Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Is a Hit and Helping Fans Channel Seto Kaiba
No one could have seen the success of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel coming. While the franchise is still a major player in the TCG scene, the franchise has wavered stateside with its anime and video games. It has done well with its loyal fanbase, but few ever expected to see the IP carry a game to the top of Steam... but is happening right now. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is reminding fans of how fun Duel Monsters can be, and it is even letting them tap into their inner Seto Kaiba.
For those unfamiliar with the release, well – get ready for a crash course. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is a free game that focuses entirely on the Duel Monsters card game. The game, which the manga and anime introduced decades ago, has chugged along with a niche community that struggled against giants like Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon. However, this new game has introduced hundreds of thousands to the game, and this online surge has made it easier than ever to take on opponents as Seto Kaiba would.
With its free-to-play entry and affordable passes, it is no wonder why Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has become a huge hit. The game is simple and has a unique presentation. Many have compared this game to a more accessible take on Magic Arena, and given Pokemon's lackluster options to play its TCG online, Yu-Gi-Oh! is thriving in a big way.
As you can see below, fans new and old are finding themselves playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel daily at this point. Streaming platforms like Twitch have elevated the game's profile, and even anime fans who never got into the TCG are now starting to wade into its depths. So truly, if you ever wanted to feel like Yugi's peer, this is one game you have to check out.
What do you think of Yu-Gi-Oh! and its resurgence as of late? Have you tried out this new game yet? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.
Kaiba Would Never...?
Everything in Master Duel so far has been great, there's gotta be a catch. In a month we're probably gonna find out the game servers are powered by orphan blood.— Rata ✨ (@RANK10YGO) January 20, 2022
Don't Give Up
it’s been really cool seeing all the newbies picking up yugioh in the wake of master duel and going “LAST TIME I PLAYED SUMMONED SKULL WAS UNBEATABLE! WHAT THE HELL IS A TRUE KING OF ALL CALAMITIES?”
you’ve missed a lot! but stick with it, there’s a reason we all still play 😈— MBT (@MBTYuGiOh) January 21, 2022
Pick Your Poison
the master duel experience pic.twitter.com/x7TLaMdQqy— MBT (@MBTYuGiOh) January 21, 2022
One and Done
How opponents on Yugioh Master Duel are on turn ONE pic.twitter.com/8AkihXwZSe— Enduring Shadow (@Dre4life90) January 24, 2022
It's a Good Joke
New take on an old classic. 😂😂😂#yugioh #yuhiohtcg #masterduel pic.twitter.com/1snTmkarOL— Alex Cimo (@Cimoooooooo) January 24, 2022
If this ain't how you play Yi-gi-oh Master Duel, Don't play with me plz #YuGiOhMasterDuel pic.twitter.com/jGfu5VkJT4— Tea Enjoyer Willy 🌺 🍎 🥕 💧 (@ChillyWilly4472) January 22, 2022
people starting out yugioh with master duel be like #YuGiOhMasterDuel #yugioh pic.twitter.com/3fDYBIyhyE— wedge (@wedgecuts) January 22, 2022
Go Off, I Guess
Seriously, Yugioh master duel's OST has no right being this good pic.twitter.com/nPTD48iK6C— Grim (@iFrozenEmotionz) January 22, 2022
True... Too True
Old school players picking up Master Duel pic.twitter.com/SW4VPbP6ZK— Neco-Tan |Ver. 2022 β| (@TannerOfDaNorth) January 23, 2022
We Need This ASAP
I feel like this would solve a lot of problems with Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel's online system pic.twitter.com/ro6eI4H5NK— Brandon Bovia (@brandonbovia) January 26, 2022