Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller Review

There seem to be three trading card games that have endured the test of time: Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh!  The later two card games have popular cartoon series associated with them which has helped them to continue their popularity, and it


The music in the game is repetitive.  You hear the same music whenever you are in your room.  The music you hear while searching for duelists is always the same.  During the duels you hear the same music unless the field is changed by a field spell.  Although it

Games like this show the strength of the Nintendo DS touch pad.  Controlling the game through the stylus is very easy.  All the turn phases are laid out on the left side, your cards along the bottom, and your deck to the right.  Every area is clickable and you can get more information on cards when you want to fairly easily.  To play a card you tap it once, and then tap the icon to either summon the card or set it.  This system is very intuitive and becomes second nature quickly.

You can also play Spirit Caller using the D-pad and buttons too.  Sometimes this feels just as quick as the stylus.  However, there is a bug with the game that I encountered several times.  Occasionally I would hit A selecting a monster on my side to attack.  When this happened, the game would automatically attack the opponent

In Spirit Caller you are a student attending classes progressing through the day.  The first item on the day

When you think of a game like this, you can play it over and over again.  The AI occasionally does make some questionable moves, but it can become quite challenging at the higher levels. Each player has a specific difficulty level from one to five stars which will give you an idea of how challenging the opponent will be.

In previous Yu-Gi-Oh! games, if you wanted to play against another person you needed to be linked with a friend directly.  Fans of card games like this have been clamoring for online play, because games like this are well-structured for online play.  This feature was missing from Nightmare Troubadour.  Now online play is a reality.  It

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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