Sun

25

Nov

2012

Critical Review - Kaijudo

Wizards of the coast recently released (or rather, re-released) Kaijudo, a "new" Collectible Card Game built with a younger gamer in mind.  I say "re-released" and "new" because some people may remember it as Duel Masters, which WoTC published and released from 2004 to 2006, in conjunction with an anime cartoon.

 

Duel Masters had mild success, and was an interesting game. Those who liked it, will most undoubtedly like Kaijudo, as it's essentially the same game, with a more "fresh" update to the artwork, some new mechanics on the cards, and of course, a new cartoon to go along with it!

 

Let's take a look and see how this version, Kaijduo, stacks up, both from my point of view, but also, from the point of view of my littler gamers, who play it with me!  I'm joined in this video by NinjaZach and Giant-Wyatt, my two little resident card flippers, and they too will give you their thoughts!  Enjoy!

Read More 0 Comments

Wed

21

Nov

2012

Critical Review - Android: Netrunner

Recently, Fantasy Flight Games has had some good success with the Android universe, both with the appropriately named "Android" as well as "Android: Infiltration".  These two games, along with their latest release, Android: Netrunner, are set in a cyber punk, dystopian universe, where Runners batlle Corporations for the balance of power, and data, in a world completely changed from our own.

 

Netrunner was originally released in 1996.  Designed by Richard Garfield, it was a Collectible Card Game and was well received but Magic was the dominating force, and as such, Netrunner passed on after a brief run (Pun intended).   Today Fantasy Flight has redesigned Netrunner in their Living Card Game format.

 

Every once in a while though, great artwork, unique game design, an engaging and fun experience come together in an over hyped package, delivering a great big pile of dissapointment.

 

Read More 16 Comments

Tue

13

Nov

2012

Critical Unboxing - Marvel Legendary

Our good friends at Upper Deck Entertainment sent us a surprise today! The full printed copy of Marvel Legendary!  Come with me as I open the box, check out the game board, the storage, and the final card look and feel to one of the hotly anticipated games of the holiday season!

 

Also, we have a Critical Play and a Critical Review video up for Legendary you can check out as well!  We gave this a HIT of a rating, as it's a great start for the franchise, a great baseline set, and one that has a ton of replayability.  The artwork is all original and the border utilization on the cards is very interesting as well!  

 

The game launches today, so no better time than the present to jump in, true believer!

Read More 3 Comments

Sun

04

Nov

2012

Critical Plays - Mage Wars

Many have asked for it and I'm happy to say all parts are available now! Myself and Kraken Dan, whom you may remember from our Critical Play of Blood Bowl: Team Manager, sit down and walk through Mage Wars!  

 

Now, as a precursor, I'd like to say that if you're planning on watching these videos for strategy sessions, you may want to look elsewhere.  This is two average gamers, enjoying a great game, and filming it to show you more than you'd see normally.  That said, we welcome healthy discussion on moves, cards, what and when to play, etc., knowing that what and how you'll see us play in these videos is very casually.

 

I hope you enjoy these! Check back often, as we'll be adding the additional parts below as they are available!

Read More 6 Comments

Subscribe to the Crits Happen YouTube Channel today!

Your donations help continue our work!


Thank you for your support!

Sponsored, in part, by:

Need an insert for your favorite game?

Critical Kicks:

Critically Backed Projects can be seen here!

Critical Tweets:

Critical Feeds:

Father Geek

Where’s My Chainsaw? Game Review (prepublished version) (Sat, 27 May 2017)
>> Read More