10 years ago
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.
No: I don’t recommend this product