietary ammo, just isn’t quite as useful or inexpensive as other dart blasters. It’s a fun blaster to use, even with some issues that can impair normal use if you’re not careful. If you’re looking for casual use, you’ll probably enjoy it. If you anticipate needing extra ammo or need more consistency, however, you may end up looking elsewhere.
In any case, hang on, because this is going to be long.
I’m home after a long drive (and a few detours), and I have plenty of footage and commentary from the Nerf Ultra launch party! I went with a friend, tried all the challenges, socialized…a little. I may be horrible in that particular area. But the rest of it was fun!
I’m saving my full thoughts on the blaster for the review, after I use and abuse a fresh sample; even so, there will be plenty of thoughts below!
I’m here in New York City, with a friend, at the release party for Nerf Ultra. Aside from being quite the snazzy setup, it’s clear that Hasbro wants to push Ultra as the next big thing (doesnt every company? ).
The blaster itself isn’t bad. It’s fun, like any other blaster. I still have concerns, but I’ll be holding off the full review until (most likely) the beginning of next week after I’ve had time for more extensive use of the blaster.
In the meantime, I’ll have footage up soon, once I get home from New York City, along with possibly some thoughts from a friend!