Magic: the Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 review | BGMediaReview

This year’s installment of “Duels of the Planeswalkers,” a somewhat streamlined version of the popular trading card game “Magic: the Gathering,” has arrived. A number of improvements have been made to the game’s formula, but its back-to-basics approach has become even more basic when compared to last year’s edition. While past games were able to feel like solid games in their own right, “Duels 2013″ actually feels like a marketing vehicle. Though it can still be enjoyable, especially when played with friends, the inclusion of blatant advertising and nickel-and-diming tactics similar to those in free-to-play games serve to frustrate and cheapen the experience.

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