Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Spirit
Caller is the latest Yu-Gi-Oh offering on the Nintendo DS that is a
combination of Harry Potter meets Manga and players must solve a
variety of strange incidents at the Duel Academy.
In its essence, Spirit
Caller is your traditional card swapping game that gives you access to
over 1300 different cards in order to engage in the gaming environment.
For those inexperienced gamers, players will also have the Spirit Duelist
to assist you through the game by offering advice
and assistance where needed. Great for someone like myself!
Second DS Yu-Gi-Oh! title
Wireless online play – battle anyone in the
Over 1,300 different cards available
Trade cards wirelessly with other players
Import your card deck from Nightmare Troubadour!
The ‘New Expert Rule’ implemented into the
Official Card Game is now in Spirit Caller
The speed of the game has been increased
What really sets this
title apart from previous Yu-Gi-Oh titles is the use of the innovative
touch screen which is extremely accurate and really improves the
gameplay of the title, especially in a title that relates to cards.
the card you want to select and a window will appear above it, asking
whether you want to set or summon. If touch play isn't your bag, the
D-pad and button combo is still in effect. This way makes the game feel
more like the other versions, including Tag Force. The 2D world map
hasn't gone anywhere since the last DS adventure, producing roughly the
same uninspired image as before.
Apart from card games,
the gamer must also engage in the gaming environment such as your dorm
room which has a lot of objects to click on such as the closet, which lets
you check your character's status and change his spirit or equipment.
Tap the bed to save or go to sleep, advancing game time to the next day.
Select the PDA to read
fictitious e-mails or get duellist information. Touch the computer when you
want to have a wireless or Wi-Fi duel, or just to check your friend roster. The area that counts most
is of course the gameplay, although not much has changed since the
battles are a challenge with unexpected foes who unleash a seemingly
impenetrable assault. In reality the attack is not impervious, but the
act of having an attack reversed or eliminated can be startling. You
might have the stronger card or cards, leading to a more powerful army of
monsters. But enemies who have a special trick or some unique advantage
can still get the better of you.
Cards are typically too
small to read their tiny info but you can enlarge their image and bring
up a status description by tapping the magnifying glass on the bottom
left corner or simply by pressing the X button.
The bottom screen is
where the game is conducted, but you can get a 3D view on the top.
Albeit, not a very attractive view. But it's supposed to add something
to experience. And maybe it will if you're a kid who hasn't played many
In conclusion, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Spirit
Caller is definitely for the fan or for those gamers that wish to try
something different and this title is definitely different in aspects of
gameplay, graphics and sound! Interesting stuff!