Excerpt: Namco Bandai has been known for some role playing masterpieces, and some really strange role playing games over the years. Culdcept Saga on the Xbox 360 is part card game, and part board game. Players get cards with monsters on them and then roll dice to move around the board.
Summary: Card-collecting games can be extremely intimidating. Veterans of card-battle duels know the lure of building another deck in a fascinating new universe. But if you've never understood the appeal of pitting your cardboard Yeti against your friend's two-dimensional Colossus, you might find these games...
Pros: Accessible for people unfamiliar with card-battle games, Tons of different card types allow for unique strategies, Unlocking new cards is rewarding, Competitive multiplayer is unpredictable and fun
Summary: Culdcept SAGA features online competitive gameplay, combining the thrilling luck and strategy of a board game with the depth of a trading card game to create a unique twist on traditional turn-based play.
Summary: The one aspect of games reviewing I hate is attaching a numerical value to my opinion, because in many cases that number will be meaningless. Culdcept SAGA is one of these cases, with gameplay far too bizarre to be so easily quantified.
Excerpt: “Did you have a dream? A dream where stars were born in the darkness?” What is The Culdcept? Well… The Culdcept is a extraordinarily powerful book that can control the whole universe. Special cards, almost 500 in all, were created when the Culdcept was shattered by Culdra, the all-powerful goddess.
Summary: Culdcept SAGA is not for everybody. This is a slow-paced game with ugly graphics, a steep learning curve, and a terrible story line. Yet despite all of those imperfections, this is one adventure game that I will wholeheartedly endorse ... just as long as you're the kind of gamer that can handle it.
Summary: Culdcept SAGA is the type of game that will frustrate you, send you intro fits of rage and make you cry ... and that's all before you beat the first level. With its steep learning curve, slow-paced action and mind-numbingly complex set of rules, Culdcept SAGA is not going to appeal to everybody.
Excerpt: Culdcept Saga is a virtual board game that plays like a cross between Magic the Gathering and Monopoly. You build a book of collected cards, roll dice to move around on a board, and try to accumulate wealth by controlling spaces.
Excerpt: I remember back in December when GamerNode member Corvall told me to download the Culdcept Saga demo. I did, and I played it once or twice with the girlfriend. “It’s okay,” I remember thinking. “Not sure what the big deal is, though.