Developer: EA Phenomic
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: March 23, 2009
ESRB Rating: T
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In a nutshell: Warcraft + Magic: The Gathering = the most addictive substance known to man?
0:00 I was big fan of Magic: The Gathering back in grade school, so part of me has high hopes this will satisfy my long-dormant collectible card game jones. Another part of me is pessimistic that just an hour will be enough for me to really get into it.
0:10 OK, I'm not going to go into much detail on the mess of stalled downloads, frozen computers and lengthy file checks that preceded getting this game's 2.6 GB of files downloaded and working on my computer. Suffice it to say I'm docking the game 10 minutes of play for the mere annoyance. I could easily take the whole hour, because it took much longer than that overall, but I'm not that petty.
0:12 Lots of animated logos precede the title, which appears in a blaze of light and fire amid some purple smoke. EPIC!