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Review Tekken Card Tournament (CCG)
A surprisingly good CCG
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 10 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Complex CCG mechanics, beautiful graphics, features several gameplay modes to help you build the perfect deck
Grinding money for booster packs takes longer than it should
Tekken Card Tournament is a legit card game, which honestly kind of threw me off guard. I was expecting a typical mobile card game that was dripping in freemium gameplay mechanics, and while this game still has those, it also has an impressive amount of depth to it as well.
Starting off the game brings you through a quick tutorial and lets you select a character. If you’re a Tekken fan then you’ll instantly recognize every character in the roster. What’s really cool about this game is that each character has decks of cards that were built from the ground up with their fighting style in mind. This means that every character was created to be played with a specific strategy in mind. There are cards to purchase, and you can modify your deck too, so you can customize the gameplay how you see fit.
The gameplay mechanics are simple to grasp and are set up so that it’s almost like a game of poker. You’re going to be spending more time playing mind games with your opponent as you both try to predict what the other is going to do in order to gain the upper hand.
Players have three actions they can perform every turn. Focusing lets you draw a card, striking lets you attack with every card in your hand, and blocking prevents you from being hit by 1-2 cards simultaneously. There are also a lot of gameplay mechanics built into the cards that goes beyond the scope of this review. Suffice to say, there is plenty of content here to keep you playing for a long time.
Tekken Card Tournament is a great CCG that Android has been sorely lacking. There are a few downsides, though. Characters and booster packs are expensive to buy, and your game time is limited by stamina unless you’re willing to pay some money. But the gameplay is there and it’s solid.