Last night I finally had some time to spare and managed to dive into a few rounds of Magicka with Blamefulgecko and Petterm – two good friends of mine. I haven’t even finished level 1 yet on my own but that didn’t stop us from sharing some laughs and dying a handful of times.
“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.”
One very important thing to remember while playing is that wet robes = bad. Very bad. Especially for me who tends to have a heavy lightning casting finger. See electricity and water combined means that you’re likely to end up dead and to demonstrate this I did it over and over again. Mostly because I wasn’t paying attention to the condition of my robes (little water droplets spray forth) and I was trying to move out of the way of the “friendly fire” from Blame.
I’m not sure if we even finished the level, but it was still a lot of fun and I couldn’t stop giggling. I’m glad I picked up the game from steam, and so far even the single player levels have been a lot of fun while I run around exploring and learning what combination of spells to cast to get the effect I want. Of course a lot of the time I end up with some hefty backlash that instantly kills me, but it’s still fun.
Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!