- Summary: Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital strategy card game that anyone can enjoy. Players choose one of nine epic Warcraft heroes to play as, and then take turns playing cards from their customizable decks to cast potent spells, use heroic weapons or abilities, or summon powerful characters to crush their opponent.… Expand
Mar 12, 2014Frankly I don't see how this game could be any better. When compared to any other digital card game it just puts everything else to shame. It's not Magic, it's not Call of Duty, but it is simply the best digital collectible card game you will find anywhere. Give it time to expand and it will give Magic a run for its money.… Expand
Mar 13, 2014This was the first CCG game I ever played, except for the demo of "WWE Authority". I also played a brief amount of Magic The Gathering on XBox 360.
I was in the closed beta for Hearthstone on day one, and I have also played the "live" version of the game. I prefer to play the ranked (built decks) mode over arena.
I would say to check out this game because of an important fact:
It's FREE to download, and FREE to play. It has a nice art style, nice spell effects and, well just the typical perfect Blizzard end user experience. It's also fun.
I don't tend to play Arena because that is the part of the game that is effectively behind the pay wall. You earn 10g for every 3 wins you earn in practice or ranked mode, so 45 wins is a free arena ticket. There are also daily quests which can award between 30-60g, in some cases 100g, and there are milestones that also award gold (for example 100 wins awards 300g).
Card packs cost 100g, and there are 5 cards in a pack, 1 of which is always at least a rare. If you get duplicate cards you earn dust which can be used to craft cards you want. 40 dust will buy a common expert card, 100 for a rare, 400 for an epic, and 1600 for a legendary. Trust me when I say that crafting a legendary is not something you should expect to accomplish in a short space of time (due to the disenchant value to craft value is 4 to 1).
Opening packs is always fun.
At the very least I recommend downloading (small download) and trying the game as it's free.… Expand
Mar 12, 2014Hearthstone is casual at first glance but I am unsurprisingly terrible at it, as it has depth that isn't that noticeable at first. It is extremely fun though, even losing is enjoyable to me and I can't wait for Blizzard to start expanding upon the game.
For what it is now, I give it a 10/10 for being a well balanced and extremely fun game with enough depth to last for quite a while.… Expand
Mar 12, 2014Negative reviews sum it up, this is basically the warcraft CCG that they released a while back as a flop. Overly simplified gameplay which would be a bonus if they didn't break the golden rule of F2P models
"NEVER, SELL POWER"
Perhaps if they hadn't been so filled with greed and hubris this would have been a real contender with the other F2P titles on the market, but right now it's not competing and doesn't deserve a good review.
They can do better.
Alongside the financial model issues is the heavy reliance on RNG in their card design, a problem which alongside the cost was noted by many of my friends on the actual CCG's release.
Overall due to the fact there are many documented bugs and flaws, and the fact they've had an active cash shop for months now while still being a "beta" product, I cannot in good conscience give this any higher than a 3, worth some time if you don't take it seriously, but a monumental let down in terms of potential... YgoPro etc won't be quaking in their boots from this "official" release.… Expand
Mar 11, 2014Played this a whole bunch in the early betas and boy was it fun.. Until I got a taste of the arena. Priest after priest after priest of people abusing some seriously broken and overpowered builds. Waited a while for them to patch it and they did. But then another class got overpowered, then nerfed, then another class... And so on.
It's the exact same f*cking rubbish people have been putting up for over 8+ years now in Wow where they can't reach a balanced consensus and instead resort to just mixing everything up randomly every other week and If they are already doing this in the beta and onto the release.. Well, that Isn't a good sign as far as creative thinking goes.
Give this game a try and If they still haven't fixed the overpowered builds, stop playing and start praying for them to not also screw up Heroes of the Storm.… Expand
Mar 12, 2014It's not the worst game in the world, but there isn't that much fun here. The game is mostly boring RNG and dominated by imbalance in the classes (like every Blizz game).
I spent a $100 on cards, and it feels pretty lame that I have to choose a Paladin, Priest or Rogue to consistently do well.
Really not much skill to this game.
It runs well though, no bugs… Expand
Mar 12, 2014Pointless game at best, It's a CCG (Card Collecting Game) You spend REAL money to buy VIRTUAL cards, but this is not like a real life CTG (Card Trading Game), You can't trade your cards, you can't sell them and they don't get valuable over the years so card rarity is worthless. The most funny thing is whilst you spend real money to acquire these cards, remember they are always blizzard's property, you basically renting ****ing virtual cards, so pathetic. NOW I'm not saying to bring these features into the game, games should NOT be Pay2Win or about making money it should be something that you pay once for a product that is truly yours which you can indulge in to have fun and escape reality, get it blizzard? Game's should = FUN, however Blizzard's Formula is: Money Milking + Grinding + Fake Reward system (Virtual items), they treat people like addicted rats with a reward system. Yes it is a F2P game, if you don't mind Grinding for hours and hours to earn the same cards as it would cost £34.99 then yes It's FREE. This game is so simplistic in nature and development it should only have a Retail price of around £20 with no P2W module and gold grinding could be made easier with 5 daily quests as appose to 1 but that wouldn’t be enough “Money Whoring” for Blizzard. Sh!t Game with the wrong intentions, end of story. Is Blizzard even run by the same people before World of Warcraft??… Expand
- (0 views)