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  • Summary: Experience over 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution on Nintendo Switch. Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! seriesExperience over 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution on Nintendo Switch. Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series through Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and challenge the newest generation of Duelists from the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS! Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 12, 2019
    90
    Relive epic battles from every Yu-Gi-Oh! series to date, build and customize your own decks, and challenge yourself online. Full of content with over 9000 cards to collect, all without microtransactions. A definite must buy for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans and a great choice for those new to the franchise. Get out there and Duel!
  2. 85
    Despite a few bumps along the way, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is the best Yu-Gi-Oh video game I have played in years. Opening booster packs to build your best deck out of the cards you have is the perfect simulacrum of actually playing the trading card game (unless you’d prefer to just buy the single cards you need online), and the choice to include no real-money purchases whatsoever helps mitigate the cost sink that has kept me away from the physical card game in the past. There will never be a Yu-Gi-Oh game that is quite the same as simply playing with real cards, but Legacy of the Duelist is the closest that we have ever gotten to the real thing.
  3. Sep 3, 2019
    85
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is a great companion to the Trading Card Game and is essential for anyone who enjoys the franchise.
  4. Aug 19, 2019
    80
    Yu-Gi-Oh ! Legacy of the Duelist – Link Evolution takes advantage from the Nintendo Switch, providing a great experience with more thant 9 000 cards to collect.
  5. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    Collecting the cards from any TCG series is fantastic and rewarding, but realistically not everyone can afford to participate in such a hobby. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution gives players a way to access over 9000 cards by simply playing and earning them as they go along. No micro-transactions or DLC keep them locked behind a wall; it’s all wrapped up in one package. Those who love the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG will be happy to know this is an amazing experience for as simple and straight-forward as it is. It’s hard to stop playing when there’s so many cards waiting to be unlocked, a variety of modes and near endless decks that can be made. There’s no better time to duel than with the current best digital take on the TCG that is Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution.
  6. Sep 3, 2019
    77
    Despite not having an ideal system for obtaining cards and that the online mode needs a revision, this title reminds us of how entertaining a TCG can be. Konami offers a very funny product that fans will appreciate.
  7. Sep 2, 2019
    68
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution! is the definitive encyclopedia of the famous card game.

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Aug 20, 2019
    10
    this is everything you loved about the original and much much more there are now 9000+ cards in the already massive game. however the oldthis is everything you loved about the original and much much more there are now 9000+ cards in the already massive game. however the old ruling is gone and i loved master rule 3 i think there should be a switch to change it. although it fixes some things like load times and the attacking animations being gone replaced with the summoning animations much like duel links. over all this game has much that separates it from the original but still maintains that original yugioh charm. definitely worth a buy. Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2019
    10
    Might be the best YGO video game yet. With all types of summons and the card pool you will have tons of fun playing this game.
  3. Aug 22, 2019
    10
    This is THE Yu-Gi-Oh game to play, it's the most definitive TCG game available, and has up to current meta even, (salamangreat, and skyThis is THE Yu-Gi-Oh game to play, it's the most definitive TCG game available, and has up to current meta even, (salamangreat, and sky striker.) that said it excels in the ability to play -any- deck you want online and have matches against people with various other decks, almost never seeing the same one twice.

    The cards are distributed very fairly and quickly, every time you win an offline/single player duel in any mode, you get between 1000-2000 points, and 400 points are typically to a pack, except the entry Grandpa Muto pack which is 200 points, while a loss is 450-950 points, not to mention when you win you get 3 cards from the person you're facing's deck, and if you lose it's 1 card, again all offline only.

    Online, I've been running blackwings and have a fairly decent winrate (I'd say 85%, to give you an idea of how people don't use meta) using Full Armor Master, and Toadally Awesome. This game is not region restricted, you can play with people in Japan (who've had the game a bit longer), or anyone else who has the game anywhere else in the world, as a result the banlist is World's 2018 which means no Raigeki, no Harpie's Duster, but you have Soul Charge, Grinder Golem, and some other useful goodies... And if you want to just play offline or with friends? No banlist whatsoever(Untested for friends, but in the first game, if you were invited to a match by your friend, you could use any deck, no banlist enforced.)..

    This game has EVERY(non-promo, not region restricted) card up to Hidden Summoners (Prank-kids and Mayakashi's), so no Pot of Extravagance, but fear not, as Konami is fully backing this game I assume we'll see DLC updates like we did in the first game... But don't buy this game based on that assumption, know that this is currently at November 2018 in the west as far as card catalog goes, and there's no Dangers as they were TCG only, and this game is global.

    Unsure if you want to buy? As of right now you can get this game for FREE*, The promo cards are currently worth MORE than the game, that means you can buy the game, open the pack, and 1 by 1, sell your Cynet Codec for $22, Micro Coder for $15-$16, and Progleo for $8-$10, this is not only the BEST Yu-Gi-Oh game ever release, it also comes with the BEST promo cards ever released for a Yu-Gi-Oh game, as they were cards in a structure deck that we never got that are core to Cyberse Code link summons.

    I do NOT give 10/10's lightly, this game tickles my fancy in all the right ways possible, and this is absolutely the best Yu-Gi-Oh game I have ever played, that means it's better than all those illegal emulation alternatives too... Partly because having all the cards at once is daunting, but because you have to progress and earn cards, online is FUN which is hard to say about those games where everyone runs only latest meta and testing for tournaments.

    My verdict: Buy this game if you're a Yu-Gi-Oh fan, I bought a Nintendo Switch JUST FOR THIS GAME, and I have not put it down since, I did it because I enjoyed the first game, and when I saw the title was coming out for Switch I was a bit unnerved, but I still caved, bought a switch, got it along side Smash Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, ETC to play for the month leading up to this game, and I already have more playtime in this game than any of those, not to say they're bad, they're great, but this is better (IMO).
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  4. Aug 23, 2019
    9
    Really amazing game

    Its beginner friendly and there is a lot of challenging levels for veteran players. With over 9000 cards its crazy the
    Really amazing game

    Its beginner friendly and there is a lot of challenging levels for veteran players.

    With over 9000 cards its crazy the numbers crazy decks you can make.

    The story deck for the campaign are nice that they stay true to the anime and there a bit more optimised so you don't end up with unplayable hand.Also reverse duel is a blast.

    The only thing missing is more monster animations and music. I hope also they add more cards and update the ban list .
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  5. Aug 24, 2019
    9
    Aside from the rare instances of a crash, which is hope they patch but isn't particularly intrusive, this is the best yugioh game to date.Aside from the rare instances of a crash, which is hope they patch but isn't particularly intrusive, this is the best yugioh game to date. There is so much content and gameplay that it's staggering. Expand
  6. Aug 21, 2019
    7
    Kinda sad you can’t put multiple special summoned cards in the monster zone until you link summon them. Miss the old rules. Also can’t battleKinda sad you can’t put multiple special summoned cards in the monster zone until you link summon them. Miss the old rules. Also can’t battle locally with banned cards. Expand
  7. Sep 5, 2019
    4
    The game itself is fun but between the frequent crashes and the fact it takes about 10 seconds to get a pack of 8 cards playing it can feel aThe game itself is fun but between the frequent crashes and the fact it takes about 10 seconds to get a pack of 8 cards playing it can feel a chore at times Expand

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