Sunday, February 13, 2011

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers- A whole new experience.


Throughout the years, there have been many card games that have been released for individuals of all ages. For tales of powerful Mages, mysterious Artificers, maniacal Pyromancers, and many other worldly figures, no other game as set the bar for such like Magic the Gathering. The card game was originally introduced in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast with only two sets. Today, there are 14 sets, and over 50 sub sets in the card format of the game- and it is not only increasing in popularity since its 93’ release, it’s also growing in the amount of cards.
Magic the Gathering is a game where 2-players battle it out to reduce their opponent’s life points from 20-to-0. This is accomplished by using powerful spells, enormous creatures, and strategies to always be one step ahead of your opponent. In this duel, you are a Planeswalker, and it’s your job to destroy your opponent, and reign supreme.
For those who love Magic but don’t want to spend all of the time and the storage space for the game, the developmental team at Wizards joined forces with Xbox, Playstation, and PC distributers to create- Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers. This game offers many different possibilities to players. Whether you’re an Avid duelist, or you are a casual player, this game brings familiar aspects, and gameplay, all at the convenience of a controller and a gaming system.
Inside the game, awaits a campaign mode that puts the player up against different Planeswalkers. Strategy, personal deck construction, and some luck will push you to prevail against them, eventually leading to the final planeswalker- Tezzeret, the Seeker. Also in the game, there is online multiplayer; pining players again other duelists from all around the world. Whether you want to play 1-on-1, 2-on-2, or even free for all matches, Magic has something for you; making the game hard to become repetitive.
For only 800 Microsoft points, players can enjoy this amazing game. There are so many possibilities this game has to offer. The game already has three expansion packs to it as well. For only 400 Microsoft points each for the main expansions, they add their own twists and stories to the games already impressive gameplay. There is even a free demo that can be found on the Xbox live marketplace that gives players the opportunity to try it out before shelling out the points. Overall, it’s a game that should be given at least a try, even if you’re not normally into card games. Because you are a Planeswalker, and in the multiverse, you control your own destiny.


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