Yu-gi-oh! The Duelist of the Roses
Spent most of my childhood playing this. Pretty fun game would reccomend it. Opponents get more difficult, very strategic game with cool effects.
A YGO Strategy Game For The Ages
This game is fun for a little brother or sister who is a fan of the anime YuGiOh BUT its also fun for a gamer who enjoys strategy games and is willing to try something new. The story mode is based on the battle of the roses in England and it will bring you fun for about 6 hours. Collecting better cards will be something you will have to do since the game gives you a bad deck to start out with but once you get to Kaiba and Yugi you will be able to beat them like that. The most entertaining duel is the final boss a resurrected creature from depths of "the shadow realm" or something. (Dont expect this game to follow the actual story line of the anime) The graphics are average for a ps2 game. The only issue would be that the replay desire is little to none right after you beat everyone. Overall pick up this game up for a sibling or if you want to try something different but good.
War of the Roses + YuGiOh = AMAZING
I absolutely LOVE this game. It is amazing and for a YuGiOh game I thoroughly enjoyed it. The graphics are absolutely stunning and all the monsters are rendered perfectly and look just like their trading card counterparts. The storyline was engrossing and intriguing and also very original. Combining the War of the Roses with a YuGiOh twist was something I was not expecting. I also enjoyed the dueling system because it was not a standard "card game". This YuGiOh game was styled in the terms of a board game with the summoned monsters acting as pieces that would be moved around and could destroy your opponents monsters. You could even fuse monsters to bring forth powerful favorites like Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon! There are also magic and trap cards involved as well which I found awesome. The in-game characters also look very realistic and believable...its almost as if they jumped out of the anime and into the PS2, albeit with medieval English clothing ensembles...well...not all of them actually. Yami had his standard Duelist Kingdom attire and Kaiba was wrapped in armor that appeared to be the skin of a Blue Eyes White Dragon. All in all, this game is incredibly fun and easy to play once you get the hang of it. I highly recommend this to all fans of both the anime and card game alike!
This game is the only yu-gi-oh game I like and i used to play it when I was a kid. I used to always play it and I recommend it to anyone.
A Different Take on the Game
Duelists of the Roses is loosely based on the War of the Roses from the 15th Century where to related rival houses in England fought for control over the country. In this game you are summoned by Simon to aid Yugi who represents the red roses, but are quickly approached by Seto who represents the white roses to join his side.
Regardless of which path you choose you will be able to play through both campaigns. Though you have to complete one campaign before you can access the other one.
The game makes use of the fusion system from Yu-Gi-Oh Forbidden Memories so playing that game will help you out here. The board in this game is a seven by seven grid that is composed of squares that can be several different types of terrain. The terrain may increase, decrease, or have no effect on your stats. If you are on terrain that offers you an advantage you can move two squares instead of the usual single square.
While the board setup for this game offers some more strategy options then the standard game it also is more limiting since a lot of the trap cards in the actual game can't work in this game. Another issue is the game largely comes down to raw power then strategy. In many cases your best bet to win is to build a deck that will allow you to apply multiple equip cards to a single monster. Another issue in this game is that equip cards aren't considered a part of your magic/trap card limit once they've been applied to a monster on the field.
Your own character has no real personality in this game. In fact, the only decision you make is which campaign mode you'll play through first. The game does manage to represent the characters from the show rather well, but they don't have all that much dialogue either to be honest.
The game is a bit of mixed bag in terms of graphics. While the monsters tend to look rather good while on the board the graphics for the battle area are terrible. The monsters tend to look a lot more blocky and most of the attacks are rather weak in terms of visual impressiveness.
The soundtrack is rather enjoyable. The opening song is rather high in terms of energy and shows off some of the cooler looking attacks in the game.
The game offers very little after you've completed both campaign modes. It does unlock the final boss and allows you to create custom maps, but outside of that there isn't much to be had. You'll probably end up shelving the game after numerous hours of enjoyment and consider it great experience before moving onto something else.
Lasting Appeal: 3
this game sucks
this game is likely to be the worst game i have ever played. what i dont understand is the timeline, the series is based in egypt, so why should they make a game thats not based on the series. the thing i dont understand is that it was based in britan, whats the point in playing a game that you dont understand. also, i thought the first battle sucked because the deck that you start with is most likely the worst cards to start with. the other battles were just as bad.the cards that came up were crappy compared to the enemys cards. also, the tutorial did not explain enought functions of the game. they should have at least started it in egypt like they did in the series like they did in the first playstation game. and whats the point in the playing field being so small. in conclusion i think this game is horrible.
Yu-Gi-OH: The Duelist of The Roses
if you like yu-gi-oh then this game is for you. there is nothing wrong i can say about this game. this is the best game in the yu-gi-oh series
When I first saw this game I wanted this game really bad . I like how you move all around the board. Also, whatever name you pick you get three deck leaders. The story line Isn't that long but its pretty fun to battle them. Abd you get to pick which side you want to be on. You can be with prince you or the evil seto Kiba. I think being on the good side is hard for me to beat so I always pick the evil side. When win a battle you can get cards from the graveyard slot. If you have the same card through the middle you can get a very rare card depending on which it is. Another thing I like about this game is that each monster have a rank . They can go to the next rank depending on how well they do on the battle field. It gets harder for to go to the next rankl.
Yu-Gi-oh! at it's best.
Get ready for a new adventure like you haven’t seen before with Yu-Gi-oh! Duelist of the Roses. This is not the same 40 card game we all knew. For starters you are summoned from approximately the early 1500s to help Yugi and his lancastrian army win the war against Kaiba and his Yorkist army. When you have been successfully summoned, you are briefed on the situation and asked your name. Your name effects which decks you may choose from. Once you have completed all this, Kaiba comes in and tries to persuade you to join his side. You may actually choose witch side you want and you will be able to play both sides. The biggest change is the fact monsters move around a 7x7 grid. Magic, traps and deck leaders also move around this field. Instead of tribute summoning every turn you build up 3 additional stars. If you have enough stars you can summon stronger monsters. Also instead of polymerization you stack two monsters that are compatible on top of each other. Fusions are not as specific in this game. Some card effects in the game are not the same as the card game. Terrain adds to advantages and disadvantages. You start the game with 4 stars and 4000 life points. The deck building screen is really nice and organized so you can sort by many different ways. As always there is the three cards in one deck rule as well as a 5monster/5 magic and trap card on field rule. You may have up to three different ready to go decks at a time. If you know someone else who owns the game you may challenge him or her. Two memory cards with Duelist of the Roses data are required for multiplayer. Once you start playing this game you will not be able to get enough. I know when I got the game it threw my sleeping schedule way off. So considered yourself warned and informed about the best Yu-Gi-Oh! Game ever.
3 Limited Cards Sums it up
Pros: adds a unique twist of strategy to the TCG and 3 Limited TCG
Cons: way too much grinding
I would only buy and might even preorder this game for the 3 limited edition cards, but other than that. I would only play it for free because you wouldn't have enough time to play it by renting it.
Okay, this is what really kills the game. The insane amount of grinding you need to do. Playing it starts to seem like work instead of fun. If they loosened up a bit on the grinding then everything would be just fine. It isn't a hard game though. I really enjoy the TCG and this added another level of tactics too it. I could have given this game a 1, but 3 limited edition cards saves it butt. So I decided to match it.