While the single player is fun, the multiplayer leaves much to be desired. Filled with endless bugs, the creators seem more interested in making profit than releasing a good product.
If you are only interested in running the campaign, its definitely something I would recommend, however if you are interested in playing your friends stay far away from this version and upgrade to a newer version like 2014 which seems to have been vastly improved over its predecessors.
Randomly the game will simply crash without any explaination. When searching for a reason, you will find an error log full of problems even before the crash, all of which never seem to be addressed even to this day.
The game is slow, and by slow I mean, I felt my beard growing while waiting for the game to figure out what it was doing. During multiplayer games, it would simply freeze and take actions back, clearly having sync issues. You would repeat the process over and over to no avail, and do something else to find it would either work or the game would have to be quit in order to continue anything else.
My friends and I had to quit several games in the middle of combat because of these issues, this led to simply getting a newer version.
Because Magic the Gathering is meant to be played with other people, sadly I cannot recommend this game for the reasons I have previously outlined.
Posted: November 26th, 2013