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Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds Tagforce 5

 

 

SCORE: 78

 

Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds Tagforce 5 

 

Can you believe we are to the fifth game in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce series? Neither can I. I have a confession to make. I was not aware of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce series until I was given the opportunity to review Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 on the Playstation Portable (PSP). Family Friendly Gaming was granted a copy of this hand held card based video game that includes three exclusive trading cards.

Before I got any deeper into this review, let me apologize from the bottom of my heart to any Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. If I butcher something related to your favorite franchise, I am very sorry. I do not have a Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce education. I am learning about this franchise as I have played the game, and as I am working on this review. Many of the characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 looks strange to me. My hair (what little is left) is not talented enough to look like theirs.

While I was walking around areas I noticed a return to squat people. You know the half sized looking people who look squished. Role playing games back in the day were known for them. Now when you battle them, and they talk to you they look much more normal (and skinny). Cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 range from really artistic to kind of frightening. Thankfully the cards are small, and the details are not the greatest. There are some characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 who could have added to their wardrobe before going outside.

If you enjoy card battling, then you are going to love the commentary in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5. I got a little tired of hearing the same things over and over again in duel after duel. Reading the descriptions on the cards - over 4,700 of them - is interesting. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 is a very complex game when it comes to the duels. There are different phases, and some cards are stronger against other cards. Trap cards can be laid down, as well as attack cards. The music in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 is nice, and it fits the theme. There is a lot of talking in this PSP game, and quite a bit of posturing by various characters.

With all of the cards, locations, and characters to talk to - there is a lot  of replay value to Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5. As long as you can get into this PSP game. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 also includes an Ad-Hoc mode for up to four players. So after you have mastered the computer characters you can duel your friends digitally. There are three cool looking cards included with the game manual so that can help those who duel with cards in person. Or if you are a collector of the cards.

I hear gamers complain about how too many games teach us how to play them in the beginning. All of those complainers need to play Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5. Figure out how the complex card battling system works on your own. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 will not hold your hand, nor will it take you through step by step. You have to read the card descriptions, help files, and figure it out yourself.The downside to this is it is not approachable by all family members. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 is a difficult game, but once you get into it there are rewards. Like winning a duel.

The ESRB hit the nail on the head with the descriptors. There are a few minor issues with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5. Certain violent and sexual content are those issues. Strategy is the biggest lesson I learned from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5. I also like how so many of the characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 are good sports. The battling is competitive like going out and playing some football. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tagforce 5 is the most intense card battling game I have ever played on the PSP.
- Mark

 

Graphics: 73%
Sound: 78%
Replay/Extras: 87%
Gameplay: 74%
Family Friendly Factor: 79%
System: Playstation Portable
Publisher: Konami
Rating: 'E' for Everyone
{Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes}

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