Disclaimer: I am taking a break from Duel Links at this time. to do other things. I am busy starting my first job, and a few family’s issues at the moment, so gaming is taking a back seat to these things. I don’t want to stop producing content for this blog, do I need to manage my time better. Until I can do so, my content will be quite irregular. Thanks, guys.
Duel Links features characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime. Seto Kaiba has created a virtual reality “Duel World” in order to gather the best duelists so they can compete. Players first have the option to play as either Yami Yugi or Seto Kaiba. As they continue to win duels, other characters become unlocked, including the character the player did not choose at the beginning.
The game uses the original rules of the trading card game with a few modifications. Players have 4000 Life Points, Main Phase 2 is removed, the number of monster and spell/trap zone is reduced, and characters can have skills that affect the game. The card sets are the early ones released around the time of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime. As a result of this, the large number of additional summoning mechanics created for later Yu-Gi-Oh! series are not included in the game. As players win duels and level up, they receive a variety of rewards, including new cards, Golds, Stones, and Gems. Golds and Stones can be exchanged for new cards via the Card Trader, while Gems can be used to purchase new card packs in the Store.
The game also includes a PvP mode where players can duel in real-time with friends, as well as participate in random matches with players around the world.