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  • Summary: A collaboration between legendary game designer Richard Garfield and Valve, Artifact promises the deepest gameplay and the highest-fidelity experience ever seen in a trading card game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Dec 20, 2018
    90
    One of the best digital card games ever released, with the caveat that even with so many great selling points, it's also an incredible investment in time and brain power to get to a point of competency.
  2. Dec 5, 2018
    85
    Artifact pulls a ton of flavor from Dota 2, but it’s not necessarily a game for Dota 2 players. Artifact is instead a highly cerebral card game of push and pull, with intense resource allocation and randomization management. Artifact is absolutely not for everyone, but it excels at creating a crazy strategy cocktail pulling from every bottle on the shelf. For card game fans, Artifact is not to be missed.
  3. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    80
    Innovative mechanics designed by Richard Garfield (Magic: The Gathering), rules that you can grasp after just a couple of minutes, clear interface – Artifact is a great game. It’s a shame that it’s huge esports potential can be squandered, because Valve doesn’t seem to care for it enough to implement progression systems, leagues, rankings or means to comfortably communicate with rivals outside an invitation-only friendly tournament. [01/2019, p.58]
  4. Dec 3, 2018
    78
    Artifact is as hard-core as Dota2 and you might feel exhausted when you finish a single round which usually would last half an hour. The greedy economy system is lacking in long-term reward and it gives players no choice but to spend more and more money. But despite all those flaws, Artifact is also an innovative game which fuses basic MOBA mechanics and TCG rules together, and those elements actually work well. It's still full of potential.
  5. Dec 12, 2018
    75
    The game offers a great experience with an intense concept. The input mapping is hard to handle at first but offers, with a controller, everything you can do with keyboard and mouse. Sadly, the game suffers from technical issues, especially clipping and framerate capping.
  6. Dec 4, 2018
    70
    CCG fans looking to sink their teeth into some juicy tactical complexity should consider giving Artifact a try.
  7. Dec 11, 2018
    30
    There are no reasons why you should buy this game, unless you are the biggest Dota 2 fan in the world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 173
  1. Mar 11, 2019
    10
    Core gameplay is good, cards on the market are cheap, could use an expansion to flesh out some of the deck archetypes but that'll comeCore gameplay is good, cards on the market are cheap, could use an expansion to flesh out some of the deck archetypes but that'll come eventually. About to get colourblind support which is a godsend.

    New update made it even better btw.
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  2. Nov 28, 2018
    10
    Artifact is probably the best card game out there beating out uno, and cards against humanity
  3. Dec 5, 2018
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Плюсы + :
    1. Геймплей в разы разнообразнее + вариантивнее чем в той же хирстоуна
    2. Легко можно освоиться новичкам в эту ККИ, особенно если ты играл в доту
    3. Картинка приятное + озвучка(оригинал).
    Минусы -:
    1. Как и во всех ККИ без определенного кол-во доната много выигрывать не получиться! Но чтоб у тебя были почти все карты тебе нужно донатить в разы меньше чем той же хирстоуне!
    2. Агрессивная политика доната! Слишком...
    3. Много рандома которые влияют на весь матч, каким либо ты задротом не был если рандом не на твоей стороне на 100% опять же ты не выиграешь! В хирстоуне есть баланс в этом плане!
    4. Слишком мало контента! За 1300 руб Если ближайшие время валв не выпустят большой патч с контентом каким нибудь то игра уже умрет!

    Итог: В данное время не советую брать эту игру, уж тем более если у вас нет лишних 3к чтоб карточек нормальных понабрать. Ждите 3-4 мес потом я надеюсь изменение будут!
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  4. Apr 26, 2019
    0
    DONT waste TIME and MONEY , yes MONEY, for this C*AP. Friendly advice for the better human's future
  5. Dec 8, 2018
    0
    I have never seen such a number of corrupt journalists. Blizz sh))t is the sh))t from scratch! but this is the sh))ty parody on the sh))tI have never seen such a number of corrupt journalists. Blizz sh))t is the sh))t from scratch! but this is the sh))ty parody on the sh))t Valve!! what is going on? Gabe is tired of eating a burrito with golden sauce. And now he want to try force an audience to eat this **** for money!?!?!? Expand
  6. Dec 1, 2018
    0
    2 eur booster.
    1 eur arena.
    No ladder. There are no awards for ladder (there is no ladder) No balance. No in-game currency. No external
    2 eur booster.
    1 eur arena.
    No ladder.
    There are no awards for ladder (there is no ladder)
    No balance.
    No in-game currency.
    No external customization.
    No progress tracking
    No move history, Carl
    Random in mechanics
    Pay2win
    1 game - 40 minutes
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  7. Nov 30, 2018
    0
    Bottom Line: This games hope is that you, the everyday gamer, will fund this games e sports evolution. It is not intended for the casualBottom Line: This games hope is that you, the everyday gamer, will fund this games e sports evolution. It is not intended for the casual gamer looking for a bit of fun and challenge. It is intended for the elite streamers and competitive players that they had the nerve to provide most all the beta keys to. You the casual gamer were not invited because had you been, you would see it in it's true form, and not purchase it. For the casual gamer it is an enticement to sink your dollars into in hopes to create a few decks. You will have no incentive to play. No rewards. No quest. No Ladder. No nothing, even the visual cards are unexciting. Play HS or another form of entertainment don't waste your time funding the tournaments in which you are most unlikely to play in. I hope the game fails so hard and that all the streamers pumping it up, for them fall flat on their ass. Expand

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