Summary: Terrible. Play Hearthstone by Blizzard instead. MTGO management are a bunch of vampire cockroaches trying to suck every last dollar from the desiccated remains of what was already a skeletal base of players. One draft a day (~2 hours of entertainment) costs $10... so $3650 a year for this. Hearthstone is free. Trying this after Hearthstone was painful. Worse yet, their program is Terrible. Play Hearthstone by Blizzard instead.
Don't Buy the CD; Download the Game Online Instead.
Mr. Math Expert, Amazon
1 February 2014
Summary: I remember buying Magic: The Gathering the PC game when it came out in 1997, and at that time, I've never ever heard of it, let alone playing with the cards (to this day, I've never done so). But little did I realize it's one of the most addicting games I've played while being an autodidact. Sure, I beat it back then although I believe it was on the Apprentice level or thereabouts.
Make sure you have some way to play if you are gonig on a newer PC
18 October 2013
Summary: Pros: 1.Best Magic Interactive game ever made lol 2. Shandalar is a ton of fun, you walk around RPG style, fight random mobs where wins let you collect cards, there is stores that you can buy and sell cards from, quests bosses, dungeons etc, a must play for any old school magic fan. Cons: 1. This CD will not work on new windows with out some sort of way to make it work. I personally never got it to work and instead found it on a torrent and played that way. 2.
Summary: Sadly, my attempts to relive 1996 have been thwarted. this game will not run on windows 8. I'm looking for a patch to make it work, but in the mean time it's making me very sad. Almost mocking me, really. I KNEW there was a reason to hang on to my 12 pound toshiba sattelite from college.
Summary: Overpriced. Terrible mods. Terrible game. AVOID. Basically it's like playing a badly designed lottery were the only skillz tested are either luck, or your 'credit card fu' Seriously, just avoid.
Summary: The label "free-to-play" is as dishonest as I have ever seen attached to a game. Pay-to-win is far closer to the truth, what you get for free is basically a demo and not even worth the time to download.
Summary: For those of you who have fond memories of playing MTG, and wanted a way to get back into the game.... RUN AWAY NOW. The current MTG meta has become less about skill, and more about 'How deep can you dig into your wallet'. Thanks to the money grabbing attempts of late, decks have gone up in price, and the entire experience feels like YGO.
Summary: Avoid like the plague. Where do you start for something this bad? Lets start with the gameplay. Gameplay is like most TCG. Meaning it's bad, very bad. Balance among decks are often decided to be 'balanced' due to the flawed rock paper scissors ideas that so many games fall into. This means that 90% of games will be decided as soon as you start. If you have the counter to something, you Avoid like the plague. Where do you start for something this bad?
Summary: I was forced quitting several with a message "Server disconnected. Please make sure.. blah blah" even I play in the single player mode!?? I'd like to love this game. But wasting one hour just because server disconnection is unacceptable.