Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds Game Review
Get ready to duel - offline and online! Magic The Gathering Battlegrounds video game for Xbox console is here and Garys got the 411!
Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds: The StoryThe story for Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds is pretty simple: You're a duelist trying to make your way in the world and fulfill your destiny, which means you're going to have to scrap it out with just about everyone who comes across your path. You have six chapters of solo play, (it's a tutorial, but has some cool treats and tricks), an arcade mode and two player mode. You get to choose from over 70 spells over five spell books, which you're going to need for those online and offline plans for world domination.
Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds: What WorksBattlegrounds uses the same principles as the cards (creatures, mana, life points), and it looks like you imagine the card game should. It's easy to learn and handle, you don't need previous Magic experience, and the matches are fast and furious. Plus, there's very little downtime, cuz they keep it all moving. Now trust us on this: once you've figured out how to strategize which spells with which, you'll need fresh duelists, and that means online play. That's the real mojo for this one. Online - LIVE play - against real people. Yeah - bring it!
Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds: What Doesn't WorkMagic: The Gathering Battlegrounds is a great kick at the can, but if you aren't an online player, it'll get boring pretty fast. Sure blasting away your opponents is great fun, but once you figure out the combos you dig the most (heads up: only ten spells allowed in combat), you've pretty much mastered it.
Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds Age Rating: Teen.
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Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds: Final ThoughtsA great step forward for those magi out there, but if you aren't online then you might want to leave it behind.
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