Magicka 2 Promises More Cross Beam Magic For Fans
So you played the original Magicka. You enjoyed killing friends with an abundance of different magic spells. Now you wish to wreak havoc in cross beam battles once more. Well Magicka 2 is on its away to throw you a banana (meta-reference).
Name: Magicka 2
Genre: Magic Derby
Platforms: Windows, PS4
Developers: Pieces Interactive
Publishers: Paradox Interactive
Release Date: 26 May 2015
Price: $14.99 (R181.72) (PC)
In Magicka 2, you again join hands with friends in the latest Magicka adventure to destroy one another in unintentional magical confusion and hilarious combat. Of course, story-wise according to many sources you are now making your way ascending through the ruins of Aldrheim you see that Midgård is almost free of Wizards following the Wizard Wars. The few remaining wizards have gone batty or become extremely dangerous. All of this means, you’ll be blowing up a lot of stuff with magical beams during the course of the game’s story.
Again you need to boot evil up the butt with a magical beam. You can team up with four friends (whoever is on your Steam friends list), and Vlad the magical vampire will help you on your quest. You will make your way through Midgård. Again you will be utilising Magicka’s dynamic spellcasting system where you can combine different magical spells with friends and shoot magical beams at each other, and enemies, to your heart’s content. A fun time is always to be hand in Magicka, of course.
As a magically destructive wizard, you will have thousands of spells at your disposal. The whole point of Magicka is to experiment with different spells and kill friends in the process. It is a game about broadening your magical horizons. Yet you still have to defeat the evil threat which requires using special Magicks together with friends in co-op, or by yourself, to destroy enemies to mere dust. You can combine up to five elements simultaneously and work together in co-op with your friends. Accidentally killing your friends is all part of the full Magicka co-op experience. This is because friendly fire is always on which can lead to a great deal of accidental humour at the cost of many friendships and enemy deaths.
The same with the previous game, you have many robes, staffs, and weapons you can play with as one of the robed wizards. Much like in the first game, you will deal with huge hordes of fantasy themed enemies in variety of fantastical settings. The game’s dynamic spellcasting system can be used for many different applications and this allows the player to be as creative as they want to with the spells as their disposal. Essentially you are offered hours of experimentation, and you eventually can find out which spells have the best uses for your own play-style.
New to the Magicka franchise will be”Artifacts”. Artifacts will act as different switches and options for players to customise and change their gameplay experience. This adds more replayability to the game, especially if you will be playing the game with friends.
Suspected Selling Points
- You can shoot explosive magical beams at friends.
- Relive your favourite Ghostbusters moments.
- Enjoy more Magicka in a sequeled game.
- Blow yourself up with your own spells unintentionally.
- More Magicka, maybe less fun.
- Explosions could lead to a Michael Bay-effect.
- The humour doesn’t tickle your fancy.