If you’ve played a lot of Gwent before in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt or in the standalone multiplayer game, you’ll need to temper your expectations for Thronebreaker. While some battles use the standard “best-of-three-rounds, higher score wins” formula, most of them don’t, especially early on. Instead, you’ll have to tackle esoteric victory conditions, which can range from destroying only certain units, to taking down enemies simultaneously, to using foes’ own abilities against them. Be sure to pay attention to the victory conditions, lest you wind up with a brilliant combo, a high score — and an ugly loss screen staring you down.
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