Diehard GameFAN: 10 Thoughts On…Magic: The Gathering – Duel of the Planeswalkers 2012

DHGF: Magic: The Gathering – Duel of the Planeswalkers 2012 is the newest version of M:TG for consoles. I actually passed on the 2011 version after playing the demo many months ago as I really hated the interface. However, since getting it for free via Playstation Plus, I have spent some time with it, shredding the Puzzle section in about an hour and fiddling with the occasional battle in between reviews. I have to admit I started playing Magic: The Gathering in Alpha when no one had ever heard of it. I still remember my first rare was the Force of Nature. Unfortunately only one other friend picked up a starter back then and it became boring quite quickly because of that so we put them away and didn’t give the game a second thought. Then down the road, Revised hit, the trading card game became a phenomenon and we pulled out the few cards we purchased back then on a lark and gave it a try once more. I never invested too much money into Magic as I preferred pen and paper games or things like Mythos or Illuminati. Still, Magic was the most popular and I’d dabble it in here and there. I stopped playing the card game back somewhere between 98-00. I want to say Homelands or the set after that was the last set I picked up money for. However, I instead picked up the original PC version of the game as it was much cheaper than buying cards and it gave you a wide selection to boot. I even dabbled with Magic: The Gathering Online in the early 00s and found it to be a better (and cheaper) experience to buying cards and the randomness of what you might get.

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