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Review Evoker: Magic Card Game (TCG)
Fantasy card playing game with simple mechanics
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: tested on 04 Jul 2017 on
Cool art on the cards, fun cinematics and story
Easy and shallow card mechanics
Evoker: Magic Card Game for Android is a fantasy card game where you have to take down the evil overlord with your army of cards.
Evoker: Magic Card Game feels like a premium game from the start. There is a cool cinematic in the beginning where you are told a story and shown a castle turning into flames. There is an evil overlord, and you, the evoker, have to stop him. The cards within the game all have neat graphics and art design with fearsome Orc creatures or sturdy dwarves.
You start off by moving around a map and fighting a boss at each selected spot. But before the boss, you have to tap on goblins or monsters to destroy them to get coins. After a certain amount of destroyed monsters and coins, you tap on an even bigger pile of coins. I didn’t really like this part of the battles because it felt pointless, and simply a mechanic to provide the illusion of reward. It’s not hard, and so the reward feels cheap.
After that, you meet the boss and fight him with your cards. The way it works is the boss shoots little missiles at the card directly in front of him. These missiles are not controlled, and you don’t even really have to control the battle. The gameplay reminds me of Yugioh, but without all of the deeper card mechanics like drawing, managing cards or playing traps.
The damage and health match up and whoever has the higher amount of each stat win. More often than not, it results in a stalemate. Sometimes you have to make sure the cards stack up right, with a stronger monster facing the harder monster, so you can win. This is where the small amount of strategy comes in with the game.
Once your monsters cards have defeated the enemy’s cards you attack the health pool. Once a certain amount of attacks against the health pool have registered, the game starts speeding up the battle. That element only solidifies what I said about how this game often plays on auto-pilot. The game knows you only have a certain amount of patience.
Evoker: Magic Card Game is a complex game with very simple gameplay. You have the option to upgrade cards by fusing, and collecting cards can be fun. As the game progresses, things get more in depth, so give it a chance if you don’t mind the easy beginning.