This set just doesn't do it for me.
That isn't to say that this set is all bad. It certainly has its share of positives. The gimmicks work well enough, and I must say that I like the dark red/black colour scheme. And even though far too many sets include skeletons, it actually seems appropriate here. The inclusion of four minifigs, and two banners is sure to please the army building crowd (though I still feel today's sets are shortchanged on the figure front).
Unfortunately, for me the negatives outweigh the positives. I'm still not big on the Jellybean heroes (the monochromatic colour schemes just don't do it for me), and the scorpion just doesn't work. I also dislike the use of burps here. Much like
the hemlock stronghold, the burps are poorly used. No matter how you slice it, this just doesn't look like a cave. My biggest issue however, is the price. At $40, 274 bricks seems like a paltry amount. Still, if cost isn't an issue, this set isn't that bad. If your looking for some bang for your buck, this set isn't for you.