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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Tag Force 3 review

If the title doesn't look like gibberish to you, then you'll probably like this game

Pros

  • Canyon-deep strategy
  • More cards and characters
  • Sticks with familiar
  • but strong design

Cons

  • Unfriendly to newbies
  • Basically just bigger
  • not better
  • Still just a Pokemon clone

The Yu-Gi-Oh! games are as impenetrable as Alcatraz, throwing the unwitting player into complex card-battling before they’ve even had time to draw breath. Tag Force 3 is just as off-putting for newcomers as the rest of the series, but if you stick with it there’s a canyon-deep title underneath.

To the layman, it’s simple in premise: battle your opponent’s creature cards with your own – the one with the highest attack rating wins. There’s more (spells, special effects etc.), but if you’re interested in playing it there’s a good chance you know the basics already.

More cards and characters make this the best one yet, although it’s difficult to get too excited over what’s essentially an expanded database. Fans will likely pay out over again, but we can’t help but feel they’re being robbed.

Jan 2, 2009

More Info

GenreRole Playing
Description

Another Yu-Gi-Oh! that is for the hardcore fans only. Its strategy is as impenetrable as ever for the casual player. And for the hardcore, it might prove too similar to the last one.

Franchise nameYu-Gi-Oh!
UK franchise nameYu-Gi-Oh!
PlatformPSP
UK censor rating7+
Release date (US), 28 November 2008 (UK)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

When he's not dying repeatedly in roguelikes, Tom spends most of his working days writing freelance articles, watching ITV game shows, or acting as a butler for his cat. He's been writing about games since 2008, and he's still waiting on that Vagrant Story 2 reveal.
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