Rated 10 out of 10 by EJBD Awesome
This game is over all one of the best yu-gi-oh games that I've played. the duels are challenging but not too challenging so that you rip your hair out. one thing i didnt like about it was that you had to do some things almost perfectly to get the events to continue. some of the events the other characters gave you hints but on quite a few, you had to either get lucky and stumble on it or use a walkthrough. another thing was that it got kinda boring when you had to level up to get to the next event. all in all this is a great game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by zerotopic FANS ONLY
Personally i love this game. It fallows the story line of yugioh GX very well. Its like the other DS yugioh games you make your deck, duel students and teachers, and try to get the sacred beast cards. If you are not a fan of yugioh then you wouldnt like this game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by masterfulsaxon if you like yugioh
i would only play this game if you like yugioh if you dont you will not like this game
Rated 10 out of 10 by wizza great game
its a absolutely great wonderful game I have already had it twice and im getting it again im excited
Rated 6 out of 10 by NightmareTroubadour A good strategy game, but needs a walkthrough
The game involves strategy, like always, but this game makes it a bit difficult. For one, you can't even read the cards while playing because the quality is so bad. You can see the hp and dp of monster cards in the corner of the screen, but you have no idea what you're doing when you put down a trap or magic card because you can't read the effect that's in the description. Another deep flaw is the fact that you can't choose what gender your character is. You HAVE to be a boy, there's no choice. So all girls who play this game must play as a boy, and not their original gender.
One of the worst things about this game is that you need to see a walkthrough just to get through it. To move forward in the story, you need to be at certain places at certain times, and it doesn't tell you where to go, or that you even need to be there, so to move on with the story, you need to look up what to do online.
Another downfall of this game is that you can never upgrade to a better dorm. For the entire game, you are always in Slifer Red. This gives you little to work towards since you can't even level up houses.
The game also gives you a limited amount of people to play against. When you first start the game, you have about five people on the entire island to play. Of course, this number will increase, but fighting against the same people with the same decks over and over again gets tedious after awhile.
Now let's focus on the good parts of the game. For one, just like in real life, you need strategy to win this game, which adds to the fun. However, since the quality is so bad, you can't see effects on monsters, or the effects of traps and spells, making this game less about strategy, and more about luck, as in, you hope that the trap card you put down actually does something. So to win the games by strategy, you need to memorize your entire deck and what each card does by their pictures.
One good thing about the game is the large selection of outfits, disks, and titles. You can also get very good monsters (although, these monsters are nearly impossible to get unless you hack them).
Although I may be making this sound like it's the worst game in the world, it's actually quite enjoyable, if you can get past the whole fighting the same people over and over, and the whole luck over strategy thing. If you don't hack to win the game, then you can get very frustrated over the countless losses from Ra Yellow opponents, which in turn makes you competitive, and makes you want to continue playing the game to overcome your foes.
Instead of this game being about a story line about a strategy card game, this game is really about trying to figure out what the heck to do to continue the storyline. If you use hacks and walkthroughs, it will still take you forever to get through the game, so at least it's a good time burner.
The game is still enjoyable once you memorize all the cards in your deck, so once you memorize them, it becomes an actual strategy game, rather than a luck game from trying to figure out what your card's description says.