Reverse Crawl – PC

Reverse Crawl is a dungeon crawl where the player leads minions in tactical turn-based combat, through a dynamic campaign with a branching storyline.  We received a copy of the game from the developer, Nerdook, for this review.

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Kyn

Kyn is a fast-paced role-playing strategy game set in a world of Viking mythology and magic, with six playable characters with highly customisable stats and abilities as well as a deep crafting and loot system.  Kyn has been developed by two-man team Tangrin, and published by Versus Evil.

Kyn Load Screen

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Magic Duels Now Available for PC and Xbox One

Wizards of the Coast has launched Magic Duels on PC via Steam with its initial content release, Magic Duels: Origins, enabling fans to play this brand new digital release for free.

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Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star Released

Koei Tecmo Europe is pleased to announce the digital release of Role Playing title Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star, on the PlayStation Vita.

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Magic Duels: Origins

Wizards of the Coast today announced that Magic Duels: Origins, successor to their popular Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise, will arrive in July for Xbox One, PC and iPad, with the PS4 version due later in the year.

Magic Duels Origins

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Ignite Your Spark! Magic 2014 Announced

Ignite Your Spark! Wizards of the Coast today announced the product lineup for Magic 2014 this summer, which includes the Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers video game and the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and Magic Online (US only).

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This is Magicka!

Magicka is an action-adventure game by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Paradox Interactive.  The game is set in a fantasy world with magic, goblins and trolls, a quest to help the King, a rogue wizard, and a heavy dose of parody.

In the single-player story mode, you put on your robe and wizard hat and combine elements to fire lasers, throw boulders and shoot lightning at your enemies!

There are eight elements to play with: water, life, shield, cold, lightning, arcane, earth and fire, and each of these can be directed straight at the enemy, applied to yourself, used as an area-of-effect spell, or even applied to your weapon.. doing this means you can use it on the enemies later, or just run around with a sparkly colourful sword 😉

One of my favourite defensive spells is a fire, earth and shield combination, applied as an AOE – this places a circle of fiery mountains around me which knock back and burning enemies.  Or friends, if they’re standing too close..

The game allows up to four-player multiplayer, in which you can play through the story or just blow your friends up.  Friendly fire is most certainly on in this game, and we ended up ignoring the story at the beginning of our session to just try and kill each other.

There is also challenge mode, which is survival mode with waves of increasingly difficult enemies.  On your own, you really don’t last long, but when playing with friends, so long as one person stays alive they can revive you with a quick spell.  I’ve not yet attempted Versus mode.. one for a little later maybe!

I think this would have been a good game without all the jokes, so the fact there are so many is a bonus.  Some of the achievements themselves are also jokes, such as the “This is Magicka!” achievement for pushing a soldier down a hole 😉