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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Red Ogre

Card #: CSOC-EN096
Type: Zombie/Effect
Text: When this card is Normal Summoned, you can send any number of cards from your hand to the Graveyard to return an equal number of cards from the field to their owners' hand.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.50
Advanced: 2.65 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 02.27.09

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Dark Paladin
Friday

Red Ogre closes the week, a Zombie monster who is Level 7 and of the Earth attribute with 2800 attack and 2100 defense, both which are nice stats for a Level 7 monster. So, this monster requires two tributes...is it worth it?

When this card is Normal Summoned, you can send any number of cards from your Hand to the Graveyard to return an equal number of cards from the Field to their owner's Hand. Impressive...your cards, your opponent's card, or any combination you would like.

He's sort of like a Monarch, but for Zombies who (unfortunately) requires two tributes. You don't get the effect if Special Summoned, and as far for heavy hitters who can be Special Summoned, Despair from the Dark wins the battle.

Zombies have lots of destruction and raw power as it is, but this isn't a bad card.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2.25/5 The biggest downside here is that he is Earth, not Dark.
Advanced: 3.25/5
Art: 5/5
General Zorpa Red Ogre

This is another one of Bastion's Yokai monsters, like Mezuki. 2800 on a seven star monster is pretty good, and an EARTH Zombie attribute and type are decent as well. He can really take advantage of all of the Special Summoning that Zombies can do.

His effect is that when he is Normal Summoned you can discard a number of cards from your hand equal and send the same amount of cards from your opponent's field to their hand. As he is likely to suck up a great many of your resources himself, you will often get 3 cards with this.

This is ideally an Alpha Strike card. You play him to clear the field for lethal damage. He is not a bad card in and of himself, he just missed the ZOmbie gravy train. He bears a striking resmblance to the feared Synchro monster, Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Boundary.

If Mezuki and Plaguespreader were untouched by the banlist, this guy might have a shot as a one-of in a Zombie deck, but now he takes up too many resources and cannot really do what he needs to do in order to win you the game. We will just have to wait to see if more Zombie stuff makes him better in the future.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-2.5/5

Freeza
Red Ogre …

Hmmm ... I’m getting a little fuzzy in the head about this guy … he just doesn’t make sense to me

Here’s the scoop – several things could have been done to make him tolerable, but they totally dined and dashed, and thus – totally missed the mark. Zombie? – I guess … plus his effect puts cards in the Graveyard, which is where Zombies want to be. 2800? – that’s good too for his level and for today’s metagame (yikes! Did I actually just use the term “metagame”?!? uhg! Kill me!) Anywho – here’s where they start to lose me – Earth? – uhm … why??? … had they just made him Dark he’d have so much more synergy with the rest of what you’d be playing him with. (Mezuki gets away with being Earth but we’re not talking=2 0about him right now, ok?)

He also only gets his effect if he is NORMAL summoned? – uhm … what??? … That means u must tribute 2 monsters in order to make him useful. Dark Magician of Chaos was awesome in part cuz u gut his effect no matter HOW u got him to the field. That made shortcutting him to get around the 2 tributes the best method of utilizing him. Now with the Red Hulk … uh, I mean Red Ogre – u sack 2 monsters to get him out, wasting your normal summon. Every George Romero movie and duelist will tell u that Zombies work best when swarming. This guy is sending your field in the opposite direction. What’s more is that u have to drop what’s in your hand (if u even HAVE anything still in your hand at the time that isn’t better OFF in your hand) in order to get his bounce effect.

And then lastly – 7 Stars? 0 uhm … huh??? … 1 more star and he could have been traded in with … Trade In, and then revived from the Graveyard (the way Zombies in the game and in real life tend to do). U might not get his effect that way, but its just one extra combo-way of making use of him, and then have a 2800 attacker on the field … but as it is – he can’t even do THAT right.

I’m sure there’s SOMETHING u could do with this guy … but I guarantee in the end it’ll be like – “so what?”

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5

- FREEZA

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