History Videogame / Magicka

10th Feb '18 1:46:52 PM Malady
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* [[MagicAIsMagicA Magic A is]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Magicka]]: The Rule of Opposites means that if you cast the wrong ([[ComedicSociopathy or right]]) spell, you're likely to cause a massive explosion that will kill you and whatever you were targeting. Although for some reason it's actually possible to combine water and lightning together when you're casting, likely a developer oversight.

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* [[MagicAIsMagicA Magic A is]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Magicka]]: MagicAIsMagicA: The Rule of Opposites means that if you cast the wrong ([[ComedicSociopathy or right]]) spell, you're likely to cause a massive explosion that will kill you and whatever you were targeting. Although for some reason it's actually possible to combine water and lightning together when you're casting, likely a developer oversight.



* OneHundredPercentCompletion: Finding all 14 Secret Areas, all 21 Magicks, and all 12 Dead Moose.

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* OneHundredPercentCompletion: Finding OneHundredPercentCompletion:
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all 14 Secret Areas, all 21 Magicks, and all 12 Dead Moose.



** Ther are 11 Magical Horses in ''The Other Side Of The Coin'' that serve as an equivalent of Dead Moose.

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** Ther There are 11 Magical Horses in ''The Other Side Of The Coin'' that serve as an equivalent of Dead Moose.
7th Jan '18 2:07:46 PM Zaptech
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* ObviousBeta: As much fun as it is, its hard not to admit that it's ''definitely'' pretty rough around the edges, though its slowly getting better via patches. Hell, after the first set of major fixes, the devs released the [[MeaningfulName Mea Culpa]] DLC for ''free'' as an official apology for the game's buggy release. It included a [[SightGag staff that summoned a swarm of bugs]].
14th Dec '17 2:27:52 AM NoSpoilerz
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** OurOrcsAreDifferent: Orcs are grey furry muscly monsters who are allied with the Goblins. They come in Scout, Berserker, Warrior, and Captain types.
** AllTrollsAreDifferent: There are four types: Forest and Cave Trolls are simple giant enemies, War Trolls carry around either giant hammers or artillery cannons, and Snow Trolls are fast-moving Yeti-like creatures who can eat you.
** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Daemons look like frog...alien...limb...eyeball...''[[OurMonstersAreWeird things]]'' that phase in and out of the Corporeal Realm and shoot lasers at you. There are three types: small Deamonlings, larger Daemons, and giant Daemon Lords, and each type splits into three of the smaller type when killed. There's also TheButcher, a ShoutOut to VideoGame/{{Diablo}}.

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** OurOrcsAreDifferent: Orcs are grey furry grey, furry, muscly monsters who are allied with the Goblins. They come in Scout, Berserker, Warrior, and Captain types.
types, are incredibly tough, and will snack on their enemies mid-fight to regain health.
** AllTrollsAreDifferent: There are four types: Forest and Cave Trolls cave trolls are simple giant enemies, War Trolls war trolls carry around either giant hammers or artillery cannons, and Snow Trolls snow trolls are fast-moving Yeti-like [[VideoGame/SkiFree Yeti-like]] creatures who can eat you.
you alive in mere moments.
** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Daemons look like frog...alien...limb...eyeball...''[[OurMonstersAreWeird things]]'' that phase in and out of the Corporeal Realm and shoot lasers at you. There are three types: small Deamonlings, Daemonlings, larger Daemons, and giant Daemon Lords, and each type splits into three of the smaller type when killed. There's also TheButcher, TheButcher in Dungeons and Daemons, a ShoutOut to VideoGame/{{Diablo}}.



*** OurZombiesAreDifferent: They're slow-moving and weak mooks with no special abilities.

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*** OurZombiesAreDifferent: They're slow-moving and weak mooks with no special abilities.that can charge at enemies, grapple them, and inflict poison. Their bites do little damage, but they frequently come in massive swarms.



*** OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Ghouls are these weird monkey-looking things that crawl around on all fours. There are also Lantern Ghouls who can set you on fire with their lanterns. They're also not technically Undead, since they take damage from Arcane and are healed by Life like normal enemies.
*** OurWightsAreDifferent: Wights are slow-moving armoured Skeletons wielding Cursed Blades that follow Necromancers around.
*** OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vlad is not a vampire ([[spoiler:Except he is]]). Alucart, the protagonist of ''The Other Side Of The Coin'', is, however.

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*** OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Ghouls are these weird monkey-looking things [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum-esque]] creatures that crawl around on all fours. There are also Lantern Ghouls who can set you on fire with their lanterns. lanterns and explode upon death. They're also not technically Undead, undead, since they take damage from Arcane and are healed by Life like normal enemies.
*** OurWightsAreDifferent: Wights are slow-moving armoured Skeletons wielding Cursed Blades that follow Necromancers around.
around. After taking a certain amount of damage, they become normal skeletons.
*** OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vlad is not a vampire ([[spoiler:Except ([[spoiler:[[CaptainObviousReveal Except he is]]).is]]]]). Alucart, the protagonist of ''The Other Side Of The Coin'', is, however. It seems that a lot of their power is derived from a magical gauntlet they wear in place of a staff. They are immune to Arcane, injured by Life, and regenerate by stealing life from others, frequently by sucking blood.



** OurDragonsAreDifferent: There is only one dragon in the game, and that's [[spoiler: Fafnir]]. (Unless you count Fire Drakes, which are more like lava-spitting gecko things.)
** OurElvesAreBetter: Elves don't appear in the main game, but they are in ''The Other Side Of The Coin''.

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** OurDragonsAreDifferent: There is only one dragon in the game, and that's [[spoiler: Fafnir]]. Fafnir]] (Unless you count Fire Drakes, which are more like lava-spitting gecko things.)
things). He has great magical powers, can breathe lasers and {{Fireballs}}, and is BrilliantButLazy, preferring to [[StationaryBoss lounge around during his fight]].
** OurElvesAreBetter: Elves don't appear in the main game, but they are in ''The Other Side Of The Coin''. They're tougher than normal humans, featuring excellent marksmen, swordsmen, and powerful priestesses.
14th Dec '17 2:15:37 AM NoSpoilerz
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* PunyEarthlings: Any humans who lack some sort of magic, with the lone exception of the horse-riding knights in ''The Other Side of the Coin'', are absolutely pathetic RedShirts who are TooDumbToLive.
** A few good examples of this are the fifteen or so soldiers getting their rear-ends handed to them by [[WarmUpBoss Ygg the troll]], doing little more than [[StopHelpingMe hinder the players' ability to actually hit the thing by standing in the way]], and the soldiers at Havindr who [[charge into literal, giant meat-grinders and set-up a pile of dynamite to blow open the door with a giant fuse while the flame-spewing wizards are fighting to get past them and solve the problem instantly.
** In addition, literally every other race outside of the weakest of goblins is more than enough to take down a human soldier one-on-one, with many of them being powerful enough to take on entire mobs. Beastmen can fly across the battlefield InASingleBound and tear up their foes with their spears or barrel through them with brute force or elemental power, orcs can literally [[ToServeMan eat them alive]] in combat to power their HealingFactor, dwarves are [[MightyGlacier incredibly durable]] and [[MagicKnight all know magic]], occasionally using powerful guns, and even elves are twice as resilient and feature incredibly potent mages, to say nothing of the power wielded by the likes of greats like [[ShockAndAwe Jotunn]], [[LightningBruiser Khan]], and [[TheMagocracy the goblin Aristocrats]], or the power races of [[ElementalEmbodiment elementals]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent daemons]], and [[AllTrollsAreDifferent the various types of trolls]].
14th Dec '17 1:52:59 AM NoSpoilerz
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** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Daemons look like frog...alien...limb...eyeball...''[[OurMonstersAreWeird things]]'' that phase in and out of the Corporeal Realm and shoot lasers at you. There are three types: small Deamonlings, larger Daemons, and giant Daemon Lords, and each type splits into three of the smaller type when killed.

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** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Daemons look like frog...alien...limb...eyeball...''[[OurMonstersAreWeird things]]'' that phase in and out of the Corporeal Realm and shoot lasers at you. There are three types: small Deamonlings, larger Daemons, and giant Daemon Lords, and each type splits into three of the smaller type when killed. There's also TheButcher, a ShoutOut to VideoGame/{{Diablo}}.



*** OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vlad is not a Vampire ([[spoiler:Yes he is]]). Alucart, the protagonist of ''The Other Side Of The Coin'', is, however.
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Dwarves appear in Chapter 11. There's not much special about them apart from them carrying loads of heavy weapons and armour. There are Warrior, Champion, and Priest types.
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: There is only one Dragon in the game, and that's [[spoiler: Fafnir]]. (Unless you count Fire Drakes, which are more like lava-spitting gecko things.)

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*** OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vlad is not a Vampire ([[spoiler:Yes vampire ([[spoiler:Except he is]]). Alucart, the protagonist of ''The Other Side Of The Coin'', is, however.
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Dwarves appear in Chapter 11. There's not much special about them apart Aside from them carrying loads of heavy weapons and armour.armour, they're also ridiculously tough and all know [[MagicKnight at least a little magic]]. There are Warrior, Champion, and Priest types.
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: There is only one Dragon dragon in the game, and that's [[spoiler: Fafnir]]. (Unless you count Fire Drakes, which are more like lava-spitting gecko things.)
29th Jul '17 11:51:57 AM stan423
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The book based on the game, [[http://www.paradoxplaza.com/books/magicka ''Magicka: The Ninth Element - A Tale of Wizards'']], was released on November 6-7, 2013

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The book based on the game, [[http://www.paradoxplaza.com/books/magicka [[Literature/MagickaTheNinthElement ''Magicka: The Ninth Element - A Tale of Wizards'']], was released on November 6-7, 2013
10th Jun '17 2:44:36 PM Zuxtron
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* BeamOWar: If beams are of opposite elements, they explode at the point of contact... HilarityEnsues. The wizards (and enemies) can also combine their beams (think [[StarWars Death Star]]) ForMassiveDamage. Sometimes to themselves. The Rule of Opposites ''always'' applies.

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* BeamOWar: If beams are of opposite elements, they explode at the point of contact... HilarityEnsues. The wizards (and enemies) can also combine their beams (think [[StarWars Death Star]]) ForMassiveDamage.to deal lots of damage. Sometimes to themselves. The Rule of Opposites ''always'' applies.



** You can take spells and cast them on your melee weapon to enchant it. As with regular casting spells, you can put any combination on it that you want... including a [[HealingShiv heal spell]]. The plus side to charging a melee is that you can always have it on hand whenever you need it, since you'll start moving slower the more elements you have keyed up in a spell, which can give you a mobility advantage, and can prevent friendly fire with more controllable arcs. And if you [[ForMassiveDamage charge the right spell to your sword...]]

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** You can take spells and cast them on your melee weapon to enchant it. As with regular casting spells, you can put any combination on it that you want... including a [[HealingShiv heal spell]]. The plus side to charging a melee is that you can always have it on hand whenever you need it, since you'll start moving slower the more elements you have keyed up in a spell, which can give you a mobility advantage, and can prevent friendly fire with more controllable arcs. And if you [[ForMassiveDamage charge the right spell to your sword...]]



* ForMassiveDamage: Simply put, there's lots of ways to do massive amounts of damage to enemies. And teammates.
** An Arcane Beam with Steam and Lightning will create one of the most devastating combos in the game[[note]](Water + Lightning = enemy paralyzed and taking damage at an astounding rate, and the Arcane both makes it an infinite-range, sustainable beam and causes an AreaOfEffect explosion upon enemy death; more specifically, 2x Steam + 2x Lightning + Arcane is the most damaging ranged attack). The sequence is QFQFSAA.[[/note]].
** Lightning bolt, whilst only working outdoors, does 5,000 damage a pop (10k if the enemy is wet) and sends nearby enemies flying. Oh, and both Lightning Bolt and a standard Steam Beam use the exact same formula, just cast different ways.
** Then there's the "lightsaber" or "deathblade" enchantment: take the lightning bolt formula, add a Steam to it, then charge it to your melee weapon. You will now deal around 2.8k damage to anything that stands in your way, more or less depending on resistances and if the target is wet. Anything that survives will be soaked, allowing you to follow up with double-damage lightning or frost to stop them in their tracks and give you time to follow up with something else. One massive exploitable for this enchantment is to freeze your target (soak, then frost), then unleash your melee for triple damage. It's possible to OneHitKill lots of enemies this way. Including bosses.
** The Great Iceball (Earth + 4x Ice) fully charged hits for roughly 10,000 damage.
27th May '17 12:08:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Magicka: [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam]]'': A campaign inspired by the Vietnam expansion of Videogame/BattlefieldBadCompany 2, it takes the wizards and puts them in perhaps the last place you'd expect to see wizards.

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* ''Magicka: [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]]'': A campaign inspired by the Vietnam expansion of Videogame/BattlefieldBadCompany 2, it takes the wizards and puts them in perhaps the last place you'd expect to see wizards.



** Yes, what exactly ''is'' the M60 doing in a fantasy game? It couldn't possibly be foreshadowing [[TheVietnamWar the expansion]], now could it?

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** Yes, what exactly ''is'' the M60 doing in a fantasy game? It couldn't possibly be foreshadowing [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar the expansion]], now could it?



* TheVietnamWar: The first DLC expansion to the game.



* WidgetSeries: Starts off tame enough... then you notice the abundant {{Shout Out}}s and ''[[RuleOfFunny wooden horses]]'', among other things such as [[TheVietnamWar the expansion]].

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* WidgetSeries: Starts off tame enough... then you notice the abundant {{Shout Out}}s and ''[[RuleOfFunny wooden horses]]'', among other things such as [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar the expansion]].
7th Mar '17 9:05:49 PM mlsmithca
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* MoreDakka: The M60, a DiskOneNuke earned very early in the story by preventing any buildings from being burned down in the Jotunn boss fight. Very nearly a GameBreaker in the later parts of the game, too. It fires several times a second, staggers enemies, tears apart [[{{Mook}} mooks]] and has a firing cone that can hit multiple enemies with little to no effort. It also isn't affected by the turning rate limitations of other ranged attacks, meaning you can instantaneously swivel around and shoot enemies coming up behind you. Plus there's no risk of self-destruction like there is when using beams. [[SoCoolItsAwesome And it can still be used as a melee weapon when elementally charged!]]

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* MoreDakka: The M60, a DiskOneNuke earned very early in the story by preventing any buildings from being burned down in the Jotunn boss fight. Very nearly a GameBreaker in the later parts of the game, too. It fires several times a second, staggers enemies, tears apart [[{{Mook}} mooks]] and has a firing cone that can hit multiple enemies with little to no effort. It also isn't affected by the turning rate limitations of other ranged attacks, meaning you can instantaneously swivel around and shoot enemies coming up behind you. Plus there's no risk of self-destruction like there is when using beams. [[SoCoolItsAwesome And it can still be used as a melee weapon when elementally charged!]]charged!
23rd Feb '17 11:59:16 AM NoSpoilerz
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*** The Zombie robe takes all of that fragility and throws it out the window in exchange for [[MightyGlacier walking at an old man's pace.]]
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