A classic case of one step forward, two steps back. For all its positive efforts with varied gameplay and the new story elements, the core gameplay remains the same as it has always been, and the poor look of the game and the terrible sound quality really make this game a missed opportunity.
The only major reason The Beginning of Destiny would ever be worth it for any fan of the series is those three exclusive cards, of which you would need three sets to use to any effect. Konami may eventually get these games to be as consistently solid as their Nintendo DS iterations. They just haven't done so yet.
Awards & Rankings
#37 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings
Mar 21, 2014Yu-gi-oh GX is yet another game in the card games series. Unfortunately, it suffers from a lot of different things and doesn't really bringYu-gi-oh GX is yet another game in the card games series. Unfortunately, it suffers from a lot of different things and doesn't really bring much new to the series.
The story revolves around you trying to be-friend other students at the school to have a tag partner for the big tag tournament at the end of the game. This leaves the story pretty thin and poor.
The graphics also are set in a 2D pixelated world that you traverse which feels very odd as the graphics felt out of place and more suited to be used for the handheld GBA or DS.
Other than that, the core gameplay still runs the same, the card battles still play out the same way they did on the GBA versions with new cutscenes that play when the match starts, when you make an attack or when your enemy plays cards. This is a neat feature but the gameplay is really the only reason you'd want to play this game and I just think other Yu-gi-oh games bring the same thing to the table well making a better game all-together.
Make sure to not sprint through the amount of days the game gives you to play with. Once you reach the tag team tournament, your game is over. Use your time wisely.… Full Review »
Jan 19, 2014you want a generic boring story with an overpowered ai as an enemy for a card game pick this game up...you'll probably end up throwing thisyou want a generic boring story with an overpowered ai as an enemy for a card game pick this game up...you'll probably end up throwing this game on the trash bin..… Full Review »