A few moths ago I reviewed Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 and was very impressed with how well they were able to take the card game experience and take it to a console. Now to coincide with the release of the Return to Ravinca card set, they have made a new DLC pack featuring them. But is it worth picking up?
Downloading the DLC gives you 5 new decks, 1 for each colour for you to play with. Along with this you get an extra 5 challenges and another 10 campaign levels.
The 10 extra campaign levels gives you the chance to battle against the new decks and give players who have already completed it new battles. This also adds new battles to the revenge mode once you beat the campaign battles. In terms of difficulty there hasn’t been any increases, you simply have to play the right deck. The challenges are just as difficult as they were the first time round and will be having you sit there scratching your head for a while.
Despite the update there hasn’t been any additions to the Planeschase mode which is a shame. You are able to use the new decks in Planeschase mode but I would of liked to have seen some additions as it is certainly one of the more stronger aspects of the game. Multiplayer hasn’t received any updates either which in my opinion they should try to focus on.
As a nice additional bonus. They have added new achievements for you to try and obtain as well as new character portraits.
So is this DLC worth parting your cash for? Well it depends. If you are a fan of Magic the Gathering and this game then the expansion will give you enough content to keep you happy. The extra campaign missions will keep you busy for a while and the challenges will have you trying every combination under the sun in order to try and get it right. The extra achievements/trophies will also keep hunters busy. But apart from extra cards and missions there isn’t that much else. It would of been nice to see the multiplayer get improved as that is where this game is fun to play. Against humans. But if you are looking for some more single player MTG action then what is on offer is enough to keep you entertained!