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June 14th, 2007, 04:37 PM
Anyone else here try the new Stargate Online CCG (Collectible Card Game)??
I was assigned to review it for GamesRadar and I just love it. It's loads of fun and the client to try the game online is absolutely free. Starter decks cost $10.99 and booster packs from the master set cost $3.49 a piece. The cool thing is that SOE is running a promotion called, 'Through the Gate', that allow you to trade in your virtual cards for real versions when you get the inkling.
Anyway, I'm just looking for some opponents. It's quite a good game and I have a background in CCGs so I know what I speak of... :)
(You could also read my review at GamesRadar if you'd like to learn a few more specifics about the game - it's probably not up just yet but should be by this weekend, I'd imagine. Check in the PC section for it.)
June 14th, 2007, 04:42 PM
I was assigned to review it for GamesRadar and I just love it. It's loads of fun and the client to try the game online is absolutely free. Starter decks cost $10.99 and booster packs from the master set cost $3.49 a piece.
I tried the whole online CCG thing when I came to Purdue. I played Magic hardcore through High School and got here and quit because I didn't have the time or the money, then after a couple of years, I got the itch to play. I still didn't have the time or the money, but I stared playing online and it was fun for awhile, but I realized that what I loved about playing Magic so much was the player interaction, and the group of people that I played with. It just wasn't anywhere the same thing that I wanted in Magic. So, I won't be playing anymore online CCG's sorry. ;)
You probably won't get any people from here to play, a lot of people here, loathe blind purchase games. We've had many many discussions about it...
June 15th, 2007, 10:38 AM
Well fortunately for me I got the entire set with my review package so (for me anyway) it's not a 'blind purchase'. But I hear ya about the hassles of collectible gaming. On the one hand it's kind of fun, even exciting, especially if you acquire a very rare piece for the game in question, but on the other hand, it's just too darn expensive!
It's a cool game either way but I also agree with you, Nether, that it's much more enjoyable to play someone in person. However, since this is hardly going to be a smash hit, I won't really have much of a player base to build from...thus my interest in playing online.
Regardless of all this, it can't hurt to ask (I hope)!
June 16th, 2007, 02:27 AM
Sorry if I missed something, but how do cards and online go together? (With the obvious exception of online poker... :roll: )
June 16th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Basically you buy 'virtual cards' that exist solely on your computer. Then you use a client (created in this case by the good folks at Sony Online Entertainment) to play the game against either an AI opponent or a real foe over the internet.
It's a bit easier to play any CCG online with the client because it never misses or screw-up on a rules call. It will always force you to play the right way which helps you learn the rules better. Some people could argue that this is a bit of a crutch too but there's nothing worse than winning a game only to find out that you'd screwed up some rule and thus voided the whole game. LOL
Playing in person is fun but once you're a bit older and have a full-time demanding job and a ton of other responsibilities, it's nearly impossible to hook up for real-life matches down at the gaming store or whatever, so in that situation, Online play is a real boon to CCG gamers.
:) Hope that answers some of your questions, Sir Knight! :)
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