Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Spirit Caller

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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Spirit Caller attempts to infuse the card-based gameplay of Yu-Gi-Oh! with the addictive properties of the role-playing genre, but falters in its execution. Well-intentioned gameplay devices, such as the non-linear map which gives players the illusion of freedom, end up frustrating because gamers have no clear direction on what to do next. The core experience of collecting, customizing and battling with one's deck, combined with features like online play and a library of over 1400 cards, make this a great game for any fane of Yu-Gi-Oh!, yet numerous shortcomings, including the lack of an interactive tutorial, leave little redeeming value for those outside that fan base.

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