Well after banishing hundreds of duelists to the shadow realm, I believe it’s time to review Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist. Before I start, I want to thank Konami for providing me with a review code for Legacy of The Duelist.
For the past few days I have been playing tons of Legacy of The Duelist, which is the latest entry in the Yu-Gi-Oh game series. The version I’m reviewing is the PlayStation 4 version and the game is also available on the Xbox One. Legacy of the Duelist retails for $19.99 on the PlayStation Store and includes a staggering 6,600 cards!
The campaign in Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of The Duelist is divided into five individual stories which include the original Yu-Gi-Oh, GX, 5D’s, Zexal and ARC-V. I will say this right now, if you saw the $19.99 price tag on Legacy of The Duelist and you were worried about the overall game length, well don’t worry because I’m happy to report that Yu-Gi-Oh Legacy of The Duelist is long. The game is massive, with 5 different campaigns to conquer, you will get hours upon hours of enjoyment out of the single player portion of Legacy of The Duelist. The game also has a few DLC packs available for purchase at $4.99 you don’t need any of them to fully enjoy Legacy of The Duelist, but it’s great that DLC is available for players that want a little more out of the game.
You will be happy to know that when you decide to play through the single player campaigns, you will have the option to choose between an assortment of different structure decks, and you can also use any of the custom made decks you make while playing the game. This in my opinion is a really huge positive in my eyes, they could have easily made it so you were locked into using the standard story deck for each campaign duel, but they went the extra mile and you’re free to do whatever you want. I played every campaign the game has to offer, but I only beat the Yu-Gi-Oh GX campaign, I would have finished them all, but with every campaign being so massive, I decided to finish one so I could have my review out. I played around 10 campaign duels in every campaign and I completely finished off the GX story.
My one and only complaint with each campaign is the lack of voice acting, but at the same time I can’t fault them for not including that, it would no doubt have increased the price of the game, so in my opinion it wasn’t too big of a deal. Overall I was impressed with the number of campaigns available in the game, and it was tons of fun going back to experience classic moments in Yu-Gi-Oh history.
As you play Legacy of The Duelist, you will constantly be earning in-game currency, which you can use to purchase different booster packs within the game. As you progress through each campaign, you will unlock brand new booster packs, so you always have an incentive to keep playing Legacy of The Duelist. I have been a huge Yu-Gi-Oh fan since I was a kid, I started with the original anime and I have been collecting cards ever since, and I can say without a doubt that obtaining new booster packs and increasing your overall in-game card collection feels just as satisfying as it does in real life. I also want to mention that, if you have a specific deck you want to make, well you will be able to make it in Legacy of The Duelist since it includes over 6,600 cards, so you won’t have any problems making the perfect deck for you.
Now let’s get into the online multiplayer in Legacy of The Duelist. I have spent tons of hours in the online portion of Legacy of The Duelist, and every match I played went off without any issues at all, I didn’t have one single disconnect in all the matches I played, so overall the net code is strong. Additionally when you are setting up an online multiplayer match, you can edit several in-game rules to fit the type of match you want to play. As far as I can tell, most cards that are banned in the actual card game in real life, are also banned online, so you’re covered there. Legacy of The Duelist also features sealed and draft play. In sealed play your deck is put together from 10 five card Battle Packs, you can take this deck online or you can use it to play single player battles. In draft play you choose 45 cards from 3 different Battle Packs and that will become your deck, much like sealed play, you can take this deck online or use it in single player battles.
The visual style in Legacy of The Duelist looks fine, no major flaws or anything that really looks awful, but I do feel like it could have been better overall. While playing the game I was trying my hardest to come up with something negative to say about Legacy of The Duelist, but in all honesty, I just can’t find anything truly negative to say, my overall experience with the game was excellent and I personally feel like it’s the best Yu-Gi-Oh game released in a long time. Legacy of the Duelist also features the all new pendulum monsters, at first this was a little confusing to me, but give it some time and you will get used to pendulum summoning in no time.
Okay so in closing, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of The Duelist is the best Yu-Gi-Oh game that I have ever played, over the years I have played pretty much every Yu-Gi-Oh game released, but I can say with confidence that Legacy of The Duelist is hands down the best and offers the best value for the money. For $19.99 you get a game that comes packed with a massive amount of content, and a game that will take you countless amounts of hours to collect every single card the game has to offer. My final score for Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of The Duelist is a 8.5/10