I tried Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers for the first time yesterday and I really didn’t like it. It’s a mix between a SRPG and the card game. You select one of the five planeswalkers and you have to defeat the other players/teams by summoning creatures and casting spells.
Unlike the card game, there is a huge random component. The outcome of combat is based on dice rolls. Each turn you are limited to only use parts of your army which forces you to neglect most of the board.
I can see it being more fun in the future when they release expansions for it. Yesterday, we both ran out of cards early and there is little synergy between the cards. If I could design my own deck before starting a round then I would have had more fun playing this.