Hex: Shards of Fate introduces a new PvE Element to this massively multiplayer trading card game. But for those who do not know about this PC game yet, do know that it once started as a Kickstarter campaign and has raised more than enough cash to become the first MMOTCG. It has already been available for quite some time, and it has even gained some negative publicity as many call it a clone of Magic: The Gathering. But despite those, it remains a joy to play and right below the mainstream radar.
Hex: Shards of Fate Brings Forth a New PvE Element
Gameforge, the developers of Hex: Shards of Fate, firmly believes that with the arrival of the Player versus Environment (PvE) element, it will essentially let players learn the essentials of the game through a string of dungeons. Through these challenges, it will allow players to build decks of cards, and develop strategies which the videogame heavily demands.
Because of the new PvE campaign in Hex: Shards of Fate (PC) , it has now become a videogame which effectively blurs out the borders between TCG and RPG. Once you enter the new campaign mode, the first thing it requires you to do is to choose between two factions, them being Ardent and Underworld. The former being the good guys, and the latter being the bad guys.
Both factions have fundamentally different playstyles. For example, choosing the Underworld faction will give you champions that are good at shifting abilities around cards. This makes it more difficult to create a second-guess.
Aside from the two factions, you will be given the choice to choose among four races and six classes. For example, when you choose the Ardent faction, you can choose the human race and the cleric class. Once you’ve got everything in order, you will be confronted by a map. This will give you conversations that do arrive as text-based discussions that do promote an old-school feel. You will take on quests from characters that you meet along the game, and there are different routes you can take which adds to the diversity. Choosing some routes will even allow you to avoid some battles.
Overall, the new PvE element for Hex: Shards of Fate is very impressive. It does look like a trading card game but it feels more like a glorified RPG. With the game free to download for the PC, players are encouraged to give the new mode a shot.