Welcome friends! Come in and make yourselves at home! Today… today is a new day, today is the day we ditch the more traditional serious gaming articles you read all around the web for a relaxed and chill discussion. Today! We stop saying today for one.. sheese… ok just one more… Today! We talk Hearthstone!
What is Hearthstone you ask? Why it’s the upcoming F2P online card game from Blizzard of course! You know the guys that made World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft… yup I know right? It totally makes sense they are in the card game business now… it honestly didn’t surprise anyone at all… for those will broke sarcasm meters, that was a joke. But on a more serious note, fear not Blizzard fans! All your favorite IPs are still well intact. In fact this game comes from a little team of developers called “Team 5” but I’m getting a little ahead of myself here.
You see apparently Blizzard is a cult of card playing whack jobs… whoops… I mean they have a sizeable number of employees that really like card games. Soo when the opportunity arose to form a small team to make a new project it was and I quote here “a no-brainer” to make a card game. Welll… most of the rest of the world disagreed, it was a giant whaaaa? moment when Hearthstone was announced but then something amazing happened, it turns out these card playing cultists who called themselves “Team 5” actually know what they are doing and successfully produced an interesting card game. Who would’a thunk it!
All kidding aside, Hearthstone is a fantastic card game. Hearthstone fully titled as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is set in the Warcraft universe, World of/Warcraft fans will recognize familiar names, creatures and even music… Heroes and their class cards even mimic the styles of their classes in World of Warcraft. Those that aren’t seasoned in Warcraft lore fear not! Hearthstone is very much a card game, emphasis on card game… thus far there really is no story so don’t worry about being lost. It’s all about the gameplay here but Warcraft has a rich history so it’s nice to know it’s drawing from something.
As for the gameplay itself well I’m not gonna get into that this time. *troll* I may have another one of these in the coming week with details on game modes, gameplay and some info on pricing.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a F2P online card game that’s currently in closed beta. Latest word is they are still looking at releasing before the end of the year. Open Beta is the next step towards release… it will allow everyone to sign up and play. If you’re even remotely interested in card games don’t hesitate to give this one a try, it’s super easy to jump into.
Thank you all for joining me, feel free to give your impressions on the game and/or any questions in the comment section below.