And I speak in regards to just about every CCG in existence today. They make me angry. Magic the Gathering of course was first… but most assuredly not the last. Now a days it seems like every anime and every little TV show is getting a CCG. Its maddening. Most of them are not very good and are a waste of the cardboard they are printed on.
I admit, I played Magic for a long time, I think somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 years, and worked my way from Mirage and 4th ed up to the Guild saga (Ravinca), on and off for those 5 years. I had a large amount of cards, but I didn’t go to tournaments or any of that nonsense.
However, now the CCG world is populated by things like Pokemon, Yu Gi Oh!, Shaman King, World of Warcraft, Initial D, ect ect. For a full list, click on the post title (it will take ya to Wikipedia).
What is honestly the point anymore? I mean, the World of Warcraft game ties into the MMO, which is an interesting endevour, and with the loot cards adds value (but given how rare those are its not suprising to see em go for like $600+), but games like YuGiOh! and Magic need to just give up the ghost. Its over guys, stop.
I mean, how many more versions of the Serra Angel and Bird of Paradise are you gonna make?
What would I like to see? I would like to see CCG’s evolve in some way. The Eye of Judgement, for the PS2/PS3 was a step in the right direction, but from what I understand it no longer exists. I am going to have to research it further. In the end its time that CCG’s just end. Magic needs to be retired, but I doubt that will ever happen.
And these companies need to stop coming up with card games based on anime/tv shows, like the Avatar Card game.