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The concept is simultaneously inventive and archaic, doling out moments of pure delight and agonizing frustration in equal doses. Culdcept Revolt is such a niche title – perhaps the most niche game in my gaming history – I can't tell you if you'll like it. What I can tell you is as someone who is a bit of a masochist for these types of games, I enjoy it very much.
Culpcet Revolt celebrates its 20th anniversary by arriving to Nintendo 3DS with a great quality game that will be a true experience for the fans of the saga and the RPG genre.
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Culdcept Revolt is undoubtedly an innovative game with remarkable ideas. It's a shame that the RNG factor has an excessive impact on the entire match.
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Culdcept Revolt brings together elements of several styles and not just from the videogame world but also from board games and card games, in an effort that boasts a very long lifespan and a strong competitive component. While it would make more sense to use the 3DS touchscreen, this feels like a game that can easily draw many hours away and its simplified mechanics and tutorials do a good job at welcoming new players to this series.
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Coming from someone who has spent many years playing board and card games, Culdcept Revolt does an excellent job at delivering that experience in a unique way. The constant stream of new cards and maps that are unlocked throughout the game keeps it fresh and helps with the story's pacing. As I play past the 30 hour mark, I just hope I don't have to wait another ten years for a new Culdcept title in the West.
Despite its intimidating outer layer, Culdcept Revolt is something of a hidden gem that deserves the attention of anyone with an interest in card collecting, strategy, or even just board games in general. It's wildly addictive, and boasts a robust single player component as well as both local and online multiplayer to satisfy any craving for its unique, genre-blending mechanics. While Revolt's unflinching dedication to these core mechanics does hurt its story somewhat through repetition, new players will be welcomed by a wonderfully-implemented tutorial, while returning cepters have plenty of new tweaks and features to check out. It demands patience, and a lot of luck, but if you like the sound of a monster-fighting twist on Monopoly then you should take the hand you're dealt and check this one out.
Culdcept Revolt tries its best to combine classic board and card games, but the execution is lacking in more complex strategies, making players feel as though they're not building towards a strong end goal.
I'd say that if you are someone interested in card battling games, or are looking for another in their collecting, Culdcept revolt is definitely worth a shot.
All in all, Culdcept Revolt is great title for the 3DS. With a sufficient single player campaign, local and online play and plenty of cards to unlock, there is loads to do to keep you coming back for more. If your a fan of board/card games, strategy, or just a bit curious, this game is definitely worth checking out.
Although Nintendo originally published Culdcept Revolt in Japan, their 2017 dance card was full enough that NIS America was able to pick this up for the rest of the world. And I'm glad that they did, as it feels like a game that'll be a cult hit, but won't be a breakout hit.