When comparing Magic: The Gathering Online vs Shadowverse, the Slant community recommends Shadowverse for most people. In the question“What are the best digital Collectible Card Games on PC?” Shadowverse is ranked 3rd while Magic: The Gathering Online is ranked 17th.
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Pro 1:1 to real world game
All card packs cost money, and just as much as they would at a store. With this you get a digital replacement for the real world game in that it behaves in the exact same manner of those that spend the time collecting can build up an arsenal of decks to compete with.
Pro Includes a fully voice-acted solo story
Pro Great Hearthstone alternative
Want something like Hearthstone but not Hearthstone?
Pro Generous with free packs
Playing the solo stories, completing missions, and login events reward you with lots of tickets that can be exchanged one-for-one for booster packs.
Con Dated UI
MTGO is not newbie friendly in that the UI looks very dated and it can be difficult to navigate. This makes for a learning curve many are not willing to put up with.
The digital version costs the same as the physical game, which doesn't seem completely fair.