True. I've just never been the competitive sort even when I did play regularly as a kid. Early on I lacked the patience to get to that point and not much has changed since then. Again, I'll probably buy this if deal pops up for the online alone but the trial was beyond horrible. Zero shops, intentionally terrible starter deck in comparison to the portable games, lack of options to the speed of duels on top of cards being rewarded completely at random? My Whoring Out DLC sense started tingling something fierce. The amount of time you'd have to put in just to make a half decent deck didn't seem worth it especially when you are pitted up against established decks that never follow the current banlists (multiple copies of Solemn anyone?) Once I ran into Zombie Syncro w/ E-Teleport I couldn't delete the demo fast enough because I knew more than likely Tele-DAD would have been next.
I didn't play the trial much tbh, was just psyched to see the game finally come to the xbox. seeing it on a handheld didn't really do it for me even though it was really fun. I'm big on art being an artist myself. I didn't see all the updated rules or lack there of for playing...never played this card game competitively.
Dunno, seems the journey of playing over and over to build a solid deck or 3 would be rewarding even if it means some grueling unbalanced duels that you'll no doubt be put up against.