|07-22-2012, 02:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Solaris VII
Kaijudo At San Diego Comic Con
Kaijudo is a new game from Wizards of the Coast that encompasses a collectible card game, cartoon, digital card game, and even some mobile apps. The entire property is seen from the perspective of our young heroes and the creatures they wield to fight evil. Considering the range of products that Wizards is putting out for Kaijudo, you should have plenty of tools at your disposal. So join me as we strap on our gauntlets and summon some creatures.
The centerpiece of Kaijudo is the card game, and it’s a well-constructed game at that. Using familiar CCG ideas , Kaijudo should be easy to pick up and play in just a few minutes. They’ve streamlined the game compared to say Magic the Gathering. They’ve taken out things such as creature blocking and having a dedicated mana source. Every card in the game is basically mana, you have to choose whether to use it as such, or to cast it as a creature. There are numerous other mechanics I am glossing over here, but this is a solid, fun card game that I think people will enjoy.
The digital version of the game will be immediately recognizable to anyone who has played Wizard’s other game Duels of the Planeswalkers. It appears to use that game as a base for the interface and as someone who is a big fan of DOTP, I think that is a very good thing. The difference here though is that it’s all contained in their website and is completely free. Right now the game is single player only, but there is talk of making it multiplayer eventually. As you play, you earn experience points that you can use to change the look of your avatar, the gauntlet that they wear and even new cards to play with. Speaking of cards for the online game, you can get them in another way. In every pack of cards you buy for the physical game, you get a code to unlock new a card that you can use online.
On the mobile side, you have two apps to choose from. One is the Battle Game, which allows you to pit one creature against another, giving you battle tips for playing the card game. The other app is the Dojo. It allows you to practice your summoning by drawing the summoning symbols with your finger. These apps are available for iPhone and iPad.
Combine all of these things with the cartoon and you certainly can see that Wizards of the Coast is serious about getting this product into people’s hands. The game is clearly aimed at older kids and from what I can tell, they will absolutely love it. So if you’ve got a younger person in your life that wants to summon some monsters to fight evil, Kaijudo is the game for them and you.
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