Thursday, 15 March 2012

100 Word Review - #S1 - Magicka

Remember... don't cross the streams!

Genre - RPG, Action

Metascore - 74%

Developer - Arrowhead Game Studios

Other Games by Developer - N/A

Stef's Playtime - 24.8 hours

At first glance 'Magicka' looks like another 'Diablo' clone. But while gameplay is comparable, don't be fooled. Magicka is one of the most original games I have played in recent years. Spells are made by combining up to five elements together or by casting "Magicks" with specific elemental combinations. There is a steep learning curve but it's quite satisfying once you've got your head around the vast number of spell casting combinations. Multiplayer is where this game really shines. With four wizards casting different spells things get hectic. If you're after something different but also challenging I'd strongly recommend 'Magicka'.

Stef's Score - 8/10

1 comment:

  1. I found the gameplay not that comparable with Diablo, but maybe thats because paladins don't do much magic ;)
    Magicka has 8 keys for elements (and 10 real elements), by the way.
    Anyway i fully agree with the rest of your review. The greatest fun for me was playing with a friend, we had much fun with the spells, although we killed each other pretty often.