Innistrad: The Crimson Oath makes me want to flop again

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In addition to our 2021 Major Game Awards, every member of the PC Gamer team has focused on the games they love this year. For the rest of this month, we will release the new employee draft and our main awards.

Magic: The Gathering Arena, referred to as MTG Arena, can easily become my favorite collection card game. Supporters of Magic: The Gathering Online (MTGO) may scoff at this idea, but I will surpass MTGO’s spreadsheet aesthetics with the visual talent of this new client any day. MTG Arena will not affect my bank balance too much.

It may be because I haven’t played thoroughly enough, but I never seem to have encountered a problem with building decks. This is no problem for MTGO or Magic cards. After starting the initial investment, I did not invest any money in MTG Arena, nor did I feel the need to thank the daily rewards to keep things going. This is the most flexible, affordable and attractive version of the game, and I don’t have to sacrifice the space of the attic for the cardboard god to continue enjoying it.

You won’t win until your opponent dies or gives in. Cardboard wipes exist, and they can easily reverse the situation. (Image source: Wizards of the Coast)

The latest series of MTG Arena is Innistrad: Crimson Oath, its 90th expansion pack. You would think that reaching this high number means Wizards of the Coast has no new ideas now, and to some extent it is gone, but somehow, this is still one of the most interesting series I have ever played in MTG Arena. period of time. The Magic Arena successfully attracted my attention from New Worlds, Aura Infinity, Apex Legends and Hearthstone, which definitely shows that it is doing the right thing.