Magic: The Gathering – Tactics
Mr. Clipboard Apr 9, 2013 @ 6:52pm
Don't even bother downloading
I gotta give SOE credit, in my 18 years of life, I don't think I've EVER seen a game THIS crippled. Saying that it's a "free game" is a HORRIBLE label for this game, and an insult to free games everywhere. You can only play chapter 1 for free. That's right, to unlock the other chapters you have to BUY them with Station Cash, which is bought for real money. Sure, you get a daily when you beat the chapter, but it doesn't save this game from the fact that you have to buy the chapters, especially when you can't use the gold to buy the other chapters. Save your time and downloading space, just skip this game.
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Tru Apr 13, 2013 @ 8:36am 
thanks for the heads up
Tru Apr 13, 2013 @ 8:36am 
I wish they would put magic the gathering battlegrounds on steam
Mr. Clipboard Apr 13, 2013 @ 10:33am 
No problem
MangAnimE -ҒβD- May 15, 2013 @ 6:55pm 
Should be relabelled to demo then, seeing as that what it is.
Emopower May 15, 2013 @ 7:42pm 
Thanks for the head up, ill avoid this game for sure.
kelticdragon13 May 26, 2013 @ 4:03am 
also some campaigns are geared towards flying decks which means you have to buy more boosters to get flying cards to beable to beat the campaign you just bought. very unbalanced.
oliver Jun 18, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
Nice idea bad product.
-creatures ALWAYS regenerate. If you have a defubuffed Drudge Skeleton draining your life you can not let it die
- Players can run away. Since you can not cast after moving a player caan evade any direct damage by hidding behind a wall: you move to one side the oder play moves to the other side. This sounds stupid but it realy kills dd decks. Since players can run run away from summoned monsters goblin decks do nt work either. Till your goblns reach the enemy there is usually enough mana in play to summon giant wyrms :/
Yanotoshi Jul 3, 2013 @ 5:30am 
I also expected more of this game. Comparing to Battle Forge, what is more or less the same (ok, battle enginge is different), there is really more free content and you can trade for becoming better. 3 days installed, time to ignore it now.
Aionion Jul 3, 2013 @ 6:16pm 
Hmmm....I've not played the game in quite some time (over a year), but started when it first came out (on opening day) and played for several months, putting in 200+ hours (is there a way to see how many hours played from an SOE account)?

The game by NO means requires purchasing of any cards/decks/boosters in order to complete the campaign. If someone is struggling w/ that, then they are simply "doing it wrong" and ought to ask for assistance.

The first campaign includes several maps/missions, and each victory of that map/mission results in a reward of an addition card(s).

HOWEVER...I left because SOE went in a direction that the community did not want it to go. They focused on that which didn't need to be focused, refused to fix game breaking bugs (at higher level play/cards), AH issues, etc... And when they did get around to fixing issues, it took them forever to do so. It was later acknowledged that the game was more of a "black sheep" in their office (it was moved a couple times, and one of the offices got closed while the game was still being supported by that office!), and minimal resources were being spent on developing it further (a couple devs were assigned to it, while also at the same time, being responsible for content on other SOE games...so MTG had no DEDICATED development team).

The core mechanics of the game are great. And I've said from the beginning that it is a huge shame that it is SOE that WOTC decided to go with because SOE has a proven history of running games into the ground that have much potential.

But the lack of progress in necessary development is what turned me off of the game. It's true you do need to buy additional campaigns...it is also true that you can expect to pay real money if you wish to build/compete with a top deck.

Don't believe anyone who says they run a top tier deck and did not spend a dime on it and only used the AH. That's impossible given the economy in the game and the way the small rewards for wins are given. But this is true for nearly every tcg.

TCG's are by nature, a p2w model, with very few exceptions. So there should be no surprise to to those who actually play them routinely.
Nicodemus Jul 15, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
I dont know what half of you guys are talking about. The game runs fine, it is stable, you dont have to buy anything to enjoy it, and there is plenty of fun to be had in multiplayer, even if you are just using the starter decks.
RayneAU Jul 15, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
i have to agree the game seems clunky and everything i click on requires money to buy

at the very lease they could have added the campaign for free
vairelome Jul 16, 2013 @ 5:42pm 
Yeah, I agree with the OP. This game is better described as a demo than an actual F2P game. One of the worst implementations of microtransactions I've seen yet.
MightyO Aug 10, 2013 @ 5:17pm 
I love this game so yes chapter one is free but sure and game with an expantion will cost you can play the chapter 1 blue pins for free coens and buy more cards in Ah plus win surtin game will give u boster pack for free at the cost off free coins.

But you can still play vs other people completly free
Joeyk2011 Aug 15, 2013 @ 10:41am 
thx for saving my time
fribbler Aug 19, 2013 @ 11:33am 
Nope not F2P, but still a great demo IMO. Can't say I will, but I wouldn't mind spending £20 getting the extra levels and a few booster packs.

Good bang for your buck for a MTG card game player with nobody to play with :)

Would be even better if I could scan in my hard copys of the cards tho!
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