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Old 2011-02-02, 07:46   Link #1
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Magicka

Didn't see any thread about this game, so I thought I'll spread the word. Magicka is an action adventure where you play the part of a mage. Combat is basically combining different elements to form spells. The fun part is figuring out what spells are appropriate for different situation. What's more fun is figuring that out the hard way. Friendly fire is on, so you and your team will die alot, unintentionally or not. Especially in a 4 player co-op with each player firing their spells of mass destruction. Tons of references to pop culture makes this an entertaining and humorous experience.

Game is already out in Steam priced at US 9.99. Try the demo if you're still not entirely convinced at this gem.




Also a Kotaku article which explains why ideal scenarios rarely happens in practice in multiplayer:
http://kotaku.com/5742768/spell-chec...oid-in-magicka
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Old 2011-02-02, 14:42   Link #2
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This game is the buggiest game I've ever played. If it's not constantly crashing, it's either giving you a black screen or disconnecting you somehow. Until the producers actually learn how to code... it's not worth 10, let alone 5.
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Old 2011-02-02, 15:12   Link #3
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This game is the buggiest game I've ever played. If it's not constantly crashing, it's either giving you a black screen or disconnecting you somehow. Until the producers actually learn how to code... it's not worth 10, let alone 5.
When did you play it? It's already had 5-6 patches since launch.
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Old 2011-02-02, 15:39   Link #4
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When did you play it? It's already had 5-6 patches since launch.
Last night. Had four blackscreens, crashed twice, and connection issues in the span of an hour. My friends suffered the same issues as well.
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Old 2011-02-02, 16:15   Link #5
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It's buggy as hell in multiplayer, a lot better in singleplayer, but still, too buggy to bother with right now. I downloaded the demo and it's very crashy. Like a lot of games, it seems to hate SMT.

Annoying to have to disable HyperThreading every time I want to play most games...
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Old 2011-03-02, 03:04   Link #6
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And the first expansion pack for Magicka is...



No, this is not a joke.
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Old 2011-03-02, 07:13   Link #7
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Old 2011-03-02, 07:22   Link #8
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Crazy Sweds.
Someone has been playing too much COD:BO. What is next? Magicka, MealTime?
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Old 2011-03-02, 10:28   Link #9
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And the first expansion pack for Magicka is...



No, this is not a joke.
Lolz, seriously?

Being a Vietnamese, this really sounds weird .
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Old 2011-03-06, 23:37   Link #10
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Seeing how silly and referency Magicka is right now, I imagine their new one will have every known Vietnam (and other war) films quotes and such in such a heavily parodied form it will be weird.

On a related note, TotalBiscuit and the Yogscast have a series of them playing Magicka. Six up so far with more each Friday/Saturday.

Part 1:
Multiplayer action in the "Mage Suicide Simulator" known as Magicka.
Spoiler for Part One:

Part 2:
Ninja looting and not quite friendly fire.
Spoiler for Part Two:

Part 3:
"Please stop healing me!" ~TB
Spoiler for Part Three:

Part 4:
M60s are OP
Spoiler for Part Four:

Part 5:
How effective can they be without Simon?
Spoiler for Part Five:

Part 6:
Introduction to Simon's Lightning-Ice-Arcane-Shield Mines (keybound to A-R-S-E)
Spoiler for Part Six:


It is sort of like watching the Three Stooges with magic.
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Old 2011-03-07, 20:29   Link #11
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Old 2011-03-15, 22:40   Link #12
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TotalBiscuit and the Yogscast continue to play Magicka...or maybe it is more them blowing each other up a lot for our amusement.
"Storyline gets in way of violence." ~TB
Part 7:


"I'm too busy trolling TB to do anything else" ~Simon
Part 8:
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Old 2011-03-28, 03:14   Link #13
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Part 9:
"Those are monkey's they aren't undead." ~TB and Simon


Part 10:
How the win a boss fight by accident.
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Old 2011-03-28, 18:17   Link #14
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Thanks for keeping us updated Ithekro I just enjoy their broadcast of this game, especially the silly things that Simon does
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Old 2011-03-28, 19:26   Link #15
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Looks nice, where did you find it?

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Old 2011-03-29, 00:36   Link #16
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The game or the videos?

The game I think is on Steam for 10 US dollars.


The video I found because I started watching TotalBiscuit during the World of Warcraft Cataclysm expansion Beta and have been since then. He and the Yogscast started doing these Magicka videos after TB did a "WFT is" video for Magicka (which is at the top of the thread) and an interview with the game desginers were he wasn't cynical at all about it...some he usually is about things. It is sort of a gadge. If TB isn't cynical about a game and enjoying himself, it probably is a good game. These videos and his other series were the game designers are playing their own game (as they get more drunk) makes it seem fun.

Of course TB, Simon, and Louise are playing rather badly compared with the game designers, but even they sometimes blast each other up with random spells.
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Old 2011-03-29, 19:41   Link #17
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Of course TB, Simon, and Louise are playing rather badly compared with the game designers, but even they sometimes blast each other up with random spells.
You gotta admit though, it brings amazing comedy to the broadcast
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Old 2011-03-29, 20:35   Link #18
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It should be renamed "The three stooges play Magicka"
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Old 2011-04-06, 15:12   Link #19
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Magicka....Vietnam preview with TB


General concensus for future Yogscast+TB play Magicka...Don't let Simon have Napalm nor an RPG.
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Old 2011-04-11, 15:32   Link #20
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The Yogscast and Totalbuscuit play Magicka: Vietnam

Episode 11: Never bind your talk button to the button that will toss grenades.


Episode 12: Shield spam
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