Shadowverse Video Game Summary
Shadowverse video game is a TCG developed by Cygames and it’s free to play title. The game is to defeat the leader by attack his life points. After your life points hits 0 it’s game over. Players can select and customize your deck for victory. Note: first starting the game, you will have to download some data. Although, Shadowverse doesn’t have a plot. There is a story mode where you choose your character (caster) and explore their backstory. Story mode has different chapter based on your caster of choice. Note: There is an option for fully voice in story mode but must download the data. You can cancel or choose not to download it. Starting of the game, there is a tutorial for newcomers. You will get a gasp of the game very quickly.
Players can access the main menu and explore different game modes. I have talk about story mode, there is single player which you can face against cpu. Multiplayer is online, which have 3 modes, player (which you find an opponent). Ranked matches which you can rise to the rank similar to player match. Private matches is inviting a friend to join you in a card game. Aside from single and multi, there is arena which you can join tournaments in weekly events. Challenges awaits players in arena mode as well. Players can earn money and crystals to buy items and leader in store. In order to gain in-game currency, players will have to level up and win games. Daily challenges are another way to earn loot and coins.
All in the Cards
Shadowverse cards is similar to Heartstone along with gameplay. In matches, the turn system is like Heartstone. Each player gets a number of turns but if talking longer. The game will force you to end your turn. Different cards have different effects such as spellboost, put cards in deck and subtract. Each card can be evolved but not spell card and amulets. Followers have attack and defense points and could be evolve. Evolve allows a card to gain addition on defense and offense points. Also unlocks special abilities based on your card of choice. Some follower cards can shield leaders from being attack. Some cards cause countdowns and can be activated during turns. Note: be careful to not run out of cards. During the start of the game.
Players can choose to different hands but swapping cards for new ones. The game chooses whether someone goes first or second. Note: You can only put five cards on the field. If you are close to the edge and can’t make a comeback. Players can surrender the match but still level up. Don’t worry about losing the match too, you will still rank or level up. While customizing your deck, players can use potions to access cards. Note: you must have least 40 cards in your deck. If not, the game will prompt players to add more. You can name your deck whatever players chooses. If you have an account with Shadowverse. Note: after quick tutorial level after completing. Players can link their account to the pc version.
Thoughts on Shadowverse Video Game
Option is configuring the game to your liking. Players can choose English or Japanese voices or dub. There is subtitles in game so don’t worry about it. Shadowverse video game is a fun and casual game with anime elements. Speaking of anime, Shadowverse anime is coming soon in May 2020 and animated by Zexcs. There is some third-party properties crossover to Shadowverse. Street Fighter, Gran Fantasy, Fate series, Love Live and Rage of Bahamut. Rage of Bahamut has a collectible card game developed by Cygames. English version is shut-down on February 20,2016, so US users can’t play it. US version doesn’t have One Punch Man and other anime properties. I was not to happy with that. Street Fighter, Gran Fantasy and Bahamut are available on the US version.
Shadowverse is easy to play and master within a hours of gameplay. It’s another free card game players should check out. Heartstone and Yugioh Duel Links is not the only contender out there. Minor problem is the loading time. When starting the game, loading time takes 30 or 20 minutes to boot up. Overall, Shadowverse is a tip of the iceberg with cards. Players use small talk in-game and at disadvantage with deck of cards. During the beginning, you will feel like a loser based on your choice of cards. All I have to say practice or watch pros on the interwebs. Myself I am not very good at this game. I have won couple of matches and others rage quit. Sometimes cards use up your turns if up to 5 point or more. Choose your cards wisely and deck.
Shadowverse is for anime fans out there. If you play on mobile phone or pc, players will feel welcome. Graphics is standard with animated leader while dialog and talking damage. Some matches feel like going on forever or quick based on your deck. Cygames made a casual card game for me and other to enjoy. I want some anime characters on the US version please Cygames. They have advertised Shadowverse on Twitter which is great. That’s how I wind of the game and download it. After downloading it I had to wait for hours for it to load up. Poor internet connection is my downfall for that. Closing this review with this. Build your deck and plan your move like Yugi Muto.
Do you have what takes to become a master of Shadowverse? I forgot to mention about there is animated cutscence in Shadowverse. Guessing that anime is coming soon and can’t wait for it. Doesn’t forgot the anime archtypes like loli, vampire and elves. Shadowverse is a cup of tea for card lovers and hope for more updates on the game. There are expansions to look out for and more news on crossovers. Shadowverse video game is available on PC, IOS and Android to download for free.