Today is the first Steam game review. This past weekend the developer held a free to play event so that more could appreciate the game. The bottom line, if you enjoy Hearthstone, then you will like this game.
The game is currently available on Steam and is paid to play. Later this year, it will be coming to mobile, and will be free to play. (Disclosure: The developer provided a review copy of the game and a coupon for the Full Card Collection.)
In the game, you will battle your opponent with the cards in your deck, like Hearthstone but the key difference is that there is a land component to the game. There are 5 types of land and 5 corresponding card races. Each type has its own unique characteristic or battle style. As you play your cards, you will need to place land tiles.
Each turn includes the following actions:
- placing land/drawing 2 cards/getting 1 mana
- placing cards you have enough mana to play
- move cards on the board and attack your opponent
The game comes with a nicely done tutorial to help explain the different aspects of the game. Overall it is easy to play and you should not have any problems getting the rules down.
There are 3 game modes:
- Solo – you can practice with your deck(s) and do some campaigns to unlock more cards
- Battle – play against others online, either rank or unranked play
- Pandora – need to be level 5 to enter, an online battle events
The game mechanics are good and gameplay is very smooth. The game is well designed and very fun. I enjoyed the added land aspect to this card game.
After completing the initial campaigns and putting together my first deck, the only concern I had was the cards themselves. In the game you can earn some cards but right now it seems the fastest or best way to get cards is to purchase them. Getting the full collection is $50 USD and I would recommend this if you are serious about the game. With this one purchase you are totally set to go and can create some great decks.
The game does not provide a lot of guidance on deck building but there are many websites out there to provide guidance. There is some many options in deck creation, as in Hearthstone, so I would recommend some reading. This is the one aspect I found a bit frustrating.
The game has been online for some time and has a very active community so new players should be able to get the advice and guidance they need.
Again, I really have enjoyed playing this game and look forward to moving up the ranks and trying different decks. I also am looking forward to seeing this on mobile, so I can play at work! 🙂
I really cannot say enough good things to say about Faeria. There is still a lot I could write about the game but I think you need to go experience for yourself. It is a sound game and well worth the investment. Enjoy.
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