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Magic 2015

I’ve enjoyed the Duels of the Planeswalkers games, and was looking forward to the new edition, but so far I’m just not really feeling it. I’ve been playing Magic¬†on and off pretty much since the start, and do still play the physical game with friends. What I liked about the Duels games was the slick presentation and gameplay, and the fact that I could play on iPad. But I think Hearthstone has really shown that there are better ways to play card games digitally, and so coming back to this just doesn’t feel as fun. Also, all of the in-app purchases they’ve added makes it difficult to figure out what you really need to enjoy the base game, and that’s something I don’t like (and apparently, unlocking cards and decks is made more difficult, to encourage in-app purchases). I’ll probably play some more, and maybe even pay the $10 for the base game, but I’m more excited to play the upcoming Hearthstone expansion.