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  • Summary: Culdcept SAGA follows the journey of a princess and unlikely hero trying to bring peace back to their beleaguered country and free the land from the evil tyranny of their vicious adversaries. Summoning beasts of great power and skill, these adventurers will attempt to control strategic locations on the battlefield until all areas are freed from their enemies' influence. In Culdcept SAGA, individuals known as Cepters move around a game board by the roll of the dice, using magical cards to call upon creatures and cast spells to occupy each area they encounter. Using alluring cards designed by Japan's top illustrators, players can customize different decks to assist in their struggle for territorial dominance. As they maneuver their way around the board and land on occupied properties, opponents can opt to pay a fee for their brief stay or attack the guarding creature to inhabit the zone. Players can fortify their decks and develop strategies in single player mode, then apply those tactics against up to 3 friends on Xbox Live or on a single console. Gamers can further modify the game with their own unique style when they alter their characters' appearances using parts won during matches, providing a distinctive experience for every personality. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 95
    Try your hand at tactical, collectible, outstanding gaming at its absolute finest.
  2. It may not look it, but it's one of the better 360 titles to date. It's addicting, the gameplay is fun, and anyone can enjoy it.
  3. 80
    It doesn't do anything you haven't seen before in an Xbox Live Arcade title, but that doesn't mean you won't get your money's worth in content and downright clever, addictive design. In reality it's a second chance for an unreceptive Western audience, but card nerds know it for what it really is: a second coming.
  4. If you’re more aligned with Bridge than you are with Go Fish, and don’t mind Lady Luck dropping into the pot every now and again, Culdcept Saga may just be the console game departure that you’ve been craving.
  5. 75
    While it is initially daunting, Culdcept Saga is a game whose potential grows the more you play it. [May 2008, p.84]
  6. The deck-building and card-collecting aspects of Culdcept Saga have a powerful appeal, but the game-board mechanics aren't quite interesting enough to justify the excessive length of the matches. [Jan 2008, p.50]
  7. Gamers who are into this genre will no doubt enjoy what Culdcept Saga offers, but with the game’s dated visuals, poor voice acting, so-so solo mode, and slightly broken online play, one can only recommend this for hardcore fans of this genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
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  1. OzwaldoR.
    Mar 1, 2008
    10
    I've been a fan of this series since i played on the PS2 and was extatic when i found out over a year and a half ago that it was coming out on 360. This is one of the most addictive games you will ever play. I highly recommend picking it up since it also has one of the lowest pricetags you will find for new 360 games. Expand
  2. BrianC.
    Feb 28, 2008
    10
    Awesome game! Incredibly fun and addicting! Buy this game! You will no regret it!
  3. DennisM.
    Feb 29, 2008
    10
    Culdcept Saga is a fantastic blend of luck and strategy. The game play has a higher learning curve than some games, but the turn-based nature gives you time to contemplate your choices before you make them. After a few games, I haven't found anyone who wasn't completely hooked. Expand
  4. TomasM.
    Feb 26, 2008
    9
    Highly addictive and a great alternative to the 360's dominate shooter game catalog.
  5. Feb 17, 2014
    9
    This is a great strategic blend between Magic the Gathering, Monopoly, and basic Stock Market trading. Be forewarned - a modest game can take HOURS to complete; however, if you are into deep strategy and complex, long form gameplay you won't be disappointed. Expand
  6. ColinC.
    Feb 28, 2008
    9
    Great game. It strays from typical console games, which I find refreshing as well. Hours upon hours of fun gathering cards and playing through the story line to get the E cards and then playing online. Lots of possibilities for different decks and combinations. Expand
  7. DanielA.
    Mar 26, 2008
    7
    Culdcept Saga blends luck and strategy in a refreshing way. It's unique to the xbox 360 lineup and provides compelling gameplay for both single and multiplayer. Creating decks with new found cards to play against friends or other Xbox live opponents is surprisingly fun and simple. The lack of an option to speed up AI play is frustrating and playing large games can be time consuming and tedious. Beating the AI can be a challenge, especially if lady luck is not on your side. I would question the randomness of the dice when playing the AI. Example scenario... suspend a single player game, return to the game and play 5 turns noting the dice rolls. Quit to title menu and go back to the save point. Play five turns again and your first few 3-5 dice rolls will be identical. Expand

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