I don’t find the interface bad…I think it is quite good (I have the PC version). The rules reference living rule book #5 so I think that’s what they use.
The AI is nice for figuring out how to play…but like virtually all games out there the AI is not that good (though it will most likely toast you while you are figuring out the game).
The TRUE game is against other humans. There is nothing like playing against fellow humans and the rush of beating them. The AI is a very pale shadow by comparison. Last night I played 2 games and won them both! Getting better :).
Which brings me to another observation…young people these days! (get offa my lawn)
I’ve asked my opponents how old they are…and all of them have been 35+. I think this is because we grew up with board games and facing oponents across the table top so we are attracted to these competitive games which, by their nature, were turn based and require thinking/strategy. Young people seem…well…like slack jawed pussy wimps when it comes to direct competition like this. They seem to like non-zero sum games, preferable beating up on AI opponents and also seem to prefer more real-time twitch/reflex games.
When I think about it, games like Blood Bowl require you to ‘toughen up’ and take your lumps/losses and make you realize there are people out there better than you.