Release: Oct 2013
Reviewed on: PC
Magicka: Wizard Wars
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Magicka: Wizard Wars is based around the world of Magicka but takes the franchise into the PvP realm. This makes for an intense, dynamic and humour filled adventure that will test MOBA veterans to think on their feet.
The sheer unpredictability of the game makes the replay value one of the highest in the MOBA arena and because everyone has access to the exact same skillset the Wizard Wars is much more immune to overpowered heroes than most.
Gameplay includes two 4v4 modes along with a duel mode and training grounds for you to practice your spell casting (you’ll need it). Each of these modes focuses on fairly short rounds and small maps to keep the game full of action. This ties in very well with the dynamic spell system to create games that are hectic and exciting.
For those that aren’t familiar with Magicka spells are cast by combining the 8 different elements together to create a spell. This allows players to cast fireballs, ice blasts, healing beams, walls of stone and much more. The dynamic elements don’t end there though with characters able to be wet, frozen and on fire which come with their own side-effects.
As everyone has access to the same spells the customisation comes from the available gear where players can customise their robe, melee weapon and staff. These let you alter your stats slightly such as giving you extra fire damage at the cost of another element.
With fast paced gameplay and a more even playing field than most other games in the MOBA genre, Magicka: Wizard Wars is ideal for any veteran of PvP gameplay looking for a game that requires lots of skill and experimentation to master.
- Combine the 8 elements together to create spells.
- Enjoy 4v4 battles and 1v1 duels.
- Customise your wizard with weapons, robes and staffs to cater for your preferred elements.
- Takes a popular franchise into the free to play realm.
- Free to play with a rapidly growing community.