Yugioh Rise of the New Number

Yugioh DuelistsI have  been a huge fan of Yugioh World Championship games ever since it was released for the Nintendo DS. I was enthralled by Stardust Accelerator when it was released in 2009. I was awed with its duel-runner capabilities and held the game series with high regard. With a awesome storyline and phenomenal gameplay, last year’s Over the Nexus increased my liking for the World Championship series. Though it hasn’t been released yet, I have high expectations of the upcoming 2012 World Championship game, Beginning the New Number. Continue reading “Yugioh Rise of the New Number”

Yugioh Zexal World Championship 2012

Yugioh Zexal World Championship has the potential to be one of the greatest Yugioh video games, thanks to the introduction of Numbers!

Yugioh Astral and YumaI have  been a huge fan of Yugioh World Championship games ever since it was released for the Nintendo DS. I was enthralled by Stardust Accelerator when it was released in 2009. I was awed with its duel-runner capabilities and held the game series with high regard. With a awesome storyline and phenomenal gameplay, last year’s Over the Nexus increased my liking for the World Championship series. Though it hasn’t been released yet, I have high expectations of the upcoming 2012 World Championship game, Beginning the New Number. Continue reading “Yugioh Zexal World Championship 2012”

5Ds Decade Duels – Terrible Yugioh Video Game

Yugioh Decade Duels could possibly the worst Yugioh video game ever created. Yugioh World Championships 2011 is a very good game though and I greatly recommend it.

Yugioh Decade Duels, you guys probably have heard of this video game right? Well, I played it yesterday and it may have been one of the most abysmal Yugioh games I have ever played! It is so bad! There is no depth to the game as you play the same single player mode over and over again. The multi-player stinks as well; it lags a lot and it takes forever to find an opponent. Continue reading “5Ds Decade Duels – Terrible Yugioh Video Game”

The Psychology Behind Yugioh

Yugioh is a great game to play for entertainment, but if you have been playing it since you were a kid, couldn’t it increase your strategic ability?

Yugioh is a very entertaining and addicting trading card game. Once you get hooked to the competition and intensity of Yugioh, it’s hard to stop playing! However, while Yugioh is great time-passer, I read an article that says playing Yugioh helps your brain tremendously as well. Continue reading “The Psychology Behind Yugioh”

Yugioh Decade Duels

Yugioh Decade Duels, you guys probably have heard of this video game right? Well, I played it yesterday and it may have been one of the most abysmal Yugioh games I have ever played! It is so bad! There is no depth to the game as you play the same single player mode over and over again. The multi-player stinks as well; it lags a lot and it takes forever to find an opponent.

In order to ameliorate this game, the first thing I would do is to actually create a story-line that you follow. With stellar graphics (the game’s only positive aspect), a story mode would make it so much more entertaining. Konami needs to add a one-on-one mode too; that way, players can work on their decks before using them against other players. Speaking of dueling other players, Konami definitely needs to do some maintenance on the game’s online server. Every time I tried to duel someone on XBOX Live, the game would constantly say “loading” and it would take several minutes before an opponent was actually located…

Like I said before, this game is abysmal: DO NOT GET IT! If you guys want to play a real Yugioh video game, play World Championships 2011: Over the Nexus. It has a fabulous story mode option and with Nintendo Wi-Fi being very fast, it is easier to find an opponent to duel.

yu-gi-oh-decade-duelsYugioh Decade Duels, you guys probably have heard of this video game right? Well, I played it yesterday and it may have been one of the most abysmal Yugioh games I have ever played! It is so bad! There is no depth to the game as you play the same single player mode over and over again. The multi-player stinks as well; it lags a lot and it takes forever to find an opponent.

In order to ameliorate this game, the first thing I would do is to actually create a story-line that you follow. With stellar graphics (the game’s only positive aspect), a story mode would make it so much more entertaining. Konami needs to add a one-on-one mode too; that way, players can work on their decks before using them against other players. Speaking of dueling other players, Konami definitely needs to do some maintenance on the game’s online server. Every time I tried to duel someone on XBOX Live, the game would constantly say “loading” and it would take several minutes before an opponent was actually located…

Like I said before, this game is abysmal: DO NOT GET IT! If you guys want to play a real Yugioh video game, play World Championships 2011: Over the Nexus. It has a fabulous story mode option and with Nintendo Wi-Fi being very fast, it is easier to find an opponent to duel.

New Yugioh Video Game: World Championship 2011

A couple of weeks ago, Konami came with Over the Nexus, another installment to the renowned Yugioh World Championship video game series. Just like the two previous World Championship games, Stardust Accelerator and Reverse of Arcadia, Over the Nexus has a campaign mode following a certain storyline. Though I have not yet played the game, I have read about online and it is supposed to have (by far) the longest storyline compared to previous games and Over the Nexus apparently has some cards from the upcoming Extreme Victory pack as well!

Just like the last two World Championship games, Over the Nexus allows players to select and duel duelists from the series, friends, and people around the world not just in a regular format, but through turbo racing as well! I believe the game is also out for the Nintendo 3DS, which will make the dueling experience even more riveting! In terms of the storyline, the game follows a young duelists path form being a low-life in Crash Town, to becoming a big-shot duelist in the WGRP tournament. Along the way, the duelist encounters Team Satisfaction, saves Crash Town from being ruled by Lawton, and has to fight Team New World and ultimately ZONE to save the world. It’s a great story mode and the best part is that it is a very lengthy one!

It was recently my birthday and I got a $25 Best Buy gift card. After reading this, I guess you know how I am going to be using that card…

yu-gi-oh-yugioh-world-championships-over-the-nexusA couple of weeks ago, Konami came with Over the Nexus, another installment to the renowned Yugioh World Championship video game series. Just like the two previous World Championship games, Stardust Accelerator and Reverse of Arcadia, Over the Nexus has a campaign mode following a certain storyline.  Though I have not yet played the game, I have read about online and it is supposed to have (by far) the longest storyline compared to previous games and Over the Nexus apparently has some cards from  the upcoming Extreme Victory pack as well!

Just like the last two World Championship games, Over the Nexus allows players to select and duel duelists from the series, friends, and people around the world not just in a regular format, but through turbo racing as well! I believe the game is also out for the Nintendo 3DS, which will make the dueling experience even more riveting! In terms of the storyline, the game follows a young duelists path form being a low-life in Crash Town, to becoming a big-shot duelist in the WGRP tournament. Along the way, the duelist encounters Team Satisfaction, saves Crash Town from being ruled by Lawton, and has to fight Team New World and ultimately ZONE to save the world. It’s a great story mode and the best part is that it is a very lengthy one!

It was recently my birthday and I got a $25 Best Buy gift card. After reading this, I guess you know how I am going to be using that card…

The Evolution of Yugioh Dueling Mechanisms

The way characters have dueled since the creation of the original Yugioh series as evolved a lot. From duel boxes to d-gazers, every new season seems to introduce a new dueling mechanism. Here is a timeline of duel mechanisms that Yugioh characters have utilized throughout the history of the show.

1. Duel Ring

The duel ring was a large table-like machine that has place holders for cards. There is an area for two players’ graveyards, field spell zones, and 10 card zones: five for their spell/trap cards and the other five for monster cards. The duel ring was also the first mechanism that allowed duel monster cards to be viewed holographically. Because of this, the duel ring was a pioneering technology in the Yugioh series.

2. Duel Disk

Though it was created late in the Duelist Kingdom arc, the duel disk becomes the primary way of dueling for the rest of the original Yugioh series as well as the Yugioh GX series. Its functionality is the same as a duel ring, except it is portable. Personally, duel disks are my favorite dueling mechanism due to its sleek design.

3. Duel Runner

Perhaps the most advanced dueling technology, the duel runner is the primary dueling mechanism in Yugioh 5Ds. It is basically a bike with duel disk technology incorporated within it. One can even put the duel runner in autopilot so that they can focus completely on dueling. Duel runners can also go to very fast speeds, making the duel extremely fun and exhilarating.

4. D-Gazer

The d-gazer is an eye tool introduced in Yugioh ZEXAL that allows the user to view the duel in 3D when used with a duel pad, which is another sleek form of the duel ring. Besides allowing 3D view-ability, the d-gazer allows the user to mess around with their surroundings as well, similar to a virtual simulator.

The way characters have dueled since the creation of the original Yugioh series as evolved a lot. From duel boxes to d-gazers, every new season seems to introduce a new dueling mechanism. Here is a timeline of duel mechanisms that Yugioh characters have utilized throughout the history of the show.

yu-gi-oh-duel-ring1. Duel Ring

The duel ring was a large table-like machine that has place holders for cards. There is an area for two players’ graveyards, field spell zones, and 10 card zones: five for their spell/trap cards and the other five for monster cards. The duel ring was also the first mechanism that allowed duel monster cards to be viewed holographically. Because of this, the duel ring was a pioneering technology in the Yugioh series.

yu-gi-oh-duel-disk2. Duel Disk

Though it was created late in the Duelist Kingdom arc, the duel disk becomes the primary way of dueling for the rest of the original Yugioh series as well as the Yugioh GX series. Its functionality is the same as a duel ring, except it is portable. Personally, duel disks are my favorite dueling mechanism due to its sleek design.

yu-gi-oh-duel-runner3. Duel Runner

Perhaps the most advanced dueling technology, the duel runner is the primary dueling mechanism in Yugioh 5Ds. It is basically a bike with duel disk technology incorporated within it. One can even put the duel runner in autopilot so that they can focus completely on dueling. Duel runners can also go to very fast speeds, making the duel extremely fun and exhilarating.

4. D-Gazer

yu-gi-oh-d-gazerThe d-gazer is an eye tool introduced in Yugioh ZEXAL that allows the user to view the duel in 3D when used with a duel pad, which is another sleek form of the duel ring. Besides allowing 3D view-ability, the d-gazer allows the user to mess around with their surroundings as well, similar to a virtual simulator.

My Idea For a Yugioh Video Game

Yugioh video games are relatively fun; in the old Yugioh World Championship games, all you’d do is duel and collect cards, solve tough duel puzzles, etc… After the release of Yugioh Stardust Accelerator and Reverse of Arcadia, players actually followed a specific storyline and could even duel in duel runners! The game, Yugioh 5Ds Wheelie Breakers is a very fun racing game that utilizes monsters/spells/traps as ways of slowing down your opponent(s), similar to Mario Kart. Now, what if there was a Yugioh video game that combined the racing aspects of Wheelie Breakers, the RPG aspects of Yugioh Stardust Acceleration/Reverse of Arcadia, and merged it into an epic 3D game for the three major consoles? I bet it would be the greatest Yugioh game ever created.

This game (I would want it to be named Yugioh: Duelists Origins) would follow an alternate Yugioh storyline that starts after the Dark Signers are defeated. The main player lives in an alleyway in New Domino City as a renown technician throughout the black market. Yusei and co. are introduced to the player through Rally in order to upgrade their duel runners and the player is welcomed to their group. There would be some filler missions here and there but the main storyline would be about (illegal) underground duel racing and how a group of mobsters challenge Yusei and co. and the player in duel races. Soon, the hobby spirals out of the control and Yusei and co. and the player have to fight the mobsters for their lives.

Duelist Origins would be like Assassin’s Creed/Grand Theft Auto minus the violence and other suggestive themes. You would be able to create an avatar and follow a set storyline. However, players can upgrade their duel runners by going into various shops in New Domino City (each shop sells and upgrades different parts), obtain new cards by winning local tournaments, make money by doing missions for commoners or by partaking in duel races, and enter super-stardom by winning big tournaments. The best part is that all the while, players would be able to roam (yes, even ride their duel runners) freely around New Domino City! And if the player is causing too much havoc, a duel race occurs between Trudge and the player occurs. Trudge’s difficulty increases after each encounter and if the player loses, they have to give Trudge half of their savings.

This game is too good to be true, but if something like this did come into the market, I’d be the first person to buy it. As much as I love the Yugioh games that are already out, they get boring since all you do is duel! If you are familiar with the Naruto series, the early Naruto games were just about fighting, but once games such as Naruto Rise of the Ninja and Naruto Ultimate Ninja came out, players could enjoy fighting people and roaming around Konoha. As a result, the Naruto franchise’s sales rose immensely.

Do you guys like Yugioh: Duelist Origins? What are some of your ideas for a new Yugioh game?

Yugioh video games are relatively fun; in the old Yugioh World Championship games, all you’d do is duel and collect cards, solve tough duel puzzles, etc… After the release of Yugioh Stardust Accelerator and Reverse of Arcadia, players actually followed a specific storyline and could even duel in duel runners! The game, Yugioh 5Ds Wheelie Breakers is a very fun racing game that utilizes monsters/spells/traps as ways of slowing down your opponent(s), similar to Mario Kart. Now, what if there was a Yugioh video game that combined the racing aspects of Wheelie Breakers, the RPG aspects of Yugioh Stardust Acceleration/Reverse of Arcadia, and merged it into an epic 3D game for the three major consoles? I bet it would be the greatest Yugioh game ever created.

This game (I would want it to be named Yugioh: Duelists Origins) would follow an alternate Yugioh storyline that starts after the Dark Signers are defeated. The main player lives in an alleyway in New Domino City as a renown technician throughout the black market. Yusei and co. are introduced to the player through Rally in order to upgrade their duel runners and the player is welcomed to their group. There would be some filler missions here and there but the main storyline would be about (illegal)  underground duel racing and how a group of mobsters challenge Yusei and co. and the player in duel races. Soon, the hobby spirals out of the control and Yusei and co. and the player have to fight the mobsters for their lives.

Duelist Origins would be like Assassin’s Creed/Grand Theft Auto minus the violence and other suggestive themes. You would be able to create an avatar and follow a set storyline. However, players can upgrade their duel runners by going into various shops in New Domino City (each shop sells and upgrades different parts), obtain new cards by winning local tournaments, make money by doing missions for commoners or by partaking in duel races, and enter super-stardom by winning big tournaments. The best part is that all the while, players would be able to roam (yes, even ride their duel runners) freely around New Domino City! And if the player is causing too much havoc, a duel race occurs between Trudge and the player occurs. Trudge’s difficulty increases after each encounter and if the player loses, they have to give Trudge half of their savings.

This game is too good to be true, but if something like this did come into the market, I’d be the first person to buy it. As much as I love the Yugioh games that are already out, they get boring since all you do is duel! If you are familiar with the Naruto series, the early Naruto games were just about fighting, but once games such as Naruto Rise of the Ninja and Naruto Ultimate Ninja came out, players could enjoy fighting people and roaming around Konoha. As a result, the Naruto franchise’s sales rose immensely.

Do you guys like Yugioh: Duelist Origins? What are some of your ideas for a new Yugioh game?

Yugioh Blog’s Top 5 Posts of 2010

2010 has come to an end! Before I start with the post, I wish everyone a happy new year and I hope you guys had a great holiday!

Statistically, 2010 was a gargantuan year for Yugiohblog. I had 212,000 visits this year, almost four times as much as the 68,000 I received throughout 2009. Just like I did in last year’s New Year’s Eve, I want to take everyone down memory lane and see what five posts were the most popular in 2010:

5. Yugioh Dark Armed Dragon VS. Judgement Dragon

This was the first and most popular ‘VS.’ post in Yugiohblog. I compared to monsters, Dark Armed Dragon and Judgement (based on power, deck compatibility, artwork, etc…) and selected which one was strongest of the two.

4. Top 15 Strong and Easy Monsters to Summon

The longest set of posts I’ve ever written, Top 15 Strong and Easy Monsters to summon looked 15 monsters that were not only helpful to many decks, but that could be brought out with ease as well. Tribe Infecting Virus was the number one on this list.

3. Top 5 Monster Archetypes

Overall, these three posts combined for a whopping 300 comments! Top 5 Monster Archetypes was about what the name suggests: the five most lethal and deadly monster archetypes in Yugioh. The X-Saber archetypes was number one on this list.

2. Strongest Yugioh Monster Card

This post may not have gotten as many comments compared to part 1 and 3 of the Top 5 Monster Archetypes but, it is at number two because it is ranked at #4 in the top content page in my stats tracker. Strongest Yugioh Monster Card looked at monsters who not only had great effects, but great stats as well. I concluded that while Yubel TUN was the strongest monster in Yugioh effect-wise, Five Headed Dragon was the strongest in terms of “overall package.”

1. Cards Everyone Should Have In a Deck

Not only was this post the most-commented post of 2010, it was the controversial as well (wink, wink). This post was about cards I thought would be a big help to any type of duelist, advanced or beginner. However, choices such as Rush Recklessly and Poison of the Old Man made this post infamous!

2010 has come to an end! Before I start with the post, I wish everyone a happy new year and I hope you guys had a great holiday!

Statistically, 2010 was a gargantuan year for Yugiohblog. I had 212,000 visits this year, almost four times as much as the 68,000 I received throughout 2009. Just like I did in last year’s New Year’s Eve, I want to take everyone down memory lane and see what five posts were the most popular in 2010:

5. Yugioh Dark Armed Dragon VS. Judgement Dragon

This was the first and most popular ‘VS.’ post in Yugiohblog. I compared to monsters, Dark Armed Dragon and Judgement (based on power, deck compatibility, artwork, etc…) and selected which one was strongest of the two.

4. Top 15 Strong and Easy Monsters to Summon

The longest set of posts I’ve ever written, Top 15 Strong and Easy Monsters to summon looked 15 monsters that were not only helpful to many decks, but that could be brought out with ease as well. Tribe Infecting Virus was the number one on this list.

3. Top 5 Monster Archetypes

Overall, these three posts combined for a whopping 300 comments! Top 5 Monster Archetypes was about what the name suggests: the five most lethal and deadly monster archetypes in Yugioh. The X-Saber archetypes was number one on this list.

2. Strongest Yugioh Monster Card

This post may not have gotten as many comments compared to part 1 and 3 of the Top 5 Monster Archetypes but, it is at number two because it is ranked at #4 in the top content page in my stats tracker. Strongest Yugioh Monster Card looked at monsters who not only had great effects, but great stats as well. I concluded that while Yubel TUN was the strongest monster in Yugioh effect-wise, Five Headed Dragon was the strongest in terms of “overall package.”

1. Cards Everyone Should Have In a Deck

Not only was this post the most-commented post of 2010, it was the controversial as well (wink, wink). This post was about cards I thought would be a big help to any type of duelist, advanced or beginner. However, choices such as Rush Recklessly and Poison of the Old Man made this post infamous!

Yugioh Network Duel Video

Yugioh Network is a really cool site where you can create your own deck and duel with others. It’s really intriguing because you have virtually all the cards created in Yugioh so you can experiment various decks in the site. I’ve talked about Yugioh Network in detail in a previous post, so if you want to learn more about Yugioh Network, read that. In the meantime, I just wanted everyone to see a video of a duel in Yugioh Network. It truly is a really cool site and I recommend everyone get a Yugioh Network account so we can all duel together!

Yugioh Network is a really cool site where you can create your own deck and duel with others. It’s really intriguing because you have virtually all the cards created in Yugioh so you can experiment various decks in the site. I’ve talked about Yugioh Network in detail in a previous post, so if you want to learn more about Yugioh Network, read that. In the meantime, I just wanted everyone to see a video of a duel in Yugioh Network. It truly is a really cool site and I recommend everyone get a Yugioh Network account so we can all duel together!