Note: As a bonus for readers of our review, we’ve included a sneak peek at the 2010 line of Magic cards. Click on the screenshots section to check them out.


If you were a gaming geek like me back in the early

It should be no surprise that Wizards of the Coast saw an opportunity to tap into the lucrative Xbox Live market with one of their most successful franchises. Magic: The Gathering

Obviously there is more complexity under the surface

There is another unique mode that is available called One downside to the graphics is that cards can be difficult to make out when put on the table
I mentioned earlier that the control scheme can be a bit unintuitive. This is largely due to the fact that both the A and Y buttons can be used to continue the flow of action, depending on the circumstances. The game helpfully labels each button, and your available options are always visible on the game screen. So while there is nothing to memorize, I still found myself occasionally hitting the wrong button and having nothing happen