Thursday, March 3, 2011

Game Analysis - Duel Monsters Expert

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Instead of talking about the player base, which most of the time, you can just plain flat-out ignore them. However, there are some notable comments on how Duel Monsters Expert looks, and how you play it. As you've read "The Truth", I can probably guess that you wonder this: "What is Duel Monsters Expert?". I'll explain it the best I can with what they have listed on their hub:
  • A huge card database featuring over 6,200 cards.
From this, they feature all TCG and OCG cards, all anime-only cards, all manga-only cards, and anything that the creator and the players made as customs for this game and this game alone. With this, you would expect this place to be more casual because of the high database, but some things aren't the way it seems.
  • Long list of player icons, ranging from the original anime to the more recent Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
They are always trying to make the icons to their best ability, and if an icon needs to be replaced, they add the new icon and keep the old icon. It's really admirable when they have it always up-to-date.
  • Frequent updates.
They typically update once per week, unless an admin is unable to complete the update, then they promptly tell the community on what's going on.
  • Weekly tournaments for players to compete in to earn Tournament Points and Trophies.
They are always constantly improving the tournament system to have it be fair for all. To be blunt, if they want to make a decision to change an aspect of the tourney, they ask the community and there's a poll to determine if it's worth it or not.
  • Intelligent (if quirky) community.
This thought made me twitch. If people are asking how to play Yu-gi-oh! (The Card Game, not how to play Duel Monsters Expert), people simply responded "Read the Help File." where there's no answer to what question they asked in there.
  • Drag and Drop dueling, exclusive to Duel Monsters Expert.
Good feature to speed up how things are played.


To be blunt, if you are reading this and think this is a good game to play, play it and cast your opinion on it. "Sometimes, experiencing it first hand can lead to a good or bad decision on liking or disliking a game. What you like as a game may not apply to others."

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