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.
Players will be able to combine the elements to cast spells, wreaking havoc and devastation on the minions of darkness. They will also be able to team up with friends and fight their way through the campaign, or test their skills in the magickal arts through other challenging modes.
In Magicka, up to four players take on a grand adventure to save their world from certain doom using a fully dynamic spell system. The adventure mode takes the players across three different levels, ranging from the lush forests of
mountain valleys to the frozen halls of the Mountain King where wits and creative thinking are the keys to victory.
In the unlockable hardcore challenge mode, players fight off waves of enemies to earn their place on local and online leaderboards.
Innovative and dynamic spell casting system.
Up to four-player co-op in all game modes, as well as a single-player option.
Fight your way through 13 different campaign levels.
Explore an expansive realm of adventure to defeat the evil wizard.
Find and unlock challenges, items, and powerful Magicks.
Spacepirate personal log: Yesterday I managed to evade those pests of the space guard and finally raided a ship. The ship, to my disapointment, wasn't full of gold but it was full of pointy hats, long sticks and suspicious looking, unmarked dvds. When I tried to play the unmarked and mysterious dvds a weird, funny and very very buggy game was installed. It was called Magicka and it is said to be a product of some small company that sells it quite cheap and had the guts to release 12 updates to fix every single bug in the game. This game entagled me in a funny and interesting world of magic and Vlad, who keeps saying that he is not a vampire. It's a world that goblins, orcs and evil warlocks roam the kingdom and torture the common peasants, which I butchered with fireballs :D, and only one, or four, wizard(s) can save the world.
Graphics: They have really great animations and spell effects, they even have clothes that get wet or on fire. It can't be compared to some monstersharks out there such as crysis and assassin's creed but 10 minutes in the game is enough to love those graphics engine, which by the way is a product of the XNA engine released by microsoft.
Story: The most fun story I have ever seen in action-rpgs. It has many many references to movies, songs and games, I found the references to star wars and the 300 movie the funniest. The npcs are, most of the time aware that they are in a game and that is the source of many great dialoges. Other than that its the same old story about monsters torturing the realm under the commands of an evil mastermind and the hero who stands alone, or with 3 others in coop, against the hordes of the evil creatures.
Gameplay: Once the players gets used to the weird controls, the gameplay is great. The player can combine the forces of nature to invent a great variaty of spells that each have a weakness and a strength against some type of enemies. Also there are some awesome weapons to dispatch of enemies quickly, cause spellcasting takes some time, such as the Excalibur, an automatic weapon, MP25 I think, and a Lightsaber. There were plenty of bugs when it was released but after 12 updates the game is tottaly fixed and playable. There is even a hotseat option to play on one pc with up to 3 gamepads for cooperative mode. Also friendly fire is always enable so duels are allowed even in coop mode ;)
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