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  • Summary: In Spectromancer, an online fantasy card game, players participate in a magical duel against other mages by strategically summoning creatures and casting spells. Each mage uses five magical elements during a duel - Fire, Water, Air and Earth, plus a fifth related to the specific mage type. There are six mage types in the game: Clerics use Holy power; Mechanicians use Mechanics; Necromancers use Death; Chaosmasters use Chaos; Dominators uses Control and Illusionists use Illusions. Players are able to duel against the computer or against other online players live. [Three Donkeys] Expand
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  1. Spectromancer might not be the best-looking game on PC, and it might not have the best bells and whistles of games that came out in the last 10 years; the one thing that it does have is amazingly fun and deep gameplay. Combined with the pace of the matches and the reasonable, 20 dollar asking price for the game, it seems that anyone who is interested in card games, either casually or seriously should pick this up despite having a few flaws.
  2. A competent, workmanlike game that never surprises you. If you're looking for a new computer-based card game, this could be it, especially if you don't want to cough up the money for something like Eye of Judgment.
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  1. Apr 28, 2013
    10
    The best hidden gem on Steam! I brought this as part of a bundle and tbh looking at the steam store page I thought there is no way in hell i'm gonna like this, some nerdy looking card game, no thank you! oh but how wrong I was in terms of gameplay this is perfection! It’s super simple to pick up but there is plenty of depth to it to keep you hooked.
    Just forgive and forget the fact it’s an ugly looking card based game If you like tactical combat RTS games then this is well worth a go.
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  2. Jul 1, 2011
    9
    It showcases many of Richard Garfield's design philosophies, and is all around a very fun and interesting experience. One of the main points is that there is no deckbuilding: you have a semi-random pool of cards at each match, so it's kind of a Limited experience. This may read like a turn-off at first to some, but it's actually what prevents the game from becoming stale - you must always be versatile and adapt to the cards that you're given for each match. The gameplay mechanics are extremely simple when compared to Magic: the Gathering, most experienced gamers should be able deduce all of them without needing to read the in-game manual. But the cards are interesting and the game is very interactive, so those simple mechanics still allow for a deep gameplay that involves a lot of decision-making. The game AI is surprisingly decent and can pose a nice and entertaining challenge at the higher difficulty levels, and Multiplayer works smoothly, complete with match making. There's also a great free demo available to try the game out. Expand
  3. Oct 26, 2012
    9
    I have logged close to a hundred hours of play on Steam on this title. That is 3 times as much as I usually spend on a great triple A release. If you like card games like Magic you need to try this. Consider it a casual game and you'll find a pure gem! Expand
  4. Mar 11, 2013
    5
    I er vrot, garbage Pawson not play Ilyukha perdak poraval, I will not play this garbage! I er vrot, garbage Pawson not play Ilyukha perdak poraval, I will not play this garbage! I er vrot, garbage Pawson not play Ilyukha perdak poraval, I will not play this garbage! Expand