|Reviewer: JoshEmulatesGames||Date: Sep 19, 2013|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! One of the games that made history... or well, maybe not. Either way, this is one of my favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! games, besides "Duelist of the Roses", "Ultimate Masters World Championship Tournament 2006", and a few others for GBA (Game Boy Advance).
Oh. My. God. This game screams beautiful and epic, with how detailed the cards, characters, playing field, and animations look... it is just amazing. I cannot honestly say enough good things about how exciting and detailed the visuals of this game are, it's just something that really draws me in and keeps me playing for nearly four hours or more without a break.
Unlike the graphics to this game, my favorite part about the game in general has to be the music. The music is just so... "peaceful" as well as full of culture and style. With how vivid and exotic the music is, I cannot help but fall into a trance with the soundtrack that plays. Whether I am listening to a soothing Egyptian soundtrack of the card shop, or getting pumped up with the "hip" sound of the Free Duel battle them... it is just a thrill a minute to have experienced this game.
Along with the amazing graphics and exciting soundtrack, comes a wide range of gameplay options. First off, you get to pick your name (which is kind of stupid, since you are Yami Yugi or whomever is inside the Millennium Puzzle). Secondly, you are able to duel pretty much everyone (including 8 different bosses and a final super boss at the end). Afterwards, you are also allowed to build a supreme deck of epic proportions and fuse nearly any card together with another.
Although the gameplay is different from today's version, it is indeed "exciting" and "worthwhile". Sure, you don't have to tribute to summon (except for ritual/fusion), but otherwise... it's pretty much fuse two cards together to make something new. (Fair warning, certain cards don't fuse AT ALL).
Overall, well... I'll leave that for you to decide. But from personal experience, I can say that I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy the wonders and excellence of this beautiful game. It is truly remarkable and to this day, I still prefer playing it over "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Academy" or some other offset.
In memory of the classics... thank you.