Summary: Nothing but problems for me. The concept of the game is original and interesting at first, until you realize that an otherwise casual style of gameplay gets utterly dominated by all the strings attached to it. The story is useless. Nothing new, nothing artistic, no degree of presentation, and it's told only through written dialogue. Once the opening scene is through, there is no attempt to set the scene and the dialogue is flat and unimpressive at all levels.
Summary: The Game looks like incomplete. The developers state,that they spend 2 years with the game. No one could believe this. Maybe every Sunday afternoon for 2 years! When you start the game,there is only one way to play - Story. That`s it. No Single player,no multiplayer,no quick game,no tournament,no map editor,no battle editor,no variations. Just the Story game. And believe or not,you can finish this game overnight. Yes,the game is really short,just about 20 battles or so.
Summary: I honestly think this is the first computer based card game I have ever played. I have always passed them up thinking I would never enjoy them. Boy was I wrong. This truly is a well developed adventure. You essentially create poker hands against opponents to cause damage. The battle animation sequences keep it interesting to watch plus there are a decent number of card options, including offensive, defensive, and special abilities.
Summary: It took me five hours to finish this very uneven game. While the concept is intriguing the game suffers from two major problems. The first is that the game is unbalanced at times probably because the AI is poor. The monsters sometimes have much better cards and much more health points than you and even if you play well it's really is just a crap shoot. There is no real strategy to the card game and on the whole it just feels entirely too random to me.
Summary: While I liked the ideas in Runespell, I never felt the gameplay executed very well. Attack points for specific card hands feel unbalanced, and the system requiring you to buy special moves feels wrong. Quite frankly, after an hour of playing I was bored and wanting to quit. Wanted to like this one, but sadly not really.
Summary: Runespell: Overture is an amazing game which combines poker and role playing elements together and creating it into a unique game which never gets bored. The art style which is used fits perfectly and the music which is used gives it a peaceful feeling to it. While playing the game i wouldn't expect to see such graphics. The combat isn't just randomly clicking cards but really makes you think how to make the right combinations.
Summary: Mystic Box took a very simple concept of poker and RPG and turned it into a very addictive game. I'm personally not a fan of poker in general but I absolutely love RPGs, which was why I gave the game a chance. The game-play is solid and straightforward, the music is fantastic and really sets you in the mood of the game, and the animations are simple but very smooth.
Summary: An excellent game by a very talented team of developers. Mystic Box has delivered the perfect blend between RPG and casual card games. I really dug the story and the graphics and the music was awesome as well. Bought it day one on Steam and have played it several times. Really cool.
Summary: Runespell: Overture has an interesting art style that fits the game very well. Also the music fits in just right with how the game looks. It has a fairly decent learning curve, could mabey use a little tweaking though. (As in it gets a little hard a little to fast in one area.) The combat is refreshing and fun, and works very well. Power cards are fun to use. (These either do things like damage the opponent, heal you, or a large number of other things.
Summary: Great music, a well-written story, a dynamic and intensive gameplay, and lots of cards to collect and to use against your foes. At first I found it weird to defeat my enemies using poker cards (+powercards), but the demo convienced me and did not regret my purchase. The game has minor issues which are being fixed as we speak, and has free updates planned (the next one is Multiplayer!). Give it a go you won't walk away disappointed!