I remember watching this when I was younger, I remember being super fantasticated about Ancient Egypt and this just made me even more curious.
The original Yu-Gi-Oh! series was one of my all the favourites shows when I was younger along side Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z.
Although I don’t follow the series anymore nowadays, Konami the series very relevant even in today’s digital age. It’s really hard to image card games still being so popular vs a full action packed game.
What I really liked about Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is that unlike it’s previous versions, It is a both a mobile game and PC game through Steam. Seamlessly steaming both accounts without losing any playtime.
As it is a card game, it will definitely have an RNG gacha system. As the series is still never ending, it is constantly introducing new Cards, allowing this game to constantly receive new updates. This allows players to explore new builds and mix old builds such as the Mage Deck or Blue Eyes White Dragon Deck with the newer Syncho decks, the combination is limitless.
How cool is that? Could be potentially addicting and dangerous but, that’s also up to us, as players to control.
The combat is pretty smooth, it is a card game after all, you can have flat card graphics or you can have the hologram, it is up to you to choose. Never-the-less, it’s combat is what you would expect from watching it’s TV series.
F2P Friendly ★★★★★
I have nearly 400 hours to my name since I started playing this on steam exclusively. Countless more on my phone and Ipad. This game is addicting is an understatement. Despite those hours put in, I have never once felt pressured into buying anything in-game with real money. You get enough gems by causally playing to buy and build any deck you wish in game.
Cash Shop ★★★★☆
The cash shop is just like most games out there, as you have to remember, Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links is part Mobile, thus you will see the same style of offers mobile games offer. Very P2W style marketing. While they do have an amount restrictions on their special packages that “free” purchases via gems (Yu-Gi-Oh farmable currency). That limit does not apply to paid users. Regardless of that, I see the prices are quite fair in this game and you are usually getting what you paid for. While they still do have their “Gacha” component which you are “deplete” a prize pool and is in control where you can reset it. Thus making it’s Gacha less based on RNG as opposed to another game like Monster Super League.
The artwork in this game is just like the TV Series, it does not dumb it down nor extravagant it at all. You get what exactly you were looking for.
Although, I personally don’t like the dumbed down version of only having a maximum cards on the map from 10 down to 6, it is still fun in it’s own rights. The limited cards really does stop lots of different builds that was set in the series, like Dark Cyber Dragons deck for example. However as far as an card game goes, it is still super fun and engaging. It wouldn’t be a main game at all as there is an energy system that does limit your playtime quite a bit if you don’t have keys (This is a farmable currency) for other content. But then again, you can go ahead and PVP with other players in Real Time that does not cost anything at all.