Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Latest Card Game is a Hit! | Tag Roundup #127

Welcome to TAG Roundup, Featuring Yu-Gi-Oh!

If you grew up in the 90s, you’ve probably at least heard of Yu-Gi-Oh!. The popular trading card game dominated the card game genre and is back in full force!

If you want even more gaming news, check out our entire TAG Roundup series! The last post showed off a Zelda-inspired retro title with some of my favorite adventure mechanics! 

Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel from Dexerto

Free-to-Play Yu-Gi-Oh Game is an Instant Winner – PC Gamer

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has really taken off since it launched in mid-January. In the first two weeks since release, the trading card game hit a peak of over a quarter million players! Reviews have been mostly positive as people just can’t get enough of the deck-building madness.

If you’re unfamiliar with the franchise, here’s a great one-sentence explanation from Da Card World:

Yu-Gi-Oh! (or just YuGiOh) is a card game in which two players attempt to defeat each other by decreasing their opponent’s Life Points (down to 0) using a collection of monster, spell, and trap cards.

While the game’s objective is straightforward, playing can get rather complex. At launch, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel offers over TEN THOUSAND CARDS! It’s unlikely that you will see more than a fraction of them when you get started, but that’s still a ridiculous amount of options for building the strongest deck possible.

Master Duel has everything you’d want from a Yu-Gi-Oh! game:

  • Stunning visuals
  • A dynamic soundtrack
  • Large variety of card types
  • A solid single-player story mode

If those weren’t enough, the developers even created a mobile app companion to help you improve your deck! Additionally, the relatively low PC system requirements make it  easily accessible. Combined with Master Duel being a free-to-play title, it’s not tough to see why the appetite for this game is so high.

Unsurprisingly, there are complaints about the game being “pay to win”, where the players who spend the most can also win the most. If you don’t mind swiping your credit card, you can quickly build up a strong deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! I’m not exactly sure how developers can combat this, but it’s definitely something that will need to be looked into if they hope to continue their strong growth.

If all this still sounds overwhelming, check out some streamers on Twitch to get an idea of how the game is played. Then, pick up the game for yourself and start building your ultimate Yu-Gi-Oh deck!

Honestly, what’s not to love about a new Yu-Gi-Oh! Game? Which card are you most excited to play? Join the conversation in the comments section, below!

Honorable Mentions in Last Week’s Gaming World

  • DualShockers – Apparently the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West game is massive and will take hundreds of hours to complete to 100%
  • Massively OPMMO Broken Ranks was so popular at launch that its servers broke down. Go check out this turn-based, tactical game!
  • PureXbox – New portable screen for the Xbox Series S
  • Make Use Of – Some of the best free-to-play shooters, including Valorant

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