Monday, 30 January 2012

Yu-Gi-Oh Card Review: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon

Hello readers. I'm going to upload a few duels on my channel in the next couple of days. I hoped you guys liked the pack and box openings I posted on there.

Anyway. Now that Order of Chaos is out of the way, we have to see what the new banlist holds. There are still some underlying cards that have been needing a hit or ban for quite some time. Konami consistently ignores the main problems of the Meta and it's frustrating to see engines like plants still around after 2-3 formats. I hope Destiny Draw comes back to 2, but that's just because I'm biased now that The Shining will be playable for UK players on the 20th of march.

Anyway. As well as the banlist, we also have a good amount of the next set revealed. Today's card review is of the cover card of Galactic Overlord: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon.

Black Luster Soldier has met it's match.

As you can tell, it's an upgraded form of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, which was the cover card of Photon Shockwave. At a beefy 4500 attack and 3000 defence, it's a fearsome opponent to contend with. It's effect(s) are not too bad either.

3 Level 8 monsters
When this card is Xyz Summoned using "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" as an Xyz material: Negate the effects of all other face-up cards on the field. Once per turn: You can detach an xyz material from this card. detach all xyz materials from all monsters your opponent controls and this card gains 500 attack for each xyz material detached this way, also during this turn's battle phase: this card can attack equal to the number of xyz materials detached by this effect.

What an effect! It's got anime written all over it because it does lack some of the more playable traits that good players look for in a card. Firstly it needs 3 level 8s. That's pretty hard to accomplish but fortunately you can synchro into level 8s quite easily and cards like Gagaga Magician can help.

So when you use the original Galaxy-eyes as an xyz material, all face-up cards on the field are negated. That helps with it's main effect since it needs to be able to get its attack through without being stopped. That can be monster effects or face-up trap and spell cards. It can also help you by negating something like Royal Decree or Messenger of peace. Of course, being able to negate monster effects can really help you when it's your opponent's turn. If you're playing something like Inzektors or Wind-ups, you don't want to see this on your opponent's field.

So it's main effect. Detach one of it's 3 materials and then detach all your opponent's xyz materials. If your opponent has 4 xyz monsters, that's going to be up to 8 materials detached. then Neo Galaxy-Eyes will gain 4000 (500*8) attack, making for a total of 8500 attack and it can attack 8 times this turn. Of course, the chances of this situation coming up is slim, but you can imagine the lol factor if it does happen. Most likely you will either be summoning this against a field with either 1 or no xyz monsters. This is not the kind of format to be overextending on the field unless you know you have game.

Neo has a big problem though. Like many other xyz monsters, the main challenge is bringing it out. This seems like the kind of card that requires a deck built around it. There are cards that can help you make it. cards like Star Light, Star Bright can change all monsters on your field to the same level as one of them. I just wish that it only needed 2 level 8's though.

At least it looks nice. I like the red look.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Order of Chaos Sneak peek pack openings

Here's what i pulled at the sneak.

I'm the person with the Green hoody. Incase you still can't tell, I've placed an annotation when I start opening my packs.

I think I pulled pretty good! 

- TheTCGLover

P.S. I Apologise for the overuse of profanity during the video. You have been warned.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Videos on the right of my Blog posts

For your viewing convenience, I have taken the liberty of placing my most recent videos on my channel on the right of by posts. Now and again I might refer to them on my Blog so now there's no need to have to open up a new window and go on YouTube to get to it.

If you have not seen my channel: make sure you do and subscribe (Even if you don't watch them!).

There will be a card review in a day or two, so have a nice couple of days until then.

Monday, 9 January 2012

TheTCGLover's Best Tengu Junk Doppel Synchro Decklist Ever!

Hey guys. Just uploading a new deck I've been toying around on the DN recently. I'm constructing it in real life, but cards like Maxx "C" won't be in it for obvious reasons.

Here it is:

Cards - 40
Monsters - 22
3x Junk Synchron
2x Doppelwarrior
2x Quickdraw Synchron
1x Maxx "c"
1x Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
1x Dandylion
1x Spore
1x Lonefire Blossom
1x Glow-Up Bulb
1x Gorz the Emmisary of Darkness
1x Junk Servant
1x Blackwing - Zephyros the Elite
1x Thunder King Rai-Oh
3x Reborn Tengu
2x Effect Veiler

Spells - 13
1x Dark Hole
1x Monster Reborn
1x Foolish Burial
1x One for One
1x Heavy Storm
2x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x Mind Control
1x Pot of Avarice
3x Tuning
1x Reinforcement of the Army

Traps - 5
1x Solemn Judgement
2x Solemn Warning
1x Torrential Tribute
1x Trap Dustshoot

Extra Deck - 15
1x T.G. Hyper Librarian
1x Ally of Justice Catastor
1x XX-Saber Wayne
1x Stardust Dragon
1x Scrap Dragon
1x Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1x Drill Warrior
1x Junk Archer
1x Junk Destroyer
1x Formula Synchron
1x Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1x Armory Arm
1x Ancient Fairy Dragon
1x Black Rose Dragon
1x Shooting Quasar Dragon

- TheTCGLover

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Swagbucks and Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon Card Review

Hello Readers. Time for another card review. A certain German retailer managed to acquire a week early sneak peek kit of order of chaos and opened it, revealing us most of the exclusives that needed to be revealed. Some are okay, and there's a couple yet to be shown. Support for Wind-ups, Inzectors and Evols are given in the form of exclusives, so there's a lot going on in this set to be excited about.

However before i review the card, I would like to take the time to talk about a website called SwagBucks. You may or may not have heard of it but I link to it on my video descriptions and have placed it on the right of my blog posts in the 'Useful Links' section.

Essentially it's a point system where you use their search engine and complete other things on their website to get Swag Bucks. These bucks can be exchanged in their store for loads of cool stuff. It took me a while to get enough points, but I managed to get enough to get an amazon gift card. The reason why I'm telling you this is because all bucks i get will go directly towards buying Yu-Gi-Oh! products online to open on my Channel.

Click the link below to refer me and start getting free stuff. For every point you collect, your referral (Me) gets a point too. This means more points for me, meaning more cards, meaning more content for you to watch! All while you're collecting points yourself!
Now onto the card review!

Today's card is Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon.

What a name. That has got to be the craziest name ever imagined. Not even Super Nimble Mega-Hamster can compare to it. While the name is silly, it packs a nice simple effect too.

If a monster you control is destroyed by battle or card effect and sent to the graveyard: you can special summon this card from your hand     

That's it. It's not long, it's not situational and it's fun. At 2200 attack it can come onto the field and stop further attacks or start taking control of the field right there. It forces your opponent to think twice before attacking a face down with a weak monster. It also has the attack to get over some of the best beat sticks in the game: Thunder King Rai-Oh and Cyber Dragon.

And let's not ignore the fact that it can be summoned when a monster is destroyed by a card effect too. It's a great way to recover from a torrential or a dark hole or anything else your opponent likes to use to destroy your stuff.  It works great in scraps since you destroy a lot of your cards, meaning you don't need to rely on your opponent to summon this card.

Well apart from that there's not much else great to say. It really does it's job very well. There's no card quite like it. Now lets discuss the bad things, in the form of nice bullet points:
  • Since it special summons from the hand, you cannot summon more than one at a time. Just like Tragoedia and the Meklords. However i believe you can special summon multiple copies during the main phase, like T.G. Warwolf and Dopplewarrior. However i need confirmation on that so I might be wrong.
  • You cannot summon it when your opponent's monster is destroyed on their side. That would be so awesome if you could attack over their monster and summon this and attack directly for 2200.
  • It relies on you taking a -1 before summoning this. If you have total field control and you would rather negate their dark holes or Effect Veiler their Black Rose Dragon's nuke effect, then it's just going to sit in your hand. However, the card's summoning condition is an IF and not a WHEN, meaning it can be chain link 2 or higher. If you don't understand that, that means that if you get your Sangan destroyed, it does not miss the timing, and you summon this card, then search (Sangan's effect is mandatory). I hope that makes sense to you.
Well. How popular is this card going to be? Only time will tell. It's a completely hit or miss card at this point in time.

I would just like to thank Konami for making this card a Common though. Such a useful card was sure to be at least an Ultra rare, but they finally gave the playerbase something that doesn't make them look greedy.

TheTCGLover Out!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Yu-Gi-Oh Card Review: Photon Trident

Now that Order of Chaos is here in only a few weeks, It's time to review some of the cards that are debuting for us TCG folk. I have reviewed many Core set cards, but we have known about them for a long time so they have been debated to death by this point.

Today's card for review is Photon Trident


 Photons have been getting a nice boost in the TCG exclusive department with Photon Sabre Tiger and Photon booster in Photon Shockwave. This card is another attempt to put them the tier list (It's too far for them to be tier 1 though. They lack the sackyness).

Quick play spell
Target 1 "Photon" monster you control. Until the end phase, it gains 700 attack and when that monster attacks a defense position monster: Inflict piercing damage. When that target inflicts damage to your opponent, destroy 1 spell or trap card on the field.

This card has a lot of different stuff on it, so I shall break it down and discuss each part. Firstly, its a quickplay that boosts a monsters attack, so it can be used when your opponent attacks you and the boost allows your monster to win that battle. Photon sabre tiger goes up to 1900 if it's alone on the field and 2700 if it's with another tiger. The photon monsters in order of chaos shoot up to around 2700 which is enough to get over most problems, or go toe-to-toe with stuff like Hyperion.

Next up, it does piercing damage. That kind of damage is severely underrated. Whether you've backed your opponent into a corner or they're hiding behind Dandylion tokens, there are situations where piercing damage can put some real pressure.

The last clause brings the whole card together. If you do damage with the monster, pop a backrow on the field. So the card itself allows you to get over monsters or trample through their defense, and you get to hit a card for your trouble. Simply beautiful.

Do note that the spell and trap destruction is mandatory meaning that you may have to resort to hitting your own. For example: You have summoned Photon Cerberus and set Photon Trident and another spell/trap card. Your opponent summons a monster and attacks your Cerberus. You flip Trident and your monster runs over theirs. Now that you have done damage, you must hit your own back row card since your opponent will most likely set their defenses on main phase 2. That is the main drawback to this card, aside from the fact that you can only use it on Photon monsters.

But in all honesty, it is definitely worth testing out once Order of Chaos is released. It's a really impressive card that can really net you and advantage.

In terms of price, it's hard to tell by the picture if the card will be a rare or a secret. I can see Konami making this one of the less desirable secrets of the set (The most being Tour Bus from the Underworld). So if its a rare, it's going to be a dollar. If it's a secret, it will be around 5 or 6  dollars.