Hex: Shards of Fate is a complex, engrossing, highly rewarding online trading card game that's incredibly fun to play. Its surprisingly deep PvE aspect offers a great introduction to the game, but it's the PvP/tournament side of the game where its long-term appeal really lies.
I play it As an FTP and it takes time definitely but if i would play any other MM game i would still farm more than a month to get to an good level.
Hex is a really good MMTCG and if you play it enogh you can definily get good cards if you do it inteligent
Hex lacks some of the features initially promised in the Kickstarter campaign, like multiplayer raids, guilds, mercenary allies, and “endgame” PvE content. Even without those features, it is a well-designed, robust digital trading card game with a wealth of exciting content offerings.
Hex: Shards of Fate is unquestionably a brilliant card game that’s complex, rewarding and addictive. I often feel confused, out of my depth and in desperate need of help and yet I wouldn’t want it any other way. Cryptozoic Entertainment have masterfully blended two genres with finesse and polish, to the point where PvE and PvP offer serious longevity.
Hex doesn't want to make a revolution in the TCG world. It's a classic but valid experience, and, as a free-to-play, offers a great number -and quality- of content, becoming one of the best TCG-online together with Magic The Gathering.
This is the true godsend TCG we've been waiting for. Magic has never released anything like HEX before to the online universe, though the PVE campaign is similar to their ancient singleplayer game Shandalar.
Every digital card game that exists owes it to Magic yet only HEX carries the same tradition forward with innovations, complexity, and strategic depth. If you played games like Hearthstone and found them to be TOO SIMPLE then give HEX a spin. It's going to blow your mind.
Please ignore the 0 rating review trolls. Haters gonna hate and Hasbro can afford a lot of haters.
The PvP element of this game is my favorite part, specifically limited. Its relatively cheap ($5-$7) a draft and you can sell your cards on the auction house to reinvest in limited if you don't want to accumulate your cards for constructed. Its a ton of fun with a lot of good depth and interactions between cards. The newest set was just released and it seems very promising for limited..
Visually the game looks great. Lot of good visual and sound effects that really play well of the interesting card designs and features they have in the game. However, unless you have a real gaming PC your computer will not run the graphics well at all. I removed the backgrounds from the game files and it drastically improved the play speed and my enjoyment. Until they improve the optimization of the graphics and the client as a whole the graphics can only be enjoyed by those with a computer powerful enough to handle it. It's not unplayable but it can be annoying. They did add performance setting but they don't seem to do much.
As a player who does not play much PVE (personal preference, I like the competitive nature of PvP games) I can only comment a little on the PVE experience. If you are coming into this expecting F2P you should be prepared for a steep learning curve. The game does not hold your hand through how the economy works so you will have to seek out the info through third party sites or the forums, which are actually very helpful as is the community in general.
With all that said, if you are a fan of TCG's this game is absolutely worth your time to check out. It has much more depth and strategy than most other online TCGs or CCGs on the market and that's what keeps me coming back. I have been playing for 2 years and despite the bad things I mentioned Hex has provided me a ton of entertainment for the money I invested. If they can continue to make client and UI improvements and if the next set is good for limited it will be amazing again
Note: Recently there was a bug in the auction house that charged people more than they should have been charged for items they purchased (with in game currency). Hex did nothing about it and allowed people to be scammed by the game. If you use the in game AH make sure to check outside the game on reddit, twitch, or other places to make sure it is not bugged.
Note #2: They changed from being published by Gameforge to being self published. As a result they were required to wipe everyone's accounts six months after the change of publisher. They only gave a week's notice to accept the new Terms of Service instead of telling people at the time and giving them 6 months to accept the terms. The game is awesome but the company behind it seem to have no idea what they are doing.
A very interesting game, but the lags both to log in, navigate menus and in-game really detract from the great game play. If the developers can match the crisp gameplay of Hearthstone, for example, it would probably be the better game. But for these types of games, its often about getting logged on, having a quick game, and getting off (i.e. convenience), and at the moment it lacks that. I am playing on an i5.
It's a good game that is Yu-Gi-Oh mixed with MTG. Which is awesome my to favorite card games but it really hurts that the only way to get descent cards is by spending $$. There is in-game currency but it goes to a Booster Pack that ONLY CONSISTS of common cards which is disgusting. The PvP is great just stay away from the Vs. Ai as the Ai will have the best hand in game to wreck you with lol and that is no joke. The first couple structure deck duels really made me stray away from the game as well as the shop it makes me feel saddened cause you have all these other great card games that are out that do the card shop so much better so this game literally gets thrown back to the shelves for later in hopes the team can maybe be a little less GREEDY with the shop.
Your always pressing yes yes yes for the next phase in PvE so many trivial bits and so little fun.
The format is surprisingly boring PvE
PvP is paywalled not sure if p2w as of yet dont see how one can have fun playing this but one never know this might be one of those games that are pretty fun if you willing to shell out hundreds of dollars and spend hours in theory on how to build decks.
Not casual friendly