Popular Card Game Is Now Melting Eyes

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It's been over a decade since Duel Masters debuted. The manga spawned a trading card game, which is still widely enjoyed. If you've never played, you'll need to know something very important: bring sunglasses.

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Here is what Duel Masters trading cards used to look like.

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Over the years, the cards have become increasingly... busy. Which is fine!

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[Pics: Duel Masters Wiki]

And now, as pointed out on 2ch, cards from its latest set, Dragon Solution Gaiginga, look like this:

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The art is dramatic and all, but man, it sure is difficult to make out text! Maybe it's just the background of the original photos, but I keep having to hold my hand up to shield my eyes. I blame the increased use of turquoise. (Seriously! Stop with the turquoise.)

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I haven't seen the full deck, so I can't say whether or not all of them are as eye-melting as these. But you got to give the Duel Masters folks credit: Dull, these cards certainly ain't!

デュエルマスターズの新カードwwwww [2ch]

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DISCUSSION

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It would have been relevant to relate this art to the latest art for Kaijudo and compare, even determine whether the new change was better. While the art is becoming flashy in Kaijudo at a faster frequency than Duel Masters did, I personally believe Kaijudo's cards are not as visually straining as the current Duel Masters cards, though I never thought them to be eye-sores. Might be important to mention that Takaratomy does those cards while Wizards handles theirs, at least I think so.

For an example of current Kaijudo cards in full-art, feast your eyes upon Eternal Haven and Supreme Dragon Bolshack. Hopefully the softer appeal of these cards will be retained as the game goes on.