So apparently this game was made early last year? Graphics aren't everything for sure, but this game looks like it could've been made a few years ago as one of those completely free flash games. While playing Solforge I've been trying to look past it, but unfortunately this game has too many parts that seem to have been totally overlooked.
My biggest complaints:
No tutorial that goes beyond "drag and drop to play your cards, press these obvious buttons to end your turn, here's a quick explanation for the leveling and rank system, here's how spells and effects sorta-work, good luck!". The game doesn't really explain the various factions in any form or the way that thier ally abilities work, now does it go on to explain any sort of basic strategy in this game at all. There's so much missing for a game that's already a year old.
The card balance is pretty bad. There are several cards that are simply better than other ones. There are several clones of Zombie Soldier that have the same stats as well as an added effect, for instance.
There's no undo button, which is pretty vital for a card game. You can't undo any actions whatsoever. This is especially annoying when you start to realize the full potential of the battle and turn phases being seperated.
The interface as a whole isn't as streamlined as it could be. It works better than most games that have recently come out, with thier 20 buttons and 50 menus at least, but it's much nicer to click on a button that says "settings" over fishing around for a cog symbol....
There's only 4 factions, and no lore. I don't understand why factions even exist except to have those little ally effects, but almost all of the ally effects pool into Tempys so they don't matter very much.
There are too many similar cards, except for spell cards. The spell cards tie into my aforementioned gripes about the card balance in this game, where one faction has many powerful spell cards while another faction has some OK ones to get by on. I could understand it if 1 of the factions had particularly strong spells and particularly weak creatures, but this isn't the case. Because half of the monsters in this game could be clones with very minor stat differences.
In summary, I'm glad that I got these starter packs in a huge Humble Bundle, because I would have regret my starter pack puchase if I had not. I'm going back to Infinity Wars, I'll take its' more punishing economy over this game's less fun, less explodey, less varietal gameplay.