Magicka im Test: Internationale Wertungen sind sehr positiv
Seit dem 25. Januar 2011 können Rollenspiel-Fans Magicka über Downloadplattformen wie zum Beispiel Steam erwerben. Nach und nach werden nun die ersten Tests des Spiels veröffentlicht, der Titel wird tendenziell sehr ordentlich bewertet.
Seit dem 25. Januar 2011 kann das Action-Rollenspiel Magicka bei Steam erworben werden. Der Titel gehört derzeit zu den Topsellern der Downloadplattform, jetzt werden immer mehr Tests des Spiels veröffentlicht. Die Entwickler arbeiten derzeit fieberhaft an der Beseitigung von Bugs, Probleme mit der Onlineverbindung werden behoben und Verbesserungsvorschläge der Community werden eingearbeitet. Die ersten Patches wurden auch bereits ausgeliefert. Der Titel ist bisher nur in Englisch verfügbar, eine deutsche Version wird am 25. Februar 2011 erscheinen, auch auf DVD. Der schräge Humor macht eine Lokalisierung aufwendiger als bei manch einem anderen Spiel.
Magicka might not be the most technologically ground-breaking game that has come out in the past years, or even be close to contending for that title - but it does something a lot of other games forget these days. It provides players with the core essence of gaming: FUN. If it wasn't for a few technical glitches and a few imperfections, this game could easily have scored full marks. Given that the developers fully intend to support this game and add more content to it, this game is pure spellcasting fun at it's finest and you can absolutely not afford to give it a miss. It's £8 on Steam ($10 / €10) which is a fantastic price for a game which will give you many hours of enjoyment. It's highly recommended to play this game in multiplayer co-op - especially in challenge mode, so after you've finished the Adventure mode be sure to try that. In fact, why not join our Steam Community while you're at it to find some co-op buddies? The Global Leaderboards await, so grab your robe and start casting!
This is a strong GDN silver award. Aside from some bugs that they're squashing and some gameplay mechanics that feel clunky this is a fantastic game. It narrowly missed a gold medal and a 9.0. I think being able to quit at checkpoints would have nabbed that score.
The story is incredibly fun but is also less than conventional as you play a hero for whom no one has even one shred of respect. The hilarious in-game speech reminded me of nothing so much as the Muppet Show'sSwedish Chef and even the in-game sounds will occasionally have you howling in laughter. At one point I found myself in a fantasy battlefield fighting Trolls and Beastmen but the background sound would suggest I was in some modern day battlefield with artillery and machineguns. There are people that found Magicka to be bug-ridden and there are indeed a few items on the 'to do' list. The developers have vowed to work around the clock to churn out as many patches as they have to and smoothen out the experience as diligently as possible. It's very playable as it is though and the price is an absolute steal: these will be the best 10 bucks you could ever spend this month.
Magicka is a charming game that takes classic action-adventure gameplay and gives it a unique twist. The spell-casting mechanic is very deep, yet remains intuitive, and gives players a chance to discover their own favourite spells and the strategies in which to employ them. The action is both intense and exciting, and being able to share the experience with friends is fantastic. You will die a lot in Magicka at the hands of enemies, comrades, and sometimes even yourself, but each death will be a story to laugh about later, and in the end: It's just part of the game.
Magicka is a game that's full of charm and genuinely funny moments. While many other games attempt to hide their generic roots, Magicka embraces that fact and instead wears it proudly on its sleeve. Every once in awhile a game will come along that completely grabs me for no discernible reason other than the fact that it's simply fun, and Magicka is easily one of those games.
Magicka is a kind of innovative beat'em all where you combine different types of magic to annihilate your enemies. In order to master your powers, you will need to be both able to multitask and finger-agile, since the keyboard/mouse controls are quite complex! And the resulting challenge is high. With a little work and force of habits, one will discover an extra-fun gameplay and a hilarious adventure, solo or in coop for 2 to 4 players. All this for less than 10 dollars ? Go get it!
Ein rundum gelungenes Spiel für den kleinen Spaß am Nachmittag oder nach Feierabend. Langzeitspaß bietet dieses Spiel wohl nicht, dafür motiviert es einen, immer mal wieder ein kleines bisschen weiter zu spielen und mit Magkie nur um sich zu werfen. Die paar Mängel, die das Spiel noch in Form von Bugs mit sich führt, werden hoffentlich bald gelöst und dann kann auch der Multiplayer, äh die Welt, störungsfrei gerettet werden!
Playing Magicka isn't about going through the motions with a control scheme you've used a thousand times before. It requires some reflex training that can reward you with wildly entertaining success on the field of battle. Unfortunately, Arrowhead's game is in need of patching at the time of this review, and bugs, crashes and connectivity issues occur with regularity. Even so, with a level-headed team of four, Magicka's cooperative action is entrancing chaos. It's rare for a game to feel this mechanically satisfying.
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