SolForge is a free-to-play digital collectible game in which players construct their own decks to challenge their friends or battle against the computer. The current open beta version includes deckbuilding, collection management, online play, AI opponents, tournaments, drafts, and more.
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Reviews

"...one of the best demos on our showfloor."
Penny Arcade

"To say I’m excited for the game would be a dramatic understatement."
5/5 – Game Informer

"SolForge is visually stunning. The art is glowing and beautiful. Casting your creatures and spells is smooth."
Legit MTG

"With deck building, draft tournaments and multiplayer raids, I think SolForge is going to set a new trend in online mobile card gaming."
Geeks With Juniors

"Looks fantastic...I was able to jump in and start playing right away"
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About This Game

SolForge is a free-to-play digital collectible game in which players construct their own decks to challenge their friends or battle against the computer. The current open beta version includes deckbuilding, collection management, online play, AI opponents, tournaments, drafts, and more. Players can customize their decks with cards from their collection that they can earn through gameplay or purchase from the store. Try it now absolutely free!

The full release of SolForge will feature all of the strategy and tactics of a full-fledged CCG, including a single-player campaign mode, co-operative raids, and more. Unlike other online collectible games. SolForge was designed specifically for the digital space, with smooth game play and an intuitive interface.

The core mechanic in SolForge is leveling. Whenever you play a card, that card levels up into a new, more powerful version. As the game progresses, you level up, and gain access to your more powerful higher level cards. Some cards start off weak and level up into powerhouses, while others start off strong and don't improve much as they level, presenting strategic and tactical choices that will challenge even the most seasoned gaming veterans.

Key Features

  • Challenge your friends or play against AI opponents with multiple levels of difficulty
  • Simple to learn, difficult to master.
  • Tutorial to get you playing right away
  • Unique leveling mechanic transforms your cards as you play
  • Online Play
  • Deck Customization
  • Tournaments and Draft Mode

Planned Features

  • New Cards
  • Card Forging System
  • Campaign Mode
  • Cooperative Raids
  • Animated Cards
  • And more!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 8
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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Hippo Turtle
( 426.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 26
The developers of this game are simply awful. Some of the worst around. SolForge was released on Steam in March of 2013 as an Early Access title and its current development status is still very close to what it was back then. There is usually only one update per year. Sometimes two updates per year if we're lucky and those updates change very little about the game client and user interface. The developers care more about releasing new cards than patching and fixing the game client and user interface, which is currently the equivalent of a phone game from about the year 2006. Due to the developers' decisions and unbelievably slow progress, the player-base has been getting smaller and smaller. The death of this game is near and the developers have practically abandoned any prospect of a positive future as the updates come rarely and slowly. I haven't actually played a SolForge match in over two years. The only reason why I still have it installed and why I still load it every day is because I stupidly and regretfully spent money on it. Every day I load the game only to get the daily rewards. At least that way I don't feel as bad for wasting money on this worthless piece of software and on awful developers.

Don't be like me. Don't waste your time and money on a product that has been developed like garbage by despicable developers who couldn't care less.

SolForge is a disaster.
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A boogle of weasels
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 25
Best free tcg I've ever played.
-unique and interesting mechanics
-easy to earn tons of cards by simply playing the game
-balanced as far as I could tell
-awesome art and flavor on all the cards
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 18
I have been playing this game since it's release (mostly on my phone) and I think it is an incredibly good CCG. The levelling up mechanic is unique and makes this game stand out against other CCGs. I just wish you could get gold a lot more easily.
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Truesy
( 1,038.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 18
Solforge is an incredible strategy game held back by its UI
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Maraxas
( 998.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 17
Unique gameplay mechanics set Solforge apart from other CCGs, but the timer everyone complains about does hold it back. Solforge is fairly easy to play for free, especially if you are in it for draft.
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david.blank74
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 16
The campaign level is broken, frustrating and unfair. You have parts you hate about magic it is here hate things about assesnsion they are in this game as well. If you take everything that makes you frustrated with both games, like a player who has all the broken cards and you have a starter deck, or maybe cards that completely upset the balance of the game, well they are in this as well. Congratz I played this game for one day and it is the worst thing I have ever played on Steam. Not going to do this again.
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Nuke
( 394.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 16
SolForge is an online card game unlike any other. A great mix of familiar and unfamiliar mechanics that you may or may not know from other games. In comparison with other games like Hearthstone, this game focuses more on gameknowledge and actual player skill and thus has not implemented more than a few elements of randomness, thus making skill, deck choice and knowledge much more valuable than "luck". There are plenty of cards with crazy effects out there which makes the game so much more fun once you acquire some of them and put them into your deck or even build one around these cards. Thanks to in-game tournaments you can be able to play completely for free and get your hands on everything. Also there isn't anything in the shop that gives you any advantage whatsoever other than well having more cards. And while that definitely helps you grow your collection and be able to share cards with other players it is by no means necessary!

Another incredibly amazing thing about this game is that the developers give you 2 free boosterpacks every single day for logging in and winning 3 matches. If you are short on time that day you can play against the AI and it will still count! The developers did an amazing job in designing the game and its mechanics. It is free to play and easy to get into. The developers are also very generous in giving out plenty of codes to the community that provide you with ingame benefits such as, but not limited to, cards, booster packs, alternative arts, gold (real money currency) and much more. You can acquire these for example by playing on the ladder (http://www.solforgeladder.com), playing tournaments on the same website and much more. There is also an achievement system which will provide you with codes once you reach certain milestones.

The close-knit community is extremely friendly and very eager to help any newcomers! People will share some of the powerful cards with you without expecting anything in return! If you want to be part of a growing community where friendlyness and manners count, where you will make new online friends to play with and have lots of fun, well what are you waiting for. Install the game and join us!


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Brettz
( 133.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 15
This was a really fun game; I enjoyed playing it with friends. Unfortunately, it started crashing on me to the point of unplayability a few weeks after installing it.

When it works, it is fun.
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Dankenstein
( 121.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 13
great take on classic tcg, the evolution system of the cards makes the game very addicting 5 *****

*However the game direly needs timed turns, so tired of bleeding off the clock for a win from afk opponents, plz add timed turns 1-2 minutes a turn
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Curse
( 241.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 13
Ich hab viele Kartenspiele gespielt online. Hearthstone, MtGO, Infinity Wars, Duel of Champions, usw. Aber keines dieser Spiele hat mir die Menge an Spaß, Spieltiefe und Fairness angeboten wie Solforge. Da man Karten alleine durch Zeitaufwand frei schalten kann, und nicht auf Echtgeld angewiesen ist, zeigt sich Geduld als der Weg zum Erfolg im (subjektiv) besten Kartenspiel online (As far as I know).
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...jumping
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 8
fun game!
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[RKHAN] Transforceraptor
( 162.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 2
solforge is a wonderful cross between magic and fantasy rpg. with it's unique deck bulding system, and vast library of expansions, you can make ANY deck you can think of to fit ANY play style. and best of all, you can play it as much as you want, as the core of the game revolves around actual deck battleing, not leveling up and energy/stamina managing.
the daily rewards are a nice bonus, and you can even earn powerful rares through drafting. and since solforge has been going for some odd years, they have done an excellent job balancing play and cards to give new players the opportunity to build good decks whilst still allowing long term players to expand their library with versatile strategy themes.
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Rosaduuu Kawwai Potato
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 31
SolForge is a really good game for people who like card games, it easy to pick up and its honestly very fun,requires a couple hours to get the hang of it but its worth it, I compare it with Spectromancer witch is a older cards game, if you liked that game you will sure like this one too
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Verdantil
( 1,201.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 29
I have tried other card collection games on Steam and this one is probably the best at the time of writing.

Pros:
Cool Mechanics
Low Learning Curve with Tutorial
Free
Generous F2P Model
Cool Races - Concepts - Art Models

Cons:
Glitchy Client (will be replaced with a new one soon at time of writing)
Stale Community
Repetitive
Recycled Strategies from the competitive tournaments

In a nutshell :

This is the CCG to play if you wanna try one out. Its deep enough and accessible enough. But every patch no matter what cards show up people will copy paste winning builds form previous tournaments and start spamming those decks to get the free coins from online fights to get more cards. In a sense the competitive roots of the game pushes people to play to win even at the expense of creative strategies, or thematic battles. As such, after collecting dozens of legendary cards I find I am losing enthusiasm to look online on how to apply those cards, and copying strategies, while failing to do so will make any deck I make unwieldy compared to whatever is the favored combination of this patch. So I am starting to check out.
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Explorer
( 146.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 25
SolForge is a great game... but...
...it's very unfiendly to new players (As I was),
It goes like this:

1. You'll have fun with the first steps
2. When you go PvP this game will break your heart
3. At this point you may consider buying some DLC or something from the store
4. You'll have to play a lot vs, the dumb A,I, for the event tickets
5. Play all the draft games you can
6. you'll start fine-tuning your deck
7. And finally now you can be playing a fair game...

Have Fun! :)
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gorepuppet
( 131.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 21
it was very enjoyable when i played and i understand now that they have multiplayer and other modes better worked out so theres not so much buggie issues. so if it looks like fun then you should give it a go
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albinoprince
( 650.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 13
Game isn't pay to win. It's [resource] to win. that resource can be money, but it can also be time. I have over 600 hours logged and do my dailies without fail. You can play 3 games vs computer very quickly.

I've spent like $10 on the game forever ago, but the vast majority of my cards come from dailies.

The fastest way to get the legendaries you want (other than paying $$$ for them) is to do dailies and drafts.

DON'T BUY PACKS WITH YOUR SILVER. Save it up. Sell your extra cards for silver. Use the silver to buy legendaries.

Legendaries cost around 140,000 silver which can seem daunting, but if you "rare draft" (draft the rarest cards you can every round) you can sell them all for quite a bit. A really good draft can net you 35-40k silver.

Don't start the game and expect to play constructed PVP in the first week. or first month. But you can do well in drafts as soon as you have a grasp on the core game rules.

Every day get 1 draft coupon and 2 free packs if you do your dailies. 2 free packs per day is more than you can get from a lot of card games.

I'd reccomend the game for a number of reasons, but it boils down to "are you willing to do your dailies?" if you aren't, then keep walking. If you are, then your patience will be rewarded.
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Crazy Klino
( 119.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 9
SolForge is an amazing game, and is the successor to Spectromancer by Dr. Richard Garfield. I liked Spectromancer a lot, and the idea of making an original fantasy world with factions and lore, and adding leveling and deckbuilding mechanics to it brings about a phenomenal and innovative gaming experience. However, I dislike that there is very little music, and the music that is there is very plain, and does not add to the SolForge experience. This is a shame, as Spectromancer's soundtrack was one of the key elements of making it great.
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MAJOR LAZER
( 199.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 7
sadly, this is ultimately just another P2W game in a world of P2W games. i played this right when it came out. i was one of the earliest fans of the game, and played avidly every day. the game was tremendous, rewards were just right too. i was on the forums defending the game against those who called it p2w. how dare they!

then the game started to descend into p2w. i'm not a "gamer" per say, so i don't devote a lot of my day to gaming. what time i have i tend to use judiciously, only on games i deem worthy. solforge lost my interest. recently, i decided to come back to it, to see how it had improved. sadly, the game has now become so p2w that i need to write a review to warn others to stay away.

point-by-point:

PRO:
great depth and strategy
fun deck building
matches can be tense and thrilling
getting new cards and rewards is a blast

CON:
new super-powerful legendaries are crazy powerful and game breaking vs players (you) who do not have them. you will very rarely acquire a card this good thru the free rewards, and even if you do the big spenders will stack their deck with multiples. Example: i played a game vs a guy who summoned 3-4 creatures the whole game. his legendaries were far more powerful than anything i could summon, and he then used his legendary spells to continuously augment them. the game was horribly painful for me.

timer: this has been mentioned again and again, but even as i write my review this is happening. you have a thrilling game. your enemy is at 6 hp and you are at 7, but your position is finally overpowering & he is going to lose in 1 or 2 turns after you overwhelm his defences. well guess what, the game has a 20 minute timer per player and sore losing is always an option, right? so if he has 15 minutes left be prepared for a 15 minute wait. Actually, scratch that. what he will probably do, like many others, is wait 14 minutes. by then he is hoping you are doing something else, and he will make a move. if you are doing something else and not paying attention, now YOUR timer will run out, and YOU lose.

haha so fun. trolling BUILT INTO the game for losers to exploit how great.

draft play: well this WOULD be fun, but honestly is just kind of makes the whole game silly. it's a CCG, and now instead of being a CCG it's just a card game. i guess if this is the only mode you will ever play i can honestly recommend this game.

A NOTE: dont assume most players you meet will be playing with just the free cards. people spend enormous amounts of money on iaps, and this game is no different. odds are you will get crushed, ESPECIALLY if you are a new player entering the playerbase at this time.

the saddest part of all this is that it's easily fixable by introducing a matchmaking mechanic similar to the one found in banner saga. every card can be given a value based on it's rarity: then players can be matched up to people whose decks "total rarity" is similar to your decks. that would make things pretty fair, as it would all be up to skill at that point.

the devs will NEVER do this. do you know why? they want you to get crushed. they want your soul to get crushed. because then you will spend money.

so just go away now.
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goldfish
( 231.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 5
one of the best free TCgs out there, You can not spend a penny and still earn every card. Awesome dailys too
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 8
fun game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
394.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 16
SolForge is an online card game unlike any other. A great mix of familiar and unfamiliar mechanics that you may or may not know from other games. In comparison with other games like Hearthstone, this game focuses more on gameknowledge and actual player skill and thus has not implemented more than a few elements of randomness, thus making skill, deck choice and knowledge much more valuable than "luck". There are plenty of cards with crazy effects out there which makes the game so much more fun once you acquire some of them and put them into your deck or even build one around these cards. Thanks to in-game tournaments you can be able to play completely for free and get your hands on everything. Also there isn't anything in the shop that gives you any advantage whatsoever other than well having more cards. And while that definitely helps you grow your collection and be able to share cards with other players it is by no means necessary!

Another incredibly amazing thing about this game is that the developers give you 2 free boosterpacks every single day for logging in and winning 3 matches. If you are short on time that day you can play against the AI and it will still count! The developers did an amazing job in designing the game and its mechanics. It is free to play and easy to get into. The developers are also very generous in giving out plenty of codes to the community that provide you with ingame benefits such as, but not limited to, cards, booster packs, alternative arts, gold (real money currency) and much more. You can acquire these for example by playing on the ladder (http://www.solforgeladder.com), playing tournaments on the same website and much more. There is also an achievement system which will provide you with codes once you reach certain milestones.

The close-knit community is extremely friendly and very eager to help any newcomers! People will share some of the powerful cards with you without expecting anything in return! If you want to be part of a growing community where friendlyness and manners count, where you will make new online friends to play with and have lots of fun, well what are you waiting for. Install the game and join us!


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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 16
The campaign level is broken, frustrating and unfair. You have parts you hate about magic it is here hate things about assesnsion they are in this game as well. If you take everything that makes you frustrated with both games, like a player who has all the broken cards and you have a starter deck, or maybe cards that completely upset the balance of the game, well they are in this as well. Congratz I played this game for one day and it is the worst thing I have ever played on Steam. Not going to do this again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
998.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 17
Unique gameplay mechanics set Solforge apart from other CCGs, but the timer everyone complains about does hold it back. Solforge is fairly easy to play for free, especially if you are in it for draft.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,038.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 18
Solforge is an incredible strategy game held back by its UI
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 25
Best free tcg I've ever played.
-unique and interesting mechanics
-easy to earn tons of cards by simply playing the game
-balanced as far as I could tell
-awesome art and flavor on all the cards
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
241.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 13
Ich hab viele Kartenspiele gespielt online. Hearthstone, MtGO, Infinity Wars, Duel of Champions, usw. Aber keines dieser Spiele hat mir die Menge an Spaß, Spieltiefe und Fairness angeboten wie Solforge. Da man Karten alleine durch Zeitaufwand frei schalten kann, und nicht auf Echtgeld angewiesen ist, zeigt sich Geduld als der Weg zum Erfolg im (subjektiv) besten Kartenspiel online (As far as I know).
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
121.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 13
great take on classic tcg, the evolution system of the cards makes the game very addicting 5 *****

*However the game direly needs timed turns, so tired of bleeding off the clock for a win from afk opponents, plz add timed turns 1-2 minutes a turn
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
133.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 15
This was a really fun game; I enjoyed playing it with friends. Unfortunately, it started crashing on me to the point of unplayability a few weeks after installing it.

When it works, it is fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
426.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 26
The developers of this game are simply awful. Some of the worst around. SolForge was released on Steam in March of 2013 as an Early Access title and its current development status is still very close to what it was back then. There is usually only one update per year. Sometimes two updates per year if we're lucky and those updates change very little about the game client and user interface. The developers care more about releasing new cards than patching and fixing the game client and user interface, which is currently the equivalent of a phone game from about the year 2006. Due to the developers' decisions and unbelievably slow progress, the player-base has been getting smaller and smaller. The death of this game is near and the developers have practically abandoned any prospect of a positive future as the updates come rarely and slowly. I haven't actually played a SolForge match in over two years. The only reason why I still have it installed and why I still load it every day is because I stupidly and regretfully spent money on it. Every day I load the game only to get the daily rewards. At least that way I don't feel as bad for wasting money on this worthless piece of software and on awful developers.

Don't be like me. Don't waste your time and money on a product that has been developed like garbage by despicable developers who couldn't care less.

SolForge is a disaster.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
650.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 13
Game isn't pay to win. It's [resource] to win. that resource can be money, but it can also be time. I have over 600 hours logged and do my dailies without fail. You can play 3 games vs computer very quickly.

I've spent like $10 on the game forever ago, but the vast majority of my cards come from dailies.

The fastest way to get the legendaries you want (other than paying $$$ for them) is to do dailies and drafts.

DON'T BUY PACKS WITH YOUR SILVER. Save it up. Sell your extra cards for silver. Use the silver to buy legendaries.

Legendaries cost around 140,000 silver which can seem daunting, but if you "rare draft" (draft the rarest cards you can every round) you can sell them all for quite a bit. A really good draft can net you 35-40k silver.

Don't start the game and expect to play constructed PVP in the first week. or first month. But you can do well in drafts as soon as you have a grasp on the core game rules.

Every day get 1 draft coupon and 2 free packs if you do your dailies. 2 free packs per day is more than you can get from a lot of card games.

I'd reccomend the game for a number of reasons, but it boils down to "are you willing to do your dailies?" if you aren't, then keep walking. If you are, then your patience will be rewarded.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,201.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 29
I have tried other card collection games on Steam and this one is probably the best at the time of writing.

Pros:
Cool Mechanics
Low Learning Curve with Tutorial
Free
Generous F2P Model
Cool Races - Concepts - Art Models

Cons:
Glitchy Client (will be replaced with a new one soon at time of writing)
Stale Community
Repetitive
Recycled Strategies from the competitive tournaments

In a nutshell :

This is the CCG to play if you wanna try one out. Its deep enough and accessible enough. But every patch no matter what cards show up people will copy paste winning builds form previous tournaments and start spamming those decks to get the free coins from online fights to get more cards. In a sense the competitive roots of the game pushes people to play to win even at the expense of creative strategies, or thematic battles. As such, after collecting dozens of legendary cards I find I am losing enthusiasm to look online on how to apply those cards, and copying strategies, while failing to do so will make any deck I make unwieldy compared to whatever is the favored combination of this patch. So I am starting to check out.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 12
An interesting mix of mechanics inspired by other TCG/CCGs. Nothing revolutionary here, but I see nothing game-breaking. Ultimately it is brought down by pisspoor graphics and uninspired sound. It does not have enough replay value to entertain most gamers for more than five minutes.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 16
Its an alright game. If you dont mind the campaign cheating against you. Online vs other players is ok. But challenging the PC and it will just cheat you. Imagine playing an opponent and he gets to heal completely right before he dies, or an opponent who gets to do 3 damage to everything you play right off the bat. Or am opponent that kills your cards just for successfully attacking them lol. Now if we got those powers too it wouldnt be so bad, but to just give the PC opponent an unfair advantage is just plain dumb. I mean, its the only way to unlock more cards (unless you wanna pay) and they have to cheat to keep ya from winning.....MTG had a similar concept where you could use a BIG card that gave you an advantage during the game, but at least your opponent also got to chose one. This is just 1 sided....
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
452.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 10
Excellent CCG.

+Allows playing multiple matches simultaneously
+tournaments, daily rewards.
+good card and deck variety.

-Game client bugs: display errors, stuck loading, mouseclick fails.
-Game client bugs have not been fixed over a long period of time.
-Clear winning decks reduces variety
-UI: cannot view multiple matches at once.
-UI: weak game log.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,989.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 20, 2015
As you can see from my hours played, this is a game that I actually enjoy. The cardplay is innovative; cards you've played in earlier rounds get stronger and 'level up' in later rounds. This adds a great deal of strategic depth as ones must decide whether to trade off one card's immediate utility against another's future 'leveled up' usefulness. I've seen a great many deck types have success, and the available drat-style games are different enough from the constructed variety that there's a great deal of fun to be had here. Why then the thumb's down?
---- One design decision alone: When a game starts, each player is given 20 minutes to complete his game. Usually, at the start oif a game, eaxh player moves relatively quickly. However, when one player appears to gain an advantage, VERY often the other will begin to use the time on the clock as a strategic resource. By this I mean, you'll play 10 turns in fairly rapid succession, each using only a minute or two of time. Then, one player pulls ahead and then will wait 10-15-17 minutes for the other player to move. He may be hoping you'll have lost interest, or just to catch you unawares, attempting to win via boredom what he cannot through skill. This effect is compounded by the fact that one can have a large number of games open at one time. In constructed deck play, you are rewarded daily through three victories, and sealed deck takes 4 games to complete. Ineither style, prepare to devote majo amounts of time waiting, staring at an unmoving screen, before you can finish up.
Apart from this, the game itself is well-designed and fun to play., It is possible to be competitive without spending real money, though it can take a little patience. The trade-off here is cash vs. time to build reaonable decks, but the mechanic is fair. No real complaints on that score.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 7, 2015
I am addicted. This game has a lot of deck themes and are all potentially powerful. Some of the cards I think are too strong but I can live with it because it's relatively rare. Client is a bit buggy but this might be your next addictive game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
166.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 31, 2015
This game is totally p2w, before u get all top cards, u will be crashed completely by those OP legendary cards.

It could be fun when u have all of them, but unless u pay, all u will get is suffering.

There is no single competitive deck without at least 10(1/3 of a deck) legendary cards.

This is what I got from 166 hours playing:PAY OR LOSE. Unistalled.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
250.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 12, 2015
The game has some very innovative and intriguing mechanics that differentiate it from the TCG genre. Principally the lack of any 'resource' generation and the 'leveling' of cards, allowing for more powerful versions to be played in later rounds. However, it suffers from three major flaws:

1) If you are interested in deck building and/or competitive constructed play, don't bother unless you intend to throw down a significant amount of money, or are patient enough to wait (playing every single day) for several years (and even then, you likely won't have close to a full play-set of all the key cards you'll need to play at the top level).

2) RNG is a massive determinant in games. While this helps keeps mediocre players 'competitive,' it's very frustrating to have game after game decided by a series of bad draws.

3) Power creep. New cards are frequently just reprints of old ones with superior abilities, completely invalidating the older sets. Rather than augmenting existing decks or adding new and interesting folds to the metagame, they simply obsolete everything that has come before.

Draft format helps with this somewhat, but without spending real money, you're only looking to play a handful of times per week.

While these troubles aren't necessarily peculiar to this game compared to many other competitors in the TCG genre, it is enough to keep me from being able to recommend it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
79.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 28
The core gameplay is good, but it has an overreliance of luck and is horribly pay to win, even for card game standards.
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