Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of Destiny

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a game by Konami
Platform: Playstation 2
Editor Rating: 9/10, based on 1 review
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See also: Yu-Gi-Oh! Games, Strategy, Board Games, Top Down Games
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of Destiny
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of Destiny
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of Destiny
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of Destiny

One of the most acclaimed and famous cartoons of all time Yu-Gi-Oh needed a fresh new take and version of its original anime to accommodate a new generation of fans. That came to reality with the creation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (Generation Next), which follows the adventure of Jaden Yuki, in the Duel Academy created by Seto Kaiba. Y-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of Destiny is a game that takes place ten years after the original Yu-Gi-Oh series and focuses on a “Tag Tournament” developed inside the Duel Academy school.

Players take the role of an exchange student that just arrived in the academy in the middle of the rush to try and find a suitable partner to win the tag tournament. In your pursuit of a partner, you will develop friendships and enemies alike, coupled with diverse challenges your strategic side will be put to test at different parts of the game.

Dueling Destiny

Yu-Gi-Oh is a very simply designed game, with graphics that remind you of a better developed Pokemon game. It also has a navigating map system very reminiscent of older Super Mario games. Still, the heart of the game relies on the card games, or Duel Monsters Card Game as it’s referred to. The basic concepts of the game, as the same as in the anime, game is divided into turns, where players can set up their strategy by using three types of different cards: monster cards, trap cards, and spell cards.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of Destiny players get the chance to put themselves immerse themselves into the anime world. You are the one responsible for creating strategies and defeating different types of enemies, this requires preparation, logic, strategy, and of course an understanding of the game. Combats are as straightforward as can be: deplete the enemy’s hit points and win the game.

With about twenty hours of story gameplay, there’s plenty to enjoy for diehard fans of the franchise, especially considering that you can have over one hundred hours of gameplay if you are a completionist. The bad news is that, if you’re not an avid fan of the series there’s not much for you in this game. Graphics and soundtrack feel very dates, all it offers is the Duel Monsters card game.

Verdict

This is a game that has a very defined niche. It caters to them, it attracts them, and it will only capture their attention, and that niche is Yu-Gi-Oh! Diehard fans. Gamers that enjoy card games such as Magic: The Gathering, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, Legends of Runeterra might extract enjoyment out of the strategic side of the game, but if you’re not a fan of the series, you should check one of those other games which are all-around better card games.

5

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Beginning of Destiny, feels like a step backward even if measured against other entries of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Series. For a game that is very focused on a specific group of people, it also offers little support to newcomers and the AI can be extremely unforgiving at times.

Pros:

  • Faithful Depiction of the Anime Card Game
  • Replayability is High
  • 100+ Hours of Content

Cons:

  • AI Unforgiving at Times
  • Short “Story Mode”
  • Unwelcoming to Newcomers
  • Graphics feel dated
  • Sound Design is Off
  • One of the Weakest Entries of The Series

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Playstation 2

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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