Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers for Xbox Live is a solid digital take on the trademark card battle franchise with new options and a user-friendly interface to challenge opponents offline or online.
In Magic: The Gathering, users place land cards in order to build Mana which can be used to execute spells. When the opponent’s HP reaches zero the game ends.
Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 introduces 10 new decks and Sealed Play to allow users to build their decks from scratch from virtual booster packs. Custom decks can be used in the Sealed Play campaign or against other players. Non-veterans can still utilize a number of helpful tutorials provided in the game.
Users can enter a new single-player story mode to help a powerful mage gain her revenge or engage in offline head-to-head battles or online battles between two to four players. Finally, the title includes online co-op for two players.
Like the prior entry, the user interface is well built with the ability to zoom in on each card and quickly execute commands like Attack (Creature or Player), Block, and Stop Timer to keep game flow speedy.
Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers is a strong virtual version of the card battle game. The option to build custom decks and battle with the cards will keep apprentices and veteran sorcerers engaged in the fight.