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  • Summary: Might & Magic Duel of Champions is an online free-to-play card game in the M&M universe.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 3, 2014
    90
    Ubisoft's card game demands lots of thinking, detailed planning and constant changes in tactics. The developer is strongly supporting the game (new decks, add-ons and balance fixes), what makes it a great tournament game. Perhaps it's not the best product for gamers avoiding long time engagement, but even they should consider it. Duel of Champions is a great game for a thinking player.
  2. Feb 9, 2013
    84
    Accessible, challenging and endlessly strategic with a great community. [March 2013, p.89]
  3. Dec 8, 2012
    80
    Might & Magic: Duel of Champions is the natural evolution of the trading card game in the revolutionary era of digital entertaining, a perfect free-to-play game that combines fun with collecting.
  4. Jan 22, 2013
    80
    Ubisoft are to be applauded for grasping, as Hi-Rez Studios did with Tribes Ascend, that the secret to a successful free-to-play title is building a healthy player base first and foremost and watching the income flow from that, rather than nickel and diming gamers for even basic content. It also helps if your core game is any good to begin with, and Might & Magic Duel of Champions is most certainly that. In fact, I'd heartily recommend it to fans of the Might & Magic series or online trading card games in general even if it had a price tag attached.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    I love cards games, and this 1 is the best suited to me. Lots of variety of cards and we can try lots of combos... PvP is amazing..... This game also host lots of tournament in paris. We have to gather new cards to make a best deck and also its fun playing tournament and all Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2013
    10
    This game is simply amazing. The game design is well constructed and the depth of the strategy is very deep. Compared to other Online card game, this game is sure one of the best. The only little problem is the UI and lack of animations but that doesn't make a bad game. Expand
  3. Jul 15, 2013
    9
    I'm very addicted to this game. It has some bugs and fixes come slowly, but it's one of the funniest games I have played recently and has a lot of potential because of its good game conceptual design.
    Artwork is also at a high level.
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  4. Jun 28, 2013
    7
    I tried this game for 3 days now.
    I like the easy to understand mechanic and the sort of ability a "planewalker" have.
    I believed it would
    have been another type of Magic the gathering but it have its own playing style and "mana pool"
    Its very easy to get caught into the game, however it lack the starting point of gaining cards unless you use the marks you gained from the start to buy the card box (which i recommend to at least buy 1 to give you good option)

    i think that this game is genuinely good and is a good addition to free to play online trading card game. only wish there was an actual way to trade cards.
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  5. Apr 25, 2014
    5
    Gameplay is pretty fun and there are some few tactics to use but sadly its so very unbalanced so if you dont have the lost of money to spend just stay away.

    There are many gamebreaking cards and many mechanics that force you to either spend money or get ripped to pieces.
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  6. Sep 7, 2013
    2
    The more I read of Duel of Champions reviews based around "I played the tutorial and it seemed kind of fun; so check it out!" the more I'm convinced reviewers are bought by the companies. That or people give a slightly positive review for playing the game for 3 days tops, get a kickback from the company for free in-game stuff, then just stop playing.

    Problems with the game after playing 2hrs (or 4 on weekends) a day for 1 month. 4 free codes redeemed (incl. GenCon 2013).

    1.) Balance is terrible: If you don't play Necro, don't play. They have a 2 Deck available advantage, the best Uncommon & Common cards in the game (Infect DoT that is common on Necro cards and will 100% destroy your deck.), and the best Heroes (one gets an Auto-destruct cheap ability usable every round).

    Pro-tip: 90% of the Leaderboard tops are made up of Necro players. The rest just swap based on luck.

    There are Heroes which are Clearly subpar, randomly given in packs.

    2.) No Draft. No Sealed. If you don't drop tons of cash/time on the game, expect to jump into Jackpot & Swiss games and lose. And then lose again. Then again. Players who spend $150 or who have played since Beta will crush you. It is very P2W. Which is fine in a TCG, but flunks out the CCGs (yes, I'm looking at You Kingdoms ccg).

    You Will open packs with a Ton of big cost creatures (5, 6, 7). If you play them, you will lose. Always. Can't play them in Jackpot, nor in Swiss (the only 2 formats for winning cards or worthwhile gold) So big fun cards are basically no fun at all to play with; and thus beg the question: Do the Devs actually ever play the game?

    tldr: you are stuck in 1v1 duels in order to have any chance. Again. And Again. And Again....
    Or you drop $150+, go Necro decks only, and play the Infect deck builds. And fall asleep.

    3.) The player base gets maybe 7% communication from the Devs. Bugs which were in at Beta are still present. More bugs every single patch that cause even basic functions to not work right (i.e. Retaliation). At the first 3 months there was open discussion. Then it died. Ubisoft care? Really?
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  7. Oct 19, 2013
    0
    A truly terrible game. Rarely are games balanced, and certain decks which people have paid a lot of money for will always win. I would not recommend this game to anyone and would advise against this game in favor of others. Expand

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