Average User Score: 5.2May 14, 2014Feels just like playing Magic, but without all those sweaty neckbard pros from the card shop. The game has a great difficulty curve and the AI is solid. The story mode is a bit corny, but no worse than a game like Puzzle Quest. This game is more about the addictive gameplay. The systems work well and there is a huge variety in the cards available. I am able to challenge myself with the battles and learn some good tricks and play styles with what the game has to offer. Great game to spend a lazy sunday with - time goes by incredibly fast while trying to get a difficult card battle just right. I also like the sealed play feature and enjoy unlocking cards and building a custom deck - it's like having a whole other game bundled with the initial story/campaign mode. Not only can you challenget the game AI to gain more boosters for your custom deck, but you can also challenge other players. While you can't combine sealed play decks with each other, you can unlock multiple deck slots - all which contain different random cards that can be used. This excitement keeps the game feeling fresh even after playing on and off for the past year.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jan 5, 2013This game definitely is different in all the right ways, but the same in all the wrong ways to other MMORPGs out there. The mobs in this game are repetitive and annoying. While you do get different weapons and equipment than a standard MMO, it plays out the same. So you get a book instead of a staff or a gun instead of a bow, but you're still mashing the same attacks and doing the same damage. The UI is not intuitive is hard to customize and there are still quite a few glitches in the game. The community is hard to get involved with. One thing I hate about this game is the zones. Everyone is segregated into whatever zone they are in at the time, and it really makes it hard to have any lasting friendships made in-game and social aspects are not there like in other games. Zones can take hours to go through and have many quests, but once you move on, odds are you won't want to go back.
I did like the story, and the cut scenes, and the voice overs and the environments. But I could get much better stories, cut scenes, voice overs, and environments playing a solo RPG. The reason I wanted an MMORPG was so I could have social interaction. Since I didn't feel this community in The Secret World, the game boils down to a lackluster and glitchy low-end RPG game with mechanics that do not do well for solo play.… Expand