Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015
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MTG: Duels of the Planeswalkers at last adds customization, but ruins it with microtransactions and grindy gameplay.
Slow, technically flawed and dogged by premium microtransactions. A sorry take on a classic card game.
Deck customization has been something players have been asking for with this series, and it's a wonderful inclusion here, with the card pool borrowing from some of Magic's recent sets.
Magic 2015 gives you fewer reasons to love a fantastic game.
Wizards of the Coast needs to learn about loss aversion and the concept of not fixing something that ain't broken. The mobile design model nauseatingly and frustratingly deteriorates this installment so corrosively that the next installment of Duels of the Planewalkers will need a formal reboot to win back its core audience
Even with the expansion included, Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 doesn't offer enough variety and makes it too difficult to progress through the game without feeling pressured to buy cards with physical money. What this game seems good for however are those people who might be interested in playing the actual physical card game.
Magic 2015 is like taking 2 steps forward and one step back. While true deck building has finally been added, the loss of other modes that have become staples of the series diminishes its overall impact. This is still a solid offering for fans of the classic trading card game. This is about as close to Magic as you can get without actually dealing out the cards.
Taking away numerous features and offering nothing in return, Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalker is a microtransaction-laden mess that does nothing to improve on past games in the series.
Magic 2015 is a step backwards for the Planeswalkers series, and could potentially prove a costly misstep for Stainless Games given the recent, celebrated arrival of Blizzard in the CCG genre.
agic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 doesn't pull any punches with what it is and how it's played. It's a tough game that will challenge you, much like the actual card game, and will force you to think and strategize before jumping into the mix. It's certainly made for a specific audience that enjoys mathematics and forward thinking.