Hearthstone's review

    Published: 2014-04-16, by Peter Warrior.

    Blizzard's official World of Warcraft collectible card game

    • Artwork and user interface
    • Adequate curve of learning (unless you rush into the arena)
    • Balanced freemium-ness
    • Requires constant internet connection
    • More animations and fan service could have been welcomed

    "For the Horde"

    Collectible card games have enjoyed so far a placid existence in the mobile space-time continuum, and many companies have rushed to stick their flag and attract players the sooner the better, given the long term dedication this kind of games require.

    However, Blizzard chose to not hurry up what could be its best move to blitz into mobile gaming, and developed Hearthstone with care. This also raised some expectations, and comparisons with other competitors are unavoidable. Fortunately, Hearthstone is a little jewel, able to lure usual CCG gamers but also, hence its main goal, to bring and expand WOW users experience.

    As no one has ever dared to recreate a trading card game on mobile (where players can exchange cards between each other), Hearthstone creates a system in which you can disenchant cards to earn "magic dust" and create those you really want. We've seen this elsewhere, but here is a key element of the game an ensures your deck is overall of your liking and you play with the characters you like most.

    Artwork is gorgeous, Blizzard's signature, but gameplay graphics are elegantly simple to make UX smoother. In-app purchases are quite balanced, and although you'll be always tempted to purchase a booster pack, you shouldn't feel you are losing because of it. Without doubt, one of the best releases this year. Congratulations, Blizzard: WOW might not be what it was anymore, but perhaps there's a new beginning in mobile.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Apr 16, 2014


    Blizzard’s award-winning card battler – experience the magic, mischief and mayhem with your friends.

    Requires an Internet connection and iPhone 5s, iPod touch 6th Generation, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 or newer.


    Pick up your cards and throw down the gauntlet! In Hearthstone, you play the hero in a fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy. In minutes, you’ll be unleashing powerful cards to sling spells, summon minions, and seize control of an ever-shifting battlefield. Whether it’s your first card game or you’re an experienced pro, the depth and charm of Hearthstone will draw you in.

    JUMP RIGHT IN: Fun introductory missions bring you into the world of Hearthstone’s intuitive gameplay.

    BUILD YOUR DECK: With hundreds of additional cards to win and craft - your collection grows with you.

    HONE YOUR SKILLS: Play in practice matches against computer-controlled heroes of the Warcraft universe. Thrall, Uther, Gul’dan - they’re all here!

    COLLECTION TRAVELS WITH YOU: Your card collection is linked to your account - enabling you to switch your play between tablet and desktop with ease.

    AND FIGHT FOR GLORY: When you’re ready, step into the Arena and duel other players for the chance to win awesome prizes!

    Languages Supported:
    * English
    * Français
    * Deutsch
    * Español (Latinoamérica)
    * Español (Europa)
    * Italiano
    * Português
    * Polski
    * Русский (Russian)
    * 한국어 (Korean)
    * 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)
    * 繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese)
    * 日本語 (Japanese)
    * ไทย (Thai)

    © 2018 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Hearthstone, and Blizzard Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., in the U.S., and/or other countries.

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