Yu Gi Oh Power Of Chaos
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If you were around in the early 2000’s then you probably remember the craze that was Yu-Gi-Oh. A trading card game that would take the world by storm. The game would spawn an anime series, countless tournaments and events, amass a multitude of fans and also, a series of gaming titles bearing the licence would emerge. One of which being Yu-Gi-Oh: Power Of Chaos.
This game, seeing as it is set with its roots so prominently into the series, plays exactly how you would expect. It feels like you’re playing the actual card game only in a digital form. Though, if you want to be pedantic about it, you can say it plays like other card games like Gwent, Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering.
This title comes in an era where you can play Duel links, a game for mobile that plays as competently as any fully licensed game in the series. Plus following very well formed titles such as Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses or Yu-Gi-Oh! True Duel Monsters: Sealed Memories to name a few. So its staggering to see just how little this title has to offer.
Akin to the likes of free cell or solitaire, this title allows for a somewhat component way to play the card game against the AI. However what is shocking considering the games that have come before, is that this is all there is, there is no campaign, no multiplayer a seemingly no semblance of a development team that care about the franchise.
The game does have some sort of motivation to proceed despite its lack of features. Though again, this lacks any level of nuance or flair. The simple premise is you get given a random deck to duel with and as you win games, you get more cards and battle harder opponents. In the most loose sense of the word we suppose it is technically a game. Though, it is one that lacks any soul and presents a real lack of respect for the series. To the games credit though, it does offer a high-resolution UI. Allowing for slick and fast gameplay. Plus, the developers at least thought it a good idea to include a tutorial mode which allows newcomers to come to terms with the battle system and find some level of enjoyment from this hollow title.
A potential Cash Grab
What this game does it does reasonably well. The presentation is good, the gameplay is quick and snappy. The progression, well, it exists. Though other than this there is so little to praise or even condemn and this acts as its own condemnation. The fact that this game has been undone by titles on the PS1 or the Game Boy Advance titles speaks volumes.
This seems like what Activision did with the Tony Hawks licence. They were losing the rights and threw out a broken game with the name on it to sell copies. Though Konami have held the rights to this franchise for the longest time and produce so many great versions too. So it seems alien for them to produce such a flop with no flair or personality. It’s a shame for PC players that have not been treated to a Yu-Gi-Oh title, they deserved better. Though if you are a PC player dying to get your hands on a Yu-Gi-Oh title for your library. It’s better than nothing we guess.