|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 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!).