Yu-Gi-Oh! Galactic Overlord Review – Dragons shall rise againPosted 11:10 am on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 by Chris Del Castillo
Once every 3 months it happens, duelists line up in the morning or appear in droves in the afternoon with the release of a new set of cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! Last time, Order of Chaos really helped change the game by introducing Inzektors and allowing Wind ups to be complete with Wind-up Shark and Wind-up Rat, but at anytime that can change, if you follow the Yugioh Championships Series.
This past weekend the Galactic Overlord sneak peek started at multiple locations as early as 9am with people lined up to get packs, heading to two different local shops. Both were packed with people wanting that money card, “CardCar D“, which has its advantages of drawing two cards, or just collecting to trade. Both shops sold out in a matter of hours, and everyone who missed out will have to wait until May 8th when the set officially releases.
Thanks to Konami, we were able to get some packs beforehand and decided to see what we could pull out of our packs. Opening a sneak peek pack is more random than a box pull because the pull ratio is already guaranteed, but no matter what, it’s a gamble.
Using websites like http://yugioh.wikia.com, you get an idea of what cards will be coming out in a set, which will give you an idea of what deck you want to make. For me it was the Hieratic deck, so my aim was to pull the Hieratic dragons and anything else that may help me get closer to building the deck, especially the XYZ monsters.
After opening 20 packs, I pulled a Number 7: Lucky Strike (secret), Night Beam (Ultimate), Gaia Drake (Super), a CardCar D (secret) and a few more which I traded to get Atum’s, Gaia Drake and Photon Strike Bounzers. One thing about this set is that many of the commons and rares improve and fit many decks, so even if you don’t pull everything you need, make sure to pay attention to what else you get and you may just find a few hidden gems, including those for dragons, angels, Inzektors and evotiles.
To me Dragons got a huge boost, and I look forward to making a Hieratic deck once I can complete it. Inzektors will get a boost with dragonfly and ladybug, leading into the new XYZ Inzektor Exa-stag and Lightsworns. Lightsworn Dragons will see some improvement with some of the traps and magic cards. This is a set to look forward to. It has some good Secrets and commons. It can be a money set, as some people like, but most of all it has tons of great potential.
Don’t forget that a huge set comes out at the end of the month. Battle Pack: Epic Dawn will give players a chance to get that very important Tour Guide from the underworld for their decks, instead of paying $150+ per card. It’s time to raise your game.
El Segundo, CA (May 11, 2012) – On May 8th, the Hieratic Dragons took flight
ith the arrival of Galactic Overlord, the highly anticipated Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME booster set from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami).
The mighty 100-card Galactic Overlord set launches an entire fleet of new high-Level Dragon monsters. Eight Hieratic Dragon Effect Monsters wield a vast array of powers, including the ability to Summon more Dragons straight from the Deck. Combined with the strength of Hieratic Seals such as Hieratic Seal of Banishment and cards that help out all Dragons, like Draconnection,Duelists will have a blast testing out the abilities of these new cards against their friends.
Many will consider Galactic Overlord the spiritual successor to 2008’s best-selling Phantom Darkness, the set that took everyday monsters and corrupted them into powerful DARK versions of their former selves. In Galactic Overlord, some of the most popular monsters in Dueling are reborn as “Lightray” monsters – LIGHT versions of their former selves. Each of the five Lightray monsters in Galactic Overlord has a built in way to Special Summon it, plus amazing new powers. Lightray monsters are a natural fit in Lightsworn, Hieratic, Photon, or any other LIGHT Deck.
Also included is the next evolution of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon (from Photon Shockwave and the 2011 Holiday Tins), now deadlier than ever as Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, the scourge of Xyz Monsters everywhere, and one of the mightiest Dragons ever created.
The release of Galactic Overlord will also enhance Duelists’ Decks when combined with cards in Dragons Collide Structure Deck and Order of Chaos.
Galactic Overlord includes 9 cards per pack, for an MSRP of $3.99 per pack.
Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.