Magic the Gathering: Duals of the Planeswalkers is a series that has been pretty popular in recent years. Focusing on a more “arcade” experience of the game, you don’t build decks so much as play online with preconstructed decks of cards.
While this removes some of the strategy from the game, there’s still plenty of meat to those game’s bones, (check out our review of last year’s game for more information). For the first time, the series is also going to come to the iPad.
Next year’s Duals of the Planeswalkers 2013 will be available through Steam, PSN and XBLA as usual, but the iPad version is possibly the best fit of all. As an “arcade” game, Duals of the Planeswalkers is better suited to pick-up-and-play than extended sit down sessions, which means iPad.
And fingers crossed Wizards follows that up with an iPad portal to play its Magic the Gathering Online through. That would be amazing.
I really liked 2012 – I feel like it made some good design choices that improved what they had done in the previous release – but I'd like to see them take deck creation further. I tend to blow through the modes (I 100% trophied the PS3 version in a weekend) – but more deck customization would hold my interest longer.