Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
Many know the first game by my wife''s loving beratement, "Goddamned Stupid Cheating Game!" Well, "Goddamned Stupid Cheating Game 2" delivers on more of the same.
The Goddamned is upped a little, with some frustrating targeting controls and some iffy AI. Speaking of which, the Stupid is through the roof. I've lost four separate Archenemy games from the useless and complacent AI. Cheating seems to have been really whittled down, with those ever timely perfect topdecks still rearing their ugly heads now and again. Finally, the Game aspect is still strong. The sense that you actually have control over what material you have in your deck is obvious. In fact, I removed black and white from the Machinations deck, and still had five spells with which to streamline down to 60 cards. Further, I removed all but the Sphinx, and had a B/W Machinations, instead.
Overall, I will play the shit out of this, but I will not be fighting along side the AI. Clearly, Stainless is trying to reinforce the concept of "Gather your allies".
Posted by eunhathes
on 17 June 11 at 11:54
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