RWBY DECKBUILDING GAME is Fun But Could Use Some Work

A while ago, Rooster Teeth and 80Arcade surprised fans when they suddenly launched RWBY Deckbuilding Game. Since the launch, I’ve been playing the game quite a bit and thought I’d share my thoughts with all of you. First, the game is available on Android, iOS, and Steam, and it’s completely free-to-play. The things you can purchase in-game are more save slots and packs for the Raid mode. Funny enough, the Raid mode is the one mode I have not tried out yet because you can only play it if you buy the packs with real money.

The nice thing about deckbuilding games is that everyone starts on even ground. All of the players create their decks using the same cards. To put their own spin on the genre, each player is able to choose from two random characters to determine special cards that the player will start with. These special cards typically help dictate your strategy. For example, Blake’s cards are geared more towards acquiring Villain cards and Jaune’s work best with Hero cards. This is a really cool spin, but it gets frustrating when the center row of cards doesn’t mesh well with what you need. I’ve played several games where I picked a character and then I couldn’t access the cards that best fit their strategy until turn 5 or so.

The artwork for the game is fantastic as well. A lot of the artwork for the cards comes from RWBY, but the other pieces of art are still good. I do wish that some of the art was updated though. It all seems to be from the first three seasons and we just finished season six. I just would like some cards and art from the later seasons after they’ve updated their outfits.

Like I said, this is a really simple game so there’s not much to go over. There are still bugs and kinks that need to be worked out, but after the first week they released an update that greatly improved the game. I do also wish that when you unlocked Raid mode, you got one Raid pack. That way you could try out the mode and see if it’s worth spending real money on. Also, while I find the game to be quite enjoyable, it can be rather frustrating depending on the card draws.

If you like deckbuilding games and you like RWBY, it’s definitely worth checking out RWBY Deckbuilding Game. Especially since it’s free. If you don’t like deckbuilding games though, I wouldn’t say it’s worth it yet.

GeekTyrant Score: 6.5/10

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