Magicka is a satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his foul creations besieging the forces of good.
Magicka is a wonderful game full of challenge, joy and an interesting plot as well as lore for those willing to see through the light-hearted nature of the game. the mechanics are solid and fluent to move through to the point where movement within the game becomes so second nature to players so quickly that you're playing fluently by the second level for myself and the majority of people I've played with. Missions are thoroughly enjoyable with destructive magic and magical combinations which make you feel truly powerful and a good balance of characters with great connections between characters. all named characters vital to the plot are memorable for either their battles or personalities respectively. The game feels like it gives the player all the power from the start whilst maintaining a great learning and difficulty curve which allows for learning and enjoyment of game mechanics.
Level design is on-point and a joy to see the variation between each chapter of the story and the main menu is well designed and doesn't break enjoyment or immersion of the game unlike other games. The game is geared toward a multiplayer experience however can be played solo like I have many times, offering a much greater challenge but maintaining the enjoyment. Customizability is weak in this game however they easily make up for this with the sheer amount of choosable characters in the game even ignoring the downloadable content. Whilst owning some of the dlc my favourite characters are from the default game, I almost feel like I wasted the money but even dlc like the stars are left is so enjoyable, I love this game truly and would even go as far as to say that it's under price.
This whole "Controversy" about the increase of prices of Paradox Interactive shouldn't matter, anyone here giving negative reviews because of it are ignoring the content of the game infront of them and letting their frustrations with having to pay a little extra cloud their judgement. I have seen reviews and people claiming anything from an increase of 50% to full on doubling or tripling the price of their games... this is not true, there is an increase in prices however the increase varies from country to country. Starting at 25% increase. I don't personally agree with the reasons behind it but Paradox Interactive consistantly puts out great games. I look at the price increase and think it's not great but not horrible, at least the CEO addressed the issue and offered to explain to people individually why it's happening. That's more than most companies even think about doing. Then I look at the fan base which is screaming like children and lashing out at everything, desperate to try and find a way to hurt Paradox Interactive. Shouting at anyone who disagrees with them and as shown here giving bad reviews to games they either haven't even played or aren't reviewing. And I have to think to myself "Who is in the wrong here?" and really I cannot say that those people lashing out at everything are in the right.
In any case I would Heavily recomend this game regardless of price increase to my friends and Have recomended it/ convinced people to buy and bought it for people multiple times because it is legitimately a great game, I will continue to enjoy this game into the future and likely buy it for people into the future. If you're going to review a game at least do it on the merits as displayed by that game as I have addressed throughout this review. ignoring the explanation and personal opinion on the "Controversy" But to each their own.
Paradox interactive raised prices of years old games. True they are keeping some of their games alive thru massive amounts of DLC. However they also rarely if ever lower their games prices.
As of now they have backed off, however this is because they were forced to. They believe it was the right thing to do. So beware, I for one will not buy anymore of their games till I see price drops for all base games.
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3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Have had this game in my library but never actually played untill Summer Sale 2017 when a bunch of my friends decided to buy it and asked me to play this multiplayer. At first we decided to play Adventure mode so everyone could get acquainted with the game. Right as we hopped into the tutorial everyone started mashing every possible button resulting in either killing each other with fire or rocks, or creating massive explosions that kills everyone in its area which made it quite hard to play the tutorial.
10/10 would blow my friends to smithereens with fire and rocks again
This guide will reveal to you the secret to unlocking doors in the video-game: Magicka
Alright so we all know that moment when we walk up to a door in Magicka, thinking; "This one! This one MUST be open-able" Only to see the "Oh surprise, it's locked". ...
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it has been since a month that im having the same problem: when i click to start, the game opens and at almost the same time closes; Here is the log:
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System.ArgumentException: The adapter does not map to a valid mo...