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I'll counter that 0

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers is a game that's hard to judge. It's going to provide something radically different for different people, and your own enjoyment of it will depend heavily on your history with the Magic card game itself. In short, Duels of the Planeswalkers is a great introduction for newcomers, but might not offer the level of depth and customization that Magic veterans ultimately seek.For those not in the know, Magic the Gathering is a ridiculously complex (but...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Just the right amount of Magic? 0

I played Magic a good bit when I was in college ten years ago.  I was at the level that I participated in local tournaments and maybe bought multiple boxes of a set so I could get 4 Rares to put in a deck.  I stopped playing as my life got more full, and now I play once in a blue moon.  I have to admit the thought of trying to get back into it is a daunting one because I don't want to spend the time accumulating all of the cards needed to play at the level I want to.So when I heard about Magic: ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 1

Magic the Gathering has been around for over 15 years now and has seen it's fair share of expansions, tournaments, rule changes and shoddy video games. Sure, you can take to the PC and play Magic Online, but really... who wants to spend real cash to get virtual booster packs? Not this guy. Enter the latest video take on the super popular collectible card game. Titled Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers, Stainless Games has tried to give every type of Magic player (newcomer to veteran...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Great (and fun) Way to Learn 0

I had never played a Magic game before this one. I had seen an experienced friend play before. In fact, I’ve never been into card games like this before. That’s my background. I am a newbie.The PC game put an intimidating game into a nice visual package. I didn’t have to read a rule book for an hour or two to set it up the first time. I played the tutorial and then the campaign. There was no clean up and no card shuffling. It was very convenient.As a newcomer, I enjoyed the level of depth and c...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Low Quality Console Port 0

Magic can be a fun game, but it can also be an expensive and time consuming hobby.  I was hoping for Duels of the Planeswalkers to be a an accessible, light version of Magic.  Unfortunately, for the PC version of this game, all the good is overshadowed by the fact that it is a very half-assed port of the Xbox version.   The first red flag will probably be the co-op option in this game.  When you begin looking through the modes there are large buttons for "Co-op Campaign" and "Co-op Challenge", w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A great intro to a deep card game. 0

This game should appeal to new comers to the magic universe and those who have not played in awhile. However, will leave any active magic players wanting more.First if you've played magic in the past this is a great way to get in and learn some of the new rules that have been added recently (combat damage has chagned a lot!). Of course they don't actually tell you that these rules are so you are forced to read up on it on the internet. Second if you've never played magic this is a great place to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I love me some video game TCG! 0

I’ve always liked the idea of playing trading card games in video games. When the Pokemon Trading Card Game came out for Game Boy Color in 2000, I was all over that. It was my only hope of getting a Charizard card without forking over whatever crazy price they were going for at the time. In Final Fantasy VIII my favorite thing to do was play the simple card game, “Triple Triad”. I also played Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories for the Playstation, which took the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and turned it upside down...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A great reintroduction to Magic: The Gathering 3

The last time I played Magic: The Gathering was almost 15 years ago. After a few bouts in "Duels of the Planeswalkers," I felt like I had never stopped. The Campaign is fun and appropriately challenging, and I'm sure the online modes will be as well. My only complaint is the AWFUL music and the fact that you can't obtain cards outside of Campaign, but I have a feeling the latter will change in the future. This game is a must have for both new and seasoned Magic(...) fans....

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Great introduction to Magic the Gathering 0

I have always felt a little too old to start playing this game and finally saw my chance to test it out on XBLA. After the toturial and a little reading I was hooked. It might be a little simplified for seasoned players but hopefully some addons will come in the future to fix this.But as it is now it`s a great game you can pick up and and enjoy for 15-20 min, well worth the 800 points :)...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Learner's Permit 0

When I was growing up in the mean streets of suburban marlboro massachusetts, collectible card games were always a high point of contension. On one hand, you had the regular players, people (children) who had spent copious amounts of money on card packs after card packs, branching over various games with various rule systems of which I could never completely grasp. The only card game I was ever to real "get" was the pokemon card game, and even then, I was absolutely horrible. Throwing up my hand...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great way to play Magic on the cheap, but not without issues. 0

    Most of my free time in my teenage years was spent at the comic store down the street playing Magic the Gathering.  Any money I got from bagging groceries, or from doing odd jobs around the neighborhood went towards buying new booster packs or singles to build decks with. But as I grew up, and my wallet was faced with gas, insurance, rent and such, it became apparent that there just wasn't enough money floating around to keep playing Magic. So I waited for the cards I had to stop being tourn...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Good for beginners 0

If you have been wondering about Magic The Gathering but don't want to put a bunch of cash in to it this is a good game to pick up and give it a try. If you all ready play magic but are tired of spending all that money on it to stay competitive this is a good game to pick up. And if you like to play magic and don't really care what deck you play and are just looking to get your fix for the week this is probably a good game to pick up. But if your like me and like to tinker with different decks a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One Word Review - Trick 0

Each trick in Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers is a tactical puzzle torn between offense and defense. When the player first starts Magic the Gathering: DofP the decks that are available set up fights in a very predictable RPG way; water and fire, black and white magic, etc. But, continuing down the path of the campaign opens more powerful cards and multiples of helpful spells. Magic knows the trick to keep players, in this case, glued to the screen.The trick to this game is learni...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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