History Videogame / Magicka

15th Jul '16 1:03:16 AM BreadBull
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Oh, and you don't have a ManaMeter. Cast what you want, as often as you want, provided that you can get the elements up fast enough.

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Oh, and you don't have a ManaMeter. ManaMeter or SpellLevels - the most powerful spells are available to you right from the start. Cast what you want, as often as you want, provided that you know how to and can get the elements up fast enough.
15th Jul '16 1:00:09 AM BreadBull
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The main selling point of the gameplay lies within the magic system. Using eight basic elements (Water, Life, Shield, Cold, Lightning, Arcane, Earth and Fire) and two special elements (Ice and Steam, which are Water + Cold and Water + Fire, respectively), players craft and cast their spells at a moment's notice. For further customization, spells can be cast in a standard fashion, in a circle around the wizard, on the wizard's weapon, or on the wizard himself. There are also special spells called Magicks gained from books placed throughout the campaign that offer even more powerful abilities.

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The main selling point of the gameplay lies within the magic system. Using eight basic elements (Water, Life, Shield, Cold, Lightning, Arcane, Earth and Fire) and two three special elements (Ice (Ice, Steam and Steam, Poison, which are Water + Cold / Water + Fire and Water + Fire, Arcane, respectively), players craft and cast their spells at a moment's notice. For further customization, spells can be cast in a standard fashion, in a circle around the wizard, on the wizard's weapon, or on the wizard himself. There are also special spells called Magicks gained from books placed throughout the campaign that offer even more powerful abilities.
15th May '16 11:22:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* XMeetsY:
** [[http://kotaku.com/#!5773504/the-most-surprising-fantasy-game-expansion-pack-ever-created As a Kotaku commenter put it:]]
-->"So this is ''VideoGame/CannonFodder'' meets ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' then? I can live with that."
** The [[WordOfGod developers]] would like to think of it as "A mix between ''{{Moonstone}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}}''"... Though, one of the developers has a brother who compared it to ''VideoGame/GuitarHero''.
15th May '16 11:22:08 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Announced at E3 2014 and released in late May 2015 for PC and {{Playstation 4}}, {{VideoGame/Magicka 2}} is a more traditional sequel to the first game.

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Announced at E3 2014 and released in late May 2015 for PC and {{Playstation UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 4}}, {{VideoGame/Magicka 2}} is a more traditional sequel to the first game.
25th Apr '16 12:42:03 PM DelShiftB
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* EverybodyKnewAlready: Vlad is [[spoiler:a vampire]].

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* EverybodyKnewAlready: Vlad claims to be a non-vampire, yet there's more than enough clues dropped (including a person with a whip and leather skirt) before he announces that he is [[spoiler:a vampire]].
20th Jan '16 5:44:21 PM GrammarNavi
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** The sword, Gram, has an ability called "Dragon Slayer". It's obtained fairly early in the game as a secret, and seems a pretty crappy weapon with no other abilities... Until you realize that [[spoiler:In Chapter 11, the boss is Fafnir, a ''dragon''.]] Killing [[spoiler:Fafnir]] with Gram is a {{Steam}} achievement which used to be quite hard to get, due the extreme length of time between getting Gram and slaying [[spoiler:the boss]]; however, with the introduction of a patch that allows you to replay chapters, acquiring the sword and taking it to the fight is now significantly easier.

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** The sword, Gram, has an ability called "Dragon Slayer". It's obtained fairly early in the game as a secret, and seems a pretty crappy weapon with no other abilities... Until you realize that [[spoiler:In Chapter 11, the boss is Fafnir, a ''dragon''.]] Killing [[spoiler:Fafnir]] with Gram is a {{Steam}} {{UsefulNotes/Steam}} achievement which used to be quite hard to get, due the extreme length of time between getting Gram and slaying [[spoiler:the boss]]; however, with the introduction of a patch that allows you to replay chapters, acquiring the sword and taking it to the fight is now significantly easier.
15th Jan '16 7:46:06 AM ironcommando
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* WeaponOfXSlaying: The sword Gram has the "Dragon Slaying" trait on it. [[spoiler: This allows it to OneHitKill Fafnir, who is a dragon.]]
13th Jan '16 12:27:12 PM TheNerfGuy
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* PurposefullyOverpowered: Vortex. You get it by beating the final boss so you can only use it in Challenge or NewGamePlus, but for good reason: it sucks in and instantly kills anything that wanders close enough to it, and it gets bigger as it sucks in more things. Dealing with massive waves of enemies can often be solved simply by dropping a Vortex or two. [[UpToEleven Taken to ridiculous levels]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt7TWmEOzJg&t=0m37s here]]. Yes, that number goes to over '''one hundred billion damage'''.

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* PurposefullyOverpowered: PurposelyOverpowered: Vortex. You get it by beating the final boss so you can only use it in Challenge or NewGamePlus, but for good reason: it sucks in and instantly kills anything that wanders close enough to it, and it gets bigger as it sucks in more things. Dealing with massive waves of enemies can often be solved simply by dropping a Vortex or two. [[UpToEleven Taken to ridiculous levels]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt7TWmEOzJg&t=0m37s here]]. Yes, that number goes to over '''one hundred billion damage'''.
8th Jan '16 8:35:28 PM jormis29
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* ImprovisedPlatform: To cross water and lava, the wizards have to freeze it into a platform using the Cold element. Cue a bunch of wizards firing off poorly aimed freezing spells as they slide along the ice.
8th Jan '16 9:56:41 AM TheUnsquished
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers
--> '''Shams''': We already started the party and I'm afraid we're almost out of cheese...
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