Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers Review

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

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
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