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GF Rating
5.8

406 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Magic the gathering Battlegrounds

posted by Fireboy (MANTECA, CA) Jul 25, 2006

Member since Jul 2006

9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This Game is very good but it can get kinda boring after a while. It is very cool to have diffrent classes and skils to choose the quests are a little hard for people new to the game but for the most part its a good game.

My Rating:8

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Interesting interpretation of the card game.

posted by Digibynx (OVERLAND PARK, KS) Oct 31, 2007

Member since Oct 2007

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I'm a fan of the Magic card game. I've been playing for years. So lets just get that out of the way.

MTG:Battlegrounds is obviously based off of the card game. You'll see characters, creatures, and spells that are from the cards. The mana system and summoning system are very similar to the card game, but with a twist. To get mana you must pick up mana crystals which appear on the field periodically. You use this mana to summon creatures or cast spells.

When you summon a creature, a respawn point appears on the field right next to your position. The creature will automatically attack unless it's ability says otherwise. After the creature fights another creature or attacks the enemy, it will respawn back at it's point.

There are two types of magic: Spells and Enchantments. Spells happen instantly and usually lasts until the creature its affecting respawns. Enchantments stay in play until it is destroyed by a spell. Most spells affect creatures. Such as, increase attack and defense by two (aka +2/+2), or give the creature haste to make it faster. There are some spells that affect the opponent. Such as Direct Damage which will automatically lower your opponents life points.

For all those Magic: The Gathering fans out there. You do get to play all five colors in the campaign. unfortunately you can't mix and match colors. I heard that you could in multiplayer, but nobody was on XboxLIVE so I never had the opportunity to see. Also, you can only bring ten spells into battle. This restricts the different strategies you can do. Quite often you'll have to switch your strategy because you get a new spell.

Those of you out there who have never played Magic: The Gathering should still try this game. You might not appreciate it as Magic fans, but you might still enjoy it.

This game gets an 8/10 for a new way to play Magic: The gathering, but not that interesting for people who have not played Magic before.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Magic the Gathering: Battlegrounds

posted by Lapis16 (TROY, AL) Jun 1, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It can't match playing cards with another human, of course. But it does make an interesting twist to the game. I didn't expect this kind of gameplay, and finished kinda quick. But it was still fun!

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