it’s time to duel! Sorry, had to be done. Anyway it seriously is time to duel, as Konami have released the latest Yu-Gi-Oh title, Legacy of the Duelist for Xbox One and PS4. Their last effort, Millenium duels had some solid mechanics but it was let down by a horrendous card unlocking system and DLC locks for most of the good cards. Have they learnt their lesson? Let’s find out.
The story mode see’s you play through 25 of the most memorable duels from Yu-Gi-Oh, GX, 5Ds and ZEXAL as various characters, usually whoever won the duel in the actual show. A few notable duels are missing but you’ll get a logical progression of the series events, with text-based dialogue explaining all that plot nonsense between the duels. Given that Konami owns Yu-Gi-Oh, I can’t figure out why they couldn’t use the audio from the show to dub over these segments, other than laziness.
In addition to the story mode, you can also unlock duelist challenges where you face off against characters from the show using decks that aren’t completely awful. Instead of his stupid Gate Blocker thing, Tetsu Trudge uses the Legendary Six Samurai for example. This adds a ton of playtime and presents you with some more challenging AI opponents to throw your custom built decks against. Finally there are tutorial duels which run you through the basic mechanics that are introduced in each series, such as Fusion and Synchro summoning.