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Card of Darkness

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun card game starts to become bland over time.

Game Apple Arcade 2019
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Card battle games can be by the number affairs, sometimes losing your interest fast due to a lack of variety. Card of Darkness, thankfully, bypasses that fate, though you might find yourself drifting off to explore other games in Apple Arcade after a few days. It's a good game, but not a great one. The animation is charming. It doesn't take itself too seriously. And it benefits tremendously from the Apple Arcade model, bypassing ads and in-app purchases.

After a few hours, though, the game gets a bit repetitive. The challenge is still there, but it doesn't evolve and puts player interest at risk. Those first few hours, though, are a lot of fun. The strategy involved in picking the right card keeps you focused and the game's light-hearted atmosphere doesn't drain you. It's also keeps you on your toes to make sure that you're swapping weapons in battle so that you're not breaking them during fights. Card of Darkness is a good onramp to what Apple is offering, but there are much deeper choices you can explore.

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