Revisit the Multiverse: A Magic Duels Review:
Magic Duels has been released for sometime, with the newly updated Aether Revolt expansion makes this a good time to assess the current status of the game. For the folks that aren’t familiar with Magic Duels, it is a digital game published by Wizard of the Coasts based on Magic the Gathering Trading Card Game (TCG). Aside from some deck construction rule differences, Magic Duels faithfully follows all the ruling and aspects of its TCG counterpart. The game is free to play and is updated whenever a new set is released. Magic Duels allows players to get a feel of what Magic the Gathering is all about on a digital platform.
The Story Mode is Awesome:
Magic the Gathering has a very rich and interesting background story that is closely associated with each TCG expansion. By playing through the Story Mode I can get a short yet concise overview of the current story in Magic Universe, I am also able to get a taste of the new mechanics and cards from the new expansion set. Furthermore, Wizards did a great job in designing the match ups, even in a card game arena I can feel the excitement of an epic battle unfold in front of my eyes.
It Isn’t Easy to Collect Them All:
Magic Duels allows players to collect cards and assemble their own decks through purchasing booster packs from the in-game store. The in-game coin that can be used to purchase booster packs can be earned by completing the Story Mode, daily quests and playing against AI or other players online. Unfortunately, even with all these ways to earn in-game coins, you will have to grind real hard in order to finish your card collection online. Paying cash to purchase booster packs in game is another option, however I feel that Magic Duels is just a tutorial introduction to the real game. If you are serious about Magic, it is better to spend your cash on Magic Online or Paper Magic.
I recommend Magic Duels to anyone who is interested in getting a feel of Magic the Gathering. The Story Mode is very entertaining and informative. It is definitely worth playing whenever a new expansion is released. As for building a card collection in this game, it may not worth investing too much time/money as there are better ways to play Magic the Gathering TCG than Magic Duels.