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Comic for: March 12th, 2014
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Hearthstone: "Card Game"
Posted: Wednesday March 12th, 2014 by

I played through the first Heartstone character and it's an interesting game. But, it's the kind of thing I've seen -in one form or another- time and time again. The first time I wrestle with a strategy to beat a PC opponent, the game starts to lose its luster. I don't want the game to be easy mind you, but if you play the same opponent a few times with different strategies and you still get no closer to winning, then something's off. Either the game relies too heavily on a random number generator, you don't have the right cards, or the cards you have must be played in an exact sequence that you need a data parser to divine. Hearthstone isn't exactly a heady game. It's a rather blunt card fighting game. This makes whatever is off annoy me even more because it leaves me feeling stupid.

So yeah, I'd kind of written off Hearthstone as a game that I would return to over and over again. It wasn't "for me". Then Blizzard announced yesterday [more info] that if you win three games in "Play" or "Arena" mode you receive the "Mount Up!" quest reward which results in a Hearthsteed, epic flying mount, via the mail system in WoW. I guess what this really means is that the next time I make a push for the next Mount Achievement, I'll probably deliver myself to the Hearthstone doorstep again. But with both "Play" and "Arena" modes being against other players (not against the computer) it's unlikely.

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