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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Basic but well-made card-dueling game deals an average hand.

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age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+
I played this game every day
age 12+

It was an enjoyable game, but now its not.

This game is clearly a pay to win. But now Komoney not even trying to hide their greediness. How are in their right mind introducing all these new summoning mechanics and overkill cards on 4000 LP game. I guess their logic is people will keep milking them money. Now, whenever you get a turn one in duel, you most probably will lose because you going to get OTK'ed on turn 2. Unless you have a right card at the right time. The RNG is the worst out there. Brick hands is everywhere, Usually the game will ends below 5 turns. Imagine that. You invest a lot of time and money on one deck, then they release another packs, automatically your deck become obsolete. Then you get OTK'ed on turn 2 because you dont have the latest cards after spending on obsolete decks 2 months before. Really think before you investing any money on these gatcha games. I have to give them credits during early release of this game, I enjoyed the early era on Duel Links and thank you for that. But now the game is just a showdown of which people who have spend their most money in.

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Card games are becoming fairly common in app stores, but having a well-known property behind yours never hurts. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links has everything you'd expect from a duel-based card game but doesn't have a lot of real surprises. The artificial intelligence is weak, and the player-vs.-player is a bit hard to find initially. It's certainly fun -- and will be especially fun for fans of the franchise -- but there's nothing especially new here. The game relies a bit too heavily on its franchise roots and doesn't look to broaden the category.

The voice acting in the game gets a bit tiresome. And you'll have to go through a number of poor AI opponents before you can take on human ones. This can be frustrating since, while it's meant as a tutorial, the game-generated opponents are too weak to really teach you much. It's fun for a while, but you have to slog through a fair bit of boring play before you face anything (or anyone) especially interesting.

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