Parents' Guide to

Card Hunter

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cross-genre tactics game has Dungeons & Dragons charm.

Game Linux , Mac , Windows 2015
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Is It Any Good?

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On the surface, Card Hunter is easy to overlook. Its presentation seems pretty basic but fits the overall theme. It feels like it could just as easily be played on a dining room table as on a computer. Every match feels like a brand-new experience, whether you're playing one of the game's ever-expanding roster of modules or simply sticking with a personal favorite.

Card Hunter also is a surprisingly deep strategic experience. Players have to consider which heroes to take with them from match to match and what equipment is best suited to each adventure. Although there's a lot of focus on spending real money on items from the in-game store for boosts, expansions, loot, and the like, there's still plenty of freely available content to enjoy, and it never quite stumbles into the "pay to win" category. Gary the Gamemaster (the AI behind your enemies) makes for a strong opponent, but nothing beats the unexpected nature of live opponents online. Unfortunately, online play opens up the possibility of potentially objectionable material via unmoderated chats. Still, Card Hunter is a great blend of different gaming experiences with a lot to offer and is well worth checking out for any old-school RPG fan.

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