- Summary: Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! characters from past and present day in the card-slinging series. Includes the latest cards from the trading card game, single-player challenges, and online multiplayer skirmishes.
Positive: 0 out of 1
Mixed: 1 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Apr 29, 2014Offering a serviceable but somewhat bland alternative for core card-battlers wanting to play with friends(but unable to organize an in-person match), Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels is a bit of a slog for all but super-fans. [June 2014, p.80]
Mar 31, 2014I think I speak for everyone when I say this is the game we should have gotten instead of Decade Duels 3 and a half years ago!
Finally console gamers get the Yu-Gi-Oh game they deserve. Yes don't expect a full fledged story mode like in the DS and PSP games (hence my score not being 10), but everything else is what you could expect from a very good Yu-Gi-Oh game.
The game has over 6000 different cards, most of which are pretty recent. Think of any kind of deck you want to create and you can probably make it. Also, this is the first official non Japanese game that allows you to use XYZ monsters from the Zexal series, which is very exciting to my opinion. These monsters add a whole new layer of depth to an already very deep game.
Mostly everything they screwed up on in Decade Duels, they make up in Millennium. As if Millennium was some kind of apology for their past mistakes. And what an apology it is! First of all, EVERY dlc you might have bought for Decade Duels are compatible in Millennium. Even better, you can actually transfer all your unlocked cards and deck recipe from Decades Duels. So if you played Decade, you can start Millennium without having to cope with their very weak starting deck. Only difference is that you will have to adapt your former deck recipe to the new and most recent forbidden card list.
Speaking of the ban list, this is another great coup for Millennium. Just has people were really disappointed in the very outdated ban list used in Decade, the list in Millennium is very recent, which in my honest opinion makes the game much more interesting! Your build actually means something and you don't get beaten by overly broken cards (Brioniac, Trishula, Goyo Guardian, Monster Reborn, Heavy Storm, etc...)
I have only good things to say about this game. If you like Yu-Gi-Oh games and want and actually recent game, this is the Yu-Gi-Oh game you've been waiting for. If you were disappointed by Decade Duels, this game will feel like the game you wanted 3 years ago, and even better!… Expand
May 3, 2014I love the Yu-Gi-Oh card and video games, and Millennium Duels seems to be the best that isn't a handheld iteration, or an unofficial game like YGOPro. The game consists of a single player mode, which consists of four series, based on the four iterations of the anime (Yu-Gi-Oh, YGO GX, YGO 5Ds and YGO Zexal) consisting of four ladders. These ladders contain five duellists. Upon defeating one, you'll get their picture to use as a duellist picture (meaning you are no longer stuck with the male and female duellists with an obscured face in a red uniform), a character recipe, and some cards towards the set. There is a normal mode, with an expert mode, providing an additional challenge. There is also the additional pro that one loss doesn't reset your whole Single Player progression. There is also multiplayer, allowing for single and tag duels and best-two-out-of-three matches.
I find this iteration much better than Decades Duels. Firstly, there are at least 6000 cards across the four generations of Yu-Gi-Oh, and there are updated banned and limited lists to cards. These add more balance to the game, and removes cards that are generally considered unfair, but some are questionable, like the banning of Monster Reborn, a basic card allowing the revival of a monster from either players graveyard. This card has been a staple throughout Yu-Gi-Oh's life, and the banning of it is unexpected, though there are other cards using a similar effect with different consequences, making up for this ban. Your cards and recipes from Decade Duels can be carried over, including the Decade Duels starter deck. However, due to the updated card bans and limitations, a lot of them are incompatible without modification. My primary deck, a Different Dimension deck, didn't suffer that much from this, but I can imagine decks having large reworks.
The Multiplayer is very good too. As well as public multiplayer, you can do private games with your friends. Games can be customised too, you can play with varying amount of life points, and play a single game, of a two-out-of-three match. However, the customisation is lacking. The physical game had unofficial rule sets which were fun and catered for several players. Commonly seen are younger players participating in what I like to call "Duellist Kingdom" rule sets, with 2000 or 4000 life points with discard rules removed, and four-way duels, similar to what you see in Magic the Gathering. Whilst I wouldn't play the Duellist Kingdom rule set, I'd happily play four-way duels, as I have played them physically, and I have enjoyed those duels much more that one-on-ones and tag duels. One more missing customisation option that disappoints me is the option to allow banned and limited cards in private games.
Finally, the music present are either directly taken from Decade Duels, or are not as nice to listen too. The menu music is arguably annoying, and I much rather preferred the Decade Duels menu music.
All my gripes are minor, and I realise a lot of the missing features that I would have liked employed can be considered not very sensible (like making extra game modes).
So in summary, there is a more structured, less random single player mode, which doesn't require you to win all your duels in a row, and anticipating a loss so you can quit and retry from where you are, more aesthetic choices in the form of duellist pictures, cards that carry over from Decade Duels, a solid multiplayer experience, with lacking game customization in terms of different rule sets and the allowance of Banned and limited cards.
If you like Yu-Gi-Oh, I recommend this. If you don't, this won't get you into it.… Expand
Mar 28, 2014The Good: A lot of new cards (I've heard there are OVER 9000!), A much improved single player experience, a gentler difficulty at the beginning for new players, very slightly improved graphics
The Bad: Some old favorite cards are now banned (Monster Reborn, Brain Control, Giant Trunade, Heavy Storm - WTF?) This is basically the same game as Decade Duels. If you liked it, you'll like this, if you didn't this won't change your mind. The production values continue to feel medicore (Even if you can't afford animated fights at least show us 3-d models of the cards or something). Getting a multiplayer game going can still be a pain. There is a lot of room to grow on the Decade Duels foundation and this effort barely capitalizes on it.… Expand
Jun 17, 2014HEY EVERYBODY IT"S YA BOY TEEPO!
IMA BE REAL WITH YA BECAUSE THAT"S WHAT I DO BEST!
FIRST OF ALL THE GAMEPLAY! HERE YOU HAVE IS A GENERIC GAMEPLAY OF DUEL MONSTER! YOU PLAY FROM Yu-Gi-Oh! to Zexal Series.
FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS THIS GAME WAS FUN. THEN IT GET EXTREMELY CHALLENGING BECAUSE OF THE STARTER DECK THEY GIVE YOU IS UTTER **** KONAMI IS ON THAT FU FU LAME **** THEY ARE ACTUALLY CHARGING REAL MONEY TO BUY DIGITAL PACKS AND STARTER DECK. BECAUSE THEY GIVE YOU **** STARTER DECK THAT HAS A BUNCH OF RANDOM MUMBO JUMBO. KONAMI IS DOING THAT FK **** I DON"T LIKE. OFC ME BEING A REAL ASS TEEPO I DIDN'T SPEND MONEY ON IT.
THE SOUNDTRACK!. LETS NOT GET WITH THE SOUNDTRACK. THAT SAME ASS GENERIC SOUNDTRACK. GIVE IT A CHANGE FOR ONCE. NOBODY LIKES BEING IN MULTIPLE DUELS WITH THE SAME BACKGROUND ****TY BGM. WORST OF ALL IT LOOPS. SO AS YOU ARE FIGHTING 80 OPPONENTS IN THIS GAME YOU GOING TO HAVE THAT THING MAKING YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF.
THE GRAPHICS: PRETTY GENERIC YU-GI-OH! GAME BUT LACKS MONSTER DISPLAY. LIKE SERIOUS GUYS IS IT THAT HARD TO DO IT? LIKE COME ON EVEN THE PORTABLE NINTENDO DS DISPLAY THE MONSTER. WHAT IS THIS!
THIS GAME LACKS WHAT A REAL YUGIOH GAME NEED.… Expand
Jul 22, 2014This game is incredibly hard. I still haven't even made it passed Pegasus, because essentially the game cheats for the bots, gives them the best cards (while the starter deck you are given is mostly compiled of bad cards), and will instantly smash you into the ground. What's the game like passed Pegasus? Haven't even the slightest of clues. It's not worth the ten dollar price tag, go rent a bad movie, you'll have more fun with it, trust me.
- An Infuriated Man Who Has Been Out Of Touch With Yu-Gi-Oh… Expand