Ever wonder why some of us OTG’s (Old Timer Gamer) seem to relish getting our electronic posterior whupped. We are allowed to respawn so have at you! Ever wonder where such attitudes came from? This frothing at the keyboard with destruction of grandeur dancing in our heads. A rather unexplainable joy at having a great fight. To answer these questions you need to understand what you had to deal with being an arcade gamer.
In arcade gaming you start from the beginning and try to hang on as long as you can for your hard earned cash. The better you became the longer your cash lasted. Well, it always ended up as a broke night didn’t it? Imagine if you could capture that panic of losing with the simple imagination of a game like Zelda. I am talking original Zelda now. If you are curious of owning or trying then seek out Magicka.
Magicka developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Paradox Interactive is simply described as action RPG is misleading. More original D&D RPG. You die it’s time to start over. Least on campaign you can restart at a check point so that makes the pain a little less. Not a lot but a little.
But forgive my blathering. What is Magicka? The perfect game for those gamers who have been looking for a great game that delved into the world of magic or just being a squishy in any other MMORPG. Simple system. Five spell slots you can load up a spell. Eight spell ingredients so far to choose from making that a 32K+ possible combinations of spells. Oh then if you hold the SHIFT key while casting it behaves differently. And some spells are different if used by the space bar. Or casting on yourself which is sometimes entirely different. Oh by the way – watch out for the goblins that jump on your back and put you into a choke hold. Grenades are a pain so blast them back with a push back. Starting to get the drift yet?
Magicka seems to encapsulate the plethora of possibilities when it comes to the realm of being a caster. Super squishy yes. But the trade off should be that if anyone gets near you long enough you deserve to die. Campaign mode, skirmish mode, online mode and more. All of this with one of Steam's 75% off deal. So I get all of this fun to challenge my brain to figure out how to start chain casting 5 combo spells for hours of entertainment for $2.49. Worth all 249 pennies.
Until next time.
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