10 years ago
It's a good game, whether you're new to the game or not, but the best part about it is if you actually play the TCG or OCG, you suddenly have access to cards that would cost you hundreds of dollars to obtain in reality. As a player of the TCG, it's really helpful for trying decks that I can't afford in real life, and experimenting with ones I might already have, but tweaking them just slightly without having to go by new ones. The online play is also a huge plus - if you have a friend with the game, you can play against him or her online or wirelessly, and you can also be put in a random matchup against anyone who happens to be playing online. While often you're put up against total newbies, which can be less-than-fun, a good portion of the time you'll be playing against people using Lightsworn decks, or Blackwings, or whatever happens to be the best in the metagame. This gives you (at least it did until the game became outdated) the opportunity to learn how to play against decks you will most likely be playing in real life. Experimentation is key in Yu-Gi-Oh, and this game really helps with that. As far as the general gameplay goes, the graphics are decent, not super, but this is the Nintendo DS we're talking about, so that's to be expected. The soundtrack can be REALLY annoying, and the story mode is decent. My favorite part about the game is that if you want to restart the story mode, there is an option to restart while keeping all the cards and things that you've acquired thus far. That way you don't have to play all the way through it again to get the deck that you want to try out. I'm sure this game will appeal to YGO newbies who want to try playing with expensive decks, but it also appeals highly to veterans who want to experiment with strategies and stuff.
yes: I recommend this product