Shadowverse has been out for a year now and new players are starting to play even now as Cypress graces with us with perfect expansions with absolutely zero broken Spawns. I mean cards (thank god for nerfs). With new players joining the game, I wanted to see the game from a beginner’s perspective. Are new players just too far behind in the card acquisition race or do new players have a chance on the ladder?
A better Sakamoto Desu Ga?
Anything to make any sense
Heartfelt slice-of-life like Handa-kun‘s pre-sequel, Barakamon
I was recommended Handa-kun as another comedy similar to Sakamoto Desu Ga?but done better. Both follow the trope of a singular well-liked main character within a high school setting. However, Handa-kun differs itself from Sakamoto Desu Ga? in that the main character, Handa, is not actually that competent. All of his positive achievements are due to misunderstandings by his peers. As these misunderstandings spiral out of control, other people come to revere Handa while Handa himself becomes more and more convinced other hate him.
The level of misunderstanding becomes cult-like at a certain point and it was at this point I got a little uncomfortable with the series. However, Handa-kun was able to bring it around and actually develop character relationships, albeit not significantly, giving the sentence that is this 12 episode series a nice punctuation. The subtle nods to Handa’s original series, Barakamon, where we see him as an adult is fun since Barakamon is one of my favorite series to date.
The two emotions of this show: delight and utter disgust
Overall: 7/10 (Never boring but overbearing at times)
When Shadowverse first started, I posted a Introduction and Beginner Tips guide for new players unfamiliar with the game. Now that a couple more sets have released and the game has gotten more popular, I wanted to add upon my introductory guide for new to intermediate players who want to play the game and expand their collection. The first guide’s tips still holds true so check that out if you have not already. In short summary, reopen your first free packs until you get Legendary cards and play the story mode. What about after that?
As a lover of control decks in other card games, Tempest of the Gods is a refreshing change from the aggressive meta of the previous expansion, Rise of Bahamut. With heavy endgame decks like Ramp Dragoncraft and Aegis Havencraft, I thought I would try my hand at a control deck with my favorite class, Swordcraft. The two new legendaries, Gawain of the Round Table and Roland the Incorruptible, serve as great additions to the Control Swordcraft archetype.
“But Yuyu. Where is part one?” you may ask. “Here.” I would answer. I am kinda butthurt the rest of the set got released just as I released part one but I was not going to release two posts back to back, so here I am a week later with the rest of the Legendary cards split into parts two and three (which will be posted tomorrow).
Same disclaimer: Scores are pretty much arbitrary and completely opinion based. A 1 means it’s meh. A 3 means it’s okay. A 5 means it’s sexy and amazing. Also there’s no actual order to these cards. I just chose randomly because not all the cards have been revealed yet. Also I’m not a divine being that knows everything about this game. These are opinions and not facts and solely look at cards in a vacuum without looking at the rest of the set because I’m lazy.