Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wizard Wednesday!

Late post since I've been playing it all day, but now it's time for

A Tale of Four Gandalfs

Magicka is a great new(ish) indie game by Arrowhead Game Studios. I'm just now getting around to it, and damn this game is great fun with friends. You and up to three other buddies can dick around together playing a bunch of wizards sent to save the world. You have 8 elements of magic to mix and match to make your spells. I'm still learning new combos every time I play. You can even combine work with your friends to create giant death beams that can murder everything onscreen.

Wizards gonna wizard
The gameplay is kind Diabloey, but you don't have any mana limit, so you can can spam magic to your heart's content.  The art style is really charming, and it definitely adds to the experience. The soundtrack is pleasant. They recently released the soundtrack for free on their website.

http://www.magickagame.com/media/music

The humor is where the game really shines.
You'll see jokes/references on everything from Warhammer to Star Trek.
All of the characters ingame talk like the Swedish chef from the muppets.
At one point, you can even get a ye olde M60.

Yes, that kind of M60

If the original game wasn't enough wizard action for you, the upcoming expansion looks great.





The only bad thing I've encountered so far with the game is that it's pretty buggy.

I've been stuck in cutscenes, had the game freeze to the point of having to pull up task manager just to kill it, crashed to the desktop, and many other issues in just the first day of playing. Getting four people in one game without anyone crashing/disconnecting/etc could be a herculean level task.
A wizard did it

If you can get past the bugginess, Magicka really is a great game, and it's hard to beat the ten dollar cost of admission(You can even get a four pack on Steam for thirty and save ten!).

52 comments:

  1. haha a wizard did it. imma use that next time!

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  2. saw a post about this on someones lbog. looks cool.

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  3. Once the bugs are fixed this looks fun!
    Following&Supporting

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  4. hahahaha a light hearted game im definitely gonna try this out

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  5. Make a post about dwarf fortress!

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  6. are u a wizard ?

    Magicka vietnam LOL :D

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  7. I think i like wizard wednesday!

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  8. I think this game looks stupid, do a Resident Evil speedrun:D

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  9. I don't suppose this Magicka has anything to do with the Xbox Live Arcade game?

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  10. It looked pretty good until you said it was buggy. No thanks.

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  11. i saw a friend playing it the other day, it seem'd like it had some awesome gaming spoofs

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  12. This is a game I want to check out in the near future.

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  13. Sounds funky but super cool, the type of game I would play haha

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  14. I have heard from too many sources that this game is really fun, I need to buckle down and try it...

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  15. yeah played that game it's awesome but creating those spells is kinda difficult

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  16. nice post!

    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

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  17. I been playing this with a friend and I'm in lvl 5 :D

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  18. The bugginess may keep me my interest level down for this one :(

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  19. haha looks funny!

    following!

    http://www.daily-life-of-mxc.blogspot.com/

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  20. Friends, magic, hot dogs, great combination if you ask me.

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  21. I'll probably wait until they work the bugs out on it, then I'll give it a good play

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  22. Looks fun, I like playing as a wizard in games

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  23. this looks fun, i love diablo and without the hassle of a mana limit....

    randomramblingggg.blogspot.com

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  24. Definitely worth a look. Gonna get it as soon as possible.

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  25. I recall seeing this video a few days ago. I need to check it out now.

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  26. Do you think they'll possibly patch up the bugs?

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  27. Definatly an awesome game. They've released at least 11 patches so far (and I haven't checked in a couple weeks so probably many more).

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  28. Spot on review! It's worth a buy just because how much fun you can have with it, but the bugs are a problem like you said.

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  29. I was thinking about grabbing a few friends of mine and trying this game! Apparently it's supposed to be pretty fun if you don't mind dying very much haha

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  30. Looks pretty entertaining, I might give it a shot!

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  31. the bugs freaked me out. sorry just couldnt bear it but nice blog! def going 2 follow u

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  32. I've really been meaning to try this game! It sounds great.

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  33. Nice work making Big Poppa's top 10! Im following and keep the posts comin!

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  34. I love this game. It's just so damn kooky.

    I'm gonna blast that bitch with a fireball. Bitches love fireballs...

    And to Echo Matt, grats on making the top 10 list! That's how I found ya, and I'm lovin what I'm seeing so far! Keep it up!

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  35. After reading this, i gotta go and get magicka myself! The bugs sound kinda scary tho.

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  36. Looks rad!

    Followed and Supported.
    bigunicorn.blogspot.com

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