Tuesday, 17 May 2011

You're a Wizard Harry!

Indeed I am Hagrid! This brings us to our second review for the week!
Magicka is a third-person adventure game that has taken inspiration from Warcraft, War-Hammer and also Diablo, with a bit of comedy thrown into it, makes it a really fun game to play!

Magicka was created by Paradox Interactive and was thrown into the deep-end in 2011 as an RPG/Adventure game which stunned critics at the praise that it has recieved, that said it has already released an expansion called; Magicka - Vietnam.

The plot of the game is about a tale of 4 mages of a "Sacred Order" that are seeking revenge against an evil sorcerer and his allies. Pretty basic, yeah. What's weird is after a level you end up with a M60 and then you think to yourself, is this really happening? Well. Yeah it is.

The campaign to Magicka consists of 13 levels which slowly become filled with turmoil as the "Evil Sorcerer" wreaks havoc whenever he can. The character that you play, or up to four characters in co-operative mode has a Magical Staff that makes your spells consume no mana, which means you don't have to worry about not casting a spell. As you progress further into the game, you unlock extra spells which aid you in your quest to kill the Evil Sorcerer, one includes sprinting, healing, shielding yourself. And alot more.

As many spells go, each has their strengths and their weaknesses. The basics which carry through many games consist of Water beats Fire, Fire beats Grass, Grass beats Water. Etc. Etc. You can chain-combo abilities for extra damage as there is over 3000 spells that can be casted within the game, each doing different abilities and damage.

In order to move your character, you hold down your mouse and move it in the direction that you are facing in.

To cast spells, you push QWERASDF, each has it's own unique spell type, you can cast a variety of spells and have it's own unique effect.

Magicka is available on Steam for $10.00 http://store.steampowered.com/app/42910/ and.. I don't think you can purchase it anywhere else. It's a great game that has good multiplayer and replay value.

Thanks once again! Unityx.

34 comments:

  1. Ah, I wish I had the spare cash to chuck at this. Looks like fun!

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  2. You will enjoy this game in its full extent only if you play with some friends.

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  3. I will take a look into it

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  4. Looks like a fun game. Unfortunately I don't have a steam account.

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  5. I played around with this a little bit when it first came out, great game!

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  6. looks like great fun..but im a console fan myself

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  7. Nice blog! And i like your post too!

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  8. great game to play with buddies

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  9. im glad someone finally had the courage to say it

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  10. this game must have good gameplay considering the graphics arent all that hot. ill look into it

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  11. I love games that have that whole "live in this world" feel to them. WoW really hit the nail on the head with those. But I hate playing them because I feel like I'm throwing away my life on them.

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  12. have you seen the yogscast and total biscut play its friken hilarous

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  13. I heard about this a few days ago, will give it a look

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  14. Wow, that sounds like it would be fairly enthralling. Might have to give it a go.

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  15. I've seen Magicka before but I might just have to check it out, looks like fun

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  16. Wait, is this an MMO? I love strategy RPGs like Diablo, but I'm not really into MMOs :/

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  17. Looks great !!!

    Have a super week.

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  18. I gotta be honest this game gets a little repetitive
    How to Hack Life.

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  19. this actually looks kinda cool =D

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  20. graphics look old school. i like!

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  21. Excellent game, great bang for your buck :) Good review :)

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  22. heard of this before. game looks great

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  23. Great review, I might check it out :)

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  24. Nice post, keep up the good work!

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  25. hmmm...this might be relevant to my interests
    +followed

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  26. Harry potters last movie is coming out are you excited. But other then that I will check it out.

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  27. c'mon more post pleasee!! :D

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  28. I'm currently working on a Brink review, calm down! =P

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  29. Is it free? monthly subscription? otherwise looks great...

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  30. It's a one-off payment. Which should be... in the review, it's not an MMO, the ideas are like an MMO though.

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