Magic: The Gathering Arena, developed and launched by Wizards of the Coast LLC, is a magic card game. The game has been developed to be a scaled-down model of its PC version. And I must say the developers have done an excellent job in preserving the PC version’s experience. Here is my Magic: The Gathering Arena Game Review.
The Gameplay is pretty much similar to the PC version. You truly feel like an army general planning for war while playing the game. The starting tutorial is quite adequate and really helps you find your way around. It also shows you various cards and combining which cards are most strategic. You can try many playing modes like standard ranked, brawl, historic ranked, etc. You can always play the AI bots to get more acquainted with the game. While actually playing the game, you need to be very smart and maintain a balance between attack and defense. If you use your defenses wisely, you are sure to succeed.
The controls of the game will surely take some time to get used to. But once you get the hang of tapping what does what, it is smooth sailing from there. You tap and drag a card from your hand (a hand is a set of cards you select beforehand) to play them onto the battlefield. If you long-press a card, you can get detailed information about it. The controls will feel a lot easier on a smartphone with a large screen, and the chances of a wrong click reduce significantly. But a mis-tap will not affect the game because you can always cancel and select the right card.
The great fact about the game is that you can use the same account if you have played the game on PC. It’ll transfer all your collections from the PC account, and you can continue your gaming experience from there. The game has some innovative art style and robust combat. The sound effects of the game are amazing, and the graphics are truly commendable.
The only problem I found with the game was two or three times, the action buttons didn’t work, and I had to wait out my time. Other than that, I couldn’t find any questionable negative points.
Playing Magic: The Gathering Arena was an amazing and nostalgic experience for me. Sure, it takes some time to build a good collection of cards, but they say the fun is in the grind. If you have played the PC version of Magic: The Gathering Arena, this game is definitely for you.
So that was our Magic: The Gathering Arena Game Review. What are your views on the game? Do you plan to play it, or would you skip it? Do let us know in the comments below.