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Magicka, Get Your Robes Ready

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm by Justin Cavender

Magicka is a satirical action adventure game developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Paradox Interactive. Players assume the role of a wizard, and your ultimate goal is to defeat an evil sorcerer and his minions.

As a wizard, players are able to combine the elements (earth, wind, water, fire, lightning, arcane, life) to wreak havoc on their foes. Be careful though, casting spells at random will lead to certain death. So many times my poor little wizard would die from my negligence. If your character is wet from walking through water, you will want to dry yourself off with fire, before casting a lightning spell. It sounds silly, but it’s all part of the fun, especially when you play with your friends.

Magicka supports four person co-op in all game modes. You and your friends will fight your way through thirteen levels in the campaign mode. Combine your abilities to queue up high damage output by “crossing the streams” for super mega destruction. One of the interesting aspects of your arsenal is the ability to combine multiple spells at once. Knowing when to mix spells rather than stacking the same spell can be the difference between life or death. A popular high damage spell uses arcane to create a magical beam and adding fire and water creates steam, wetting the target.  Use lightning to electrocute the wet target and you get superfly TNT. If executed properly, this spell will cause your enemies to explode in just a few seconds.

There is more to this great game than casting spells. Along with magic, monsters, and mayhem, players will discover hidden areas and loot awesome weapons by venturing off the beaten path. Sometimes this takes a little effort by freezing rivers and sliding across the ice to get to the other side. Falling in the water will result in death. Sadly, your brave little wizard never took swimming lessons. Don’t let a little water deter you from exploring though, you never know what hidden gems are waiting just around the corner. Towards the beginning of the game I found a NPC (non player character) who resembled the Highlander. I was able to chop off his head and take his sword. There can be only one…

Magicka was released January 25, 2011 and is no stranger to new downloadable content, with several challenge maps, wizard robe skins, and weapon packs, the fun never stops.

Steam has Magicka on sale for $2.49 until 9AM tomorrow (Friday 8/10), and I encourage you to try it out.

    • Mr. The Plague

      Awesome game to play with friends. If you miss the steam sale don't worry, it's ALWAYS on sale!

      • Dirka Dirka

        Agreed, really fun to play with friends. Especially when you kill them on accident over and over. Ker-BLAM!

    • Snackbar

      Downloading as we speak.

      • Edgyarmo

        Awesome! Can't wait to play.

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