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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator World Championship Tournament 2009 review

AT A GLANCE
  • Not dumbed down for noobs
  • Fat story mode
  • Can play anyone via Wi-Fi
  • Impenetrable to the uninitiated
  • Main character with amnesia yet again
  • Doesn't break new ground

Some Yu-Gi-Oh! titles are perfectly playable without prior knowledge of the trading card game. Not so here. This, the latest in the World Championship series, is firmly for fans only and utterly impenetrable to the uninitiated. And why not? Dumbing it down for noobs would no doubt infuriate the faithful, who will of course know that 5D’s is the new anime series and the basis for this game outing.

This is a decent package. On offer is a fat story mode, with high-quality animated cutscenes fleshing out the tale of a young duelist with amnesia who battles with characters from the TV series. In World Championship mode you can play solo or get on Wi-Fi to have it out with anyone in the world. Good stuff for the hardcore.

Apr 24, 2009

More Info

Release date: May 19 2009 - DS (US)
May 15 2009 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Other Games/Compilations
Published by: Konami
Developed by: Konami
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Mild Fantasy Violence
PEGI Rating:
7+

1 comment

  • wyndamn - November 23, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    this game was really good i like yugioh a lot (im already playing the 2010 championship version) But i disagree with a something and it is that is also viable for noobs too, cuz the game also haz a glossary and a tutorial mode, they even ask you at the start of the game if you are familiar with it (but yeah its pretty much for clever people) so its not for experienced players only. Other than that i agree with the game rating because of several things (including 2010) it still lacks of like; - Has a short story mode compare to the actual series and has few races. - Lacks some sort of duel recording (like pokemons battle recorder) - To use the mic to talk to someone on wi-fi you have to go to an especific room for it. - Also lacks an update button to download the lastest cards releases (which they probably will never do) to keep exploding our pockets (just like pokemon does) since the making of NDS. - Another thing is that as many games theres not too much customization for your character. Those are most of its flaws and they still remain the same for the 2010 version.

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