Video Game Card City Nights (PC) (2014)

Card City Nights (PC) (2014)


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Card City Nights Website
Card City Nights (Steam Store Page)
Card City Nights (PC) (MetaCritic.com)

Overview:
Card City Nights is a card game.


20150112:
Today I logged two hours and forty five minutes of gameplay!

Needless to say the game is an interesting card game. Mechanically, its different than other card games on the market (Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, and Magic The Gathering). Unfortunately, its strategies seem limited.


In particular, without collecting more cards, it seems an offensive/disability deck is much better than a defensive deck. To be reactive in this game is much trickier than being proactive.

One problem with the game is that I don't understand how to buy or sell cards. Upon entering the store, I can click on a card, but the game doesn't seem to let me buy or sell anything.


While I have little knowledge on strategies for Pokemon, I was a big fan of Yu-Gi-Oh! back in high school (when the game was first released) and of Magic: The Gathering in middle school (Urza's block and Masques block). From what I recall, both games had a lot of variety and choices in gameplay.

In any case, I still think this game is good for what it is.


Though perhaps unintentional, playing Card City Nights reminds me of both Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon. For Yu-Gi-Oh!, we have the deck building theme and a corporation that makes cards (like Kaiba industries). For Pokemon, we have to collect eight Legendary cards (like eight gym badges) and an opponent who is trying to beat us to become the best (like Gary).


Overall, the game was interesting enough that I tried playing it for over two and a half hours. While its not amazing enough to recommend, its a worthy of some playtime if its already in your collection of games.