Quote from Tiro of Meletis »I think MTG overall has done a respectable job of taking the material, making it their own, hitting the more recognizable aspects of the source material while staying true to enough of the deeper cuts to keep those familiar with it satisfied. It’s a fair balance between Kamigawa level delving and the need to be relatable and meet public standards expectations. I won’t fault them for that.
On that we agree.
One of the cool things that the packaging kinda hints at is the possibility of seeing again large scale conflict (armies) on a plane, which is nice in my opinion as the last set to really have any huge battles was War of the Spark, and Ikoria to an extent.
Ikoria's lore had big battles between two opposing assemblages, but as one of the sides was just mind-controlled monsters I'm unsure if it counts.
Then again, Bolas's army in War of the Spark was also majorly comprised of necor-dominated zombies so I guess Iokoria would qualify just as well.