Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft iOS

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  • Summary: Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital strategy card game where you can choose one of nine epic Warcraft heroes to play as.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 30, 2014
    100
    Blizzard has once again demonstrated their mastery of video games as a combination of competitive play and captivating artwork.
  2. Apr 16, 2014
    100
    Hearthstone is not only an example of a free-to-play model done right, but it's a must-play for card game enthusiasts everywhere. It's incredibly easy to get into, the picturesque art is easy on the eyes, and best of all -- it plays perfectly on an iPad.
  3. Apr 21, 2014
    100
    This World of Warcraft CCG spin-off is easy to pick up, almost impossible to put down, and most amazingly of all, totally free. Consider this your only warning.
  4. Apr 10, 2014
    90
    It doesn't matter what you're playing it on: Hearthstone is a fantastic CCG that gets the balance just right and needn't cost players a cent.
  5. Apr 18, 2014
    90
    Hearthstone on iPad is a flawless rendition of the addicting desktop game that can finally be played on the couch, in bed, at the airport, hiding at work or (let’s admit it) in your bathroom.
  6. Apr 18, 2014
    90
    A compelling distillation of everything that's great and good in collectible card gaming, brought to your iPad, for free.
  7. Apr 22, 2014
    80
    Hearthstone's main drawback is a matchmaking system that can often put new players in matches out of their depth, along with a few stability and framerate hiccups that pop up in the iPad port.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 52
  2. Negative: 15 out of 52
  1. Jun 7, 2014
    10
    I love this card game. the tutorial is teach you, how to play the game.
    Please note that the game is free!
    if you play a lot of
    I love this card game. the tutorial is teach you, how to play the game.
    Please note that the game is free!

    if you play a lot of Hearthstone immediately, we will see no pay to win game, but we were not trained in.
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  2. Sep 10, 2016
    10
    I honestly don't like to play world of warcraft. But, when i downloaded this game, it got me addicted until today. In my opinion this is theI honestly don't like to play world of warcraft. But, when i downloaded this game, it got me addicted until today. In my opinion this is the best card game nowdays. In my point of view, this not a pay to win game. There are random mission to accomplish every they for gold to buy packs, so is easy to open 1 pack per day Expand
  3. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    Excellent and addictive game. Very in depth and very colourful and distinct classes. The competitive side of the game is also amazing. OnlyExcellent and addictive game. Very in depth and very colourful and distinct classes. The competitive side of the game is also amazing. Only the ladder is real as Littlefinger says. Reaching Legend is for champions. lol. Expand
  4. Jun 4, 2014
    8
    Blizzard did a good job making a engaging and simple card game that anyone can pick up and play. Unfortunately, Blizzard isn't known for fastBlizzard did a good job making a engaging and simple card game that anyone can pick up and play. Unfortunately, Blizzard isn't known for fast content updates and may ultimately ruin their own game. Time will tell but with their track record I'm skeptical. Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2014
    7
    I'm going to keep this review short and straight to the point:
    -Graphics/Animation 8.5-Pretty good for a card game. The animations are
    I'm going to keep this review short and straight to the point:
    -Graphics/Animation 8.5-Pretty good for a card game. The animations are smooth,nothing special or out of the ordinary, but ok,maybe even going to great.
    -Story / -I can't say anything about the story because I believe that in this particular card game, the story isn't even a main focus, so no score here.
    -Gameplay 7.5 -I don't have anything against the gameplay, in fact it seems to be pretty decent, however, the pay to win aspect has to be taken into consideration because a lot of people don't like it when games seem to be milking money from them, so the score has to go down. Apart from that, the gameplay seems to be decent, far from perfect, but decent.
    -Characters / -Again, this card game doesn't focus on any particular characters, so no score here.
    Music and Sound fx 6 -While the sound fx are ok,the music really isn't. It doesn't suit the genre, it's not utilized very well and I really have to take out a few points here.
    In the end, (8.5+7.5+6)/3 is somewhere around 7.1, and that's the score this game gets from me.
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  6. Aug 30, 2014
    4
    The voice acting, animations (especially for "premium" gold cards) and visual aspects (for a card game)... are great. BUT:

    1.) Unless you
    The voice acting, animations (especially for "premium" gold cards) and visual aspects (for a card game)... are great. BUT:

    1.) Unless you want to spend a lot of time grinding gold by doing daily "quests" every day, get ready to shell out a lot of cash. Yet another money grab by the post-Activison management at Blizzard.

    2.) Deck archetypes are stale, even after the expansion. It added more cards for players... to abuse. Get ready to see even cheaper Miracle Rogue, Zoo Lock and Double Roar druid decks. Unless you have one of these decks, or get some extremely luck draws prepare to lose a lot in ranked games, or even in standard play when you come across hardcore players looking to get some easy wins.

    3.) The Naxxramas expansion is short lived. Fun, but short lived. You will ultimately end up feeling like you paid for 30 games against opponents with different cards.

    4.) Gameplay is based too much on luck. Yes, deckbuilding has a lot to do with it but nobody can guarantee they will draw any certain card they put into the deck. Even at that one lucky draw can change the game. As with any card game, online or otherwise it leans on luck, meaning your skill could account for nothing at all in the end.

    5.) Arena rewards are stingy. You spend a lot of time saving gold for the arena, finding that with an average 2-3 win victory (for most people in general) the reward pans out as being equal to or less than spending that money on packs. Half the time you just get slightly less than the difference in what you put into gold for the cost of the run back.

    5.) Players with bad manners: Typical to most / all Blizzard games (Maybe its just their large base of whiny kids), you get the riffraff that neither greets you, compliments a play, or plays friendly. This becomes especially apparent when you start winning and the other player forces you to wait every single turn down to the last second on the timer just to take your next one in an attempt to be as rude to you as possible. GG Kids. Now go to bed.
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  7. Apr 11, 2016
    0
    Downloaded the app. Signed up for a battle.net membership, then the game says closed unable to connect to server. Tried 5 times, then deletedDownloaded the app. Signed up for a battle.net membership, then the game says closed unable to connect to server. Tried 5 times, then deleted the app.
    Re-downloaded app a week later, signed in and received the same "closed try again later" message.
    Game doesn't work, unable to play.
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