Card City Nights is not a traditional card-trading game. It's an adventure game with zany characters to meet and weird locations to explore. In the center is our new card battle system that breaks away from the fantasy TCG mold with connecting cards to form combos.
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1.1 Valentine's update!

This version adds two new characters, Multifarious Mammal and Rock Enthusiast, who can be battled for a new Princess Remedy booster. They also come with a small optional sidequest, which is fully compatible with your existing savefile and can be experienced at any point in the main story. But make your choices carefully, as there is no going back on your word in this amorous sidequest!

There are also some other hacks thrown in that only apply when you start a new game, for the truly cardcore. Please see below for details.

Full changelist:
- Multifarious Mammal booster battle in Harbor Street.
- Rock Enthusiast booster battle in Big Chest Casino.
- New Princess Remedy booster with ten new cards, which can also be obtained through the Recycle Shop at random.
- Small Boss rematch deck tweaks.
- Renarama card buffed slightly (Cannot be disabled).
- Entering HardPlaya as your name begins the terribly unfair Hard Mode, where the player begins each match with 4 HP and the opponent with 8 HP. There is no reward for beating this mode and no other changes! Not recommended for new players!
- Entering ReallyPlaya as your name begins the farcical Impossible Mode, where the player begins each match with 1 HP and the opponent with 10 HP. There is no reward for beating this mode and no other changes! Not recommended for anyone!

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“Effortlessly charming .. a simple yet rock-solid addition to the genre that's well worth a play.”
Jay Is Games

“The real hook is the CCG that serves as the game’s engine. Fortunately, it’s fantastic.”
Indie Game Reviewer

Про цю гру

Card City Nights is an adventure through a city filled with card-nuts and lunatics. Battle for the 8 legendary cards to enter the biggest competition this city has seen yet.

CCN is not a traditional card-trading game. It's an adventure game with zany characters to meet and weird locations to explore. In the center is our new card battle system that breaks away from the fantasy TCG mold with connecting cards to form combos.

* 8+ hours of gameplay in a singleplayer adventure
* Connect cards to form combos
* 180 unique cards with characters from the Ludosity universe
* No IAP's in this game! You collect booster packs by simply playing the adventure from start to finish
* An amazing soundtrack in a blend of Jazz and Hiphop

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Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
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    • ОС: Windows XP
    • Процесор: 2 GHz
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 1 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: Shader Model 2
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    • ОС: OSX 10.6
    • Процесор: 2 GHz
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 1 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: Shader Model 2
    Мінімальні:
    • ОС: Debian 6.0 based distros
    • Процесор: 2 GHz
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 1 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: Shader Model 2
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senor_sombraro
( 9.8 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 27 травня
Bit repetitive after a while but nevertheless good time waster with slight bit of strategy needed in deck creation.
Space Ghost
( 34.3 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 23 травня
Card City Nights is a great casual adventure that is worth several playthroughs. The soundtrack takes this game to a new level with a jazz/hiphop fusion that fits with the wacky and bizzare world your character inhabits.

The gameplay takes some getting used to as instead of fighting with monsters and spells, you have cards with directional arrows on them that connect and have different effects based on said connections. However, once understood Card City Nights takes on a new life as you try and figure out the optimal strategies against each opponent and craft the best cards available to make grinding packs quick and easy. Hope Ludosity makes another one soon.
Medium
( 15.0 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 21 травня
Basic Overview
Gameplay? 9/10, one of a kind
Story? 6/10, straightforward, occasional funny dialogue
Replayability? 5/10, depends on person

Thoughts
It's a unique TCG game, I'd say it's a puzzle + TCG mix - it's not something that you would play absent-mindedly imo. You collect cards that have arrows on it and you line up the arrows to combo into different actions (attack/revive/defense). It sounds simple, but the game pulls it off really well and makes you consider if placing a certain card down into a certain position is the right thing to do. I'd say the level of difficulty really depends on the player, but I'd give it a medium difficulty. It's the uniqueness of this game that makes me recommend it, I can't think of any other TCG game currently that utilizes this style of gameplay. The storyline is average/straightforward, not particulary interesting but fun enough with humorous dialogue here and there. I wouldn't say this game is incredibly replayable - there aren't any "random" opponents to play that have really new strategies every single time, you'd be playing the same characters over and over again if you wanted to keep playing after defeating everyone. The AIs will stick to their playstyle - defensive, offensive, etc. I guess it really depends on if you *really* get sucked into the gameplay. For me, this is probably the only time I will be playing it through unless if new content was added. It was really compelling to finish the game and I found the experience thoroughly enjoyable; and here I am, writing a review days after buying the game and "completing" it - after completing it though, I just don't feel the urge to keep on playing and rebattling the revamped opponents (the game kicks up the difficulty a notch once you complete the storyline).
It took me around ~15 hours to achieve 100% but I'd say 2-3 of those hours I spent idle/afk, also, I could probably get another hour or two of new gameplay in if I went ahead and challenged the "revamped" characters.

Verdict?
This game is well worth the money regardless if it's on sale or not. Give it a try.
Skulls
( 5.9 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 16 травня
I was sitting around bored thinking to myself. I have 40+ games in my wishlist maybe I should try one. I sorted it by price and bought the cheapest one which was this. It's given me hours of enjoyment for a very low price. I highly recommend it. It's an interesting little card game with a fun mechanic and you get to open packs and keep changing your deck. It reminds me of when I used to play Knights of the Old Republic and spent hours just playing Pazaak.
margaret_friday
( 3.8 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 15 травня
AI characters are overpowered and have cards that I can only dream of (and I cannot get them, because I can't win, hence I cannot level up). Winning with AI is almost impossible. Also, navigating throgh the level map is annoying and counter-intuitive. I lost my patience with this game.
DF
( 13.4 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 13 травня
I bought Card City Nights in May of 2014 for 99 cents and almost two years to the date, finally started and finished the game after around 13 hours. I only used my mouse and didn't try the other control methods, or was even aware there were any.

True to its name, Card City Nights is a collectible card game with a strong focus on combat. As a new arrival to the island, you quickly learn about the game and how everyone is positively bonkers about it. The plot is fairly basic--find the eight Legendary cards and face the Card King in combat for the million-coin prize. The protagonist resists at first, but they have a free deck of cards and there are plenty of people to face, so why not?

The tutorial gave a pretty easy overview of the rules. You and your opponent each have a 3x3 board, a coin is flipped to determine who goes first, and you both draw five cards to form your hand. Then it's a matter of linking your cards' arrows together in order to attack, defend, and recover. You lose if your life hits zero, if you fill your board and can't place a card, or if you completely run out of cards to play. Matches are played in best of 1/3/5 format, and there didn't seem to be a penalty for losing other than having to start that fight over from the beginning. Several cards have a variety of effects, such as one reviving a random downed card and then disappearing off board, or moving to an open space every time you start your turn, or having an additional effect depending on what kind of combo it's a part of.

And like most other card games, most of the game takes place outside of battle where you try to put together a deck that can't be beat. You have to build a deck of 25 to 40 cards, and you're allowed five dupes of common cards, three of uncommon, only one rare, and only one total Legendary per deck, so there's a lot of options. My interest in the game kinda waned until I woke up and just made a deck from scratch, paying attention to arrows and effects I wanted. Everyone in the game uses a different deck though they only stick to one, so you could honestly tailor a deck around destroying specifically everyone as you play. In battle, you're at the mercy of RNG on your draws as well as what the opponent feels like using on you, but outside of perceived biases, the game felt fair about random targets. Kinda hard to say that when victory is snatched from you with a convenient draw for your opponent, though.

I was kinda surprised at how much dialog there is. You can talk with several people at each location and everyone has quite a few things to say, especially if you can fight them since they'll have different things then. Of course this is entirely optional, but it's kinda neat. Characters have things to say about other people, or you, or other things. One NPC in the mall had what felt like 100 things to say, though thankfully that wasn't the norm. That all of the characters come from prior Ludosity/Daniel Remar games might be a treat to some, seeing familiar faces in different roles (and on the cards), but this was my first so I'll be facing retroactive recognition whenever I go back for Ittle Dew and pick up some of the others.

As for things I didn't like...I initially didn't like that you couldn't outright buy new cards. When the shop unlocks early in the story, you're only able to buy extra copies of the non-Legendary cards you have already. To get new cards, you have to fight certain NPCs for their boosters (or trade them in later on), so you're at the mercy of RNG for what cards you receive, but each booster NPC provides only one specific pack and each card is tied to a specific booster. You can keep fighting them to eventually get the cards you want, but my only other complaint is that there's no card catalog to fill out. It'd have been especially helpful to at least see what cards you have/have seen/haven't seen so as to know how to get that amazing card you saw your opponent use and to scratch that completionist's itch, but I guess the guides on Steam have you covered there if you want to do some cross-referencing.

Overall, I liked CCN and I think it's definitely worth the buck I gave for it. If you're into card collecting or deck building or whatnot, you'd probably like it too. Difficulty is kinda hard to pin down since each person has their own deck setup, so you can go from being stonewalled to being locked down to being blitzed to being drained of cards. You'll probably have to lose your first fights with everyone so you can learn their decks and how to counter them, so that might turn some people off. But as someone who seems to have interest in card games but rarely plays them, this was not a waste of time at all.
Sheriff Mintz
( 1.9 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 4 травня
Better than Hearthstone
VIEoD
( 22.3 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 27 квітня
card city nights is a concept that shouldn't work, i should totally hate it for being too frustrating and overcomplicating TCGs - which are already overcomplicated

but i don't, it's actually really elegant in how it implements all its mechanics and i rarely feel as if i don't have a handle on how the game works

plus the music is great and the art is charming and the characters are all pretty fun; i was half-expecting this game to spew memes at me like a broken internet sewage-pipe but no gimmick or character outstayed their welcome and i never found myself getting annoyed by anyone i was made to deal with. it's punchy, it's self-aware without constantly having to remind the player of how self-aware it is, in short, it had enough personality where i didn't get bored but enough restraint to keep me from hating the presentation

this game really deserves online multiplayer, and i wish more people were into it so that the devs would have more of an impetus to make it so

what i'm saying is that you should play this game
Enkazadas The Indomitable
( 11.6 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 26 квітня
An absolutely excellent and fabulous card game. I sincerely and thoroughly reccomend this to anyone who has ever been a fan of card games at any point. Excellent art, excellent characters, fun dialogue, and an interesting premise. Thoroughly, Highly suggested. I'm also pretty sure it's free
LuckyRoot
( 88.8 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 9 квітня
A very creative and cute card game!

It combines the aspects of the traditional card games with tic tac toe-like puzzles that can create a variety of combos that can bring numerous elements to the battle.

Not to mention that it has a cute, cartoony, and colorful artstyle with diverse, unique, and interesting characters to interact and cards you can obtain^^

This game will provide you hours of addictive gameplay where you will be able to truly test your persistance and creativity in terms of creating your very own effective deck and gameplay style.

If you've played any of the Ludosity's previous titles, the fun will be doubled as you meet some of the characters you already knew and loved in different fashion~!

I promise you that this game will be a unique and worthy addition to your game library and offer a refreshing experience to your gaming life ;)
osamabinyoshi
( 31.4 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 5 квітня
Genre: Single-player collectible card-battling campaign
Campaign length: 10 hours
Game length: < 10 minutes
Length of campaign: ~ 100 games
Difficulty level - normal (only difficulty)
Complexity: Ages 10+

Card City Nights is an altered version of the 9-square mini-game from Final Fantasy VIII, except that in Card City Nights, it's the entire core of the game. Childish humor fills the game, as the main character goes on a quest to collect all 8 legendary cards from a variety of card masters. Defeating associates and assistants to the card masters in best of 3 or best of 5 collectible card matches, you collect enough cards by winning battles until you have an almost unbeatable deck. Cash dropped by these thugs give you money to buy more cards and more 9-square boards, until you have enough rare cards to absolutely mow these people down.

The mechanics of this game design are well thought-out. Excess cards can be recycled into card packs, preventing the player from collecting 10-20 of each common card in a never-ending quest to collect enough rares (cough Pokemon TCG for Nintendo's Gameboy cough.) In addition, there's a minor alchemy system to process cards that may not be affordable from the game's card store in the mall.

All an all, a moderate-speed economy system gets this game going. The delightful humor prevents the game from getting dull, and this is a must-play for card genre fanatics or older children. 5/5 stars.
++
( 3.4 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 2 квітня
It is a small game, but fun for a while. More a puzzle game than a deck builder in my opinion.
Icarus Amadeus
( 34.0 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 1 квітня
10/10 WOULD CHASE THE MYSTERIOUS LEMON AGAIN!
Chaotexe
( 28.1 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 29 березня
My only complaint is that there isn't more of this game to enjoy. A simply fantastic, simple CCG that has a very unique approach to the genre. Definitely worth its modest price.
Mire
( 2.5 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 13 березня
A fun single player card game with a surprising amount of depth.
Delfrod
( 0.9 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 3 березня
The weirdest card game on Steam.
Woogy
( 22.1 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 20 лютого
This game, for the short amount of time the story takes up, was hilariously awesome and worth every penny of it. I have nothing but good things and positive critisism to speak of it.

Into card games? This game is exactly for you, and will scratch that itch your having. It's very easy to catch onto, and you'll learn the ropes quick. Not every opponent goes down from just brute force cards, sometimes you'll have to use your wits and think it through.

The cards themselves are uniquely drawn, very child-like and vibrant, and a lot of which are references to other games. Some of those games you should even go try for yourself.

My only critisism is the game does't have enough cards, and deserves so many more. As well as more locations and opponents to play against, sadly it looks like nothing else is being added to the game, but it's still amazing and deserves a moment of your time. :)

*Edit*
Apparently they did an update, holy crap. :D
Braneman
( 0.2 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 17 лютого
It's a collectible card game, without any microtransactions. Yeah this game is a game that you buy and thats it, nothing in the game is locked behind microtransactions or any of the other shady crap other card games do. Its also got a really charming art style and its a lot of fun. Pretty much you should buy it right now if you like TCG games.

Lemme tell you how the game works, each player has a 3 x 3 grid that they place cards down onto and each card has arrows on the sides or corners. And by lining up 3 or more cards with the arrows touching you activate the cards based on the proportion of cards used to make the match. 3 attack cards will attack the enemy for 3 damage, 3 defense cards will heal you for 3. Lining up 2 defense cards with 2 attack cards and you can make a choice to either attack or defend for 2.

And then there are other mechanics like flipping cards, disabling cards, cards that have effects based on the combo they were used in. All in all this is a VERY solid purchase for the price.
ceilidhachaos
( 116.5 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 12 лютого
This is one of my favorite card games ever. And I've played a bunch of card games! (I even have a giant tote of MTG cards.) Worth at least a little more than you pay imo; More fun than your $2-$4 usually gets you here on steam. I liked the cute, quirky art and gameplay so much I got it both here and on the Play store for mobile. This is one game I really hope gets a sequel! I'd happily pay more for a longer sequel that went a bit more in depth. :)
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15.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 21 травня
Basic Overview
Gameplay? 9/10, one of a kind
Story? 6/10, straightforward, occasional funny dialogue
Replayability? 5/10, depends on person

Thoughts
It's a unique TCG game, I'd say it's a puzzle + TCG mix - it's not something that you would play absent-mindedly imo. You collect cards that have arrows on it and you line up the arrows to combo into different actions (attack/revive/defense). It sounds simple, but the game pulls it off really well and makes you consider if placing a certain card down into a certain position is the right thing to do. I'd say the level of difficulty really depends on the player, but I'd give it a medium difficulty. It's the uniqueness of this game that makes me recommend it, I can't think of any other TCG game currently that utilizes this style of gameplay. The storyline is average/straightforward, not particulary interesting but fun enough with humorous dialogue here and there. I wouldn't say this game is incredibly replayable - there aren't any "random" opponents to play that have really new strategies every single time, you'd be playing the same characters over and over again if you wanted to keep playing after defeating everyone. The AIs will stick to their playstyle - defensive, offensive, etc. I guess it really depends on if you *really* get sucked into the gameplay. For me, this is probably the only time I will be playing it through unless if new content was added. It was really compelling to finish the game and I found the experience thoroughly enjoyable; and here I am, writing a review days after buying the game and "completing" it - after completing it though, I just don't feel the urge to keep on playing and rebattling the revamped opponents (the game kicks up the difficulty a notch once you complete the storyline).
It took me around ~15 hours to achieve 100% but I'd say 2-3 of those hours I spent idle/afk, also, I could probably get another hour or two of new gameplay in if I went ahead and challenged the "revamped" characters.

Verdict?
This game is well worth the money regardless if it's on sale or not. Give it a try.
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13.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 травня
I bought Card City Nights in May of 2014 for 99 cents and almost two years to the date, finally started and finished the game after around 13 hours. I only used my mouse and didn't try the other control methods, or was even aware there were any.

True to its name, Card City Nights is a collectible card game with a strong focus on combat. As a new arrival to the island, you quickly learn about the game and how everyone is positively bonkers about it. The plot is fairly basic--find the eight Legendary cards and face the Card King in combat for the million-coin prize. The protagonist resists at first, but they have a free deck of cards and there are plenty of people to face, so why not?

The tutorial gave a pretty easy overview of the rules. You and your opponent each have a 3x3 board, a coin is flipped to determine who goes first, and you both draw five cards to form your hand. Then it's a matter of linking your cards' arrows together in order to attack, defend, and recover. You lose if your life hits zero, if you fill your board and can't place a card, or if you completely run out of cards to play. Matches are played in best of 1/3/5 format, and there didn't seem to be a penalty for losing other than having to start that fight over from the beginning. Several cards have a variety of effects, such as one reviving a random downed card and then disappearing off board, or moving to an open space every time you start your turn, or having an additional effect depending on what kind of combo it's a part of.

And like most other card games, most of the game takes place outside of battle where you try to put together a deck that can't be beat. You have to build a deck of 25 to 40 cards, and you're allowed five dupes of common cards, three of uncommon, only one rare, and only one total Legendary per deck, so there's a lot of options. My interest in the game kinda waned until I woke up and just made a deck from scratch, paying attention to arrows and effects I wanted. Everyone in the game uses a different deck though they only stick to one, so you could honestly tailor a deck around destroying specifically everyone as you play. In battle, you're at the mercy of RNG on your draws as well as what the opponent feels like using on you, but outside of perceived biases, the game felt fair about random targets. Kinda hard to say that when victory is snatched from you with a convenient draw for your opponent, though.

I was kinda surprised at how much dialog there is. You can talk with several people at each location and everyone has quite a few things to say, especially if you can fight them since they'll have different things then. Of course this is entirely optional, but it's kinda neat. Characters have things to say about other people, or you, or other things. One NPC in the mall had what felt like 100 things to say, though thankfully that wasn't the norm. That all of the characters come from prior Ludosity/Daniel Remar games might be a treat to some, seeing familiar faces in different roles (and on the cards), but this was my first so I'll be facing retroactive recognition whenever I go back for Ittle Dew and pick up some of the others.

As for things I didn't like...I initially didn't like that you couldn't outright buy new cards. When the shop unlocks early in the story, you're only able to buy extra copies of the non-Legendary cards you have already. To get new cards, you have to fight certain NPCs for their boosters (or trade them in later on), so you're at the mercy of RNG for what cards you receive, but each booster NPC provides only one specific pack and each card is tied to a specific booster. You can keep fighting them to eventually get the cards you want, but my only other complaint is that there's no card catalog to fill out. It'd have been especially helpful to at least see what cards you have/have seen/haven't seen so as to know how to get that amazing card you saw your opponent use and to scratch that completionist's itch, but I guess the guides on Steam have you covered there if you want to do some cross-referencing.

Overall, I liked CCN and I think it's definitely worth the buck I gave for it. If you're into card collecting or deck building or whatnot, you'd probably like it too. Difficulty is kinda hard to pin down since each person has their own deck setup, so you can go from being stonewalled to being locked down to being blitzed to being drained of cards. You'll probably have to lose your first fights with everyone so you can learn their decks and how to counter them, so that might turn some people off. But as someone who seems to have interest in card games but rarely plays them, this was not a waste of time at all.
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22.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 квітня
card city nights is a concept that shouldn't work, i should totally hate it for being too frustrating and overcomplicating TCGs - which are already overcomplicated

but i don't, it's actually really elegant in how it implements all its mechanics and i rarely feel as if i don't have a handle on how the game works

plus the music is great and the art is charming and the characters are all pretty fun; i was half-expecting this game to spew memes at me like a broken internet sewage-pipe but no gimmick or character outstayed their welcome and i never found myself getting annoyed by anyone i was made to deal with. it's punchy, it's self-aware without constantly having to remind the player of how self-aware it is, in short, it had enough personality where i didn't get bored but enough restraint to keep me from hating the presentation

this game really deserves online multiplayer, and i wish more people were into it so that the devs would have more of an impetus to make it so

what i'm saying is that you should play this game
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2.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 березня
A fun single player card game with a surprising amount of depth.
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20.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 31 грудня 2015 р.
If you enjoy an easy-going yet skill-based game, or if you enjoy the elements of both puzzles and trading card battles, I highly recommend 'Card City Nights.'

In 'Card City Nights', you fast travel through an island city with a chill, evening atmosphere, talking to comical NPCs, and battling them in a TCG for booster packs. In the card game proper, each player has a 3x3 card grid, and seven Defense Points. The goal is either to fill up your opponent's grid with occupied space, or decrease their Defense Points to zero.

Cards have three main categories: ATTACK, which can disable opponent cards, or damage your opponent's Defense Points; DEFENSE, which can increase your own Defense Points; and REVIVE, which can bring your disabled cards back into play.

The challenge of the game is that cards must be played in combos. Each card has a specific set of arrows which tell you where on the grid it can be placed for maximum efficiency, and cards in a combo must point to each other in order to be played. While some cards have multiple arrows, others only have one (some trick cards have none). They can also have additional effects such as rotation, teleportation, or extra damage, making gameplay interesting, unpredictable, and especially fun.

The game works in an almost Rock-Paper-Scissors type of balance, where a specific strategy you use for your deck to counter that of your opponent's will expose you to another vulnerability. Having the freedom to make your own deck allows you to explore and create your own combos. Each NPC uses a consistent strategy, making training accessible, but not simple-minded, since the variability of play is kept intact by the limited number of cards you're allowed to use at once. This could actually be printed as a physical card game, and I would invest in it without hesitation.

Personally, this game meets all my standards for a perfect single player game: completely replayable, expansive but not overwhelming, customizable, encouraging of practice, and a smooth, approachable mood shown through the art style, music and NPCs (I once spent a quarter hour just reading the funny lines of the gossiper at the city mall).

An online multiplayer mode would send my love for this game over the top, like a rocket that shoots through the sky and explodes, scattering its awesome rocket parts over the world. Seriously, game designers, if you're reading this: give 'Card City Nights' an online multiplayer mode, or the aforementioned physical card game.
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9 з 11 людей (82%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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9.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 грудня 2015 р.
This was pretty fun! The characters are awesome and the gameplay is smart, fast and simple enough. Deck building is interesting, but no deep strategy is actually needed, as the game is very easy, although it can be implemented,

I wasn't stuck in any battles for too long, the last battle has an incredibly big difficulty spike but even then I only had to try like 4 times.

It's a shame there's no multiplayer, a feel like that's a no-brainer.

Overall I'd say definetely worth a try, if it's on sale.

(But I got the impression there's a tablet version? If so, that one is probably better since touch controls would work perfectly.)
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6 з 7 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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9.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 11 січня
I found it fun from the beginning through the post-game. As you progress, you can start building up bigger combos which is really fun. My advice is to focus on damage cards. Burn through your opponent's health as fast as possible.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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15.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 грудня 2015 р.
Well, this game was certainly a lot of fun. I for one love card games and in Card City Nights, I have to say, I was quite entertained and throughly enjoyed it. Initially, it was a bit uninspiring with the first few battles and trying to build my own deck. However, that quickly subsided as I progressed throughout the game and was presented with specific goals and opponents. The game itself is cheerful, and funny with a nice simple yet colorful design and aesthetic. The soundtrack is amazing as well, probably one of the best, if you like jazzy tunes. This is well worth the amount you'll pay for it (discount or not). Great casual card game to relax with.
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3 з 4 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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5.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 січня
This is a cool magic the gathering card game-indie game in retro artistic style. its fun! not with friends though :/
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16.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 лютого 2014 р.
Summary: The game is quite good, but it's not perfect. There are minor hints at mobile heritage, but nothing that would stop anyone who might like a computerized card game from having plenty of fun.

Progress Disclosure: I finished the game and have every achievement. I didn't collect every card. That took about 14 hours. It could probably be done in 8-10 hours by someone hurrying.

Updates: It's over 2 months later, and this game is still getting free content additions.

The mechanics have clearly received attention and tuning; the basics work nicely on their own, and as more abilities are introduced they interact in interesting but not convoluted ways. The interface in general is good; however, it is full of tiny delays for animations and pointless confirmations of non-permanent actions. Combat animations can be set to anywhere between 100% and 200% speed in the options, at least.

The tutorial was good, even having heard and read nothing about the game except the store description before playing. The difficulty hasn't sharply spiked or stayed tutorial easy since; the AI can be observed getting steadily more competent in addition to having better cards. Most games are semi-close wins, and the occasional enemy provokes a new deck style. I have a win ratio around 5, and I doubt that's exceptional.

Deck size is allowed to vary between 25-40 and failing to draw causes damage, so milling is a somewhat viable strategy with the right cards.

There's an deterministic, seemingly associative 2-input alchemy system. The vast majority of combinations are disallowed, and this is indicated by dimming incompatible cards; there's still a pretty large space of recipes, though. A little experimentation produced some deck-worthy but not ridiculous cards. As an example, two Pancakes gives a pretty good milling card. I didn't find a guide, so I'll warn that in my experience combining a alchemy-created card and one of the ingredients used to craft it is allowed but just gets the created back, effectively throwing a card away.

There are 6 icon-identified deck slots; a card can be used in multiple decks. The deck building interface is passable if imperfect; it lacks bulk management options, and the sorting options are deficient. It could use a tweak to show more cards on a PC screen. Cards used in decks are hidden on store and alchemy menus (for good reason).

The art style is pleasant. The dialogue is mildly humorous overall and better in parts; the optional dialogues are pretty extensive, as well.

The achievements look to be quite doable, so it would probably be good for 100%ers. The non-trivial ones (10+ attack and 9 combo) are easy enough to manage once you have a 6+ arrow card and deliberately try.

As described, there are no hidden in-game currency, card, or booster purchases.

Accessibility: The game is fully turn-based with no time pressure ever. The interface doesn't require great precision, but it does require dragging. The interface is fully mouse-driven, except optionally entering your name. There are no vital sound-only cues. No lines are voiced; all dialogue is presented in text. Nothing relies purely on color for identification. As a non-expert, I see no problems.
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51 з 55 людей (93%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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8.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 лютого 2014 р.
Initial impression:

Being a player of Magic the gathering I though that this game was going to be boring, however, due the low price and the Scot Piligrim art style I gave it a shot.

TL;DR:My thoughts were wrong, It's actually a pretty neat and nice game

Gameplay
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The gameplay it's really simple, the objective is to kill your opponent, you do it by placing and connecting cards that have different types in a 3x3 space.

Types of cards:
Attack: Hit the oponent or kill a Card in your opponent's board.
Defense: Give you life.
Resurrect: Resurrect a dead card.
Neutral: They don't do nothing, but these cards have multiple connection arrows allowing you to easly connect gaps.
in order to achieve different effects.

When 2 or 3 cards connect (Depending of the ammount of symbols of Attack, def, etc) they do the effect and dissappear.

You have to place a card mandatory each turn, so if you cannot place anymore you lose (Same for your opponent).

At first the game it's really easy since your opponents don't have combos and kill themself because they fill the grid, but after a while it becomes more challening.

Regarding progression, it seems that there are a lot of cards (Common, uncommon, rare and legendaries), you win booster packs by defeating other characters.

Art:
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The art of the cards it's really cool, most of them are weird stuff (There's an avatar that's a Carrot with a hat). As stated before, the art style really looks like Scot Piligrim.

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42 з 49 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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3.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 лютого 2014 р.
I haven't played too much of it, but that doesn't mean I can't still give you my opinion! I really like it so far, and plan on putting a good bit more time into it. I'm gonna try to give you a good idea of the game becuase not too much is explained here or anywhere online so bear with me.

It's a very simple little card game wrapped in a Yu-Gi-Oh-esque adventure shell. You go through different locations battling people, getting more cards, getting new decks, all in an effort to get the 8 legendary cards and become super cool and powerful and make mad bank at a tournament.

The gameplay itself is simple. There's a world map that you click locations on to go there and interact with or battle people (also, click around the environment to find hidden coins!). The card game puts a heavy emphasis on positioning. All the cards have arrows on them, and you want to put your cards together so their arrows point at eachother. Connect (usually) 3 arrows and you can make a combo to either do damage, increase your defense(HP) or other effects. That's it. You win when your opponent has no defense or can't play another card. After you win, you generally get a pack of cards to build your deck with, and some money to buy more packs. Your deck must be at least 25 cards, but they can be bigger.

I really like the story, well what little of it I've seen so far. It's basic, you know, get the best cards and be the best. That's good enough for me though, and it should satisfy anyone who grew up watcing shows about kids playing card games. So far, it's bee pretty light-hearted, it's silly and kinda funny which I dig. The art style is childlike and well drawn in a good way, it fits the theme of the game very well. Now we move to the music, and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ do I love it. Seriously, I hope I can get the soundtrack, because it's probably my favorite part.

The last thing to mention is the price. It's 2 bucks right now. Yes, it's clearly a port of a tablet game. No, it doesn't have visual/sound options aside from a resolution changer and a window/fullscreen button. No, it does not have multiplayer. Let me bring this up again. IT'S 2 BUCKS. Even when it goes to full price at 4 bucks, it's still totally worth it. If you like card games, you should buy it. Even if you don't like card games, but cheap and charming games, buy it. Anyone can get into this, and you should get into it.
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33 з 35 людей (94%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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25.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 травня 2014 р.
The game is quite alright and priced fairly to boot. Easy to recommend for any card/pokemon (the beat the different bosses for their legendaries mechanic reminded me of the original games at least, and there's the cards to collect) gaming fans.

You won't go wrong with this one.
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28 з 31 людей (90%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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13.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 6 жовтня 2014 р.
Card city night makes me reminisce about one of my favorite gameboy color games: Pokemon Trading Card game. You're basically fighting eight gyms, getting booster packs along the way in a story that's utterly forgettable but at least is a decent nod towards other video game greats.

But the story doesn't really matter (In fact the game basically says this multiple times), what really got me hooked was the puzzle-esque card battling system. At first you think it's really clear cut, and just go straight for your opponents life points. But then the game throws opponents at you for which this strategy is basically impossible, and it makes you realize that there are a LOT of ways to play this game.

The art is fantastic, each card is humorous in it's own regard, and the entire aesthetic of the game is just awesome to look at. It's almost a trying hard to look like you're not trying hard sort of art style. The music though leaves something to be desired, it's basically the same tune for each area that you're in, which means it keeps looping and looping and looping.

But hey, for $4 you really can't go wrong with this. Ten solid hours that will make you reminisce about the good old days of 8-bit monster card fighting.
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23 з 24 людей (96%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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11.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 18 червня 2014 р.
I loved Card City Nights from start to the, ehmmmm almost end. Why?

Well first of all, in general i have a lot of fun with card games and i like when they present some different mechanics, get bit inovative and CCN provide this to me (at least i didnt encounter with this type of gameplay).
Also i was huge fan of artistic side of game. Music was cool and visuals was colorful, lovely to look at.
I didn´t care much about story or characters, but this game wasn´t about it.

My problem with CCN appear after few hours of playing. AI was really, really dumb. There was practically no challenge, and when you master some tactic and technique you simply can´t be beaten by them. This was drastically changed by final boss. I can´t tell if it was caused by my s**** decks, or it was caused by something else from my play, but i couldn´t defeat him (and i envy to all smart people, who pass this without trouble). After several hours of trying, i simply rage quit, discourage and beaten.
Dont get me wrong, i like challenges but when you suddenly raise bar from nothing to something this big, it raise question: "Why other matches couldn´t be harder?"

I will eventually come back to this game and claim what is rightfully mine.

7.5/10
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19 з 21 людей (90%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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14.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 6 квітня 2014 р.
I normally go into at least some detail regarding reviews for game I actually enjoyed, but there’s not much else to say about Card City Nights other than “It’s a pretty decent card game”

I didn’t like the game so much at first but I got hooked, if I get hooked, it qualifies as a good game. You will not disagree once you have the bug!
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19 з 23 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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0.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 лютого 2014 р.
I'm impressed with the card game. It's charming, with very simple rules, while still requiring thoughtful tactics. It's not a hardcore trading card game, but it's not casual either. It's more of a distillation.

You have to "link" cards in a 3x3 grid to activate them, but specific cards can only link in certain directions (there are arrows on the cards... check out the screenshots). This mechanic allows the game to have very simply cards (there aren't really stats on cards) and still require thought.

It ticks nearly all the checkboxes, deck building, booster packs, good art direction and music.

It's set in a neat universe with some irreverently quirky characters. As rich as the universe is though, the story's a bit thin. You have to collect legendary cards from various "bosses" to enter an ultimate tournament and win a million coins. It's little more than a reason to be playing cards with every person you see... which isn't a bad thing at all.
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24 з 33 людей (73%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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18.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 23 грудня 2014 р.
Let me start off by saying that this game is underpriced. $3.99 for this gem of a game? Unheard of in this day and age! I enjoyed this game from beginning to end. The unique artwork and character dialog fits the tone of the entire game. There are a lot of unique characters with crazy and varied personalities. The way they battle during matches also happens to be in sync with their character. Each fight is more like a puzzle piece and the same strategy can't be used for every battle in the game. For those who are looking for true randomness in each battle in reference to the opponent's card might have to look elsewhere. The story is your typical I need to win the card battle tournament at the end but how it's presented is what makes this title unique. Of course there are the usual twists and turns during the whole event. The music is also amazing and is a mix of both melodious and upbeat jazz styled tunes.

Do yourself a favor and purchase the soundtrack. You'll have the manually search for it on Steam since it does not show up under the game's main page as DLC. Get it here http://store.steampowered.com/app/285150/

I've played my fair share of card battle games in my day. Everything from Magic the Gathering to Yugioh to Pokemon to SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters and more! This game's mechanics is totally different from them all thanks to the grid like interface which quite frankly was refreshing to me. Get this game! The only feature it lacks is multiplayer. It would be amazing if this could be added in a future update or even as part of a sequel. Despite all of that this game is an absolute steal for the price! Buy it!
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17.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 9 вересня 2015 р.
Nice plot, funny jokes, interesting strategies, awesome characters and various cards remind me of Yu-Gi-Oh! Absolutely recommendable!
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13 з 14 людей (93%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
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23.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 7 вересня 2014 р.
I've been addicted to this game for the last week.

It is a mix of collectable card games like Yu Gi Oh or M:TG. However, unlike most CCGs, you do not have to BUY the booster packs either through in game currency or real money. You earn them through the gameplay which is a major bonus to me.

The story is better than you would expect from a game of this genre as well. If you choose to, you can find that every person you come across has several (sometimes more than a dozen) different things they will say to you. And what they say will change depending on whether or not you have defeated them yet.

The actual gameplay is quite balanced. As you get stronger, so does the opponents. And there are many different strategies you must use. Going all out offense will work sometimes, but some characters are built to counter with good defense and the ability to disable your best cards at just the right times. You must choose your deck wisely depending on your opponent. This depth is part of what makes this game so fun.

The art style may turn some people off but I think it's very endearing and original. I don't know any of the indie games that this takes it's characters from but it's cartoonish and quirky and simple and it fits the overall mood of the game.

The best part of the whole game however must be the music. Everything from the menu screen, to the various places you visit, to the battles have music that is perfect for the situation. It's soothing and it's energizing at the same time. This, along with the humor of the game, and the visual styling make this a game you will never want to put down.

Although I have not beaten it yet, I know from reading around that the game has more things to accomplish even after you defeat the 'final boss'. So replay value is strong here too.
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