Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubador is the first of Nintendo’s most infamous handheld typewriter series, and its thrill-awaited release isn’t without celebration.
It’s a card game. What exactly are you expecting? Incredibly, playing alone provides a somewhat fun storyline. It progresses slowly and not, such as the quality of Final Fantasy, but it seems that it is the best we would get without completely disregarding the expert’s rules. And any previous game tends to fail miserably. Anyway, it looks like someone back hacked into Kaiba Corp’s system, and you can imagine that Seto wasn’t too pleased. It’s never really been more profound than that, though most of the characters you know and love from the show are included. No one from Doma, Arc Memory or Grand Prix participated, but was that a surprise? The story isn’t something you should play the game on, but it works.
Yu-Gi-Oh! is an excellent game in terms of both strategy and prediction. The rules are a bit complicated but completely quick once you get used to the necessary process. The premise is simple: you and your opponent both start with a certain amount of kills and use a combination of magic cards, traps, and monsters. The goal is to eradicate them. There are other ways to win and eliminate life points, but you have to decide what kind of deck, often called the theme, get the job done most efficiently and best for you. You will be faced with a plethora of different tiers in the game – from the legendary Blue-Eyes’ barbaric powers to the dazzling techniques of the legendary Dark Magician – ensuring that there will be no encounter.
Deck editing is easy – just drag and drop the cards wherever you want. On the duel screen, you just need to lightly touch the stylus to deploy your strongest monsters on the battlefield. Additionally, the buttons on the DS and the directional keypad can be used to perform the same functions. The game uses a time-based system, and although some will argue differently, it works in its favor. This means you’ll only be able to battle with individual duels and unlock certain events at one of four times – morning, afternoon, evening, and night. This feature adds an aspect of realism to the Nightmare Troubador previously unheard of in the series, spice things up a bit.