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Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

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PlayStation 3
77
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75
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Xbox 360
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Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is an enhanced sequel to the previous game. The core gameplay stays true to the Magic: The Gathering formula. The players take turns playing cards from their deck, which is made up of lands and spells, until one achieves victory. The lands generate mana, which is then used to cast the wide variety of spells. The mana has five different colors and spells may require mana of a specific color in order to be cast.

In order to make the game more accessible to new players, the interface has been redesigned and more tutorial support has been added, as well as a demonstration that starts the first time you start the game. There are now three campaigns, the second having the player battle stronger versions of the opponents defeated in the main campaign and the new Archenemy mode putting three players (human or AI) against extremely tough enemies. The puzzles have also been integrated into the main campaign, as side missions that can be unlocked by defeating the AI enemies. In addition, one-off matches are also available, both against the AI and against other players, in multiplayer.

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Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Windows Title Screen
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Windows Main Menu

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Critic Reviews

GameGavel.com Windows Jun 21, 2011 A 100
Game Shark Windows Jun 14, 2011 A- 91
Inside Gaming Xbox 360 Jun 20, 2011 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play PlayStation 3 Jul 14, 2011 4 out of 5 80
GameZone Xbox 360 Jul 05, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Windows Jun 24, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Vandal Online PlayStation 3 Jun 28, 2011 7 out of 10 70
PCActu Windows Jul 08, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Vandal Online Xbox 360 Jun 28, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gameblog.fr Windows Jun 27, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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