Eye of Judgment Expansion – Biolith Rebellion 2
It has been a few months now since the rather unique Eye of Judgment appeared on the PS3, and as promised, there has now been a second set of cards released, rather unimaginatively titled ‘Biolith Rebellion 2’. After spending some time with the new cards I can quite happily say that whilst the name of the set of card may be unimaginative, the cards themselves are a great addition to the game.
The Biolith Rebellion 2 set of cards contains around 100 new cards, bringing the games total to over 200. This means that there are now a lot more varied decks that can be made, which helps swap up the gameplay style.
I am very pleased to report that unlike a lot of card games, the expansion pack does not eclipse the original cards. In fact, both sets of cards work incredibly well together, and you will likely never end up building a deck purely out of the new cards. The decks that I built using the cards were comprised with an average of 15 cards from each set, which is really a great testament to the cards designers.
Anyone who has played the game quite a lot will no doubt be pleased to find out that the new creatures keep the same themes as the previous set of cards, with a lot of them being ‘evolutions’ of previous cards. For example, ‘Leapfrog Bandits’ is one of the basic cards from the first set. In the second set you will find ‘Leapfrog Boss’, who is a great little evolution of the bandits, but it is well balanced so as to not render the bandits useless. These kind of ‘evolutions’ and likenesses pop up throughout the new set, and really help keep all of the cards feeling like one big family.
The other key theme that seems to have been made prominent in the expansion is how the various creatures power each other up. This tends to take effect if you are grouping together creatures of the same race, or alignment. Having numerous ‘Church of Parmus’ creatures in your deck can mean that even the weakest creatures can become quite a force, as various creatures help add attack and protection to all the other creatures in the ‘Church of Parmus’ alignment. This kind of teamwork between the cards really feels great when it gets going.
Whilst I love the new cards, I do have one major gripe with the expansion process itself. This is the fact that you actually have to pay to us the new set of cards. Why should I have to fork out an extra £6.99 for an update to be able to use the expansion, after I have already just gone and bought the new cards! This left me feeling somewhat cheated, and makes the whole thing (cards plus update) a bit more expensive than I would have liked it to be.
Despite the above issue, the Biolith Rebellion 2 expansion set does a really good job of adding some great new cards, whilst also making sure that the old cards are not obsolete. I thoroughly recommend that anyone who enjoys the Eye of Judgment goes to pick up a few of the new boosters, as they really are a great addition to the game.