Parents' Guide to

Magicka

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Run-of-the-mill fantasy game has blood and gore.

Game Mac , Windows 2011
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

What the...! For Crying Out Loud, CSM...

Did you actually play this game? I'm honestly willing to be you just took a look at the icon in the Steam search engine and then wrote this review. I'm willing to bet that! 'There is nothing particularly new or noteworthy in Magicka. Rather, it feels like a generic fantasy role-playing game.' CSM, we have a spell creation system. We have great comedy. We have slightly finicky controls that make playing with friends very funny. Did you honestly play this game!?!

Is It Any Good?

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There is nothing particularly new or noteworthy in Magicka. Rather, it feels like a generic fantasy role-playing game. The nods to Norse mythology are a bit overused in this genre, so there is nothing special about that either. The storyline is well written and captivating enough to hold players' attention, but it is not worthy of excessive acclamation. Likewise, the combat system is derivative of other games. The entire experience feels like the game was simply meeting a checklist of requirements for a solid RPG, and while it definitely meets everything that would be on that checklist, it does not go above and beyond to deliver anything new and exciting.

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