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  • Summary: The lineage of Yugi and Kaiba clash again! Choose your side in the final Rose War in England and fight to collect the opposing army's rose cards and overthrow the enemy. Attack with your powerful deck in order to defeat duelists seen in the hit animated series. An all-new card movement system allows full control of over 600 different monsters and introduces advanced strategies never before seen in the Yu-Gi-Oh! world. Card Movement Battle System enhances the strategy. Side with Yugi or Kaiba to determine the course of the game. 680 beautifully rendered monsters in full 3D. 3 exclusive game cards included. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. If a small portion of you has always wondered what a game like this is all about, this is the best card game that money can buy. [Apr 2003, p.85]
  2. If you are a true YU-GI-OH fan, into the trading card thing, and have a decent understanding of the YU-GI-OH card’s powers, yada yada, you will probably love this FIRST EVER YU-GI-OH PS2 videogame.
  3. A run of the mill game. When you play this game you feel as though this game should be better than it is.
  4. 58
    As you get deeper into the game, the attack/defense system starts to make sense, and the whole play experience becomes very tense and strategic. [Mar 2003, p.40]
  5. 57
    Instead of building on everything that made "The Eternal Duelist Soul" a good game, they built upon everything that made "Forbidden Memories" a mediocre game, and then added enough additional confusion and frustration to the game to make it nearly unplayable for all but the most rabid of Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.
  6. The presentation is terribly stripped-down, and as an odd duck sort of hybrid strategy game, it doesn't offer much accessibility or depth.
  7. When these sorts of loaded odds are all you get in lieu of a competitive computer player, the whole thing feels like you're being cheated rather than challenged.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 41
  2. Negative: 10 out of 41
  1. QuvannyG.
    May 6, 2003
    10
    I love this game, at first i didn't to much reading in the beginning of the game. hint "used CG" i thought i was going to **** but when i started to paly i couldn't put i down. first day - 14h. 2nd 11h and still playing it. Expand
  2. Ton
    Jan 27, 2004
    10
    It's very good and challenging for a fan like me.
  3. BillyP.
    May 3, 2003
    10
    The game is awesome. The only thing i dont like about it is that thay shuld let you pick more deaks.
  4. JoshS.
    Jul 9, 2006
    9
    The game is good fun but is very hard sometimes.
  5. Aug 9, 2012
    7
    I really liked this game, it kept me entertained until I beat it, and suddenly had the best cards, and therefore had the ability to win any duel in the game. The local multiplayer was ok, but you had to tell your friend to look away when it was your turn so they couldn't see the cards in your hand. Expand
  6. Mar 10, 2011
    5
    As a huge Yu-Gi-Oh! fan I was disappointed with this game, it's not like the dueling you see on the show, it's more like a mix of that and chess, the story isn't all that interesting, graphics are sub par, but voice acting is ok, one good thing is that it does require a large amount of strategy if you hope to win, if your a fan of card games you may like this but I just can't recommend this. Expand
  7. ConM.
    Jun 23, 2006
    0
    This game sucks, unless someone can give me the cheat of getting the Gate Guardian Ritual.

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