Magic the Gathering: Battlegrounds

XBox,Strategy Combat,7/10April 2005

Think pokemon meets street fighter. This is strategy combat where it’s tactics and planning that win a battle rather than button mashing. Collect mana orbs, cast creature spells, magic spells, enhancement spells; try to do all of this and still evade your opponent’s attacks.

I got to the pen-ultimate level and found it just too hard. The single player mode is just a long tutorial really but I’ve never felt good enough to try battleing online players (I imagine it’d be awesome). It’s a bit of a cult game but my girlfriends little brother and I love quoting Magic monsters at each other, we take it in turn to call out “Goblin sky ranger”, “Giant Growth”, “Magma Giant”, “Rushwood Elemental”, etc.

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