Lucas Thomas writes:
"So only consider a purchase of Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008 if you are one of two kinds of people. One, if you're a dedicated, hardcore Yu-Gi-Oh fanatic who can't get enough of digital dueling. Or two, if you're an individual who's always been interested in the design, but has never given it a shot – because the held-over tutorial still included here is still robust and fully-featured, and will help you learn the ropes. But if you're just a casual card battle player, and you perhaps own one of the past Yu-Gi-Oh! DS titles, you can pass this one by. There's not enough new and distinctly novel to earn this one that high of a recommendation for the non-hardcore. The lost potential is enough, actually, to make the game's overall score regress a bit as compared to the 2007 version. Pick up the pace and do something truly new next time, Konami. Don't make the dedicated fans buy the same game over and over again."