Blizzard Entertainment studio has a privileged status. It rarely produces the game, but each time her offspring become a new landmark in the history of the entertainment industry, giving rise to many clones. Development and support of games continues after many years after their release, often familiar worlds are transformed after patches. Therefore, the new studio projects attracted a lot of attention. At PAX 2013 was announced like a collectible card game Magic: The Gathering World of the universe WarSraft. Beta test ended and the door finally opened a tavern for everyone. And for free. Welcome, dear guests, are seated around the fire!
The plot is missing, but there is minimal backstory. This card game has attracted many famous heroes of Azeroth. Therefore, they are going to fire in his eyes in the taverns, defining leader playing cards. Not yet a knife to cut each other.
Therefore, local character classes – is the famous characters of the universe. Profession magician presented here Jaina Proudmoore, and paladin – Uther. Only choice represented 9 classes, each with a unique set of cards and superpowers. Rules are quite simple duel, their development takes very little time, so that in half an hour you can challenge real, live players. Primarily HearthStone – multiplayer game. Messing around with the computer here boring.
Cards represent spells, causing thunder, lightning and creatures on the gaming table. Beings have options of attack and defense, often have additional properties. For example, let take extra card, shooting at the enemy hero or reinforce allies. Participants in turn spread the cards, spending a mana crystals. Each move the maximum number of crystals increases to ten. Winning is possible, “killing” the enemy hero.
In his hand is placed up to nine cards in a deck of thirty, and every time before the fight they randomly shuffled. Who played before in Magic: The Gathering, he quickly sort out the basics.
Each class is designed for your style of play. Someone can go into an impenetrable defense and wait for the right amount of accumulated mana to eventually put powerful cards. Others try to destroy an opponent early in the game. All classes are good in their own way, but there is no strict balance.Sometimes it works the principle of “stone-paper-scissors”, as some cards are ideal for killing certain characters, appearing almost useless against others. Therefore, thanks to the random selection of players, uncommon for the hand sink at the sight of a new portrait of the enemy. Not a chance. Is that luck will smile.
Apart from the usual and ranked matches, the game has arena. This mode offers the fight, full of coincidences. First you to choose offer the three heroes, and then give the building a deck, forcing one to choose between the three random cards, again and again. The arena is given three “life.” The more you can defeat enemies, the more severe the prize waiting for you in the end. But, unfortunately, the entrance to the “Arena” is not free, but there are also deposits money “sweat and blood” in endless bouts. Gold can also be obtained by performing some simple daily tasks: twice to kill a hunter or warrior; cause damage to enemy units one hundred creatures, and so on.
HearthStone distributed under shareware system, and the lack of games lies in this. This trading game cards are sold in sets of boosters, the player does not know what he pays for. You might get lucky, but most likely to get powerful card will have to pay a large sum of money. Each booster is rare card, but not the fact that it is necessary for your deck. Useless cartons can “spray” for the sake of some legendary cards, but it does mean that we have to concentrate on the development of two or three classes, donating the rest. Or buy-buy boosters to leave a chance to play for all.
Exterior design is cute and charming, there are a lot of nice spell effects. On the table are interactive objects, so you can have fun during the opposition. Not far behind the visual part and sound design: fireballs explode, howling wolves come to the game table and a giant dinosaur foreshadows his appearance echoing steps.
Blizzard studio like no other can do games that are able to hold an audience for years. In HearthStone: Heroes of WarCraft has everything to get you to spend all my free time on the card battles with other players, opening up new cards, making the deck and crossing fingers before every move of the enemy. Only spoil the experience intrusive system microtransactions. Still strong cards here are more important than the skill of the player. To win, you have to buy boosters.
- Easy to learn, but deep game mechanics
- Exciting card duels, forcing careful about drawing decks
- Great visual design with lots of effects
- Festal music
- Intrusive system microtransactions