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Gaming Magicka Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 2 Feb 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    If I have the time between Chinese New Year festivities, I shall have to try this.
     
  3. Journeyer

    Journeyer Well-Known Member

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    Well colour me interested... I just may have to pick this one up and add to my growing pile of games I've yet to get to play.
     
  4. Devolve

    Devolve Deadbeat

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    This review is bob on. A really good game, over-complicated. I end up playing it like all fighting titles (street fighter and the likes) by button mashing.
    The only spell i've memorised is revive, seeing as I often kill my team-mates.
     
  5. logonui

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    Can't seem to get enough of this game at the moment. I have found that the same spells get used more than others purely because (as the review says) you just don't get enough time to construct the more complicated ones. Still a lot of fun though!
     
  6. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    It worries me that anyone would play this game by mashing buttons. You can create insanely powerful spells with just a bit of thought, then just memorise your favourite combinations. Inevitably the game throws something new at you and you're forced to diversify, but that's the fun of it. It makes you think on your feet, which is so much better than mindlessly pressing buttons and looking at pretty lights.

    It's little wonder games are becoming overly simplistic when something even as refined and elegant as the casting system in this game leads to cries of "it's too complicated!".
     
  7. Slavedriver

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    Frustration? The best part of this game is in missing that spell combo and unleashing a nuke on your friend. It's always fun. Especially when you try to beam heal him and he uses an arcane beam at the same time and they cross :)
     
  8. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    Bought this game last weekend for me and GF. Yes it can be complicated and frustrating at times but pulling off a mega spell combo its very satisifying. With a few more tweaks the game will be great.

    Also I love the irrervant intermingling of different cult classics into the story. Anyone else got the Rambo Machine gun yet? :)
     
  9. jimbok11

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    seems like a steal at just £7...well, fairly priced at least!!

    Can you not create spell macros on appropriate keyboard, or is there no macro support?
     
  10. wiggles

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    1. Its not that hard to cast the spells and you only need about 5 combos to complete the game.
    2. This game has loads of bugs, you are buying a beta.
    3. The performance of the game is very poor, even on good machines.
    4. Steam had a demo, probably still does.
    5. The enemies do not scale with the number of players in co-op play. Single player this game is too easy once you figure it out, multi-player, I expect, is trivial. I haven't played it multi yet though.

    I'd wait and buy this later so you can play a finished title, possibly with your friends.
     
  11. seedleon

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    Looks like a fun co-op PC game. It's quite rare to get one of these that doesn't involve shooting zombies! Having said that, I'll wait for the inevitable Steam sale on this to pick it up anyway
     
  12. Centy-face

    Centy-face Caw?

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    This was gifted to me last week by a friend desperate to coop with someone but upon our first attempt the bugs crashing had us giving up the big ones seem to be fixed it runs smooth now and doesn't steal all my upload just hosting a game.
    However I just haven't been able to get into the game. It's certainly fun but the controls just fall about all over and I just cannot get to grips with it without macros. The most fun I had was randomly going mad and unleashing the biggest spell I could think of on my friends but it just lacks something right now. Hopefully it will turn out to be one of those games I end up playing while bored one sunday afternoon and it all just clicks for me.
     
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    Damn....I thought they'd finally made a game with Stanley Baxter in it.....oh well.
     
  14. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    *cough cough* marco support does work
     
  15. roblikesbeer

    roblikesbeer Bindi's sex slave.

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    Tsk, it should be obvious that you don't cross the streams!
     
  16. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    cross the streams when there at the enemy, it is good fun ;)
     
  17. DarkLord7854

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    Always cross the streams, except with opposite elements.. it gets explosive if you do :p


    Sounds like you guys took the game pretty seriously when doing the review, maybe a bit too seriously. The fun is in blowing everything up, especially your friends :p
     
  18. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    Me + Friend + Vent = many laughs. Especially when I discover the knock back beam (2-4 water + lots of arcane depending on level of knock back required) and he clipped it with some form of lightening beam in front of an enemy horde. Meaty chunks rained from the sky as did a set of wizard robes when we tried it again :)
     
  19. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    Lightning + arcane + cold = HADOUKEN! death ray. probably my favourite spell.

    It is a fun game, just experimenting to see what kind of fun effects you can do.
     
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    On Steam sale right now - I'm interested enough for £3.99 to give it a try I think :)
     
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